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Col. Douglas Gosney, 14th Flying Training Wing Commander, talks to students as they wait in line for the Rapid Strike simulator Oct. 3, 2017, during the Imagine the Possibilities Career Expo at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, Mississippi. Airmen from Columbus AFB represented seven pathways at the expo, including aerospace, communications, engineering, government and public administration, health sciences, logistics and law and public safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross) Airmen showcase AF opportunities to 7,000 students during career expo
TUPELO, Miss. – More than 110 Airmen from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, spent several days showing more than 7,000 eighth-grade students, from 17 northeast Mississippi counties, some of the vast career opportunities the Air Force offers during the Imagine the Possibilities Career Expo Oct. 3-5 at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo.
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2017
Families watch the different fire trucks pass by Sept. 30, 2017, in Magnolia Village on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, and the surrounding communities. The trucks and vehicles, from Columbus AFB and surrounding communities’ fire departments, participated in a parade as part Fire Prevention Week. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross) Columbus AFB goes all out for Fire Prevention Week
The Columbus Air Force Base Fire Department values the safety of its Airmen and their families, and during Fire Prevention Week Sept. 25-30, they organized 11 events to educate the base and local community on fire prevention and safety.
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2017
Second Lt. Jason Bentley, 14th Student Squadron student pilot who is assisting the 14th Security Forces Squadron, works the front gate Oct. 3, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Before entering the 37th or 41st Flying Training Squadrons, student pilots will work with other units on base to help manning and learn about everyday base operations. Casual lieutenants who assist the 14th SFS receive four days of training and all certifications required to work the gate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb ) There’s nothing casual about a casual lieutenant
When walking around Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, it doesn’t take long to realize the high population of lieutenants. They are either in pilot training or waiting until their class starts.
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2017
Second Lt. Brooke Cecil, 14th Comptroller Squadron Financial Services Flight Commander, begins her 300-meter swim during the base triathlon Sept. 23, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. After the 300-meter swim participants in the triathlon then biked 22 kilometers and ran a 5K. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Columbus AFB hosts second triathlon
The 14th Force Support Squadron organized a base-wide triathlon Sept. 23 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
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U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb. National Preparedness Month: Tornadoes biggest threat to Columbus AFB
National Preparedness Month is drawing to a close. However, this does not mean preparations need to end. Hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, and many more disasters can and still occur at any given moment.
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2017
Several service members and family from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi pose minutes after the Air Force Marathon Sept. 16, 2017, at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The Air Force Marathon was worked by about 2,400 volunteers and had about 15,000 participants. Columbus Airmen work as team to finish Air Force Marathon
Several service members and their families from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, participated in the Air Force Marathon Sept. 16 at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
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Graduates of Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-13 look at the flag Aug. 18, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, before singing the Air Force Song. From start to finish the SUPT program takes about 13 months and students will have flown roughly 200 hours in training aircraft at Columbus AFB upon graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Remembering 9/11’s impact to Columbus AFB
Nearly 16 years have passed since Americans experienced one of the most horrific attacks on U.S. soil.
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A team of Defense Department contractors enter the unaccompanied officer dormitories Aug. 30, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The team conducted an assessment of Columbus AFB as part of the Smart Fueling Initiative, in which Columbus AFB is one of four bases participating in the initiative. The team examined cooking areas inside the dormitory to determine the capabilities of what meals Airmen can prepare. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) Columbus AFB one of four installations participating in Smart Fueling Initiative
Columbus Air Force Base is one of four installations chosen to be a test site for a new Department of Defense program called the Smart Fueling Initiative, a program aimed toward providing Airmen with healthier eating options by making those options more convenient, accessible and financially friendly.
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2017
Justice Sharon Lee, from the Tennessee Supreme Court, shares her father’s story with an audience Aug. 11, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, during the Base Community Council luncheon. The stories of these three men have brought many prisoners of war families together and their stories continue to spread. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Tennessee Supreme Court justice shares father’s POW story, the importance of remembrance
Children of three World War II prisoners of war gathered during a Base Community Council luncheon Aug. 11 at the Club on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi; and Justice Sharon Lee, from the Tennessee Supreme Court, shared her father’s story and how it intertwined with the other two POWs.
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Col. William Denham, 14th Flying Training Wing Vice Commander, straps into a GYRO Integrated Physiological Trainer II July 18, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Denham used his 2,700 flight hours and executed three simulated flights in a row with little to no issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)
Denham makes rounds, learns ropes of 14th FTW mission
Col. William Denham, 14th Flying Training Wing Vice Commander, visited the L3 contracted maintainers, the 14th Mission Support Group July 17 and the 14th Medical Group from July 18 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
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