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Second Lt. Zach Morrow, 14th Student Squadron student pilot, receives his first assignment as an Air Force pilot at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-03’s Assignment Night Dec. 1, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Morrow will fly a C-17 Globemaster III at Travis AFB, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Beaux Hebert) Assignment night: Where dreams come true
Two weeks before student pilots at Columbus Air Force Base graduate Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training, they find out their first assignment and aircraft during a casual, long standing tradition known as assignment night.
0 12/08
2017
RSUs: A critical role in air traffic control, pilot production RSUs: A critical role in air traffic control, pilot production
On most days, aircraft on Columbus Air Force Base fly from dusk ‘til dawn, making the airspace full of moving pieces that Airmen on the ground must direct and communicate with to ensure pilots are landing, taking off and navigating the skies safely.
0 12/04
2017
Harencak to graduates: ‘It’s just the end of the beginning’ Harencak to graduates: ‘It’s just the end of the beginning’
Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak, Air Force Recruiting Service commander, congratulated and addressed the Air Force’s and partner nations’ newest aviators during the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-15’s graduation ceremony, Sept. 29 at the Kaye Auditorium here.
0 10/05
2017
ACC Commander offers encouragement to newest AF aviators ACC Commander offers encouragement to newest AF aviators
Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, addressed Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-14 during their graduation ceremony here Sept. 8. Holmes, a former 14th Operations Group Commander, spoke to the Air Force’s 22 newest aviators, one of which was his son, 2nd Lt. Wade Holmes.
0 9/11
2017
3 student pilots continue journey on ‘America’s Got Talent’ 3 student pilots continue journey on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Three members of the 14th Student Squadron here are now in the semifinals of “America’s Got Talent,” a nationally televised talent competition. When the competition started back in March, all 16 members of the a capella group, “In the Stairwell,” were cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. But since then, five members have graduated and are now commissioned second lieutenants.
0 8/31
2017
Capt. Whitt Hollis, 41st Flying Training Squadron Class Flight Commander, speaks to Civil Air Patrol cadets July 25, 2017, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The cadets saw static displays of all three Columbus AFB aircraft and learned about the process of becoming an Air Force pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo by Elizabeth Owens) Civil Air Patrol cadets get taste of pilot life
About 40 cadets from the Civil Air Patrol are visiting Columbus Air Force Base July 22-30 to train as if they were a pilot undergoing Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training.
0 7/28
2017
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