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  • CAFB Airman joins excellence legacy

    The USAF Thunderbirds are an elite aerial performance team known for demonstrating the incredible capabilities of the F-16 Fighting Falcon, a multi-role fighter jet. Columbus Air Force Base’s very own Tech. Sgt. Teddrick Thibodeaux, 14th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment (AFE) flight chief, was selected to become one of these elite members.
  • Welcome to Columbus

    The grand opening of the 14th Flying Training Wings first Welcome Center took place July 20, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
  • Graduating pilots, a new world awaits

    Students from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 21-12 walked across the stage July 9, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, officially earning the aeronautical rating of pilot.
  • Cheers for new MDG commander

    The 14th Medical Group Change of Command ceremony was held July 7, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Out-going commander Col. Betty Venth relinquished command to the in-coming commander, Col. Katheryn Ellis.
  • 14th CS welcomes new commander

    The 14th Communications Squadron Change of Command ceremony was held Jul. 1, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss. Out-going commander Maj. Brandon Palmer relinquished command to Maj. Elizabeth Rainwater.
  • 14th STUS lands new commander

    Lt. Col. Joseph McCane turned over command of the 14th Student Squadron to Lt. Col Stanley Courtland, during a change of command ceremony, June 21, 2021 on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • Defenders welcome new commander

    Maj. Cody Elliott handed over the reigns as 14th Security Forces Squadron commander to Maj. Michael Olson, during a change of command ceremony, June 7, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
  • NextGen Aerospace Professionals

    The Mississippi Civil Air Patrol experienced drastic declines in cadet attendance due to the global COVID-19 pandemic since the beginning of 2019.
  • 37th FTS dawns new leadership

    Lt. Col. Aaron P. Tillman turned over command to Lt. Col. Valarie Ferrara, the new incoming 37th Flying Training Squadron commander, during a change of command ceremony May 27, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
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