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  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Military finds strength in diversity

    The U.S. military is a diverse force, because it is comprised of many ethnicities from many locations throughout the world. Throughout the year, the Department of Defense recognizes our diverse force and Hispanic Heritage Month is one of several observed months. From September 15th through October 15th, the U.S. military recognizes and honors its Hispanic heritage and history in the United States.
  • SUPT 19-25 speaker to graduates: ‘The harder you work, the luckier you will be’

    Col. Steven Boatright, 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group commander at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, was the guest speaker for Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 19-25’s graduation Sept. 27 at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
  • 19th AF command team observe Columbus AFB pilot training mission

    Maj. Gen. Craig Wills, 19th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thompson, 19th AF command chief, visited Columbus Air Force Base to experience and assess the flow of the base as well as talk to key members about the progressions of pilot training and their professions.
  • US Air Force Band of the West’s Top Flight performs, connects with local community

    Master Sgt. Nick Wellman, U.S. Air Force Band of the West’s Top Flight audio engineer, finishes setting up the stage for the Top Flight concert at the Columbus Riverwalk Stage Sept. 27, 2019, in Columbus, Miss. Top Flight is the U.S. Air Force Band of the West’s response to America’s demand for classic rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, country, and current pop
  • Fire Prevention Week 2019

    The 2019 Fire Prevention Week theme, “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!” effectively serves to remind us that we need to take personal steps to increase our safety from fire.
  • Columbus AFB celebrates 72nd AF birthday alongside 50 years of UPT

    Over 380 Airmen, community leaders and family members from the Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, and the local community area gathered in the Trotter Event Center to celebrate the Air Force’s 72nd birthday and the 50th anniversary of Undergraduate Pilot Training.
  • Female Alpha Warrior returns triumphant

    Representing Columbus Air Force Base at the Alpha Warrior inter-service championships was 2nd Lt. Michelle Strickland, 37th Flying Training Squadron student pilot, who was the top female in the final competition with a time of 25 minutes, 5 seconds, and her time was tied for third overall.
  • Words of wisdom vocalized to Air Force’s newest aviators

    A former graduate of Columbus Air Force Base pilot training spoke to the graduates of Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class’s 19-23/24 on Sept. 13, in the Kaye Auditorium.
  • Air Force announces newest Red Tail: ‘T-7A Red Hawk’

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan made the announcement during his speech at the 2019 Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Sept. 16.
  • Air Force defends Alpha Warrior Inter-Service title

    The Air Force won its second straight Alpha Warrior Inter-Service Championship over the Army and Navy Sept. 14 at Retama Park in Selma, Texas. The grueling competition saw the three, six-person teams tackling more than 30 obstacles at the Alpha Warrior Proving Ground, the same place where they competed in service-specific competitions to earn a spot in the inter-service finals Sept. 12.