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  • Columbus AFB instructor pilots connect with Virginia Tech AFROTC cadets

    It’s not everyday cadets are given the opportunity to work closely with U.S. Air Force pilots; however, the Virginia Tech AFROTC Detachment 875 was given the chance when instructor pilots (IP) from the 37th and 48th Flying Training Squadrons visited the university Feb. 8-11.
  • Team BLAZE’s outstanding Airmen showcased at award banquet

    Members of Team BLAZE celebrated the hard work of Airmen throughout the wing during the 2018 Annual Awards Banquet Feb. 8 on Columbus Air Force Base. Forty-three members and four teams, representing 16 categories, were recognized and competed for wing-level awards.
  • Alley Cats lead the way in T-1 pilot production

    Last year, the 48th Flying Training Squadron “Alley Cats” were the leading creator of Air Force pilots, graduating 233 pilots.
  • Freedom Park demolition begins

    Demolition of Freedom Park began Feb. 6 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The Freedom Park playground was built in 1996, a time when playgrounds were typically constructed with wooden materials. Since its construction over 20 years ago, several areas have deteriorated in the wooden structure and many features worsened over time, creating an ever-increasing safety hazard.
  • Air Force ends promotion testing for E-7 and above

    The Air Force announced today it is removing the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing requirement for active-duty promotions to the grades of E-7 through E-9, beginning this fall with the 2019 E-9 promotion cycle.
  • Federal tax law changes affect military, spouses

    Most service members and their families will see a reduction in their tax bills this year, but there are a number of changes in U.S. federal tax laws that they need to be aware of, said Army Lt. Col. Dave Dulaney, the executive director of the Pentagon’s Armed Forces Tax Council.
  • Nigerian Air Force leadership visits Columbus AFB, views pilot training program

    Columbus Air Force Base’s Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program produces some of the world’s greatest aviators for the U.S., but also helps develop aviators of our international partners. Air Vice-Marshal Aliyu Bello, director of training for the Nigerian Air Force, and other members of the Nigerian Air Force visited Columbus AFB, Mississippi, Jan. 24 to get a firsthand view of the SUPT training program and check on a Nigerian student who is currently in class.
  • Thunderbird commander reminds graduated pilots teamwork is critical

    Lt. Col. Kevin Walsh, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron commander/leader, spoke at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class’s 19-04/05 graduation Jan. 25, in the Kaye Auditorium.
  • Airmen gain new way of connecting with local community

    Members of the local community welcomed Airmen, friends and family members to the first Enlisted Partnership dinner Jan. 24 at Thai by Thai in Columbus, Mississippi. The Enlisted Partnership Program helps connect enlisted personnel with civic leaders from the Columbus-Lowndes community and provide new Airmen with a home away from home.
  • What’s a 1Charlie?

    Student and instructor pilots line the step desk as they organize their first flights for the day; through the window, the Mississippi sun can be seen casting a golden glow on aircraft as maintainers inspect and prepare them for launch.