HomeNews

COLUMBUS AFB NEWS

  • Arkansas WWII pilot returns home after 77 years

    The remains of a once considered unrecoverable World War II pilot returned home after missing for just over three-fourths of a century. Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. Henry D. Mitchell, who was shot down over Austria in 1944 during World War 2 and presumed Killed in Action, has been found.
  • Trailblazer talks innovation, diversity, recruitment

    The 14th Flying Training Wing hosted U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, Department of the Air Force chief of safety, Headquaters U.S. Air Force Arlington, VA, and the Air Force Safety Center commander, Kirtland Air Force Base, NM., Oct. 13, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., during her visit as a distinguished guest for a Mississippi State University, USAF Detachment 425 formal evening event.
  • 81 FS says farewell to last Nigerian Air Force class

    The 81st Fighter Squadron hosted training with the Nigerian Air Force on the A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft since September 2020, and has graduated its final class at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Sept. 2, 2021.
  • That’s a Wrap

    Class 21-16, the final fiscal year 2021 Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class, graduated thirty-two aviators, Oct. 1, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • AETC on path to complete mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

    Air Education and Training Command officials continue their aggressive approach to achieving full vaccination against COVID-19 to protect personnel and their families and continue recruiting, training and educating Airmen and Guardians.
  • Air University commander visits SUPT graduation

    Lt. Gen. James Hecker, Air University Commander and President, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, stopped in for the graduation ceremony of Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 21-15, Sept. 10, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
  • Resiliency Defined for ALS Class 21-6 at Columbus AFB

    Twenty-Eight Columbus AFB Airmen and two Maxwell AFB Professional Military Education instructors came together on July 23rd to conduct the first in-person Airman Leadership School (ALS) class at Columbus since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Easterling accepts command of Firebirds

    Lt. Col. Jason Barlow relinquished command of the 43rd Flying Training Squadron to Lt. Col. David Easterling Jr., during a change of command ceremony, Aug. 26, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
  • Air Force releases additional dress and appearance changes

    New dress and appearance updates will soon be released following feedback, testing from Airmen and reviews conducted as a part of the 2020 Air Force Uniform Board.
RSS