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  • Tweet complete: T-37 retires after 39 years of service

    The T-37 Tweet formally retired April 3 from Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training here after 39 years of service as the gateway to the sky for more than 10,000 Air Force aviators. Columbus Air Force Base was the last Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training base flying the T-37, but the T-37 will continue to be used at Sheppard AFB, Texas, in
  • IAT Road show rolls through Columbus

    "We can't do what we do without small business" This was the common theme of the Installation Acquisition Transformation briefing by Col. Mark Hobson, Air Force Materiel Command, Chief of the Resource Management Division, Directorate of Contracting at HQ Air Force Materiel Command, March 28 at the Columbus Public Library. More than 30 local
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  • Helpful tips when being stopped by security forces

    The flashing blue lights of a Security Forces patrol car in your review mirror may fill you with dread. You might wonder, "Am I really being pulled over?" You might also think, "I wasn't speeding or talking on my cell phone...what did I do?" There are a multitude of reasons that you could be pulled over, from Random Antiterrorism Measures to a
  • Earth Day events expected to educate youth

    Columbus AFB will be hosting the sixth annual Earth Day Educational Fair/Arbor Day Ceremony April 15. This event will take place at Freedom Park from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CAFB is expecting over 500 4th grade students from City of Columbus and Lowndes County Schools. All base home schooled children are also invited to attend. Students will rotate
  • From crop duster to crowd pleaser

    Mississippi native Capt. George Clifford returned to the Magnolia State March 28 to perform at the Wings over Meridian Air Show. "Its great being back in Mississippi and a great way to get the season started," Captain Clifford said "I had the opportunity to get some of my family out to see the show." Captain Clifford's aerial ambitions began at a
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  • OSI agent awarded medals

    An Air Force Office of Special Investigations special agent received three medals March 20 for his actions while deployed in support of the global war on terrorism. Special Agent Jac Christiansen was awarded a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and the Combat Action Medal while assigned to an Air Force and Marine unit in the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing