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  • CAFB T-38 crashed

    A Columbus Air Force Base T-38C trainer crashed about 1:30 PM today approximately 40 miles south of Memphis, Tenn. At the time of the accident, the aircraft was conducting a low-level navigation training sortie. There were two pilots on board and both ejected safely. Both pilots were examined by medical authorities, were released, and have returned
  • Columbus AFB is an international crossroads

    When one thinks of Columbus AFB, one would not think of it as an international hotspot. However, Columbus AFB is training international students right now, with around 32 students from 17 countries represented from around the world. The International Student pilots at Columbus are their countries' finest and train alongside our American students.
  • Education - Our First Priority

    Military service brings many quality of life challenges, but there is no greater challenge for Air Force families than providing a safe, high quality education for their children. Frequent moves make school to school continuity difficult, and parental control comes at a high cost, dictating where a family chooses to live or driving the decision to
  • CAFB Airmen top Marine Corps Marathon

    Two BLAZE Team members ranked in the top ten out of more than 34,000 participants in the Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 29, in Arlington, Va.Ben Payne, 41st Flying Training Squadron, and Jake Johnson, 48th Flying Training Squadron, placed first and second respectively for all active-duty personnel that participated in the marathon. Payne, with a time
  • Four-day Airlift/Tanker convention enlightens BLAZE Team pilots

    Almost two dozen BLAZE Team members traveled to Orlando, Fla., Oct. 29 through Nov. 1 to attend the 38th Annual Airlift Tanker Association Convention -- whose mission is to promote the mobility capability of the nation's military. Col. Mark Baker, 14th Flying Training Wing vice commander, Lt. Col. David Hammack, 48th Flying Training Squadron
  • 14th FTW hosts BLAZE 21 Lean event

    Leading the way in Air Education and Training Command and the Air Force, Columbus AFB and the Blaze Team will host a Blaze 21 Lean event Monday through Nov. 17.Chosen as one of only six projects to be funded by AETC, a cross-functional team from organizations encompassing a wide variety of base activities will convene to take a hard look at current
  • The AF seal and Jupiter's Thunderbolt

    Symbols have been used throughout history to identify individuals, families, noblemen, knights and communities. The military uses heraldic symbols on emblems as a means of identification and for esprit de corps. Emblems signify an organization's history, mission or function. As with commands, groups, wings or squadrons, the Air Force also has its
  • CAFB's own achieves status as 'All-American' post commander

    Charles Fiske, 14th Civil Engineer Squadron, was recently recognized for having achieved "All-American" status as a post commander by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. For his achievements, Mr. Fiske was recognized at the 107th annual VFW National Convention in Reno, Nevada, Aug. 25 through Aug. 31. "(Mr.) Fiske, commander of Post 4272 in Columbus, is
  • ESOHCAMP inspection begins Monday

    Columbus AFB will perform an internal the Environmental Safety and Occupational Health Compliance Assessment and Management Program (ESOHCAMP) inspection Monday through Friday. A cross-functional team comprised of representatives from organizations such as the medical group, legal office, DynCorp, mission support group and wing safety office will