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  • Installation Excellence Team visits Columbus Air Force Base

    Columbus AFB is a finalist of the 2007 Commander-In-Chief 's Installation Excellence Award recognizing it as one of the top Air Force installations in the world. The award recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations. The base was selected for its outstanding contributions,
  • Grammy nominated band visits CAFB

    The Grammy nominated piano rock band, The Fray, visited Columbus Air Force Base Tuesday for orientation flights and lunch with BLAZE team members. First Lieutenant Ben Payne, 41st Flying Training Squadron, was the inside connection for this event. Lieutenant Payne went to high school with three of the band members in Denver, Colo. "We were talking
  • 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