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  • Cultivate, Create, Connect

    Team BLAZE, as we approach this Labor Day, I wanted to thank each and every one of you for what you do for the 14th Flying Training Wing and the U.S. Air Force. Our nation understands today’s security environment is changing and we need to be ready to meet a near-peer threat on the battlefield and restoring readiness is vital to that strategy.
  • Disabled veterans now eligible for Space-A travel

    The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel.
  • There’s no ‘I’ in Total Force

    The Air Force has multiple components, the active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserves, and Air Force civilians who work together to ensure they are capable of delivering air and space power anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice; this is known as Total Force.
  • MWD Cherry retires after 10 years of service

    Military Working Dog Cherry retired Aug. 24. on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, after serving more than 10 years in the Air Force.
  • Air Force Marathon Volunteer Registration Closes Aug. 31

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Volunteer registration for the 2018 Air Force Marathon ends Aug. 31. The event needs roughly 2,400 volunteers to put on the world-class endurance event that brings thousands of runners to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base every September. “We still have numerous opportunities for people to be involved,” said
  • AFW2 launches A4L campaign

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2), held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially launch its Airman for Life (A4L) online resources here, Aug. 17. This initiative is part of a two-pronged communications approach incorporating the AFW2 A4L webpage, which bridges the gap between the program and Veterans Affairs resources; and a social media
  • USDA net system reduces aviation bird strikes

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture works with safety teams around the Air Force to limit the presence of birds on and around airfields to protect aircraft from bird strikes, an issue that costs the Air Force millions of dollars every year in damages.
  • Weeks shares aviation experiences, lessons at SUPT 18-13 graduation

    Col. Samantha Weeks, 14th Flying Training Wing commander, spoke at Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-13 graduation Aug. 17 on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, and shared experiences throughout her career. She stated to SUPT Class 18-13 those decisions and experiences were guided by the lessons learned throughout her time at pilot training.
  • GTR provides alternate location for T-1 operations, tests 48th FTS

    Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, has three runways, each with thousands of landings from airframes as small as a training aircraft or as large as a C-5 Super Galaxy.
  • 51.12 percent selection rate confirmed for 18E5 promotion cycle

    Air Force officials have selected 15,669 senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant out of 30,651 eligible for a selection rate of 51.12 percent.