COLUMBUS AFB NEWS

  • Ready for the Joint Fight

    A sharp loud whistle broke the silence before a mortar impact sent the small group carrying a critical cargo to the ground for cover, enemy fire erupted from the tree line, they could see their goal at the top of the hill through the tall grass. Their mission was clear, “Get to the helicopter”.

  • Spartans Rising

    Black Flag heat conditions, low visibility and breaks in communication were just a few challenges six 14th Civil Engineering squadron Spartan Firefighters overcame to complete their Hazardous Material Technician certifications at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi July 27, 2023.

  • Defenders on ALERRT

    Defenders from the 14th Security Forces Squadrons recently completed Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT), Level 1 Active Shooter Response Course July 26, 2023, in partnership with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and Monroe County SWAT members.

  • Recreational drone usage not allowed on DoD installations

    Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS), or drones, are growing in popularity. Drones can greatly enhance functions across various commercial industries and are a fun and relatively inexpensive hobby. While drones can be a great hobby, they can also threaten Air Force operations.

  • Columbus looks to the future of pilot training

    The 14th Flying Training Wing solidifies its position as the home for the future of pilot training with the introduction of the new Fighter Bomber Fundamentals (F/BF) course.

  • 14th MSG Paves the Way

    The 14th Mission Support Group (14 MSG) is launching new quality of life initiatives around the 14th Flying Training Wing this year.

  • Top Chaplain Top Pitmaster

    Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Randall E. Kitchens, Chief of Chaplains for the Department of the Air Force, second Chief of Chaplains of the United States Space Force, visited the 14th Flying Training Wing to provide updates to the Chaplain Next 2.0 Strategic Plan, also known as HC NEXT June 30, 2023.

  • Columbus Airmen Inspire the next generation

    Columbus Air Force Base Airmen and Alabama-based non-profit Legacy Flight Academy powered the first-ever outreach event, Eyes Above the Horizon, hosted by the Columbus-Lowndes County Airport June 11, 2023.

  • New commander assumes command at 19th Air Force

    Maj. Gen. Clark J. Quinn assumed command of Nineteenth Air Force during a ceremony here June 5, 2023. Lt. Gen. Brian S. Robinson, commander of Air Education and Training Command, presided over the ceremony and welcomed Quinn as the newest leader within AETC.

  • Joint Training Exercise Develops Emergency Readiness Among Firefighters

    COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. – Firefighters from the 14th Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) partnered with firefighters from the Golden Triangle Regional Airport (GTR) to carry out joint readiness training. The training centered around ensuring that GTR firefighters were familiar with the procedures