Operations Group hosts semi-annual career day
By Major Mike Nolan , 14th Operations Group Commander's Action Group
/ Published May 02, 2007
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. --
Aircraft and aircrews representing the spectrum of Air Force missions will descend upon Columbus AFB, Saturday to provide students, instructor pilots and their families with first-hand accounts of each airframe's role in current global operations. Career Day is a semi-annual event hosted by the 14th Operations Group Commander to expose students, first assignment instructors and their families to the mission and lifestyle of operational Air Force aircraft.
Aircrafts will arrive Friday afternoon, and the aircrew will attend the SUPT Class 07-09 Assignment Night and Blazing Balls of O'Leary Crud Tournament, providing an informal forum to meet and converse. Briefings on nearly every major airframe will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday morning in the base theater, and are mandatory for all students and FAIPs. The event will include a B-2 Flyby at 11:10 a.m., followed by an aerial demonstration by the A-10 West Coast Demonstration Team. Aircraft, including A-10, C-130E, C-130J, C-21, E-3, F-15C, KC-10, KC-135 and UH-1, will be parked on the SAC ramp and open for viewing from 12 to 2 p.m. The static displays are open to all base ID card holders and families are encouraged to attend. Buses will shuttle attendees from the base theater to the SAC ramp beginning at 11 a.m., and will run continuously until the end of the static display period. Limited parking will be available on the SAC ramp, so use of the shuttle is encouraged. Refreshments will be available near the display area.
Aircrew briefings are open to student and instructor pilots only; however, attendees are encouraged to bring family members to the static display portion of the event.
For more information, call the 14th Operations Group Commander's Action Group at 434-7522.