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  • Revitalizing squadrons, Air Force outlines progress

    The task force conducted an Air Force-wide review, driven by Airmen in the field, to promote best practices and identify improvements. Consisting of Total Force Airmen from diverse backgrounds, they reviewed survey data and gathered inputs from across the Air Force through on-line crowd sourcing and face-to-face discussions with nearly 4,000 individuals, including spouses, from 25 different bases representing all major commands, Reserve and National Guard.
  • ‘Ms. P’ retires after 40 years of civil service to Air Force

    Patricia Speights, former 14th Operations Group secretary, retired after 40 years of civil service Aug. 3, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
  • 19th Air Force command chief speaks with Columbus AFB NCOs

    Chief Master Sgt. David Brown, 19th Air Force command chief, visited Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, Aug. 6 to attend the 14th Flying Training Wing change of command and he also met with NCOs on base.
  • Only DoD human-rated centrifuge gains full operational capability

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Aug. 2 in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing, to celebrate the full operational capability, or FOC, of the only human-rated centrifuge in the Department of Defense.
  • Weeks takes command of 14th FTW

    Col. Samantha Weeks took command of the 14th Flying Training Wing during a ceremony, Aug. 6., here. Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander from Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, presided over the ceremony, in which Col. Douglas Gosney relinquished his command. Doherty then passed the wing’s guidon to Weeks to signify her taking command.
  • 19th AF commander talks with 14th FTW squadron leadership

    Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, met with 14th Flying Training Wing squadron leadership during breakfast to discuss potential changes and challenges with the command Aug. 6., here.
  • 2d OG commander recognizes newest Air Force aviators

    Col. David Gordon, 2d Operations Group commander at Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, was the guest speaker for Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 18-12’s graduation July 27 at Columbus AFB, Mississippi
  • Airman posthumously receives Medal of Honor

    The White House announced July 27, 2018, that Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor Aug. 22, for his extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Takur Ghar, Afghanistan, in March 2002.
  • Columbus AFB host first-annual Diversity Day

    Diversity is a trait the Air Force is proud to have and Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, has found a way for Airmen to be more immersed in other cultures by hosting Diversity Day.
  • 14th FTW and Civil Air Patrol work together to make future pilots

    The 14th Flying Training Wing produces hundreds of pilots every year for the U.S. Air Force through a selective and difficult training program, Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT).