COLUMBUS AFB NEWS

  • Former Vietnam POW surprised with a room dedication

    Ret. U.S. Air Force Col. Carlyle “Smitty” Harris, former Vietnam prisoner of war, was honored with the dedication of a lounge room in his name at the American Legion Post #49 in Tupelo, Mississippi on September 18, 2020.He was honored for his exceptional service during the Vietnam War and his time

  • IP completes 4,000th flying hour in T-38 Talon

    Working on a gloomy Wednesday morning can be difficult for many, but for Lt. Col. David “Beau” Easterling Jr., 43rd Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, this day was special.Easterling completed his 4,000th flying hour in the T-38 Talon on September 23, 2020, at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.

  • September: a time for a pause

    September is suicide prevention month, but the year of 2020 has been filled with pandemics, natural disasters and civil unrest. Since the last official count in 2017, done by www.cdc.org, suicide has taken the lives of nearly 150,000 lives and is 10th leading cause of death in the United States.

  • AETC tests new, innovative way of helicopter pilot training

    Two 23rd Flying Training Squadron TH-1H Hueys stationed at Fort Rucker, Alabama, and fourteen personnel, traveled to Columbus Air Force base for training as part of the Undergraduate Helicopter Training Next (UHTN) program. Columbus AFB answered a support request to provide physiology training for

  • SLOs: Helping any, every school issue

    School liaison officers (SLO) have the job of making sure Airmen and their families have the best experience possible when dealing with their child’s education.The SLOs have various responsibilities including school transition support, deployment support, home school support, community connections,

  • Columbus AFB medical Airmen ensure readiness through TCCC

    The 14th Medical Group held the Wing’s first on-site Tactical Combat Casualty Care All Combatants course July 16, 2020, at the Kortiz Clinic, training 10 medics from Columbus Air Force Base. The course provides medics with life-saving skills in addition to tactical field care, tactical evacuation

  • Welborn takes command of the 14th MSG

    Col. Jeffery Welborn, 14th Mission Support Group commander, took command of the 14th MSG at a change of command ceremony on July 13, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.