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  • International military student officers help build worldwide partnerships

    Airmen at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, don’t just create the next generation of aviators for the world’s greatest Air Force; Columbus Airmen also help bolster international relationships by training partner nation pilots.
  • 5 ‘First of the Finest’ graduates visit Columbus 50 years later

    Five classmates from the first Undergraduate Pilot Training Class toured their old home, Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 3.
  • Wills takes command of 19th Air Force overseeing flying training

    With the sounds of freedom and flying training as the backdrop, Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills took the reins of the 19th Air Force from Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty during a change of command ceremony at Hangar 4 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, June 13, 2019.
  • From cockpit to saddle, Columbus AFB Airman excels in both

    She grew up a horse loving and riding kid in Northern California and put her dream of riding professionally on hold when she enlisted and later commissioned into the Air Force. It wasn’t until 2013, while stationed at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, that Maj. Andrea Matesick, now at Columbus AFB, Mississippi, would discover she could still be an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot in the world’s greatest Air Force and travel the United States competing in professional equestrian events.
  • The 41st FTS paves the path for T-6 procedures

    When it comes to the mission of Columbus Air Force Base where we Cultivate Airmen, Create pilots and Connect, the priority of the 41st Flying Training Squadron, also known as the Flying Buzzsaws, is to create pilots, but they also contribute by cultivating innovative leaders.
  • 19th AF command chief meets, recognizes Columbus AFB Airmen

    Nineteenth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Erik Thomson held an all call for the enlisted force between visiting many units of the 14th Flying Training Wing April 8, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
  • IFF: Where fighter pilots begin their careers

    Before pilots step into fighter aircraft, they must go through Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals.
  • Columbus AFB instructor pilots connect with Virginia Tech AFROTC cadets

    It’s not everyday cadets are given the opportunity to work closely with U.S. Air Force pilots; however, the Virginia Tech AFROTC Detachment 875 was given the chance when instructor pilots (IP) from the 37th and 48th Flying Training Squadrons visited the university Feb. 8-11.
  • Starting the New Year off with safety

    Time off is necessary for anyone to recharge and come back stronger; however, after returning everyone must refocus to get back on track to eliminate costly mistakes.
  • 14th FTW's Year in Photos

    Here are some of the top moments of 2018. (U.S. Air Force video by Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot)
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