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  • 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.
  • Columbus AFB mechanics go full throttle ahead in light of COVID-19

    Propulsion mechanics at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, responsible for keeping engines designed for the T-38 Talon in pristine condition, are being counted on to ensure the Air Forces’s pilot training pipeline requirements continue in light of the COVID-19 virus.
  • Columbus AFB provides aerial support for joint, multi-national exercise

    Pilots and student pilots at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, have and will continue to take part in exercise Southern Strike from Feb. 3-13, traveling back and forth to Gulfport, Mississippi. Southern Strike is hosted by the Mississippi National Guard in multiple states across the southeast. The exercise is conducted to increase deployment readiness and included more than 40 units from the Air Force, Army, Navy and international partners.
  • Instructor pilots: Creating world-class aviators

    In the U.S., an Air Force instructor pilot’s job is to nurture the transition of a casual officer into becoming a world-class aviator; instructor pilots feed the fight directly and have a significant role, not only in the Air Force, but the Department of Defense as a whole.
  • Pacer Classic III mods give T-38 new life

    Located at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, the 575th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron T-38 Talon depot maintenance team has been providing current upgrade modifications known as Pacer Classic III since 2015 and have to date successfully completed them on 40 T-38 Talon aircraft.
  • T-38 mishap at Columbus AFB, both pilots safe

    An Air Force T-38C Talon crashed at about 8:30 a.m. today in a remote area near Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.
  • RSUs: A critical role in air traffic control, pilot production

    On most days, aircraft on Columbus Air Force Base fly from dusk ‘til dawn, making the airspace full of moving pieces that Airmen on the ground must direct and communicate with to ensure pilots are landing, taking off and navigating the skies safely.
  • ACC Commander offers encouragement to newest AF aviators

    Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, addressed Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 17-14 during their graduation ceremony here Sept. 8. Holmes, a former 14th Operations Group Commander, spoke to the Air Force’s 22 newest aviators, one of which was his son, 2nd Lt. Wade Holmes.
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