COLUMBUS AFB NEWS

  • Beating the odds; a T-6 story

    Military aviators step into the cockpits of numerous aircraft throughout their careers, though the odds of those aircraft from their past being together again at the same time and in the same place are low, they are never zero.

  • Civilian maintainers: an integral part of AF mission

    Maintainers, military and civilian, are essential to the Air Force’s nonstop mission. Whether the mission involves providing close air support, moving personnel, pilot training or overall, dominating the skies, there are always maintainers in the background there to support.

  • What is P.I.T?

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Instructor pilots from every base across the U.S. learn from the most experienced instructors at Pilot Instructor Training (PIT) on Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

  • PTN innovations move to undergraduate pilot training

    Beginning May 31, 2019, flying training wings across Air Education and Training Command will formally begin integrating innovations from Pilot Training Next into the undergraduate pilot training curriculum, 19th Air Force officials announced at the PTN Technology Expo held March 12-13.

  • T-6 operational pause lifted today

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas--Maj. Gen. Patrick Doherty, 19th Air Force commander, has ordered an end to the operational pause of the T-6 Texan II fleet, with flying operations resuming Feb. 27 following the collection and analysis of operational flight test data. The pause was the result of

  • T-1, T-6 instructors visit 14th AS

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- T-1A Jayhawk and T-6A Texan II jet trainer aircraft instructors from Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, travelled here to brief 14th Airlift Squadron pilots on what it takes to become an instructor, Nov. 13, 2017. The visit helped promote the need for instructors