• Class 22-04 graduates, earns their wings

    Twenty-four officers prevailed after a year of training, earning the right to become Air Force pilots. Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 22-04 earned their wings at their graduation ceremony on January 18 at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.

  • Spears welcomed to 14th OG as new commander

    Col. Justin Spears, 14th Operations Group commander, took command of the 14th OG at a change of command ceremony on July 24, at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi.

  • RAWS training maintains peak performance Airmen

    Aircraft at Columbus Air Force, Mississippi, rely on radar and communication systems when navigating the skies; and the Airmen that maintain those systems must ensure they do so in a safe manner, often having to climb 100 feet to assess the equipment.

  • 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.

  • What’s a 1Charlie?

    Student and instructor pilots line the step desk as they organize their first flights for the day; through the window, the Mississippi sun can be seen casting a golden glow on aircraft as maintainers inspect and prepare them for launch.

  • Retired pilot, Columbus native climbs back into T-38 sim one more time

    Retired Lt. Col. James Cole, former T-38 Talon pilot and Columbus, Mississippi, native, was able to climb back into a T-38 simulator one more time during a visit to Columbus Air Force Base Jan. 16. Cole, now 85, met members of the 14th Operations Group and reminisced about his time as a pilot. He

  • What’s a change of command?

    Every change of command on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, begins with these words: “From ancient times, armies throughout the world have conducted ceremonies to commemorate victory over the enemy, to honor comrades in arms, and celebrate special occasions, such as the change of command."