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  • Columbus AFB: A Heritage of Training

    For nearly 80 years, training pilots has been a cornerstone of Columbus Air Force Base’s rich history and a large part of Air Education and Training Command’s initiative and tradition to recruit, train and educate Airmen to deliver airpower for America.
  • Junior enlisted grill up a plate-full

    Columbus Air Force Base’s First Four organization, comprised of Airmen E4 and below, have recently been working with residences on the base to teach junior Airman in the dorms how to cook and grill various food.
  • 14th MDG presents at National Pharmacy Conference

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Gregory Correale, 14th Medical Group Pharmacy element chief, and Staff Sgt. Joanna Sanchez, 14th MDG non-commissioned officer in charge of pharmacy services, presented posters comprised of analytics for pharmacy operations at the virtual National Pharmacy Conference, Oct. 24-26, 2021.
  • SUPT class 22-01 graduates; new era begins

    Class 22-01, the first fiscal year 2022 Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class, graduated five aviators, four from allied forces, Oct. 22, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
  • Arkansas WWII pilot returns home after 77 years

    The remains of a once considered unrecoverable World War II pilot returned home after missing for just over three-fourths of a century. Army Air Corps 2nd Lt. Henry D. Mitchell, who was shot down over Austria in 1944 during World War 2 and presumed Killed in Action, has been found.
  • Trailblazer talks innovation, diversity, recruitment

    The 14th Flying Training Wing hosted U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, Department of the Air Force chief of safety, Headquaters U.S. Air Force Arlington, VA, and the Air Force Safety Center commander, Kirtland Air Force Base, NM., Oct. 13, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., during her visit as a distinguished guest for a Mississippi State University, USAF Detachment 425 formal evening event.
  • 81 FS says farewell to last Nigerian Air Force class

    The 81st Fighter Squadron hosted training with the Nigerian Air Force on the A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft since September 2020, and has graduated its final class at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Sept. 2, 2021.
  • That’s a Wrap

    Class 21-16, the final fiscal year 2021 Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class, graduated thirty-two aviators, Oct. 1, 2021, on Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
  • Myths and facts about the vax — debunking common COVID-19 vaccine myths

    The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.
  • AETC on path to complete mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations

    Air Education and Training Command officials continue their aggressive approach to achieving full vaccination against COVID-19 to protect personnel and their families and continue recruiting, training and educating Airmen and Guardians.
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