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  • Columbus stands up A-29 training unit at Moody

    The 14th Flying Training Wing stood up the 81st Fighter Squadron Oct. 1 at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The squadron will be responsible for using A-29 Super Tucanos to train 30 Afghan pilots and 90 Afghan maintainers over the next four years.The 81st FS is a geographically-seperated unit assigned to the 14th Operations Group but stationed at
  • New approach to Goodfellow Fire Officer Course to save AF money, improve capabilities

    The Fire Officer IV Course at the Louis F. Garland Department of Defense Fire Academy here was filmed Sept. 15 to 25 in order to create a distance learning course that will save funds and improve training capabilities.The fire academy's Fire Officer IV is the capstone certification for firefighters within the DOD becoming qualified in the role of
  • CMSAF Cody discusses future, heritage during visit to Columbus

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, visited Columbus Air Force Base Sept. 24-25, taking time to meet with Team BLAZE Airmen and discuss several of the Air Force's current hot topics."More than anything the reason Athena and I and our team are here ... is to thank you," Cody said. "Thank
  • First A-29 aircraft arrives at Moody for Afghan flight training

    The first of 20 A-29 Super Tucano aircraft arrived here Sept. 26, in preparation for the Afghanistan pilot and maintenance training mission.The A-29 is a light air support training aircraft that will be used to train 30 Afghan pilots and 90 Afghan maintainers as part of a requirement from the International Security Assistance Force to conduct
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