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  • Behind the Performance: Tops in Blue

    Tops in Blue is the Air Force's premier entertainment showcase and is made up of 35 to 40 Active-Duty Airmen from all parts of the Air Force. They endure a tour that spans nine months and have performed for audiences topping 350,000 in over 20 countries. At the beginning of their tour the selected Airmen endure an intense 60-day training period.
  • F-35 team honored with top modeling and simulation award

    The National Training and Simulation Association selected the F-35 Lightning II Training System for the 2014 Modeling & Simulation Award, here.The award recognizes the U.S. Air Force's 33rd Fighter Wing, the F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin for delivering an effective, immersive training experience for F-35 pilots and maintainers. The
  • JASDF CSAF visits Columbus AFB

    The Japan Air Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff toured Columbus Air Force Base Dec. 1-2 to check in on the pilot training program and boost morale.Gen. Harukazu Saitoh expressed his gratitude to Columbus AFB and the U.S. Air Force for welcoming the JASDF pilot students into the Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training course.The JASDF's pilot
  • Vance senior leader accepts top-level defense awards at Pentagon

    The 71st Operations Group commander recently accepted the Secretary of Defense Group Achievement Award and the Joint Meritorious Unit Award on behalf of his former unit's successful destruction of over 600 tons of Syrian chemical weapons material.Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Defense, presented the awards to Col. John Cinnamon during a ceremony at the
  • AETC Airmen get C-130 tour

    Airmen from the 336th Training Group  are given a tour inside of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft Nov. 20, 2014, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. There are 12 different variations of the Lockheed Martin four prop aircraft. Each model differs depending on the mission from air-sea rescue, tactical airlift, weather reconnaissance as well as a
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