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  • Vance signs agreement with Altus AFB to host ALS

    It took two commanders from two bases coming together Nov. 21 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding that will allow Team Vance to host two Airman Leadership School classes in 2015.For many years, senior airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant have been attending ALS, the professional military education course required to sew on staff
  • Team Vance earns AF Outstanding Unit Award

    Air Education and Training Command announced Nov. 26 that the 71st Flying Training Wing earned an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for duties performed between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2014.The 71st FTW was one of 12 AETC non-headquarters units selected for the award."Though I did not arrive here until June of this year, it was apparent from day
  • 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
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