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  • From cockpit to saddle, Columbus AFB Airman excels in both

    She grew up a horse loving and riding kid in Northern California and put her dream of riding professionally on hold when she enlisted and later commissioned into the Air Force. It wasn’t until 2013 that Maj. Andrea Matesick would discover she could still be an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot in the world’s greatest Air Force and travel the United States competing in professional equestrian events.
  • Being prepared for the worst case scenario vital to readiness

    Ashley Schafer stood in front of familiar faces March 11 in the Mullinax Auditorium on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi; some were pilots she had known for almost a decade.
  • IFF: Where fighter pilots begin their careers

    Before pilots step into fighter aircraft, they must go through Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, an eight-week course designed to transform newly graduated pilots selected to fly fighters into fighter wingmen.
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  • Hometown Missourians form bond in Mississippi

    Sometimes Airmen forget how small and connected the Air Force actually is. Nearly every Airman is connected to another Airman from relationships made at prior assignments or training. Although the Air Force is one giant network of people, it’s not common for two members from the same hometown to end up in a situation like this one.
  • From cockpit to saddle, Columbus AFB Airman excels in both

    She grew up a horse loving and riding kid in Northern California and put her dream of riding professionally on hold when she enlisted and later commissioned into the Air Force. It wasn’t until 2013 that Maj. Andrea Matesick would discover she could still be an F-15E Strike Eagle pilot in the world’s greatest Air Force and travel the United States competing in professional equestrian events.
  • Being prepared for the worst case scenario vital to readiness

    Ashley Schafer stood in front of familiar faces March 11 in the Mullinax Auditorium on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi; some were pilots she had known for almost a decade.
  • IFF: Where fighter pilots begin their careers

    Before pilots step into fighter aircraft, they must go through Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals, an eight-week course designed to transform newly graduated pilots selected to fly fighters into fighter wingmen.
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