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  • The eyes of the sky: RAPCON key to training mobility Airmen

    When thinking of airspace, one might assume that the chances of two aircraft colliding while in the air is pretty low. In reality, there are tens of thousands of planes in the air at any given point. Additionally, variables such as bad weather and low visibility make flying a feat that can’t be accomplished with aircrew alone. This is where the 97th Operational Support Squadron Radar Approach Control Flight comes in.
  • ATC Tower gains new position, first two Airmen earn ratings

    The first two Airmen ever in the Air Traffic Control Tower are now certified in the Tower Coordinator position.
  • 77-year-old ATC instructor returns to guide new Airmen

    Jim Bailey, 334th Training Squadron air traffic control instructor, served in the Air Force from 1961-1966, where he discovered his passion for air traffic control. If he was asked if he was going to be an instructor in the Air Force at 77 years old, he would’ve told them “no way.”
  • Columbus AFB Airmen and Memphis Center connect

    Instructor pilots from the 37th, 41st, 48th and 50th Flying Training Squadron's joined Columbus Air Force Base’s Air Traffic Controllers on a trip to the Memphis Center in order to connect, share knowledge, ask questions and reinforce the connection between the two entities.
  • Scouts take part in 2-day camporee at Columbus AFB, connect with Team BLAZE

    Over 150 members of Scouts, Boy Scouts of America, visited and toured Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, to learn about various jobs in the military and the 14th Flying Training Wing’s mission March 29-31.
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