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Columbus Air Force Base

Columbus Air Force Base
Photoshopped- 14th OG T-6 Texan IIs over Columbus Mississippi
Military structure
NameColumbus Air Force Base
Part ofAir Education and Training Command (AETC)
In use1941-Present
Controlled by 
14th Flying Training Wing

Columbus Air Force Base

Airport information
Elevation67 m (219 ft)

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Columbus Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 9 mi (14.5 km) north of Columbus, Mississippi.

The host unit at Columbus is the 14th Flying Training Wing (14 FTW) assigned to the Air Education and Training Command Nineteenth Air Force. The 14 FTW's mission is to provide specialized undergraduate pilot training for U.S. Air Force and allied officers.

Columbus AFB was established in 1941 as Air Corps Advanced Flying School, Columbus, Mississippi. The commander of the 14 FTW is Seguin. The Command Chief Master Sergeant is Chief Master Sergeant Zefrem Smith.

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