Columbus Air Force Base Information

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Columbus Air Force Base
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Part of Air Education and Training Command (AETC)
Located near: Columbus, Mississippi
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Northrop T-38C formation from the 50th Flying Training Squadron
Site information
Controlled by  United States Air Force
Site history
Built1941
In use1941–1946, 1950-present
Garrison information
Garrison 14th Flying Training Wing
Airfield information [1]
Summary
Elevation  AMSL218 ft / 66 m
Coordinates 33°48′32″N 088°26′45″W / 33.80889°N 88.44583°W / 33.80889; -88.44583
COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE Latitude and Longitude:

33°48′32″N 088°26′45″W / 33.80889°N 88.44583°W / 33.80889; -88.44583
Website www.columbus.af.mil
Map
KCBM is located in Mississippi
KCBM
KCBM
Location of Columbus Air Force Base
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
13C/31C 12,004 3,659 concrete
13L/31R 8,001 2,439 concrete
13R/31L 6,315 1,925 concrete

Columbus Air Force Base ( IATA: CBM, ICAO: KCBM, FAA LID: CBM) is a United States Air Force base located in Columbus, Mississippi. The host unit at Columbus AFB is the 14th Flying Training Wing (14 FTW), which is a part of Air Education and Training Command (AETC).

Base history

Columbus Air Force Base (AFB) was established in 1941, after the US War Department authorized a pilot training base in Columbus, Missippi. It was originally named Kaye Field, after World War I flying ace Samuel Kaye, but confusion with nearby Key Field in Meridian, Mississippi led to it being renamed as Columbus Army Flying School. The base was deactivated after the end of World War II, but was reactivated four years later with the beginning of the Korean War. [2]

In 1955, Columbus AFB was transferred to Strategic Air Command (SAC) and was occupied by the 4228th Strategic Wing, which later became the 454th Bombardment Wing. In 1969, Columbus AFB was trasnferred back to Air Training Command, and was occupied by the 3650th Pilot Training Wing, which became the 14th Flying Training Wing in 1972. [2]

Units

14th Flying Training Wing

  • 14th Mission Support Group [10]
    14th Civil Engineering Squadron
    14th Communications Squadron
    14th Contracting Squadron
    14th Logistics Readiness Squadron
    14th Security Forces Squadron
  • 14th Medical Group [11]
    14th Medical Operations Squadron
    14th Medical Support Squadron

References

  1. ^ "Columbus Air Force Base". AirNav. February 28, 2019. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Columbus Air Force Base History". US Air Force. October 5, 2006. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  3. ^ "14th Operations Group". US Air Force. October 11, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  4. ^ "37th Flying Training Squadron". US Air Force. August 8, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "41st Flying Training Squadron". US Air Force. July 20, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "43rd Flying Training Squadron". US Air Force. February 22, 2013. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "48th Flying Training Squadron". US Air Force. July 20, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  8. ^ "50th Flying Training Squadron". US Air Force. June 27, 2013. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  9. ^ "49th Flying Training Squadron". US Air Force. August 8, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  10. ^ "14th Mission Support Group". US Air Force. June 27, 2013. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  11. ^ "14th Medical Group". Air Force Medical Service. Retrieved March 8, 2019.