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Lt. Col. Steve Cochran pours out a delicious buffet! (U.S. Air Force photos courtesy of the 43rd FTS) For critters’ sake!
There’s nothing like a crawdad boil for livening up a weekend, but the fixins taste extra special when proceeds support a good cause. Lt. Col. Steve Cochran, 43rd Flying Training Squadron T-1 instructor pilot, hosts an annual crawfish boil to boost squadron morale and raise money for the Lowndes County Humane Society. The big feed grows every year,
0 4/19
2018
Kudos to the 433rd Training Squadron members who recently created a fun, challenging opportunity for Murnin Elementary School students!  Squadron volunteers (left to right) Master Sgt. Hugo Escobedo, Tech. Sgt. Jason Hernandez, 433rd Commander Lt. Col. Christopher Victoria, Tech. Sgt. Christina Rapolla and Master Sgt. Rosalind Rider-Page put 150 Murnin reading test champs through an obstacle course developed by faculty and 433rd members as a special reward and incentive to encourage the kids to ace the reading requirements. Obstacles included tire flipping, wall jumps, jumping over small balusters, running between cones and more. Sergeant Rapolla, event organizer, noted that these kind of events encourage kids to develop mental and physical skills and help make both more fun. She said the 433rd is ready for another round - better hit the books kids! (U.S. Air Force photo courtesy of the 433rd TRS) 433rd TRS helps remove reading obstacles
Kudos to the 433rd Training Squadron members who recently created a fun, challenging opportunity for Murnin Elementary School students! Squadron volunteers (left to right) Master Sgt. Hugo Escobedo, Tech. Sgt. Jason Hernandez, 433rd Commander Lt. Col. Christopher Victoria, Tech. Sgt. Christina Rapolla and Master Sgt. Rosalind Rider-Page put 150
0 4/19
2018
Lt. Col. Brent Green, 43rd FTS assistant director of operations, is sprayed with champagne and water by his family April 13, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. He is one of the original cadre in the Firebirds. It was shortly after the squadron expanded in 1999 from teaching only in the T-38C Talon to teaching all airframes that he was hired. Green has spent 22 years of his career in a full-time capacity learning or teaching in the T-37, T-38 and T-6A Texan II on Columbus AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) 43rd FTS instructor pilot dedicates 20 plus years of training to CAFB
The 43rd Flying Training Squadron started over 20 years ago as a flight dedicated to the pilot training mission here; within one year, the unit grew to a squadron with more than 100 positions total, attached to each of the five active-duty flying squadrons.
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2018
Duckworth assumes command of 340th FTG Duckworth assumes command of 340th FTG
Duckworth assumes command of 340th FTG
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2018
Former Tech. Sgt. now Master Sgt. Faith Wells (U.S. Air Force photo) MTI duty: Building tomorrow’s leaders one recruit at a time
Airmen separate from active duty for many reasons. For those who still want to serve their country and have a hand in shaping the next generation of exceptional Airmen, service in the Air Force Reserve as a Military Training Instructor beckons. One such Airman, Master Sgt. Faith Wells, said her transition to the Reserve component after 11 years of
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2018
Master Sgt. Tainell Pettengill, Reserve undergraduate flying training student issue resolution process owner, explains the existing process during the February process improvement event (U.S. Air Force photo by Teresa Davies) 340th process improvement event reduces UFT training barriers
340th process improvement event reduces UFT training barriers
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2018
22AF commander, command chief visit 340th FTG 22AF commander, command chief visit 340th FTG
22AF commander, command chief visit 340th FTG
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2018
Col. Janette Thode, 340th Flying Training Group commander, accepts the guidon from Lt. Col. Allen Duckworth, outgoing 97th Flying Training Squadron commander. (U.S. Air Force photo by Debi Smith) Rose assumes command of 97th FTS
Rose assumes command of 97th FTS
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2018
2nd Lt. Joe Mirarchi prepares to fly during undergraduate pilot training in 1988. Retiring 39th FTS pilot welcomes son to the long blue line
Retiring 39th FTS pilot welcomes son to the long blue line
0 2/09
2018
Default Air Force Logo 340th FTG names 4th quarter, annual award winners
340th quarterly and annual awards announced
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