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Emmie Sherertz, local artist, stands next to her work Jan. 12, 2018, inside of the Club on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The Club art gallery was created in 2015 with the opening of the newly renovated Club. The Columbus Arts Council switches the art out roughly every two months, providing six artists a year to showcase their work to the Columbus AFB service members and family. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Columbus Club wall holds local artists’ work
In the Columbus Club there is a wall which displays the work of local artists, showcasing the Columbus Arts Council’s work, and bringing some Mississippi culture onto the Club’s walls.
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Lt. Col. Noel Williams (center) shares a moment following his final glider flight with wife Michelle and teammate Mark Matticola, U.S. Air Force Academy instructor pilot. Recently promoted to colonel, Williams will serve as a special assistant to the 340th Flying Training Group commander. (U.S. Air Force photo) Williams' fini flight wraps up 13-year Academy tour
Glider instructor Lt. Col Noel Williams completes final flight before heading to group headquarters in San Antonio.
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Tech. Sgt. James MacKay (currently Master Sergeant) presents the Airman's Coin to a graduating Airman in his flight during graduation ceremonies. MacKay led 13 flights during his time as a MTI. The Airman’s Coin Ceremony represents the culmination of 7 1/2 weeks of Basic Military Training. The coveted Airman's Coin is given to each graduating Airman. (U.S. Air Force photo). MTI duty: The Air Force Reserve’s best kept secret
Perhaps one of the most indelible memories of military service is the time spent at Basic Military Training, or BMT. For the eager young men and women aspiring to one day don the fabric of our nation, making it through BMT, under the watchful eye of the Military Training Instructor, is the price of admission. For most, BMT is a once in a lifetime
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Duckworth named 340 FTG commander Duckworth named 340th FTG commander
Lt. Col. Allen Duckworth, 97th Flying Training Squadron commander at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, has been tapped to command the 340th Flying Training Group here. Duckworth, a command pilot with more than 3,100 flying hours, has 450 combat hours in the A-10 supporting Operations Allied Force, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. A
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Col Janette Thode, 340th Flying Training Group commander, presents the Meritorious Service Medal to 340th FTG manpower and personnel director Lt. Col. Mark Hiatt during the December 2017 mandatory unit training assembly. (U.S. Air Force photo) 340th Flying Training Group hosts December MUTA
Headquarters, 340th Flying Training Group Airmen gathered here the first week of December for the semi-annual mandatory unit training assembly, which included ancillary training, member recognition, a variety of awareness briefings, and a unit holiday dinner. Leader emphasis throughout the MUTA focused on professionalism, integrity, team
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Profiles in Leadership Vol. III: Maj. Christina Hopper- 5th Flying Training Squadron Profiles in Leadership Volume III: Maj. Christina Hopper- 5th Flying Training Squadron
Maj. Christina “Thumper” Hopper is the first African-American female fighter pilot to fly in a major war. In her first F-16 assignment, she flew more than 100 combat hours in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Her most memorable mission was during one of the worst recorded sand storms in Iraqi history. Enroute to the target, her threat warning system was
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Profiles in Leadership volume III AF Reserve refreshes 'Profiles' display at Pentagon
The Office of the Air Force Reserve refreshed its Profiles in Leadership display here Dec. 8 with 16 new profiles. The display celebrates and honors Reserve Citizen Airmen and civilians and their contributions in serving the nation.
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Abundant Blessings Attitude of gratitude: Where does it come from?
Thanksgiving is upon us and with it comes traditions that vary from country to country, state to state, home to home. Whether it’s turkey, pumpkin pie and football, an annual vacation or watching “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” while you prepare the family feast, our rituals help define and refine us. Just the name of the holiday prepares us for the
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Master Sgt. Jason Wagner, Military Training Instructor Supervisor (Official Air Force photo) 433rd Training Squadron Instructor earns top MTI award
Master Sgt. Jason Wagner a nine-year Reserve Basic Military Training Instructor with the 340th Flying Training Group’s 433rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, has earned the Master Military Training Instructor “Blue Rope,” which adorns the iconic campaign hat. The MTI Blue Rope is reserved for the top 10 percent of the
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MTIs visit Niagara Airmen Air Force seeks Reserve MTIs
 For Airmen looking for an opportunity outside of their current Air Force Specialty Code, openings within the Military Training Instructor career field may be the career-broadening opportunity they are looking for.Three members from Lackland’s 433rd Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland (JBSA-Lackland), Texas visited Niagara during
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