• Retiring 39th FTS pilot welcomes son to the long blue line

    Retiring 39th FTS pilot welcomes son to the long blue line
  • 340th FTG names 4th quarter, annual award winners

    340th quarterly and annual awards announced
  • 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.
  • Building officers of character

    “So what do you want to do when you grow up?” This is my standard ice-breaker question when flying with a new student for the first time.  My intent is not to make them feel uncomfortable; rather to assess whether or not they entered flight school to chase a dream.  Most often, I get a rather modest, hesitant response because the student doesn’t
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.