Welcome to Columbus Mississippi

The Deep South's Friendly City

14th Flight Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base


Columbus Air Force Base Automated Telephone Operator
(662) 434-1110

Public Affairs
(662) 434-7068

Visitor Center
(662) 434-7133

Command Post (After Hours)


Mission Support Group (MSG)
Building 730

Wing Headquarters
Building 724

Visitor's Center
Building 99


Visitor's Center

Monday – Friday:  7:30am - 4:30pm

Welcome to Columbus Air Force Base

The Welcome Center (not to be confused with the Visitor's Center) is a service for incoming Air Force personnel located in the MSG Building to help guide you through the in-processing and paperwork. The Military Personnel Flight (MPF) is also located in the MSG Building which is where CAC / ID cards are made. Click the link below to schedule an appointment.

Welcome to Columbus Mississippi

Columbus Mississippi is a historically rich city that was used as a hospital town during the Civil War. Thus many of the period houses were preserved. Local tours are available throughout the year but especially during the annual Pilgrimage in early spring. It is also the birthplace of America’s most prolific playwright, Tennessee Williams and Mississippi University for Women (which admits men too).

Columbus is is the county seat of Lowndes County, located in Northeast Mississippi. The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway runs through Columbus offering amazing water sports and incredible fishing thanks to the lake created by the lock & dam system. Several State parks and recreation areas are associated with the Tenn-Tom Waterway. Columbus is centrally located to a half-dozen major cities including about 4 hours to Atlanta, GA; 5 hours to New Orleans, LA; 5 hours to Nashville, TN, 3 hours of Memphis, TN; less than 3 hours to Jackson, MS; 2 hours to Birmingham, AL, about 5 hours to Gulf of Mexico beaches in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi; just to name a few.

Visit Columbus website is a great resource for area attractions, events, places to stay, and restaurants.

Be Sure to Download the Base App

Download the Columbus Air Force Base App from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play. The base utilizes the app for important mobile push notifications for up-to-the-minute information about events, facilities, and special announcements. There is a base directory, map, services, calendar of events, and much more.

Visitor's Center / Base Access

The Columbus Air Force Base Visitor’s Center provides passes for short and long term visits. All sponsors must direct their non-Department of Defense affiliated guests to the Columbus Air Force Base Visitor Center, where the visitor can be verified and a pass issued. Only valid DoD ID cardholders are authorized to sponsor visitors onto Columbus AFB. Sponsors accept full responsibility for their visitor’s conduct while on Columbus AFB.

Visit the Visitor's Center webpage for complete instructions and information for Base Access.

Upcoming Area Events

Main Street Columbus Calendar of Events 2023

March 31 @ 10:00 am - December 3 @ 3:00 pm

Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market

May 13 @ 7:00 am - October 28 @ 10:00 am

DoL Transition Vocational Track

May 29 @ 8:00 am - May 30 @ 3:00 pm

Summer Camp

May 30 - July 26

DoL Transition Vocational Track Workshop

May 30 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 3:00 pm

Babysitting Course

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - May 31 @ 6:00 pm

June @Your Library

June 1 @ 10:00 am - June 27 @ 10:00 am

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