Columbus Air Force Base

Columbus, Mississippi

Included zipcodes 39705 39710

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Columbus AFB has been training Air Force pilots since World War II, and that mission continues today. The base closed after the war and remained inactive until 1951 when it was reopened as a contract flying school to train pilots during the Korean War. Four years later, the base was transferred from Air Training Command to Strategic Air Command. Columbus became home to a SAC strategic wing with a KC-135 Stratotanker tanker squadron and a B-52 Stratofortress bomber squadron in the late 1950s. This wing was later redesignated a bombardment wing in the 1960s. In 1969, the SAC bomber mission at Columbus was inactivated and the base transferred back to the then-Air Training Command as an Undergraduate Pilot Training (UPT) base. Columbus AFB then resumed the mission for which it originally activated Ð training pilots, and has continued to do so for the past 40 years.

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** Data based off of 2013 census data.

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Private or Public? Distance or Quality? Will it be safe? Will the bus pick them up?

School Name Grade Type
Immanuel Center For Christian Education
PK - 12 Private
Cmsd Alternative School
KG - 12 Public
Heritage Academy
PK - 12 Private
Cook Elementary School
PK - 4 Public
Lee Middle School
7 - 8 Public
Hamilton High School
KG - 12 Public
Hunt Intermediate School
5 - 6 Public
Caledonia High School
9 - 12 Public
Caledonia Middle School
6 - 8 Public
Caledonia Elementary School
KG - 5 Public
Franklin Academy
KG - 4 Public
Stokes Beard Elementary School
PK - 4 Public

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Cities Near Columbus Air Force Base

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City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Columbus 8.4 miles 23,483 $100,500 $642
Caledonia 7.9 miles 1,247 $128,600 $683
New Hope 13.6 miles 3,524 $142,800 $913
Aberdeen 15.3 miles 5,492 $70,200 $494
West Point 12.3 miles 11,200 $84,000 $608
New Hamilton 8.0 miles 472 $67,600 $647
Hamilton 8.5 miles 540 $108,700 $0

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