Columbus Air Force Base Airport (CBM)

Columbus Air Force Base (CBM) is nestled in the heart of Mississipi. Established in 1944, it is home to the 14th Flying Training Wing, which is an essential part of Air Education and Training Command (AETC).

It was previously known as Kaye Field. However, people would often confuse it with Kay Field nearby so the authorities renamed it Columbus Air Force Base. The base has undergone many renovations ever since and has eventually evolved into an important facility from the country’s defence point of view. After a short spell of deactivation post World War II, the base got back to regular operations during the Korean War. 

General Information about Columbus Air Base Airport

The following table is an overview of CBM Airport indicated below:

AirportColumbus Air Force Base
Airport TypeUS Air Force Base
OwnerDepartment of Defense
OperatorUS Air Force
Built In (Year)1941
Columbus Air Base CodeCBM
Columbus Air Base Airport Runway3
Columbus Air Base Coordinates33°48′32″N 088°26′45″W
Columbus Air Base AddressHarpe Blvd, Columbus, MS 39710, United States
Official Website
Elevation66 m (218 ft)

Columbus Air Force Base Airport Code

Columbus Air Force Base code is CBM. This three-letter IATA code has been derived from the name of the base itself. Located at a height of 66 meters above sea level, Columbus Air Force Base (CBM) is operated by the US Air Force. 


Columbus Air Force Base Airport Map

The Columbus Air Base location map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Columbus Air Force Base Runways

Columbus Air Force Base (CBM) is serviced by three runways: 

DirectionLength and surface
13C/31C3,659 m (12,004 ft) Concrete
13L/31R2,439 m (8,001 ft) Concrete
13R/31L1,930 m (6,320 ft) Concrete

Nearest Airports Columbus Air Force Base (CBM)

Some of the closest airports to Columbus AB Airport are:

  • Golden Triangle Regional Airport – 25 miles 
  • Tupelo Regional Airport – 57 miles 
  • Meridian Regional Airport – 109 miles 
  • Northwest Alabama Regional Airport – 115 miles
  • Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport – 132 miles 

Units based at the Columbus Air Force Base (CBM)

  • Nineteenth Air Force
  • 14th Comptroller Squadron
  • 14th Operations Group
  • 14th Operations Support Squadron
  • 14th Student Squadron

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