Columbus AFB - On and Off Base Information

Columbus AFB Housing Information

Columbus AFB Housing and Information:

Location:  Columbus Air Force Base is located in Columbus, Mississippi, and is home to the 14th Flying Training Wing, Air Education and Training Command (AETC). Located in Lowndes County, Columbus is considered a low-cost military town and is home to many retirees. Many popular travel spots such as New Orleans, Louisiana; Memphis, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia; and the Gulf Coast are within 350 miles driving distance from Columbus. 

Cost of Living: The cost of living index for Columbus, MS is 83.3%. Compared to the rest of the country, Columbus's cost of living is 24.4% Lower than the national average of 107.6%.

Base Operator: Directory 662-434-1110; DSN 312-742-1110

Area Population:  Columbus-Lowndes County: 59,779

Child Development Centers: The Columbus AFB Child Development Center (CDC) offers programs including full day, part-day preschool and hourly child care for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age (until they enter Kindergarten). When demand exceeds space available, a waiting list is maintained. You may be added to the waiting list by completing DD Form 2606 and either emailing or faxing it to the CDC, 662-434-2681. Call the CDC, 662-434-2479, for more information. Family Child Care homes are not available at this time.

Schools:  None on base. Students who reside on Columbus AFB have the option to attend the Columbus Municipal School District (CMSD) and the Caledonia School which is part of the Lowndes County School District. All students living on base are bused. Students who reside off base attend the school district aligned to their address. Call the School Liaison Office, 662-434-2792, DSN 742-2792 or check out the website for more information.

Airman and Family Readiness Center: Airman and Family Readiness Center, 662-434-2790, DSN 742-2790. Follow us on Facebook.

Housing: Visit the Air Force Housing website to find your new home with the Air Force. This website serves as a one-stop shop for Airmen and their families to obtain information about the housing options and support services available to them at Air Force bases world-wide.

Base Location

Columbus AFB
Columbus AFB, MS 39705