- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 17, 2014

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - In a story June 13 about the new commander at Columbus Air Force Base, The Associated Press reported erroneously the group previously commanded by Col. John Nichols. Nichols was previously commander of the South Dakota-based 28th Operations Group, not the 18th Operations Group.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Nichols to take over as new CAFB commander

Col. John Nichols takes over as CEFB wing commander on July 11


COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - Col. John Nichols will take over as the new wing commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus Air Force Base on July 11.

Nichols will succeed Col. Jim Sears, who has been wing commander since July 2012.

Sears is going to San Antonio, Texas, where he will serve as chief of officer assignments at Randolph Air Force Base.

Nichols, a senior pilot with more than 2,000 flight hours, is deployed overseas. He previously was commander of the 28th Operations Group at Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota.

Nichols was commissioned in 1992 after receiving his degree in political science from the Air Force Academy.