News: Eglin AFB

  • Marine F-35 Operational Tests Increases Combat Capability

    Marine F-35 Operational Tests Increases Combat Capability

    DVIDS // September 01, 2016
    Three F-35B aircraft and 75 U.S. Marines from Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 1 (VMX-1) F-35B Detachment at Edwards Air Force Base , CA, along with 21 test personnel from the JSF Operational Test Team at Edwards deployed to Eglin AFB, FL., from August 9 to September 1, 2016 to complete Operational Test missile
  • Eglin Units Save Thousands With F-35 Innovations

    Eglin Units Save Thousands With F-35 Innovations

    33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs // June 06, 2016
    Since the introduction of the F-35A Lightning II, Airmen at the 33rd Fighter Wing have saved the Air Force close to $84,000 and more than 720 hours of shipping delays by locally manufacturing parts and tools.
  • Pilot for a Day Roams with the Nomads

    Pilot for a Day Roams with the Nomads

    33rd Fighter Wing/Public Affairs // May 26, 2016
    After spending the past few weeks watching "Top Gun" and videos of the F-35 Lightning II, Christian Loafman was ready for his May 18 visit here as its first F-35A Pilot for a Day.
  • F-35A Training Syllabus Advances Ahead of IOC

    F-35A Training Syllabus Advances Ahead of IOC

    33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs // March 15, 2016
    Two F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing here successfully employed two laser-guided bombs March 3 at a nearby range, advancing the Air Force's F-35A training syllabus ahead of its initial operational capability.
  • First F-35A GBU-12 Load, 33rd FW

    First F-35A GBU-12 Load, 33rd FW

    Eglin AFB, 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs // March 04, 2016
    The weapons drop was originally scheduled for late spring of this year, but innovation and persistence from 33rd FW pilots and maintainers allowed for an earlier launch of the munition
  • Rangers Exercise CAS with F-35A

    Rangers Exercise CAS with F-35A

    Eglin AFB, Florida // March 01, 2016
    Two F-35A’s teamed up with the 3rd Battalion to provide air support against simulated hostile targets in close proximity to the Rangers.
  • First Air National Guard Airman Graduates F-35 Intel School

    First Air National Guard Airman Graduates F-35 Intel School

    33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs // February 23, 2016
    Capt. Christopher Clements, 158th Operations Support Squadron intelligence officer, graduated Feb. 11, 2016, with seven other Airmen and U.S. Marines qualified in F-35-specific intelligence.
  • Nomads Lock and Load in First F-35A Weapons Load Competition

    Nomads Lock and Load in First F-35A Weapons Load Competition

    33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs; Eglin Air Force Base, Florida // February 10, 2016
    The 33rd Fighter Wing held its first weapons load competition here, April 3, since the 2009 draw down of the F-15C Eagle mission, to determine the best F-35A Lightning II weapons load crew.