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Welcome to the 33rd Fighter Wing
The 33rd Fighter Wing "Nomads," an associate unit at Eglin Air Force Base, was re-designated under Air Education and Training Command on Oct. 1, 2009. As the first of its kind in the Department of Defense, the wing is responsible for F-35 A/B/C Lightning II pilot and maintainer training for the Marine Corps, the Navy, the Air Force and, in the future, at least eight coalition partners. Initially, 59 aircraft and three flying squadrons, one for each service/aircraft variant, will be established at Eglin. Fact Sheet

Air Force fact sheet: F-35A Lightning II Conventional Takeoff and Landing Variant

33rd Fighter Wing history pamphlet
tabMission statement 
33rd Fighter Wing Mission
The mission of the 33rd Fighter Wing is to train world-class F-35 pilots and maintainers, air battle managers and intelligence personnel.. 

Supporting the Air Education and Training Command mission...
AETC's mission is to develop America's Airmen today ... for tomorrow.
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First F-35A operational weapons load crew qualified

Eglin Sailors celebrate Navy birthday

Eglin pilots children's nutrition and fitness program

AF updates voluntary education programs for FY15

AF ensures command visibility on substantiated sex-related offenses

First DOD general officer completes F-35 qualification training

Lightning within five

Maintaining Lightning at Duke Field

Former 33rd, 96th vice commander visits friend at museum

Bone marrow registration underway

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tab33rd Fighter Wing Leadership  
 
33 CC
USAF Col. Todd Canterbury,
Commander
 
33 cv
USN Capt.
Paul Haas
,
 Vice Commander
33 CCC
USAF Chief Master Sgt.
Scott Berge
, Command Chief
 


USAF Col. Christopher J. Niemi
33rd Operations Group Commander

USAF Col. Ronald Huzzard
33rd Maintenance Group Commander
 
USAF Lt. Col. Charles A. Wallace II
Academic Training Center Director 


 


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tabF-35 Joint Strike Fighter



The F-35 Lightning II Program (also known as the Joint Strike Fighter Program) is the Department of Defense's focal point for defining affordable next generation strike aircraft weapon systems for the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and our allies. The F-35 will bring cutting-edge technologies to the battlespace of the future.
The JSFs advanced airframe, autonomic logistics, avionics, propulsion systems, stealth, and firepower will ensure that the F-35 is the most affordable, lethal, supportable and survivable aircraft ever to be used by so many warfighters across the globe.


 
The F-35 is developed, produced, and supported by an international team of leading aerospace companies. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor, continuing its 100-year history of aircraft research and design with the Lightning II. Principal partners Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems build the center and aft fuselages, respectively. Northrop Grumman also brings its expertise in carrier aircraft and low-observable stealth technology to the F-35 program and supports logistics, sustainment, modeling and simulation and mission planning. BAE Systems contributes a rich heritage of capabilities, including short takeoff and vertical landing experience, advanced lean manufacturing, flight testing and air systems sustainment. Pratt & Whitney builds the F-35's F135 propulsion system, the world's most powerful fighter engine.


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