News: Eglin AFB

  • F-35A, F-35B Integrate at Red Flag

    F-35A, F-35B Integrate at Red Flag

    Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada / 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs // July 21, 2017
    The 33rd Fighter Wing and Marine Attack Squadron 221 are participating in the first combat exercise with Air Force F-35As and Marine Corps F-35Bs operating simultaneously during Red Flag 17-3, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
  • Ogden ALC Completes F-35 Milestone

    Ogden ALC Completes F-35 Milestone

    Ogden Air Logistics Complex // March 15, 2017
    The Ogden Air Logistics Complex accomplished another "first" in support of the F-35 Lightning II program.
  • Red Flag May Affect Whether F-35s Deploy Overseas This Year

    Red Flag May Affect Whether F-35s Deploy Overseas This Year

    Defense News // February 14, 2017
    As Air Force leaders ponder whether to send F-35As overseas this year in what would be the jet’s first-ever operational deployment, officials could point to this year’s Red Flag exercise as a case study of how it can enhance both training and combat.
  • Grim Reaper Finds His Rage

    Grim Reaper Finds His Rage

    Eglin AFB // February 13, 2017
    As he stands at the step desk, you wouldn’t miss the subtle differences in his uniform. His brown leather boots seem foreign next to the sage green ones accompanying him.
  • Nomads Fire First Missiles

    Nomads Fire First Missiles

    33rd Fighter Wing // February 02, 2017
    The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and shot the first air-to-air missiles from an operational F-35A during a weapons system evaluation at Tyndall Air Force Base, Jan. 31, 2017,
  • 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