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  • Revamping the corrosion control section

    Two Airmen from the 33rd Maintenance Squadron Corrosion Control Section have revamped the corrosion compound and have acquired a brand new media booth, blast cabinets and are working on renovating their paint booth.
  • Nomads attend Air Warfare Symposium

    Airmen from the 33rd Fighter Wing attended the Air Force Association’s professional development event, the Air Warfare Symposium, Feb. 27 to March 1, 2019, in Orlando, Fla.
  • Contracted aggressors provide new opportunities

    Instructor pilots and students from the 58th Fighter Squadron integrated with a civilian contracted aggressor squadron to conduct air defense training Jan. 24, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base.
  • AETC leadership visits hurricane recovery efforts

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast, Air Education and Training Command commander, right, and Lt. Col. Michael Lynch, 337th Air Control Squadron commander, view damage on the flightline caused by Hurricane Michael Jan. 24, 2019, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The 337th ACS sustained damage to several structures during Hurricane Michael. (U.S. Air
  • Nomads distinguish best of 2018

    The 33rd Fighter Wing recognized several of its members during the 2018 Annual Award Ceremony Jan. 25, 2019, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
  • Back to business: 337th returns to duty

    Students attending air battle manager courses at the 337th Air Control Squadron resumed classes Jan. 7, 2019, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., to complete their remaining coursework just three months after a direct hit from Hurricane Michael.
  • Innovation in tight spaces

    As Hurricane Michael churned toward the Emerald Coast of Florida, narrowly missing Eglin, a different type of storm brewed on the horizon that would test Nomad innovation.
  • Resiliency after the storm

    Senior Airman Taylor Bouchard, 337th Air Control Squadron weapons simulation technician, experienced firsthand the devastation of Hurricane Michael after it tore through the Northwest Florida Panhandle Oct. 10, 2018, leaving destruction in its path.
  • Soldiers essential to Nomad mission

    The 33rd Fighter Wing is home to two U.S. Army Soldiers who have an essential role training the worlds greatest pilots.
  • SPARK Innovation

    SPARK is an Air Force initiative that drives innovation within our Airmen to develop a better and faster way to accomplish the mission.

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  • First sergeant symposium

    One of the hardest working members of any squadron is the first sergeant.  These diamond-wearing
  • AETC sub-app on AF Connect

    The Air Education and Training Command’s sub-app is now live in AF Connect, the new Air Force-wide mobile app.
  • Air Force Junior ROTC Filght Academy encourages youth to seek careers in aviatation

    Aviators from all over the country traveled to sunny Long Beach, California for the 30th annual
  • Women’s History Month through the eyes of an MTI

    “When you talk about Women’s History Month, you get to look at the path that’s been paved for us as women,” said Master Sgt. Jennifer Martin, the superintendent of the 97th Air Mobility Wing Staff Agency. “But it also gives us a chance to look at each other and ask ourselves what we’re doing to set the path for the future to set change in motion for those who will come after us.”
  • Holloman officer participates in Bataan Memorial Death March

    She stopped, her hazel eyes lowering to her feet. Her heels felt like they were being rubbed by sandpaper in her worn down boots. She had marched 18 miles already and felt determined to complete the marathon. Taking off her boot, she saw a thin worn down bubble of skin. Her feet were blistering. She looked around for the medic station and trudged over to begin receiving treatment. After an hour of assistance from two doctors, she got up and began treading along again. The Bataan Memorial Death March was something she needed to accomplish. Maj. Brianne Rahn, 49th Wing Staff Judge Advocate deputy, participated in her first full-marathon Bataan Memorial Death March, March 17, 2019, on White Sands Missile Range, N.M.
  • 2nd AF, 19th AF partner with Goodfellow AFB to host AETC superintendents course

    Goodfellow welcomed roughly 50 current and future superintendents from across the Air Education and
  • 2nd annual C-130J fly-in grows Herk Nation

    Representatives from eight C-130J units came together to train and enhance mobility partnerships across the C-130J enterprise during the second-annual fly-in at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, March 9-16, 2019.
  • 351st SWTS honors fallen hero during Maltz Challenge

    The Maltz Challenge honors Master Sgt. Michael Maltz, a Pararescueman who was killed in action in 2003 in Afghanistan while responding to a combat-rescue call. Originally, the Maltz Challenge was organized to support Maltz’s family after his death, but has since evolved into a national event where people across the nation do the same workout in honor of the fallen hero.
  • Sheppard crew chief apprentice student earns ACE award

    Nine blocks. Eighty training days. Six hundred forty hours of hard work and concentration. This is what it takes to become an Air Force crew chief apprentice.
  • "Developing Mach-21 Airmen" explores Pilot Training Next 2.0

    The fifth episode of "Developing Mach-21 Airmen," Air Education and Training Command's podcast series, was released March 18. In the episode, Lt. Col. Paul Vicars, the director of Pilot Training Next, sits down to discuss the second iteration of AETC’s innovative and experimental approach to learning, based at the Armed Forces Reserve Center near the Austin-Bergstrom (Texas) International Airport.

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Meet the 33rd Fighter Wing’s new command chief, CMSgt Kenny Bruce! Have a question? Want to know what’s going on with our Nomads? Follow CMSgt Kenneth Bruce’s FB page! Fire from the clouds!
Taking care of our #Airmen is our number one priority. CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright just announced a new change to the enlisted structure. Take a moment to review and let us know if you have any questions. We’ll try our best to get them answered for you!
WEAR ABC 3 News, Pensacola came out to Eglin AFB last week to meet our own SrA Bergin. Stay tuned tonight at 5:15pm when his story airs. Air Education and Training Command Eglin Air Force Base
Does the sound of #Airpower ever get old? We sure don’t think so! #Freedom
Happy 242nd birthday America! Thanks for everything you do each and every day, Nomads. As we celebrate our great nation together, take this time to appreciate your family and friends.
Just as it does here with the F-35A Lightning II, innovation drives the rest of Air Education and Training Command to find new solutions for problems that we face. Check out this video of Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson as she visits the first command's hub for innovation in Houston.
Our F-35s have arrived at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, for the National Cherry Festival airshow and open ramp! Lt. Col. Brent Bak and Maj. Jason Ford interviewed with WTCM's Carey Carlson this afternoon in preparation for tonight’s static display! Are you in town? Come out and see our Nomads from 5:30-8:00 p.m.! RAGE!
What Do YOU Know Wednesday!? For over 70 years, the 33 FW has earned their title, “Nomads.” During each of our country’s largest contingencies, the unit would uproot and take the fight to different corners of the world. The Nomads have a long distinguished history and have been around longer than the Air Force itself. Does anybody know when the 33 FW was activated? #NomadsNerdOut
When you train together, you win together! That's exactly what the Navy Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 from Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., and our Nomads did last week. The F/A-18 Hornet integrated flight operations with our F-35A Lightning II to enhance joint warfighting missions in the future! Read more about this training at https://go.usa.gov/xUaZT Eglin Air Force Base Air Education and Training Command
Yesterday we commemorated the 22th Anniversary of the Khobar Towers bombing that took place in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on 25 June, 1996. Nearly 500 people were injured after terrorists detonated a 5,000 lb bomb in front of the military complex. Nineteen Airmen died in the blast. Twelve of them were Nomads. Join us in remembering those who gave their lives on that tragic day.
Yesterday we honored the 19 service members who were killed during the Khobar Towers terrorist attack in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia,12 of whom were Nomads. "We remember their service and their sacrifices. We remember them as sons, nephews, cousins, loved ones, and we remember them as Nomads," said Col. Paul Moga, 33rd Fighter Wing commander. "We remind ourselves that those who have gone before us look to us to continue to serve in their memory, in their light and in their honor. We remind ourselves that freedom isn't free and likely never will be." Air Education and Training Command United States Air Force Khobar Towers survivors
Give a warm NOMAD welcome to our newest 33rd Operations Support Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Nicholas Edwards! We also want to wish the best of luck to the outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Scott Gunn. We’re excited for your leadership! RAGE!
Join us for a LIVE feed of the 2018 Khobar Towers Memorial Ceremony beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST.
Airman 1st Class Brianna Lisner has dreams of becoming a United States Air Force fighter pilot and she solidified that dream after getting a T-38C Talon II incentive ride. She worked with Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, the late U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot, and aspires to be a “good dude” and a great pilot like him in the future. Read more about her reaching for her dreams at https://go.usa.gov/xUqEg Eglin Air Force Base Air Education and Training Command
This is a TEST video for the Khobar Towers Memorial Ceremony. Come back Monday, June 25, at 8:00 a.m. CST for a LIVE feed of the ceremony.
This CE commander has gone from enlisting in the U.S. Army Reserves and later commissioning as a United States Air Force officer. Read this awesome story of #resiliency from the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus AFB, Mississippi to learn more!
What do YOU know Wednesday?! Did you know that 19 of our 33rd Fighter Wing Nomads were selected for Major? Congratulations to all of these men and women who have reached a significant milestone in their career. We look forward to your leadership!
We’ve heard a lot of rumors about the Space Force lately, but have you ever been curious about what the USAF does in #space? “Space capabilities fuel our American way of life and our American way of war.“ Check this out!
Last Friday, our Nomads visited Team Blaze at Columbus Air Force Base to show current Undergraduate Pilot Training students and instructor pilots the F-35A Lightning II and teach students about their possibilities after pilot training. We shared that we not only train, develop and graduate the world's finest pilots, but also intelligence professionals and fifth generation maintainers. RAGE!