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  • 33rd Fighter Wing reactivates 60th Fighter Squadron

    As of Aug. 20, 2021, the 60th Fighter Squadron has officially reactivated at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., under the 33rd Fighter Wing, reporting to the 19th Air Force, Air Education and Training Command. The squadron will plan and execute a training curriculum in support of U.S. Air Force training requirements for the F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter.
  • Air Battle Managers and Mission System Operators integrate with 58th FS pilots

    Air battle managers and mission system operators from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma integrate with 58th Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II pilots Aug. 6-20, 2021, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska to better understand the F-35 and pilots’ capabilities.
  • Optimizing the human warfighting system

    Imagine trying to maneuver a fighter jet like the F-35A Lightning II through the Alaskan skies while the weight of a full grown grizzly bear presses down on your chest.  Crazy as it sounds, it is an accurate representation of the forces Air Force fighter pilots deal with on a daily basis. 
  • Future Fighter

    Student pilots assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron complete required mission sets toward their initial qualification training on the F-35A Lightning II between Aug. 6-20, 2021 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. These student pilots are part of the second-ever IQT course under the 33rd Fighter Wing. Meet five pilots soon to join the operational Air Force.
  • Gorillas Take Alaska

    (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Heather LeVeille)
  • Intel drives Ops

    33rd Operations Support Squadron intelligence officers help train student pilots in suppression of enemy air defense missions during F-35A Lightning II initial qualification training between Aug. 6 and Aug. 20, 2021, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska.  SEAD is part of offensive counter air missions, which are required syllabus items for student pilots before they can graduate from the F-35A graduate flying program.
  • 33rd OSS AFE supports 58 FS in Alaska

    33rd Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technicians, complete post flight inspections during a temporary duty assignment Aug. 10, 2021 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Post flight inspections are performed after every flight ensuring lifesaving equipment is working properly and ready for the next flight. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Heather LeVeille)
  • Eighth episode for AETC’s Real Talk focuses on religion in the Air Force

    Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, will host the eighth episode of AETC Real Talk: Muslims Serving in the Air Force, Aug. 19 at 3 p.m. CDT, on AETC’s Facebook page.
  • 'Future Fighters' to complete initial F-35A training

    58th Fighter Squadron student and instructor pilots traveled to Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, between Aug. 6 and Aug. 20, 2021, to complete their initial qualification training on the F-35A Lightning II. Eielson AFB offers 58th FS student pilots a new training experience that aims to expose them to the differences and challenges they’ll face at their first operational base in the Combat Air Forces. 
  • AIM HIGH Flight Academy visits 33rd FW

    AIM HIGH Flight Academy students visit the 33rd Fighter Wing Aug. 2, 2021, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The AHFA is a three-week summer program designed to meet the chief of staff of the Air Force’s Rated Diversity Improvement initiative to increase interests in rated career fields in underrepresented youth. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior
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