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  • 33rd FW Welcomes New Wing Commander

    The 33rd Fighter Wing welcomed their new commander in a change of command ceremony, July 30, 2021, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Col. Jack R. Arthaud assumed command from Col. Jon S. Wheeler, Jr. before the presiding officer Maj. Gen. Craig D. Wills, 19th Air Force commander.
  • Wing commander bids farewell to the Nomads and the Air Force

    Col. Jon S. Wheeler, 33rd Fighter Wing commander, will relinquish command July 30, 2021 and will retire after serving 25 years in the Air Force. Wheeler received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1996, attended undergraduate pilot training at Vance Air Force Base, and went on to fly the F-16 Fighting Falcon before transitioning to the F-35A Lightning II.
  • Earn an extra stripe: Senior Airman 'Below the Zone'

    Enlisted Airmen are held to a regimented promotion cycle. To advance from airman first class to the next rank of senior airman, Traditionally you’d complete either 36 months time in service and 20 months time in grade or 36 months time in grade, whichever comes first. For a select few Airmen, an opportunity to promote early presents itself through below-the-zone promotions.
  • 33rd Maintenance Squadron welcomes new commander

    The 33rd Maintenance Squadron welcomed their new commander in a change of command ceremony, July 1, 2021, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  Maj. Jeffrey Rodriguez took command from Lt. Col. Brian Hassler before the presiding officer Col. Ronald Llantada, 33rd Maintenance Group commander. 
  • 25 years later: Gone but never forgotten

    Today, we gather--Airmen, family and friends--in remembrance of the 25th anniversary of the Khobar Towers bombing in Dharan, Saudi Arabia. The wing’s emblem, the flaming sword, stands at the center of the memorial, where an inscription reads: "This monument is dedicated to the brave warriors who were killed by a terrorist bomb at Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia, on June 25, 1996. They made the ultimate sacrifice as guardians of this grateful nation. We shall never forget them." 
  • 58th Fighter Squadron welcomes new commander

    The 58th Fighter Squadron welcomed their new commander during a change of command ceremony, June 18, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.  Lt. Col. John Easton assumed command from Lt. Col. David Cochran before the presiding officer, Col. Byron Pompa, 33rd Operations Group commander.
  • Lightning Night Operations

    Residents may experience aircraft noise June 21-24, when the 58th Fighter Squadron conducts night flying operations in the area. Each day, F-35 fighter aircraft will conduct missions between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.  Night flying is a requirement for 58th FS training operations. For more information, please contact the Team Eglin public affairs office at 850-882-3931.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, “Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Per industry, this resulted in a 25% decrease in their labor pool, resulting in (decreased) personal property movement capacity necessary to support private sector and government demand.”
  • 33rd FW hosts AIM HIGH Flight Academy students

    The 33rd Fighter Wing hosted 24 students, ages 16-20, as part of the Air Force Recruiting Service’s, Detachment 1 AIM HIGH Flight Academy program June 7-8 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The AHFA provides an opportunity for students to gain hands-on flying training from experienced aviators and U.S. Air Force mentors. These instructors and mentors also provide them with information about aviation careers, flying opportunities and share their experiences as Air Force aviators.
  • 33rd MXG Welcomes New Commander

    Col. Ronald Llantada took command of the 33rd Maintenance Group during an assumption of command ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, June 10, 2021.
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