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  • AFE Instructor with a Passion for Educating

    “I tell my kids this, and I tell the people I work with, you learn more from mistakes you make than me telling you how great you are every day of your life,” said Tech. Sgt. Mack West, 2020 outstanding instructor award recipient. As the aircrew flight equipment superintendent, West shares his years of experience, and personal lessons with the military community, his family and friends. 
  • Chiefs visit Enlisted Village

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. William Rose, 33rd Fighter Wing command chief and other members from the 33rd FW tour the Air Force Enlisted Village in Shalimar, Florida, March 26, 2021. AFEV is a nonprofit organization that provides homes for surviving spouses of retired enlisted U.S. Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman Colleen Coulthard)
  • F-35 B-Course Student Pilots 1st Flight

    U.S. Air Force 58th Fighter Squadron B-Course student pilots fly for the first time in an F-35A Lightning II at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, March 16, 2021. The B-Course student pilots spent months in preparation, including realistic simulation flights and classwork. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman Colleen Coulthard)
  • Women around the Wing

    Women from the 33rd Fighter Wing were highlighted in recognition of Women's History Month throughout March, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Heather LeVeille)
  • 33rd FW engages in Rated Diversity and Inclusion Events

    The U.S. Air Force prioritizes diversity and inclusion within the force to stay competitive and strong. Diversifying the service allows for a variety of different perspectives and experiences to be used to drive the total force forward. The 33rd Fighter Wing took an active role in the Air Force’s effort to expose youth to both aviation and other rated career fields.
  • Weapons Load Competition

    U.S. Air Force service members from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron participate in a weapons load competition at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, March 5, 2021. The 3-man crews competed back to back to find out which team won Load Crew of the Year. (U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Heather LeVeille)
  • 337th ACS Immersion Tour

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jon Wheeler, 33rd Fighter Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. William Rose, 33rd Fighter Wing command chief, visit graduating students at the 337th Air Control Squadron air battle manager schoolhouse at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Feb. 5, 2021. The 337th ACS is a geographically separated unit attached to the 33rd FW and trains officers to become air battle managers who will synchronize weapons, sensors and fuel to meet the mission's needs. (U.S. Air Force photos by: Senior Airman Heather LeVeille)
  • A Look Back: 30th Anniversary Operation Desert Storm

    In early August 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait to annex its rich oil reserves and offset Iraq’s growing debt from the Iraq-Iran war. President George H.W. Bush immediately ordered ground, sea and air forces to Southwest Asia as part of a multinational coalition to persuade Saddam Hussein to withdraw from Kuwait, an operation known as Desert Shield.
  • The 33rd Fighter Wing welcomes new command chief in the new year

    The 33rd Fighter Wing welcomed Chief Master Sgt. W. Shane Rose as the new 33rd FW command chief, Jan. 25, 2021.
  • Army ground liaison officers advance pilot training with realistic scenarios

    Every U.S. military branch has its own form of communication, jargon, acronyms and abbreviations. Getting stationed at a base surrounded by others of a separate service could be overwhelming for any airmen, soldier, sailor or Marine. For ground liaison officers, their job is to understand and translate the differences between each of the Armed Services’ forms of communication.
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