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  • Nomads: Face to Face A1C Alejandro Castillo

    Airman 1st Class Alejandro Castillo, 33rd Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman, excelled through high school earning most valuable player titles during his sophomore through senior year. Eventually, he was scouted by an FC Dallas team and began rising through the program. He recently began coaching a soccer team for girls under the age of eight in the local area.
  • Nomads: Face to Face MSgt. Pablo Perez-Gonzalez

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Pablo Perez decided early in his career that helping others was his passion. As a first sergeant, Perez is able to use that passion to help the people he serves.
  • Two Nomads win AETC Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award

    Two Airmen from the 33rd Fighter Wing have been awarded Air Education and Training Command’s Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award for their work in aircraft maintenance.
  • Engineering the future

    (Editor’s Note: This is the final  article in the Sharpening the Spear series)Since the 33rd Fighter Wing’s existence, even before the Air Force’s, the Nomads were among the best in the sky. They earned respect from peers and foes alike while defending the homeland’s shores, securing North Africa and eliminating Axis Powers in Europe during WWII.
  • 33 FW supports Checkered Flag from home

    The 33rd Fighter Wing provided support for exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 Nov. 6-17, 2017, from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Checkered Flag is a large scale air-to-air only exercise that emphasizes the execution and production of tactics between fourth and fifth generation aircraft. “Our role was that of one of the fifth generation players in the
  • Wielded by the righteous

    (Editor’s Note: This is the second article in the Sharpening the Spear series) During the Vietnam War, the Nomads cemented themselves in history as the “MiG Killers.” They proved to the aviation world that dog fighting was not dead and that the United States Air Force epitomized air superiority around the globe. In 1978 they transitioned again,
  • Nomads celebrate 70 years of service

    This year the 33rd Fighter Wing celebrated its 70th birthday on Oct. 15. During its existence, the wing was a part of the country’s largest contingencies. During each of these, the unit would uproot and take the fight to different corners of the world, earning its nickname “Nomads.”  Newly formed in 1941, the 33rd Fighter Group began flying the
  • AETC, 19 AF leadership visit 33 FW

    The command staff from Air Education and Training Command and 19th Air Force visited the 33rd Fighter Wing here, Oct. 2-4, 2017.    During the trip, both groups met with Airmen and leadership from across the wing to discuss recent successes, challenges and ways to overcome those challenges in the future.   “I wanted to spend time to focus with
  • 500th F-35 pilot takes to the sky

    The U.S. Air Force trained and graduated the 500th F-35 Lightning II pilot across the joint and international enterprise Sept. 19, 2017, here.
  • Air Force supplements F-35 at sea

    The Air Force’s 33rd Maintenance Squadron provided training and support to F-35C Lightning II operations aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, 2017.  Two Airmen and two Sailors from the aerospace ground equipment flight and the wheel and tire shop qualified Abraham Lincoln Sailors to operate F-35 support equipment,

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  • 59th MDW Spotlight: Altitude chamber takes your breath away

    Inside look at the 559th Aerospace Medicine Squadron aerospace and operational physiology unit at JBSA-Randolph, Texas, as they train potential aviators about human performance in the air.
  • Logistics officer course at Sheppard AFB tests new thesis-style capstone event

    The 363rd TRS's Maintenance Officer Intermediate Course at Sheppard AFB, Texas, which hosts aircraft maintenance and munitions officers, is upping its game by transforming and experimenting with how experienced logisticians are trained on complex logistics principles as well as how they are tested on their understanding of and ability to articulate those concepts during a capstone event.
  • RAWS training helps Airmen maintain peak performance Airmen

    Aircraft at Columbus Air Force, Mississippi, rely on radar and communication systems when navigating the skies; and the Airmen that maintain those systems must ensure they do so in a safe manner, often having to climb 100 feet to assess the equipment.
  • The next transition from ABUs to OCPs: What to expect

    The next transition before the final uniform change from the Airman Battle Uniform to the newly regulated Operation Camouflage Pattern combat uniform will be effective June 1, 2020, for all Airmen.
  • Instructor pilots: Creating world-class aviators

    In the U.S., an Air Force instructor pilot’s job is to nurture the transition of a casual officer into becoming a world-class aviator; instructor pilots feed the fight directly and have a significant role, not only in the Air Force, but the Department of Defense as a whole.
  • Mississippi coast one of first four health care markets DHA stands up

    The Defense Health Agency is changing the way military hospitals and clinics are managed Jan. 30 when facilities in four regions within the United States will become the first military medical markets aligned by geographic location.
  • 360 Leaders Course empowers leaders at JBSA-Lackland

    The 502nd Air Base Wing welcomed the 50th class of the 360 Leaders Course to JBSA-Lackland Jan. 27. The course is a week-long, science-based leadership course that provides comprehensive, holistic training in personal health, wellness and resiliency, which empowers participants to guide airmen under their care with compassion and understanding.
  • Holloman AFB creates "Connections Clubs"

    The 49th Wing launched a new web page to promote opportunities for individuals to get out of their comfort zone and to build relationships with people who have similar interests called "Connections Clubs," a venue for Holloman Airmen and their families to look into joining various clubs and programs or make their own to connect with those around them.
  • AETC announces 2019 Technical Training and Training Support award winners

    Air Education and Training Command announced the 2019 technical training and training support annual award winners Jan. 30, 2020.

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