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Col. Schuck assumes command of the 33rd Operations Group

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  • By Staff Sgt. Amber Litteral
  • 33rd Fighter Wing

U.S. Air Force Col. Charles Schuck took command of the 33rd Operations Group during an assumption of command ceremony, Aug. 5, 2022, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida.

Schuck transitioned to the 33rd OG after previously serving as the vice commander of the 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance AFB, Oklahoma.

U.S. Air Force Col. Jack Arthaud, commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing, presided over the ceremony.

“We are lucky to have him joining the team,” said Arthaud. “I look forward to partnering with you and continuing to build combat-credible Airmen, combat-ready Airmen and to ensure we take the Nomads to new heights. ”

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Rob Skowronski, senior enlisted leader of the 33rd OG, passed the guidon to Arthaud, who then passed it to Schuck, symbolizing the passing of authority to the new commander.

The 33rd OG is comprised of the 58th Fighter Squadron, 60th FS, the 337th Air Control Squadron and the 33rd Operations Support Squadron. The group is also responsible for the F-35 Intelligence Formal Training Unit at Eglin AFB and operates the Air Force Special Operations Forces IFTU at Hurlburt Field, Fla.

His service and leadership span operational and staff positions at the squadron, group, wing, major command and combatant command levels. 

“I sat in the same meetings as the leadership of the 33rd FW, so I was able to listen to all of the accolades and the amazing work that the 33rd OG and 33rd FW have accomplished,” said Schuck, “I am truly in awe of the greatness that comes from the 33rd OG, and I look forward to continuing those outstanding achievements alongside you.”