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  • Holiday Reflection

    As you gather with your family and friends to celebrate your holidays, Junko and I want to express how grateful we are for all you do and for the support that your families provide you. This wing has done some incredible things during the past year, and you ALL contributed to those successes. You should be proud of all you've accomplished.
  • Lessons for success from your fellow Nomads

    Nomads,In September something very special happened:  in a highly competitive process two of our
  • August a banner month for the F-35A and the 33rd

    Thanks for reading the first issue of Nomad News! In future articles, I hope my words will be more profound. For now, I’d like to just say thank you for the great work and write a little about Northern Lightning.
  • An open letter to the Nomads of the 33 FW

    Nomads, as my time here at the 33rd Fighter Wing comes to an end, I’d like to take a moment to thank
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  • Banner month for the F-35A and the 33rd

    Thanks for reading the first issue of Nomad News! In future articles, I hope my words will be more profound. For now, I’d like to just say thank you for the great work and write a little about Northern Lightning.
  • Remembering our Nomads

    Nomad, Tech. Sgt Jody Mann, reflects on the terrorist attack at Khobar Towers and the work life of one of the victims, Airman 1st Class Brian McVeigh.
  • How do you 'spend' Christmas?

    It was October. My wife and I knew Christmas was near, because the holiday decorations had hit the shelves of local retailers, and as reality set in, we both understood that the few remaining weeks before the big day would be checkered with trips to the mall, late nights sifting through sales in local newspaper, and perhaps a "concrete camping
  • Leaders: the good, bad, and forgotten

    It's been my Air Force experience there are three categories of leaders- the Good, the Bad, and the Forgotten. Everyone reading this probably thinks they're in the first category, but we know that's not the case. Airmen who work for you certainly wish that were true, but not every leader's an all-star, some not even close. So while most think they
  • Likely Teammates: SARC, EO

    Sexual assault and sexual harassment have both existed in our culture since the beginning of our history; however, each has had their time of intense focus. Society has always looked at sexual assault as a social evil, but it was a hidden crime, so it hit the military like a lightning bolt when we heard what some were saying was happening in our
  • Asking for help is sign of strength not weakness

    Growing up I was a big fan of Muhammad Ali. He was the world heavyweight boxing champion and unashamedly referred to himself as "The Greatest." I vividly remember a reporter asking Ali, "When did you know that you were 'The Greatest?'" Before Ali could answer, the reporter offered, "Perhaps it was when you knocked out George Foreman in 1974?"Ali
  • Dragon Corner: a military training leader’s journey

    Being stationed at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, there are many opportunities to venture to Washington D.C., such as when the Det. 2 staff attended the Air Force Association Air and Space Conference.My commander and I decided one presentation we really wanted to see was Gen. Robin Rand, Commander of Air Education and Training Command. It is not
  • A different thought on diversity

    Have you ever had one of those moments where you're sitting in a staff meeting, someone throws out a seemingly good idea, and all the heads around the room nod in agreement, even though you're certain not everyone is fully on board?  Or, have you ever been a part of a hand-picked team of like-minded individuals, put together for a special project
  • Excellence…Why it’s Important-Now More than Ever

    Would you agree there is an opportunity for Airmen of all ranks to improve their individual performance? If so, how does one become better or even excellent as an Airman? I say "Just do it!" I could stop there, as I believe the Nike slogan is brilliant and applicable to almost any situation. However, for the sake of discussion, let me amplify. Many
  • Resolutions aren't just for the new year

    It's almost that time of year when most of us will commit to reforming a habit, lifestyle or just change our lives for the better. It starts when we take a critical look at ourselves and determine what we can do, or stop doing, to make the improvements we desire. These resolutions usually go into effect on New Year's Day. If you have ever been in
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Meet the 33rd Fighter Wing’s new command chief, CMSgt Kenny Bruce! Have a question? Want to know what’s going on with our Nomads? Follow CMSgt Kenneth Bruce’s FB page! Fire from the clouds!
Taking care of our #Airmen is our number one priority. CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright just announced a new change to the enlisted structure. Take a moment to review and let us know if you have any questions. We’ll try our best to get them answered for you!
WEAR ABC 3 News, Pensacola came out to Eglin AFB last week to meet our own SrA Bergin. Stay tuned tonight at 5:15pm when his story airs. Air Education and Training Command Eglin Air Force Base
Does the sound of #Airpower ever get old? We sure don’t think so! #Freedom
Happy 242nd birthday America! Thanks for everything you do each and every day, Nomads. As we celebrate our great nation together, take this time to appreciate your family and friends.
Just as it does here with the F-35A Lightning II, innovation drives the rest of Air Education and Training Command to find new solutions for problems that we face. Check out this video of Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson as she visits the first command's hub for innovation in Houston.
Our F-35s have arrived at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, for the National Cherry Festival airshow and open ramp! Lt. Col. Brent Bak and Maj. Jason Ford interviewed with WTCM's Carey Carlson this afternoon in preparation for tonight’s static display! Are you in town? Come out and see our Nomads from 5:30-8:00 p.m.! RAGE!
What Do YOU Know Wednesday!? For over 70 years, the 33 FW has earned their title, “Nomads.” During each of our country’s largest contingencies, the unit would uproot and take the fight to different corners of the world. The Nomads have a long distinguished history and have been around longer than the Air Force itself. Does anybody know when the 33 FW was activated? #NomadsNerdOut
When you train together, you win together! That's exactly what the Navy Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 from Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., and our Nomads did last week. The F/A-18 Hornet integrated flight operations with our F-35A Lightning II to enhance joint warfighting missions in the future! Read more about this training at https://go.usa.gov/xUaZT Eglin Air Force Base Air Education and Training Command
Yesterday we commemorated the 22th Anniversary of the Khobar Towers bombing that took place in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on 25 June, 1996. Nearly 500 people were injured after terrorists detonated a 5,000 lb bomb in front of the military complex. Nineteen Airmen died in the blast. Twelve of them were Nomads. Join us in remembering those who gave their lives on that tragic day.
Yesterday we honored the 19 service members who were killed during the Khobar Towers terrorist attack in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia,12 of whom were Nomads. "We remember their service and their sacrifices. We remember them as sons, nephews, cousins, loved ones, and we remember them as Nomads," said Col. Paul Moga, 33rd Fighter Wing commander. "We remind ourselves that those who have gone before us look to us to continue to serve in their memory, in their light and in their honor. We remind ourselves that freedom isn't free and likely never will be." Air Education and Training Command United States Air Force Khobar Towers survivors
Give a warm NOMAD welcome to our newest 33rd Operations Support Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Nicholas Edwards! We also want to wish the best of luck to the outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Scott Gunn. We’re excited for your leadership! RAGE!
Join us for a LIVE feed of the 2018 Khobar Towers Memorial Ceremony beginning at 8:00 a.m. CST.
Airman 1st Class Brianna Lisner has dreams of becoming a United States Air Force fighter pilot and she solidified that dream after getting a T-38C Talon II incentive ride. She worked with Maj. Stephen “Cajun” Del Bagno, the late U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot, and aspires to be a “good dude” and a great pilot like him in the future. Read more about her reaching for her dreams at https://go.usa.gov/xUqEg Eglin Air Force Base Air Education and Training Command
This is a TEST video for the Khobar Towers Memorial Ceremony. Come back Monday, June 25, at 8:00 a.m. CST for a LIVE feed of the ceremony.
This CE commander has gone from enlisting in the U.S. Army Reserves and later commissioning as a United States Air Force officer. Read this awesome story of #resiliency from the 14th Flying Training Wing at Columbus AFB, Mississippi to learn more!
What do YOU know Wednesday?! Did you know that 19 of our 33rd Fighter Wing Nomads were selected for Major? Congratulations to all of these men and women who have reached a significant milestone in their career. We look forward to your leadership!
We’ve heard a lot of rumors about the Space Force lately, but have you ever been curious about what the USAF does in #space? “Space capabilities fuel our American way of life and our American way of war.“ Check this out!
Last Friday, our Nomads visited Team Blaze at Columbus Air Force Base to show current Undergraduate Pilot Training students and instructor pilots the F-35A Lightning II and teach students about their possibilities after pilot training. We shared that we not only train, develop and graduate the world's finest pilots, but also intelligence professionals and fifth generation maintainers. RAGE!