• Enlisting during a Pandemic

    Why'd you decide to serve your country? It's a question you get a lot as a new enlistee. When I raised my right hand and swore-in, Dec. 23, 2019, I knew I wanted to do something better with my life, but I didn't realize I’d start serving during one of the most devastating health crises of our generation. Flexibility, of all the lessons learned, became my saving grace through basic military training, technical training, and now, in the operational Air Force.
  • An adventure in Puerto Rico

    When you think about an exercise what do you think of? Putting on Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear? Flying to another country to do training? Lucky for me, I was tasked out of the 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs office to go to Puerto Rico to act as a civilian reporter for Vigilant Guard.
  • LEAP: Final Thoughts

    Within a month, I was connecting with the locals and developing lasting friendships with some of the most beautiful souls I’ve ever encountered.
  • LEAP: The Immersion Begins

    Kindness is a pretty cool thing to live by - I highly recommend it!
  • LEAP: Language Enabled Airmen Program

    My name is Capt Krystal Lowder and I am the 33rd Fighter Wing’s Protocol Officer. I was born in Chi-town (Chicago)! I am headed to India for 29 days for an Air Force funded language intensive program.
  • 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

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#Nomads took to the skies over University of Iowa's Kinnick Stadium for a flyover. Check out these highlights from the event!
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The Misty Forward Air Controllers (FAC) Vietnam veterans visited the 33rd Fighter Wing today. #ICYDK The Misty FAC earned their name during the Vietnam War because they used "Misty" as their radio call sign. It was a pleasure hosting their anniversary reunion here at the wing. Thank you Misty FAC for spending time with the #Nomads this year! #FireFromTheClouds