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  • Mad Hatters provide comfort for recovering patients

    Two women are talking to one another casually. One is the inquisitor, asking questions about fit and feel and adequacy; the other sits with her legs up, an IV attached to her body, wearing a pink hat with matching rubber flip-flops hanging off the edge of her chair. The room they're in is tiny and a bit warm from all the other people standing
  • Kingpin orchestrates airpower symphony over Iraq

    Orchestrating the airpower symphony over Iraq are the Airmen of the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron, better known as Kingpin, who turn non-stop air operations into ground forces' favorite tune -- the sound of jets prowling the skies overhead. Currently manned by the Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., 728th ACS, the 727th EACS is responsible for
  • On The Record: 19th Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. Irving Halter

    (The 19th Air Force is composed of more than 38,000 total force personnel in 18 wings and four independent training groups located across the United States. Overseeing the force is Maj. Gen. Irving Halter, who has served as the 19th Air Force commander for close to five months. The mission of the 19th Air Force is an important one, managing all
  • Flying a Family Affair

    A year ago Timothy Cox was a student at the U.S. Air Force Academy majoring in military history. Now, the second lieutenant and member of Joint Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training class 08-03 will be making history as the Air Force celebrates its 60th Anniversary this year. When Lieutenant Cox receives his wings after completion of JSUPT, he
  • Leaving the military could mean an open classroom door

    Juggling a variety of tasks, leadership and education are all military experiences that could take an Airman from the base to the classroom after serving. Troops to Teachers is a government program that helps former military members become public school teachers where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed. Recently, the program
  • Persistence, recycling reaps large rewards for AF, environment

    Money doesn't grow on trees, but sometimes you can find it in a trash can. Imagine finding more than $100,000 yearly in your bin. With some imagination and persistence, Ron Hull, 325th Maintenance Group environmental coordinator, turned otherwise hazardous waste into cash for the Air Force. Materials used in the F-22 Raptor low observable coatings
  • Fighter pilot father, son recount ambush over Vietnam

    About 40 years ago, F-105 aircraft were bombing selected targets in North Vietnam as part of Operation Rolling Thunder. However, the slower, bomb-loaded Thunderchiefs were no match for the faster, lighter MiG-21s the enemy was flying. For weeks the MiGs were successful at picking off U.S. warplanes. This had to stop, but the U.S. Air Force was
  • Airman moonlights as national soccer referee

    As a young boy growing up in Paraguay, South America, playing soccer came as natural as walking. So, it's no surprise that Master Sgt. Oscar Ortiz would one day become one of the few U.S. military members to moonlight as a referee for Major League Soccer, the premier soccer league in the United States.Now in his ninth year refereeing and having

    A man nearly two times over the legal limit for blood alcohol content killed one of his best friends in a drunken boating crash last year. He crashed his powerboat into the shoreline, ejecting all three occupants. Then a personal watercraft driver with a with a blood alcohol content that would have gotten him arrested for drunken driving on a
  • 33rd phase dock shows Saudi air force superior maintenance practices

    Members of the Royal Saudi air force visited the 33rd Maintenance Squadron's phase docks July 17-21 to learn how the maintenance unit docks conducts business and achieves its rapid aircraft inspection rate. The Saudi visit was fruitful, giving the RSAF more then they expected, said Master Sgt. Richard Shively, 33rd MXS phase inspection section

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Happy #EarthDay! We'd like to say congratulations to Eglin Air Force Base for winning the "Natural Resources Conservation, Large Installation" award for The 2019 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards! #TeamEglin's hard work to protect the earth pays off in more than just awards but also in keeping our community healthy. Thank you, U.S. Secretary of Defense!
Do you have plans THIS Friday? Come out to King Hangar on Eglin Air Force Base for the 2019 Team Eglin Load Competition. Watch the top 3 load crews from the 33rd Fighter Wing and the 96th Test Wing compete to find out who is the best. For more information, contact 33 MXG Weapons Standardization at (850) 882-1157 or (850) 883-5895. #LoadToad #Weapons
Fire in the hole! Our very own Col. Moga experienced the explosive side of the 96th Civil Engineer Squadron. Col. Moga toured the squadron alongside EOD members as part of an immersion program where he interacted with #Airmen and conducted exercises with various explosive devices. This is how we end our Fridays, how do you end yours?
A little rain never stopped our #Nomads! Children of the #DoolittleRaiders toured Eglin Air Force Base today and stopped by our own #33FW Saylor hangar. Saylor hangar was named after Ret. Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, a crew chief for the Doolittle Raiders whose quick thinking and determination made sure the 16th #aircraft was up and running in time! Our #Airmen were honored to show these families the dedication plaque, history in the unit building, and finally an up close look at the F-35A Lightning II inside the hangar.
Join the livestream and watch the Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” E. Cole memorial ceremony. #DoolittleRaider
Maj. Gen. Doherty, the 19th Air Force commander visited our Doghouse this week! Doherty met with leaders from Tyndall Air Force Base recently to get an up close look at the facilities affected by #HurricaneMichael. Such as, our very own 337th Air Control Squadron (aka the doghouse).
#DYK that April is #AlcoholAwarenessMonth? Here are a few important facts to keep in mind this month.
After 103 years of inspiring #Airmen we prepare to say a final goodbye to Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" E. Cole. Thank you for your service, sir. Watch live as we celebrate and honor this true American Hero, Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm CST
#ICYMI Here's a look at our #Nomads at the SUN 'n FUN air show. Thank you to the Lakeland, Florida community for supporting us and coming out to hear about the capabilities of the #F35.
Though we may not be blood related, Happy #NationalSiblingsDay to our brothers and sisters in arms! #OneTeamOneFight U.S. Army U.S. Coast Guard U.S. Marine Corps U.S. Navy
We join the nation in saying farewell to an #AirForce legend. Lt Col Richard “Dick” Cole passed away after an amazing 103 years of life. Thank you for your courage and paving the way. We will never forget. 🇺🇸 #DoolittleRaider
The storms have finally passed SUN 'n FUN this season but the lightning definitely left a mark! Some of our #Nomads spent the weekend spreading their knowledge about the #F35 A Lightning II and having a little fun. Even if you couldn't visit, now you can see the best moments from the event!
In honor of #NationalFormerPrisonerofWarRecognitionDay, we remember and honor our POWs for their service and dedication to our country. Here is one of many POW stories, where we can see bravery at its fullest.
We had a special guest visit us at SUN 'n FUN to talk with our own Maj. Matt “Fitty” Tucker! Check out Maj. Tucker’s conversation with Steph Stricklen!
It’s our last day at SUN 'n FUN! Be sure to stop by and say hello to our #Nomads before we head out! (Courtesy Photo)
Hello SUN 'n FUN! Don’t worry if you didn’t catch us landing because we’ll be here all weekend! #SNF19
Our #Nomads sure know how to end a week with a big BANG! #Airmen from the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron battled it out at the 1st Quarter Weapons Load Crew Competition. Check out some highlights from today!
A very special #ThunderbirdThursday indeed. We’ll never forget you Cajun and the amazing things you did for our Nomads.