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  • Vicious cycle: F-35A continues 5th-gen tradition of bullying legacy aircraft

    Imagine yourself in the seat of a fighter jet, tearing through the air at the speed of sound, your own weight pressing against your chest as you fight to breathe against the increased force of gravity.Sweat beads down your forehead as you scan you sensors and outside your canopy for any threats in the area. Next thing you know, you are tagged out
  • 33rd FW completes record number of sorties with F-35A

    Members of the 33rd Fighter Wing set a new record of 111 sorties over three days during a sortie surge Aug. 1-3 here.The purpose of a sortie surge is to test the readiness of maintainers, pilots and aircraft to meet the needs of high-tempo operations.“Thanks to the Nomads for their tremendous work this week,” Col. Lance Pilch, 33rd FW commander
  • Khobar Towers: Sacrifice of fallen heroes never forgotten

    The 33rd Fighter Wing hosted a ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Khobar Towers terrorist attack, June 24, 2016, at the Nomad Memorial Grounds, here. The ceremony honored the 12 Nomads who lost their lives on June 25, 1996, and paid tribute to the families and survivors. “This attack shook our nation to its core,” Col. Lance Pilch,
  • 33rd FW Airman maintains F-35A panel

    Senior Airman Tyler Quayle, 33rd Maintenance Squadron low observable maintenance journeyman, repairs a panel from an F-35A Lightning II at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 28, 2016. Low observable aircraft maintenance specialists design, fabricate and modify different metals and bonded materials that make up F-35A panels to create the stealth effect.
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