Friday, July 10, 2009

First of JSF leadership now at Eglin

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The future 33rd Operations Group deputy commander is now at Eglin Air Force Base preparing for his role at the Joint Strike Fighter Training Center. Navy Capt. Mike Saunders arrived at Eglin a few weeks ago and is working with the F-35 Joint Site Activation Task Force and shadowing current operations at the 33rd Fighter Wing. He’s the first senior staff member of the future F-35 wing. Saunders background includes leading the Navy Fighter Weapons School and Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center. Air Force Col. James Ravella, future group commander, arrives next month. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 07/08/09)