Thursday, August 18, 2016

33rd FW participating in exercise

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Members of the 33rd Fighter Wing will be participating in the two-week Northern Light exercise at Volk Field, Wis. In Northern Light, Air National Guard, Air Force and Navy aircraft simulate deployment and missions in a contested environment. Instructor pilots, student pilots and professional maintainers from the 33rd FW will take part in the large force exercise to develop and demonstrate the ability to deploy and sustain an F-35A squadron in its intended threat environment alongside legacy aircraft. Col. Lance Pilch, 33rd FW commander, said the wing "has been and will continue to be integral in building battle-ready F-35 pilots and maintainers capable of employing this weapons system against elevated threats." (Source: 33rd FW Public Affairs, 08/18/16)