Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Eglin F-35 program changing leader

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Changes are coming to the F-35 program at Eglin Air Force Base's Integrated Training Center. One is a change of command, the other a retirement. On Friday, Air Force Col. Todd Canterbury assumes command of the 33rd Fighter Wing from Col. Andrew Toth in a morning ceremony in the F-35A Saylor Hangar. Canterbury, a former Thunderbird pilot, was the executive officer for the Deputy Commander United States Forces Korea, United Nations Command, Seoul, South Korea., prior to his arrival at Eglin. Also, Marine Col. Arthur Tomassetti retires Friday afternoon in a ceremony in the Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron-501 F-35B Hangar. He's been with the F-35 program for almost 15 years and flew all three variants of the stealth fighter. (Source: 33rd Fighter Wing, 06/11/13)