Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Small F-35 group wins award

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- A group of airmen won a national award from the Air Force for work maintaining the new state-of-the-art equipment for F-35 pilots. The 10-person 33rd Operations Support Squadron's Aircrew Flight Equipment group earlier this month received the Air Force's Outstanding Aircrew Flight Small Equipment Program award for their work in 2012. The crew maintains the helmet, flight jacket and g-suit for instructor pilots and students learning to fly the Air Force's variant of the F-35 at the training school at Eglin. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 06/24/13)