Wednesday, August 13, 2014

First F-35 crew chiefs graduate

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Nine Airmen are now the first Air Force recruits to graduate initial skills technical training as F-35 crew chiefs after completing Mission-Ready Airmen training at Eglin earlier this month. The airmen went through months of training within the 82nd Training Wing that spanned two bases and three squadrons. After completing basic training, they headed to Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, for aircraft fundamentals with the 362nd Training Squadron. Then it was on to Eglin Air Force Base, first for F-35-specific training with the 359th Training Squadron followed by Mission-Ready Airmen training with Detachment 19, 372nd Training Squadron, which tested their ability to apply their training in an operational environment. (Source: 82nd Training Wing, 08/08/14)