Secretary Wynne Visits the 33rd Fighter Wing

09/07/2013
09/07/2013: On September 4, 2013, Secretary Wynne visited Eglin and the 33rd Fighter Wing.  The man who crafted the concept of the fifth generation aircraft saw first hand the progress at Eglin and re-affirmed the impact of critical mass at Eglin in rolling out new capabilities. [slidepress gallery='secretary-wynne-visits-the-33rd-fighter-wing'] Credit Photos:…

The Fifth Generation Experience Updated: “The F-35 is a Situational Awareness Machine”

09/11/2012
2012-09-11 By Robbin Laird When Ed Timperlake and I wrote our piece for Joint Forces Quarterly on the F-35 and the future of power projection, we started with a discussion we had earlier with Lt. Col. Berke during his time at Nellis AFB. Then Lt. Col. Berke was flying the…

The F-35B Turns the Page on Training

06/05/2012
This video highlights the first training flight of the F-35B at Eglin AFB. The video highlights comments from the CG of the training squadron. Lieutenant-Colonel Berke has been an F-18 pilot, an F-16 pilot, a TOPGUN instructor and served as a ground Forward Air Controller with the US Army for…