Eglin AFB, Florida is home to the 33rd Fighter Wing’s 58th Fighter Squadron ‘Gorillas’, which trains instructor pilots on the F-35A Lightning II.


THE 33RD FIGHTER Wing ‘Nomads’ rose to fame as one of the US Air Force’s premier F-15C Eagle users. During Operation ‘Desert Storm’ in 1991, the wing’s 58th Fighter Squadron ‘Gorillas’ was responsible for the majority of coalition aerial victories against Iraqi fighters, helping the Eagle forge its fearsome reputation.

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