F-35 Training at 33rd Fighter Wing
The F-35 training process started at Eglin but now the Marines are moving from Eglin to Marine Air Station Beaufort with the USN taking over the USMC facilities at Eglin. At Second Line of Defense we have regularly followed the standing up of the training processes for the F-35 at Eglin. This video summarizes where the facility is today.,
The Integrated Training Center at Eglin Air Force Base has qualified pilots and maintainers from the U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, the U.K. and the Netherlands.
Lt. Col. Berke, the USMC squadron leader at the time the video was shot, is the only operational F-22 and F-35 pilot in the world — is one of the pilots interviewed. Indeed, every pilot or leader interviewed in this video has been interviewed earlier on Second Line of Defense.
It is always important to remember that the pilots and maintainers are training together in this facility.
Credit Video: 33rd Fighter Wing