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  • 53rd Wing gears up for Northern Edge 21

    More than 25 aircraft, and hundreds of Airmen, from across the 53rd Wing are headed to Alaska in support of Northern Edge 21, INDOPACOM’s premier bi-annual exercise designed to increase joint combat effectiveness in all spectrums of warfare, May 3-14, 2021.
  • 53rd Wing welcomes F-15EX “002”

    The 53rd Wing welcomed the second F-15EX Eagle II to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 20, 2021. Flown in by Maj. Aaron Eshkenazi, F-15 pilot, the second F-15EX showcases the 53rd Wing’s traditional “OT” tail flash and is assigned to the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron. 
  • Jolly Green II completes developmental testing

    The Air Force’s new combat search and rescue helicopter, the HH-60W Jolly Green II, completed its developmental test program here April 13.
  • F-15C records longest known missile shot

    The 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron partnered with the 83d Fighter Weapons Squadron to execute the longest known air-to-air missile shot to date during March 2021.
  • Air Force names its newest fighter, F-15EX Eagle II

    The first Air Force aircraft to be completely tested and fielded through combined developmental and operational test efforts.
  • 2nd Fighter Training Squadron trains at Tyndall

    The 325th Fighter Wing’s 2nd Fighter Training Squadron, located at Eglin Air Force Base, has temporarily returned to Tyndall AFB to train and ensure mission readiness.
  • Black History Month feature: Chief Joseph Wheeler

    This month in recognition of Black History Month, the 53rd Wing is celebrating Black Airmen who are breaking barriers and making history in our organization, and in this article, we talked with the 53rd Test Management Group Chief Enlisted Manager, Chief Master Sgt. Joseph Wheeler.
  • Fox Fox! Tyndall F-22s test AIM-9 missiles

    The 43rd Fighter Squadron tested its combat capabilities this week during a live-fire exercise where five F-22 Raptor aircraft launched five AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles out of Eglin Air Force Base, Florida Dec. 15, 2020.
  • Eglin Air Force Base key to Emerald Flag success

    Emerald Flag, Eglin Air Force Base’s first native multi-domain test exercise, concluded after five days of testing at the Eglin AFB Test and Training Range Dec. 5.
  • Emerald Flag exercise begins

    First native multi-domain test exercise, Dec. 1-5. This inaugural event brings more than 25 agencies to participate. It is a collaborative multi-service effort focused on increasing the effectiveness of the joint domain warfighter.
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