The 333rd Fighter Squadron was moved to Seymour Johnson from Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., without personnel or equipment, effective Oct. 1, 1994. Under the 4th Fighter Wing’s, 4th Operations Group, the squadron’s new mission is to conduct formal training for F-I5E aircrew members.
The mission of the 333rd Fighter Squadron is to train F-15E Strike Eagle aircrews. The unit does this with 18 F-15Es and 280 people. Training consists of four courses: instructors, transition, basic and senior officer checkout. The instructors course lasts 2 1/2 months and involves training experienced F-15E aircrews how to become instructors.
The basic course lasts seven months and trains new pilots and weapon systems officers to fly the F-15E. This course is the largest of the four.
The transition course is for experienced fighter crews who are changing to the F-15E. This course lasts four months.
The senior officer checkout course is for senior officers who have been assigned to a base with F-15Es. The course lasts a month.