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CNATT Detachment Eglin
CNATT Detachment Eglin Leadership
Officer In Charge
Lieutenant Commander Stephanie M. Knight

Officer In Charge

Assistant Officer In Charge
Captain George A. Jernigan

Assistant Officer In Charge
Marine Senior Enlisted Advisor
Master Sergeant Eric R. Struxness
Marine Senior Enlisted Advisor

Navy Senior Enlisted Advisor
Chief Aviation Electrician's Mate David S. Anderson Jr.

Navy Senior Enlisted Advisor
CNATT DET Eglin logo Overview

The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Detachment (CNATT DET) Eglin Air Force Base was established March 14, 2011 as a result of the 2005 congressionally-mandated Base Realignment and Closure that directed all training for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter be based at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. CNATT DET Eglin is a Navy/Marine Corps unit and is responsible for providing technical and maintenance training to Sailors and Marines on the F-35C and F-35B Joint Strick Fighter variants.

Technical and maintenance training is conducted at the Academic Training Center, a 260,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility containing separate spaces for pilot and maintenance training. The maintenance training area consists of electronic classrooms, aircraft system maintenance trainers, weapons load trainers, engine and lift fan trainers, landing gear maintenance trainers, Outer Mold Line Laboratory, integrated power package trainer and ejection systems maintenance trainers. CNATT DET Eglin currently train over 500 Navy and Marine Corps personnel annually on a variety of F-35 systems. Our instructors and staff are committed to providing exceptional training and preparing the future fleet maintainers of the 5th generation Joint Strike Fighter.

CNATT DET Eglin logo Mission

Develop Sailors and Marines with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively and efficiently function at the highest technical standards to sustain global combat capability for the 5th generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

F-35 taking off from airstrip F-35 vertical takeoff/landing
CNATT DET Eglin logo Contacts

Command Duty Officer
Comm (850) 490-2633
DSN 755-3598
Comm (850) 885-3598
DSN 755-3546
Comm (850) 885-3546
CNATT Det Eglin
1416 Lightning Way
Eglin AFB, Fl 32542
Command Sponsor Coordinator
DSN 755-3710
Comm (850) 885-3710
Base Information

Assistant Command Duty Officer (Duty Desk)
Comm (850) 883-4655