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Jeana Quintana, 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron, pulls a 1,500 all-terrain vehicle during the last round of Eglin’s first ever Strongman Competition Oct. 29.  20 of Eglin’s top men and women competed in four events to determine who was the base’s strongest. Quintana placed first in her division.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Eglin muscle flexed at Strongman event
Eglin's first Strongman Competition Oct. 29 featured 20 participants who showcased their strength, skills and wills in four grueling physical tests.The events included a tire flip, a timed event in which a tractor tire was flipped end over end for 40 yards; a kettle toss, in which 35 and 25-pound kettle bells were thrown underhanded down a lane and
0 11/01
2010
Default Air Force Logo Finance plans move to support customers
The finance office is expanding operations to better serve its customers.Beginning Nov. 15, a new finance cell will be located in Building 210 where other personnel customer service operations are currently located. This replaces the walk-in service currently provided in Bldg 260. This front end shop will provide three customer service counters
0 11/01
2010
A Canadian Air Force CF-18 releases a Guided Bomb Unit-12 over the Eglin Air Force Base range during an air-to-ground Weapons System Evaluation mission.  The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron conducts the WSEP program at Eglin.  The WSEP program is used to evaluate the effectiveness and suitability of combat air force weapon systems. The evaluations are accomplished during tactical deliveries of fighter, bomber and unmanned aerial system precision guided munitions, on realistic targets with air-to-air and surface-to-air defenses. For many of the aircrew participating in WSEP, it is the first time employing live weapons. This provides a level of combat experience many units face during combat. Courtesy photo. Canadians hammer Eglin's range
Munitions deployed from Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornets target the start of another fiscal year for Eglin's Combat Hammer personnel.This Air-to-Ground Weapons System Evaluation Program is something the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron here looks forward to conducting for U.S. military and allied forces annually. Schedules fill up fast for the only
0 10/18
2010
Default Air Force Logo Three receive Articles 15 in September
Three Team Eglin members received nonjudicial punishment under Article 15 in September.Nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice, provides commanders with an essential and prompt means of maintaining good order and discipline. It also promotes positive behavior changes in service members without the stigma of a
0 10/07
2010
Col. Michael Gantt, 53rd Wing commander, shakes hands with Senior Airman Mario Munive, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, in front of the 53rd's flagship MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft.  Colonel Gantt flew the MQ-9 for an orientation flight during his visit to his squadron, the 556th Test And Evaluation Squadron at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada.  (Courtesy photo.) Wing commander visits Creech squadron, flies MQ-9

0 9/30
2010
The 46th Test Wing maintainers prepare to arm up a 53rd Wing F-16 prior to take off from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  More than 1,000 personnel of the 46th Maintenance Group are responsible for maintenance procedures for all of the 46th and 53rd aircraft located at Eglin.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)  46 TW maintainers ready 53rd aircraft

0 9/26
2010
Joe Fagundes, 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron honorary commander, talks with Erica Gantt, after her flight in a T-6 Sept. 24 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  Mrs. Gantt, wife of Col. Michael Gantt, 53rd Wing commander, was the first of many spouses to receive T-6 rides as part of the 85th's Spouse Taxi Day event.  Mr. Fagundes' father, Joe Sr., chauffeured the spouses around the Eglin skies in his vintage aircraft.  Spouses were given tours and training before suiting up for a taxi ride in an F-16.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) 85 TES treats spouses to fighter taxi rides

0 9/26
2010
Lt. Col. Scott Moore, 29th Training Systems Squadron, was recently awarded the Bronze Star for his efforts during his last year-long deployment.  (Courtesy photo) Eglin leader commands OEF skies, returns with Bronze Star
Another bronze star was born when Lt. Col. Scott Moore, 29th Test Systems Squadron director of operations, was awarded the honor Sept. 17 at a 53rd Wing commanders call.Orchestrating over 77,500 combat sorties generated quite a few memorable moments of the colonel's year-long mission having operational control of all flying assets in the Central
0 9/20
2010
Col. Michael Gantt, 53rd Wing commander, performs a routine seatbelt check on a busy street corner on Eglin Air Force Base, Aug. 31.  Each month during the 101 Critical Days of Summer, 53rd Wing units conducted seatbelt checks on 50 passengers.  The surveys are part of Air Combat Command’s seatbelt compliance initiatives.  As part of the 101 CDS, the 53rd created the Commander Safety Cup Challenge, a Wing-wide competition where small, medium, and large organizations compete for the infamous Commander Safety Cup in each size category.   The CC Cup Challenge pits organizations competing to accrue points in ten events including 101 CDS Kick-off briefings, a slogan contest, safety briefings, seat belt surveys,  etc.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) 53rd CC takes part in seatbelt safety check

0 8/31
2010
Sara Gauthier, 96th Air Base Wing, comes up for air while swimming her leg of the freestyle relay during the first-ever Water Olympics at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 27.  Teams from three different wings competed in three separate team-swimming relays.  The 53rd team dominated the event winning all three relays with ease.  A team from 46th Test Wing also competed.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) 53rd takes gold at first Water Olympics

0 8/30
2010
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