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The newly created Eglin Energy Management Center began a contest between three of Eglin's largest buildings to see which one could conserve the most energy for a month, beginning Feb. 11.  The 53rd Wing and the 308th Armament Systems Wing, occupiers of the identical six-floor buildings, are in a "heated" competition to see how they can reduce energy cost and consumption.  Results will be published and the winner will be announced in March.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Wings step up to energy challenge
Members of Team Eglin began a fierce, month-long battle, Feb. 11, to become the first Energy Challenge Champions."The main purpose of the contest is to conserve energy, reduce demand and change culture," said Paul DerSarkisian, Eglin Energy Management Center energy efficient technician. "We feel that each of the facilities will win by reducing
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2010
Chief Master Sgt. (Ret) Pat McCabe joined more than 90 Eglin Airmen to present valentines to local retirement homes Feb. 12.  The veterans were presented with a rose and a home-made card from local children.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Minty Knighton.) Valentines for Vets inspires, gratifies
Emotions, surprise and admiration set the tone of this year's Valentine's for Veterans program.More than 90 enlisted members visited several retirement homes throughout the community. Each presented a rose and homemade card made personally by children from the local community School Age Child Care program. As the gifts were presented, veterans
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Military Saves Week kicks off at Eglin Feb. 27 – March 3.  The DoD-wide financial readiness campaign encourages the military and civilian communities to meet immediate needs and build long-term wealth through saving and debt reduction. The theme, “Start Small, Think Big,” highlights the value of saving even small amounts to reach long-term financial goals.  (USAF graphic/Staff Sgt. Mike Meares) Military saves campaign begins Feb 21 at Eglin
"Take the pledge."That is the strategy and campaign of this year's Military Saves program that kicks off with Military Saves Week, Feb. 21-28.The goal of the campaign is to enable the military and family members to avoid common financial pitfalls such as overreliance on credit, spending beyond one's means and inability to retire comfortably,
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Airshow logo Eglin air show right around the corner
Plans are in high gear for Eglin's 2010 Open House and Air Show. The event, scheduled for April 10 and11, is the first here since 2007. This year's theme, "75 Years of Eglin Pride," will showcase the mission here and pay homage to Eglin's 75th Anniversary. According to Lt. Col. Chris Wheeler, Air Show Director, planning began last year to bring the
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The 53rd Wing honored its annual award winners during a ceremony held Feb. 4. Col. Michael Gantt, 53rd Wing commander(far left) and Chief Master Sgt. William Harner, Wing command chief (far right) pose with this year’s winners. The winners include: Master Sgt. Gene W. Sing, 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, first sergeant of the year; Airman 1st Class Joseph H. Eckert, 68th Electronic Warfare Squadron, airman of the year; Staff Sgt. Bryan S. Moore, 422 Test and Evaluation Squadron, NCO of the year; Master Sgt. Terry L. Wenger, 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron, senior NCO of the year; 1st Lt. Simone Shen, 453rd Electronic Warfare Squadron, CGO of the year; Maj. Jeffrey R. Elliott, 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron, FGO of the year; Carl D. Elderidge (not pictured), 53rd Training Systems Squadron, Civilian Category I; Elisa R. Flores (not pictured), 53rd Test and Evaluation Group, Civilian Category II; Richard D. Degraw, 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Civilian Category III; Roger L. Muse, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Civilian Category IV; and Anthony L. Ordner, 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Civilian Category V. 
53rd Wing hands out annual awards

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2010
Default Air Force Logo 11 Eglin Airmen receive Articles 15 in January
In January, there were 11 Articles 15 on base. Nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice, provides commanders with an essential and prompt means of maintaining good order and discipline and also promotes positive behavior changes in service members without the stigma of a court-martial conviction. An Article 15 can
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Captains selected for promotion
Congratulations to the following captains who were selected for promotion to major:Air Armament CenterDarryl BraxtonRobert CardenEphane DuboseChristopher FontanaAlexandra HalchakBrian McmenamyJoy MikulcikJoseph ShupertChadwick SteippAir Force Research LaboratoryJonathan BortleCraig FrankeWilliam Storms1 Special Operations Maintenance SquadronCecil
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Royal Air Force Sqn Ldr Adele Stratton with the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Creech Air Force Base, Nev., is serving as the first Remotely Piloted Aircraft Exchange program.  (Courtesy photo.) UK officer joins Predator squadron through exchange program
The first Remotely Piloted Aircraft exchange officer stationed at the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron is not bothered by the 5,000 miles between the state of Nevada and her native United Kingdom."It has been an opportunity that money can't buy," said Royal Air Force Maj. Adele Stratton, 556th Squadron Leader. "This post is the only exchange job
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2010
Maj. Nathan Dawn, Detachment 1, 53rd Test Management Group, was awarded the Bronze Star for his efforts during his deployment to Afghanistan working as the air command and control advisor for the Afghan Ministry of Defense.  (Courtesy photo) Major with 53rd TMG receives Bronze Star
A member of the 53rd Wing's geographically separated unit at Barksdale Air Force Base was presented a Bronze Star, Jan. 19.Maj. Nathan Dawn, Det. 1, 53rd Test Management Group, received the medal for his efforts during his deployment to Afghanistan working as the air command and control advisor for the Afghan Ministry of Defense.  Det. 1 of the
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Air Force manpower and personnel officials announced Jan. 27, 2010, a return of enlisted high year of tenure limits to their pre-2003 levels. The change will initially affect approximately 2,500 Airmen; 500 senior airmen, 400 technical sergeants, 1,200 master sergeants and 400 senior master sergeants. The HYT for senior master sergeant, master sergeant, technical sergeant and senior airman will return to 26, 24, 22 and 10 years, respectively. The HYT limits for both chief master sergeant (30 years) and staff sergeant (20 years) will remain the same since they were not raised in 2003. 
Air Force returns enlisted high year of tenure to standards
Air Force manpower and personnel officials here announced Jan. 27 a return of enlisted high year of tenure limits to their pre-2003 levels."We've considered returning HYT limits to their normal levels for several years. Now that our Air Force end strength is stabilizing, it is an appropriate time to return back to the pre-2003 levels," said Tom
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