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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Tech. Sgt. David Smith discussess the 728th Air Control Squadron safety program with inspector Joe Bailey from the 53rd Wing. The 53rd safety office will assisst the 728th's parent organization, the 552 Air Control Wing, by providing a local point of contact for safety related issues. "It is much easier to report to a unit here, especially when people go to the hospital here to be treated," said Sergeant Smith. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Andrew Caulk) Team Eglin ensures safety through wingman concept
Due to budget drawdowns and staffing constraints, the 728th Air Control Squadron is reaching out to its Air Combat Command neighbor the 53rd Wing for safety support.The 728th ACS based here at Eglin, falls under the 552nd Air Control Wing located at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. "Back in 2008, the (552nd) Air Control Wing safety office inspected the
0 12/18
2009
Tim Ager, Air Force Research Lab wide receiver holds up the base championship trophy Dec. 16 after his team defeated the 53rd Wing 26-6.  Ager contributed two touchdowns and an extra point in the effort.  AFRL controlled the game with sharp passing and a frustrating blitz defense.  The AFRL team only had one loss all season.  (Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) AFRL roll past 53rd to win intramural football title
The Air Force Research Lab intramural football team began the 2009 season in October with one thing in mind - to win the base championship. On Dec. 16, they reached that goal with relative ease, routing the 53rd Wing team 26-6, completing an "almost" perfect season."We knew we had a team that could make it all the way," said Tim Ager, team captain
0 12/17
2009
Legal Affairs At Keesler Eglin hands out 18 Articles 15
In the months of September - November, there were 18 Articles 15 offered here 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
0 12/10
2009
Chief Master Sgt. William Harner is the 53rd Wing's newest command chief.  He hopes to use his world-travelled experience to provide leadership and support for the Airmen of the 53rd Wing.  (Air Force photo/Ashley Wright.) New 53rd chief brings world-travelled skill
The new command chief master sergeant for the 53rd Wing experienced firsthand the benefits of the hard work from the men and women within the wing. "Just coming off a deployment in Afghanistan, I have seen it day in and day out," Chief Master Sgt William K. Harner, Jr., said. "What they do here every day does make a difference down range. The
0 12/08
2009
Maintainers at Nellis AFB, Nev., use the test crane to remove the canopy from an F-15E.  Testing showed by using this crane, it was easier to remove the canopy from some aircraft than others. (U.S. Air Force photo)

53rd unit takes ACC Installation Excellence Award
The 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron's Agile Combat Support Division works to save time, money and, most importantly, the lives of today's warfighters. The work in the division recently garnered special recognition at the command level. The group received a Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence unit for Air Combat Command
0 12/02
2009
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – 2nd Lt. Matthew Saar, 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron, measures the impact location of obliterated pumpkin remains from the target during a Pumpkin Smash competition Nov. 12. Participants tossed pumpkins from the top of a six-story building, aiming at a target on the ground. The event was hosted by the 53rd Wing as a fundraiser for their upcoming Children’s Christmas Party. (U.S. Air Force/ Airman 1st Class Anthony Jennings) Pumpkin smash brings children's Christmas bash

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2009
Lt. Col. Eugene Booth, 53rd Wing safety, straps into his F-16 before taking off with approximately 30 other aircraft to participate in the "Skull War" Oct. 30 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The "Skull War" is a large scale exercise ran by the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron that provides test pilots the opportunity to fly operationally representative missions with test assets.  (U.S. Air Force photo/ Mike Lewis) Skull wars commence on Halloween eve
Skull Wars took to the skies with more than 30 aircraft Oct. 30 as Eglin's test community waged a mock war to determine the effectiveness of the Air Force's current capabilities and technology. The 85th Test and Evaluations Squadron hosted the exercise using aircraft on loan from the 40th Flight Test Squadron to augment the forces. Additionally,
0 11/03
2009
The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, visited Eglin Oct. 15 and addressed a crowd of military, family and civic leaders in Hangar 103. She personally spoke earlier with Team Eglin service members and their spouses on their experiences serving the military. The First Lady's focus was on the Air Force's Year of the Military Family and on the contributions the military gives and receives from the local community. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Amn Anthony Jennings) First Lady visits Eglin, speaks on AF family
First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Air Force's largest U.S. base Oct. 15 to meet with local leadership and talk to Eglin's Airmen about the importance of family. Her focus was to acknowledge the new initiative of 'Year of the Air Force Family,' a year-long project to celebrate all Airmen and the families supporting them. The initiative will have
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2009
Gen. William Fraser, Air Combat Command commander, speaks to 53rd Wing members during a commander's call Oct. 13 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The general visited Eglin's ACC units and met with base leadership to learn more about how Eglin contributes to his command and the warfighter.  (Air Force photo/ Greg Murry.)  ACC commander visits 53rd, Eglin
Eglin's contributions to the warfighter are clear and apparent to those who live and work within its reach, but Oct. 13 the Air Combat Command commander got a first-hand look at just how vast the base's role is in today's fight. Gen. William Fraser, Air Combat Command commander, spent the entire day visiting and conversing with Eglin Airmen,
0 10/14
2009
Default Air Force Logo Air Force science, technology awards highlight 53rd Wing talent
Six scientists and engineers from the 53rd Wing captured service level awards at the Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Awards banquet at the Air Force Academy recently. "The 53rd Wing stands out as a leader of technical excellence by winning six Air Force level awards, and I am both humbled and honored to be a part of it
0 10/08
2009
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