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Maj. Gen. Kenneth Merchant Change coming to Eglin
I want to thank you for coming out to the commander's calls to hear the updates on two important initiatives impacting Eglin. As we all know, the current U.S. fiscal environment requires the Department of Defense and the Air Force to find more efficient and effective ways of doing business. Earlier this year, the Secretary of Defense challenged the
0 11/03
2011
Kirby Locklear speaks with children during the 23rd Annual Thunderbird Intertribal Powwow’s children’s day Nov. 5 in Niceville, Fla.  November is the 25th anniversary of the National American Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage Month.  (U.S. Air Force photo/ Samuel King Jr.) Powwow kicks off Native American Heritage Month
What began at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the First Americans made to the establishment and growth of the United States has resulted in the month of November being designated for that purpose.Nov. 4 - 6, at the Niceville Festival Grounds, the Eglin and Hurlburt Native American
0 10/25
2011
The 50th anniversary of the Combined Federal Campaign. CFC goal set for Eglin
As we head into the next six weeks of the Combined Federal Campaign, I'd like to remind you of what a tremendous opportunity this is for Team Eglin to demonstrate its generosity.Being one of two sanctioned charitable drives in the Air Force, the CFC allows us to channel the willingness of our people to support eligible non-profit organizations that
0 10/07
2011
Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the U.S., killing more people than car crashes in more than one-third of the states.  The Eglin pharmacy, 96th Security Forces Squadron and the Drug Enforcement Agency have partnered to host a Drug Take Back Day Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the base satellite pharmacy. They will collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter drugs.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) National Drug Take Back Day
Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the U.S, killing more people than car crashes in more than one-third of the states. Federal officials reported 70 percent of people in the U.S who abuse prescription drugs such as narcotic painkillers get their supply from friends and family members. According to the Centers for
0 10/06
2011
The 50th anniversary of the Combined Federal Campaign. Combined Federal Campaign begins
This year's Combined Federal Campaign kicks off Oct. 5 and will run through Nov. 16. This is one of two benefit drives officially sanctioned by the Air Force along with the AF Assistance Fund in the spring.Many relief agencies depend on the CFC to finance their operations. This past year alone, our nation experienced an overwhelming number of
0 10/04
2011
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.) Turn energy awareness into action
This October, the Air Force joins our nation once again to observe Energy Awareness Month. This year's theme, "Power the Force, Fuel the Fight," encourages us to do more than just be "aware." Instead, military personnel and civilians alike should take action."Our country is in a new energy paradigm and we can no longer use energy at will without
0 10/04
2011
Default Air Force Logo Fire Prevention Week safety tips
The base fire department, along with fire departments across the nation, commemorates National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9 -15. Uncontrolled fire can destroy homes, possessions and lives. Fire Prevention Week is a time to check evacuation plans at home and the workplace to ensure the safety of loved ones and co-workers. This year's campaign
0 9/26
2011
Default Air Force Logo History of fire prevention week
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage October 9, 1871.According to popular
0 9/26
2011
Default Air Force Logo Influenza season begins, vaccines available
A mass influenza vaccination line for active duty and Eglin civilian government employees is scheduled for Sept. 26-29 from 6 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the 9th Special Operations Squadron Auditorium and will be on a first-come first-serve basis. The auditorium is located on West F Avenue, across from the library on the East side of the base.The influenza
0 8/31
2011
Members of the 46th Operations Group unit control center practice operational security procedures Aug. 11 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Ralph Milone) Eglin Signature Management Office prepares base for ORI
The Air Force Materiel Command inspector general team will conduct an Operational Readiness Inspection here later this year.The overall objective of an ORI is to ensure an effective transition from peacetime to wartime operations at any given moment. The IG team will evaluate processes Eglin uses to achieve this transition.One critical process is
0 8/12
2011
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