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Default Air Force Logo Veterans Day is a day for gratitude
Every generation hopes that the next will never have to go to war. Yet, as our United States Air Force approaches its 25th year of sustained combat operations, willing men and women from throughout our country continue to answer their nation's call to protect our freedoms.Veterans Day is a time to remember the men and women who have served in our
0 11/03
2014
Brig. Gen. David Harris, 96th Test Wing commander, fires the water cannon while Senior Airman Ryan Falk, base firefighter, steers Fire Truck 51 Sept. 29 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  Harris visited the 96th TW flightline fire department and participated in hands-on firefighter training including live fire, structural and confined spaces.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) A thank you from the commander
I want to take a minute to simply say...Thank You.  I'm constantly amazed by the effort, enthusiasm and dedication each of you bring to the mission every day.  Your passion is truly inspiring.At the end of September, I spent the evening with our comptroller and contracting teams as they worked around the clock and into the early morning hours to
0 10/28
2014
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month  (U.S. Air Force graphic by Naoko Shimoji) October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Did you know that one in four American women and one in seven men aged 18 and older have survived severe physical violence by an intimate partner? Unfortunately, military members and their families are not left untouched by domestic violence. In 2014, the Eglin Family Advocacy Program received 131 adult maltreatment referrals. Of those, 64 cases
0 10/06
2014
Brig. Gen. David Harris, the 96th Test Wing commander, receives his annual flu vaccination Sept. 19 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  A mass influenza vaccination line for military members only is scheduled for Oct. 15 – 18 at the 413th Flight Test Squadron auditorium, building 439 (formerly the 9th SOS Auditorium) from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The auditorium is located on West F Avenue, across from the library on the East side of the base.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Kevin Gaddie) Flu vaccines become available
The Influenza (flu) vaccine will be available beginning Oct. 14 for all eligible beneficiaries at the Eglin Immunization Clinic and Eglin primary care clinics during regular operating hours.Since influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, everyone is encouraged to get immunized early. Influenza activity typically peaks in January or
0 10/01
2014
Armed services Voters' Week is June 28-July 7, when military voters will be educated on upcoming elections, absentee voting procedures and voter resources, with a goal of making 100 percent contact with Bolling's military voters in order to maximize absentee voter registration this year. Absentee Voting Week: let your voice be heard
Absentee Voting Week, Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, is designated by the Secretary of Defense for active-duty members and their voting-age dependents to register to vote.Personnel will be on hand at the base exchange during operating hours to assist patrons in registering to vote, or with voting with an absentee ballot.  There will also be a Absentee Voting
0 9/29
2014
Default Air Force Logo 'No dollar gets left behind' at fiscal year's end
With the end of fiscal year 2014 fast approaching, the 96th Test Wing is ensuring that no dollar gets left behind, in this severely resource-constrained environment. The Department of Defense operates on a 0ct. 1 to Sept. 30 fiscal year. Sequestration has highlighted the old adage, "There are always more requirements than there are resources."
0 9/17
2014
Default Air Force Logo Suicide Prevention Month
All Airmen have a responsibility that lasts much longer than a one-month campaign. This responsibility extends beyond ourselves and includes our work environment, our families, friends, fellow Airmen and our communities. While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long event is a reminder of
0 9/10
2014
Default Air Force Logo Taking inspiration from our founding fathers
The Air Force is no stranger to challenging times. That's certainly the case today where, in the current fiscal climate, much is outside of our control and we are faced with a great deal of uncertainty. As I weigh that uncertainty, though, it occurs to me that our challenges today aren't so different from those faced by the founders of this nation
0 6/30
2014
Default Air Force Logo Military fathers face challenges balancing home/uniformed life.
Fathering can start with a paradox--fathering a child is so simple and easy it frequently happens "by accident," and yet being a dad can prove one of the most daunting, intimidating, and difficult tasks a man ever faces. While there are millions of involved, nurturing fathers in the world, realities such as poverty and incarceration can contribute
0 6/10
2014
Default Air Force Logo Local congressman shows support for military
Editor's note: The following is a letter sent to Brig. Gen. David Harris, the 96th Test Wing commander, from local U.S. congressman, Jeff Miller.I would like to take this opportunity to convey my sincere gratitude to all the men and women of the United States military. There is not enough that I can say or do to express my profound appreciation for
0 6/03
2014
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