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Brig. Gen. Evan Dertien speaks to the crowd after taking command of the 96th Test Wing during the wing’s change of command ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 31.  The command position is Dertien’s third assignment to Team Eglin.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Eglin welcomes new test wing commander
96th Test Wing changes command.
0 6/01
2017
Senior Airman Skylar Freeman (center) and Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Urquhart, from the 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron, hand donated uniform items to Fran Moore, an Airman's Attic volunteer, during Volunteer Week, observed April 24 -28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The Airmen volunteered a few hours at the Airman’s Attic for service members in need.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Kevin Gaddie) Volunteer Week encourages giving time to causes
Volunteer Week was observed April 24-28. The Airman and Family Readiness Center collaborates regularly with other base volunteer agencies to recruit, train, place and recognize volunteer service.
0 5/02
2017
A firefighter with the 96th Civil Engineer Group, drags a U.S. Army 7th Special Forces Group (A) participant to safety during an exercise Feb. 23 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The simulated detonation scenario tested firefighters, security forces and medical emergency response personnel agencies among others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole) Explosion scenario exercise tests first responders
A simulated detonation scenario tested emergency response personnel.
0 3/02
2017
Local boat captains and mariners operate fishing boats equipped with makeshift guns and weapons invaded the Choctawatchee Bay area Feb. 6 during the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron exercise, Combat Hammer. The boat swarms helped create a realistic environment to provide exercise participants an opportunity to train like they fight. (U.S. Air Force/Ilka Cole) Bring down the hammer
Fishing boats equipped with makeshift machine guns and weapons to resemble ‘pirate boats’ invaded the area by the Midbay Bridge between Niceville and Destin Feb. 6. This was a scene from Combat Hammer, the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s annual multi-service exercise to evaluate weapons systems.Approximately 35 local boat captains and mariners
0 2/28
2017
An F-35A assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing takes off January 31, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and shot the first air-to-air missiles from an F-35A during a weapons system evaluation that took place at Tyndall Air Force Base later the same day. Carrying air-to-air missiles makes the F-35 a more versatile option for combatant commanders by securing the aircrafts survivability, in turn increasing likeliness of mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson) Nomads fire first missiles
The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and shot the first air-to-air missiles from an operational F-35A during a weapons system evaluation at Tyndall Air Force Base, Jan. 31, 2017. Individual AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missiles (AMRAAM) were loaded into four separate aircraft.
0 2/06
2017
Retired Chief Master Sgt. Russell Rhodes speaks to the audience after receiving the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016. The 85-year-old Rhodes requested the medal ceremony be held at the base’s fuels flight, where Rhodes was stationed during his Air Force career as a fuel truck driver. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Korean War veteran honored by nephew
Maj. Gen. Scott Vander Hamm, the Air Force assistant deputy chief of staff of operations, presented retired Chief Master Sgt. Russell Rhodes with the Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal during a ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 15. The medal is given as an expression of thanks from the Korean government to the Americans who served in the Korean War between June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953.
0 11/28
2016
F-16 pilots from the 96th Test Wing and the Arizona National Guard Air Reserve Test Center prepare to perform a final round of shots testing Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System II integrated M151 warheads over the Eglin Air Force Base range in July. The system turns existing Hydra 70 unguided rockets into precision guided munitions through the addition of a laser guidance kit. (Courtesy Photo) New laser-guided rocket capability tested
Team Eglin answered the warfighter’s call to rapidly test, integrate and deploy a high precision, low collateral weapon for immediate use in theater – in just six months.
0 10/03
2016
Suzette Ellington, Eglin Family Support Activities Council president, speaks to key workers during a Combined Federal Campaign kick-off breakfast at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 8. Eglin’s Airman and Family Readiness Center works hand-in-hand with the local CFC-sanctioned organization to provide direct support to service members, retirees and their dependents. Monetary gifts collected during the campaign are distributed to local, national and international organizations. The campaign runs through Oct. 20. CFC kicks off

0 9/13
2016
Maj. Justin Elliott, 40th Flight Test Squadron F-15 flight commander, prepares to deplane after he piloted the first F-15 equipped with the Advanced Display Core Processor II July 8 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Eglin’s Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force has been managing the state-of-the-art program, developed to modernize the Air Force’s F-15 fleet through 2040. (U.S. Air Force Photo/1st Lt. Daniel Lee) F-15 unit tests new game-changing processor
Eglin's Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force completed a historic test mission here July 8 on an aircraft system that will enhance the life and lethality of the F-15.The first-ever flight equipped with the Advanced Display Core Processor II tested the aircraft’s flight safety, in-flight refueling and basic landing capabilities over
0 7/26
2016
Master Sgt. Freddrick Earle, 96th Logistic Readiness Squadron, mentors a junior enlisted Airman during a speed-mentoring session hosted by the unit’s Professional Development Council June 24.  Since the council’s inception in February, its 25-plus members have provided nearly 60 hours of professional development to more than 420 participants. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Jasmine Porterfield) 96th LRS Professional Development Council hosts speed-mentoring event
Junior enlisted members from the 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron received a crash course in professional development from the drivers themselves at a speed-mentoring event here June 24. Similar to the speed-dating concept, senior enlisted mentors from the Eglin and Hurlburt Field Top 3 provided seven-minute, one-on-one sessions to 15 staff and
0 7/07
2016
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