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A dance with dragonsA dance with dragons
A dance with dragons

A dragonfly lands on top of the M-16 of an Airman participating in the Phase II exercise Aug. 10 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Dragonflies swarmed around the readiness exercise area throughout the day. Eglin Entomology believes the abundance of the flying dragons is due to weather and the amount flying insects that it brings such as mosquitoes and gnats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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Posted: 8/16/2011

Talulla turtleTalulla turtle
Talulla turtle

A Kemp's ridley sea turtle was found stranded along Eglin's restricted portion of Santa Rosa Island by Eglin Sea Turtle Monitoring Program managers June 28. The 20-pound, 14-inch turtle was flipped on her side as a result of rough surf and appeared lethargic and emaciated. Turtle monitors took newly-named "Talulla" to the Gulfarium on Okaloosa Island for treatment. She will be eventually be released back into the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo/Erica Laine)
Talulla turtle


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Posted: 6/29/2011

Help from aboveHelp from above
Help from above

Firefighters from Jackson Guard's fire management section fly aboard a Bell 206B Jet Ranger helicopter to fight the wildfires from the air June 22. The helicopter can carry up to 100 gallons of water in the "Bambi" bucket and place water strategically and safely. The helicopter is contracted to support Eglin's Fire Management Program in both prescribed burning and fire suppression efforts. The wildfires burned more than 15 acres of forest and threatened homes and businesses, but due to firefighting efforts no structures were damaged. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roger Kennedy)
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Posted: 6/23/2011

Cloud coverCloud cover
Cloud cover

Firefighters from Jackson Guard's fire management section fly over the wildfires in a Bell 206B Jet Ranger helicopter June 22. The helicopter can carry up to 100 gallons of water in the "Bambi" bucket and place water strategically and safely. The helicopter is contracted to support Eglin's Fire Management Program in both prescribed burning and fire suppression efforts. The wildfires burned more than 15 acres of forest and threatened homes and businesses, but due to firefighting efforts no structures were damaged. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roger Kennedy)
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Posted: 6/23/2011

Too closeToo close
Too close

Firefighters from Jackson Guard's fire management section fly over the wildfires in a Bell 206B Jet Ranger helicopter June 22. The helicopter can carry up to 100 gallons of water in the "Bambi" bucket and place water strategically and safely. The helicopter is contracted to support Eglin's Fire Management Program in both prescribed burning and fire suppression efforts. The wildfires burned more than 15 acres of forest and threatened homes and businesses, but due to firefighting efforts no structures were damaged. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roger Kennedy)
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Posted: 6/23/2011

Cloud coverCloud cover
Cloud cover

Firefighters from Jackson Guard's fire management section fly over the wildfires in a Bell 206B Jet Ranger helicopter June 22. The helicopter can carry up to 100 gallons of water in the "Bambi" bucket and place water strategically and safely. The helicopter is contracted to support Eglin's Fire Management Program in both prescribed burning and fire suppression efforts. The wildfires burned more than 15 acres of forest and threatened homes and businesses, but due to firefighting efforts no structures were damaged. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roger Kennedy)
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Posted: 6/23/2011

Hot responseHot response
Hot response

Firefighters from Eglin Fire Department and Jackson Guard work with the Ocean City/Wright and Fort Walton Beach Fire Departments to contain two urban-interface wildfires within the same vicinity on Eglin reservation, June 22. Northwest Florida is in the midst of a severe drought and is 15 inches below normal rainfall for the year. The wildfires burned more than 15 acres of forest and threatened homes and businesses, but due to firefighting efforts no structures were damaged. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Spaits)
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Posted: 6/23/2011

Hot responseHot response
Hot response

Firefighters from Eglin Fire Department and Jackson Guard work with the Ocean City/Wright and Fort Walton Beach Fire Departments to contain two urban-interface wildfires within the same vicinity on Eglin reservation, June 22. Northwest Florida is in the midst of a severe drought and is 15 inches below normal rainfall for the year. The wildfires burned more than 15 acres of forest and threatened homes and businesses, but due to firefighting efforts no structures were damaged. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Spaits)
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Posted: 6/23/2011

Arbor Day on EglinArbor Day on Eglin
Arbor Day on Eglin

Col. Dave Maharrey, 96th Civil Engineer Group commander, and Maclin Williams, 796th Civil Engineer Squadron grounds supervisor, plant a live oak tree near the All Vets War Memorial on Eglin, Apr. 29. Arbor Day is a nationally-celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, it's celebrated on the last Friday in April. (Air Force photo/Mike Spaits)
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Posted: 4/29/2011

Natural ceilingNatural ceiling
Natural ceiling

Kayakers pass underneath the tree canopy that encloses portions of Turkey Creek April 21. The second annual kayak tour, part of four days of trips, took 10 people down Turkey Creek deep within the Eglin range. The scenic tour showed off Eglin’s unique wild and plant life. The tour closed out Eglin’s week-long Earth Day celebration. The kayaks were donated by Eglin's Outdoor Recreation for each day of the trip. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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Posted: 4/25/2011

Into the lightInto the light
Into the light

Angel McCurdy passes underneath a bridge while drifting down Turkey Creek deep within the Eglin reservation April 21. The second annual kayak tour, part of four days of trips, took 10 people down Turkey Creek deep within the Eglin range. The scenic tour showed off Eglin’s unique wild and plant life. The tour closed out Eglin’s week-long Earth Day celebration. The kayaks were donated by Eglin's Outdoor Recreation for each day of the trip. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
Into the light


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Posted: 4/25/2011

BaskingBasking
Basking

A freshwater turtle suns itself on the bank of Turkey Creek deep within the Eglin reservation April 21. The second annual kayak tour, part of four days of trips, took 10 people down Turkey Creek deep within the Eglin range. The scenic tour showed off Eglin’s unique wild and plant life. The tour closed out Eglin’s week-long Earth Day celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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Posted: 4/25/2011

    

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