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  • F-15 static display to be dedicated to Eglin pilot

    Officials from Arnold Engineering Development Center  will dedicate the F-15 Eagle static display aircraft at the center's Main Gate Aug. 9 at 9 a. m., in honor of Maj. Jim Duricy. Major Duricy was killed when he was forced to eject at high speed as the F-15 he piloted crashed into the Gulf of Mexico, April 30, 2002. The major was assigned to the
  • Lanni 'officially' pins on star

    Waiting for the right time to bring the family together, newly promoted Brig. Gen. Joseph A. Lanni, Air Armament Center vice commander, wanted to share the accomplishment with his family and friends. His wish came true July 27 when more than 300 friends and family from as far away as California and Virginia came out to watch him pin on his first
  • Medical symposium strengthens ties in Kirkuk

    (Editor's note: Col. Tama Van Decar is the commander of the 96th Medical Group)U.S. Air Force and Army physicians welcomed their local Iraqi counterparts here July 22 for a gathering of medical knowledge and camaraderie in a region recently the focus of intense terror bombings. The medical symposium, a joint effort on the part of 506th
  • Air Force, Eglin EUL process gets lean

    In accordance with Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century initiatives, Air Force Real Property Agency and Eglin officials hosted a Lean event for the Enhance Use Lease program here July 23-27. The goal of the event was to restructure the EUL process to reduce the time and cost. The Secretary of the Air Force Department for Installations,
  • Aging Well

    Air Force Materiel Command has deemed August "Healthy Aging Month." Did you know that George Burns and Bob Hope entertained millions of people while in their nineties? Michelangelo designed churches at the age of 88 and Grandma Moses continued to paint as a centegenarian. Jack La Lanne, an early promoter of physical fitness, is in his 90's and
  • BX and SoBe 'Mini' Sweepstakes Offers Big Prize

    The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and SoBe beverages are giving Eglin AFB shoppers a chance to 'get in gear' with an opportunity to win a 2007 Mini Cooper. Authorized BX shoppers can enter the "SoBe Mini Cooper Giveaway" at Eglin BX, West Gate Shoppette and East Gate Shoppette from Aug.1 through Aug. 31. "Getting a new set of wheels could be as
  • East Gate Ready for barrier installation

    Anyone who uses the East Gate to access the base should pay special attention starting Aug. 6. Drivers can expect to see construction equipment as permanent barriers are installed in both the entry and exit lanes leading to the East Gate. Major delays are expected in both the inbound and outbound lanes of traffic during the construction. Starting
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  • Bike helmets vital to keeping children safe

    An unconscious young child being rushed into an emergency room is a heart-wrenching scene fraught with the possibility that the lives of the child and the parents will be forever changed. Unfortunately, this scene is played out daily at trauma centers across the country. Each year, doctors and nurses treat thousands of children with severe head