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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
  • Commitment to improve military family housing as strong as ever

    Rest assured Eglin and Hurlburt Field military families, the leadership of each of these installations are completely committed and focused on improving the quality of the homes you live in. Eglin family housing officials are well aware of the inadequate housing that more than 1,700 military families live in on Eglin. As the Air Force's standard
  • Eglin welcomes June arrivals

    Congratulations to the following parents, who welcomed their new arrivals while stationed here. It's a boy! Azriel Elijah, born June 5, to Staff Sgts. Frederick and Angelena Russell. Connor Barrett Dawsey, born June 7 to Zachary Dawsey and Amanda Taylor. Blaze Christopher, born June 7 to Senior Airman Jeffery and Delisa Davis. Bryan Gage, born June
  • SARC, AFOSI warns of sexual assault

    The mixture of Florida's summer heat and people trying to cool off by drinking alcohol might be a volatile mixture, according to base officials. The Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents here are concerned with the spike in sexual assault allegations that have been reported over the past few
  • BX celebrates back to school "tax-free holiday" every day

    While stores across Okaloosa county will be jammed for a handful of days in the coming months for "tax-free" holidays on select items, Eglin's BX continues to offer tax-free shopping every day on everything in the store. With merchandise ranging from shoes, school supplies, clothing and backpacks to sporting goods, lunch boxes and electronics, the
  • Airmen awarded Purple Hearts for injuries in Iraq

    Two Eglin Airmen received their baptism by fire after driving down a crowded Iraqi street in January. Airmen 1st Class Andrew Vu and Janette Gonzalez, 96th Security Forces Squadron, earned Purple Hearts for their injuries when they were hit by the blast effects from a thrown explosive device during a Jan. 20, attack on their convoy. An American
  • BX and SmartPay® make good cents

    The competitive prices and convenience local Army & Air Force Exchange Service operations offer military shoppers don't end at work. In fact, all authorized GSA SmartPay® Card holders can quickly and easily get the items their unit or office needs without leaving the base or, if making a purchase through the Exchange Online Store, without even
  • Airmen receive Articles 15 under UCMJ in June

    One Eglin Airman was court-martialed and 17 Eglin Airmen received nonjudicial punishment under Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice recently. The purpose of Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice, is to provide commanders with a prompt and effective means of maintaining good order and discipline. An Article 15 can be the final