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  • Eglin civilian volunteers for deployment

    Fourteen years removed from donning a military uniform, he's back at it again. Richard Font, chief of Plans and Programs Division for the 96th Communications Group here, volunteered to deploy to the Combined Air Operations Center at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar from September 2006 to January 2007. He served as chief of the Communications Plans and
  • Contingency Operations ready for challenges

    This is the first in a series of articles on the behind-the-scene operations in planning an air show. A critical process in planning an open house and air show is to be prepared for the "what ifs." That's where Contingency Operations comes in. Maj. Kyle Torster, 796th Civil Engineer Squadron Operations Flight Commander, heads up a team that hopes
  • Planning for Eglin Air Show underway

    Plans are in high gear for Eglin's 2007 Open House and Air Show. The event, scheduled for April 14 and 15, is the first here since 2004. This year's theme, "Heritage to Horizons: Celebrating 60 Years of Air Power on Eglin," will showcase the mission here and pay homage to the Air Force's 60th Anniversary. "This is a tremendous opportunity to raise
  • 16th tech STEPs to master at recent CC call

    "Wow! I couldn't believe I was going from what I perceived as a butt-chewing, to a STEP promotion in a matter of seconds," said the 53rd Wing's newest master sergeant, Julie Morris, 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron. "What an exhilarating moment." With a few hundred 53rd Wing Airmen and civilians watching, the then-technical sergeant was abruptly
  • Black list exists for companies not minding p’s, q’s

    The 'black list' or off-limits list for local businesses isn't just about establishments turning a blind eye to underage drinking, drugs and prostitution. The Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board also investigates complaints about unfair commercial or consumer practices, racial and other discriminatory practices and areas with undesirable
  • JFIIT integrates four services, one mission

    The real-world integration of the four military services is a critical component to success. The Joint Fires Integration and Interoperability Team is the focal point for making that happen at the "Soldiers boots-on-the ground, Airmen seats-in-seats and Sailors' haze-grey-and-underway" tactical level. In February 2005, JFIIT emerged from two
  • Stop the Presses! Eglin Eagle bids farewell, welcomes Internet age

    Welcome to the internet age -- where news is transmitted instantaneously real world -- and say goodbye to the Eglin Eagle's print edition. It's information at your fingertips via a mouse instead of newsprint. The Eglin Eagle is transitioning to a Web-based new service and retiring its 65-year run as the official base newspaper here. "Manpower and
  • Tech park on target

    A technology and research campus first envisioned by senior leadership here in 1992 is now on target to finally become a reality. The 118-acre site, strategically located at the present University of Florida Research Engineering Education Facility in Shalimar, is preparing to develop the campus into what was envisioned as a synergistic mix of
  • New leader takes AAC reins

    The Air Armament Center has a new leader following a change-of-command ceremony Jan. 12. Brig. Gen. David Eidsaune took the reins from Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Riemer as Airmen from across the center watched while in formation. "I am truly honored and humbled to be here," General Eidsaune said. "I've been blessed in my career with outstanding command
  • A3 Course: Strategic Bombing Campaign during World War II

    As part of this year's 60th anniversary celebration of the United States Air Force, the Air Armament Center History Office will be presenting its second course on Air Force history, "The Strategic Bombing Campaign during World War II." It is a four-hour course, 8 a.m. to noon, or 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Wed. given in the theater at the Air Armament