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Power outage on Eglin East

The newly created Eglin Energy Management Center began a contest between three of Eglin's largest buildings to see which one could conserve the most energy for a month, beginning Feb. 11.  The 53rd Wing and the 308th Armament Systems Wing, occupiers of the identical six-floor buildings, are in a "heated" competition to see how they can reduce energy cost and consumption.  Results will be published and the winner will be announced in March.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

(U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The entire East side of the base will be without electricity April 22 for 12 hours.

The outage will last from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The shutdown is to convert to the base’s new power line and perform scheduled maintenance.

Operations and support missions will be impacted.

The fitness center will be closed all day including the 24/7 access and will reopen April 23 at 8 a.m.

Hangar 3 will also be closed.  It will reopen April 24.

People who work on the East side of the base are encouraged to prepare or remove any refrigerated items to avoid spoilage.