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  • Eglin announces solar career training program

    Eglin military members seeking careers in solar-related fields may have a bright future thanks to a recently announced program, here, aimed at offering training to active-duty members departing the service.The Solar Ready Vets program is a Department of Energy-sponsored national program that will offer training to separating members to ready them
  • 53 WG activates F-35 Partner Support Complex

    The 53rd Wing activated the F-35 Partner Support Complex here May 11 in a ceremony at the Bayview Club.Robert Kraus assumed the new position as F-35 PSC director, making it the first civilian-led unit in the 53rd Wing. Kraus, a lieutenant colonel, served as the 68th Electronic Warfare Squadron commander and 53rd Electronic Warfare Group deputy
  • TRICARE Prime members get new urgent care program

    To increase access to care, the Department of Defense is launching an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization.The Urgent Care Pilot Program, scheduled to begin spring May 23, covers:· Active Duty
  • 1st quarter status of discipline

    The following disciplinary actions occurred here between January and March.An airman 1st class from the 96th Communications Squadron was found guilty at a special court-martial and received 30 days confinement, a reduction in rank to airman basic and a bad conduct discharge, for wrongful use and distribution of cocaine and wrongful use of
  • Campaign helping Airmen in need extended

    A charity meant to help Airmen in need is struggling to meet its financial goal this year. The Air Force Assistance Fund's campaign deadline is extended through May 20 to give Airmen more time to give in support of their peers."We are halfway through the campaign, and we've raised just $38,000 out of Team Eglin's goal of $114,000," said 2nd Lt.