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  • Civilian excused absences for voting explained

    With the Florida primaries happening March 15, here is some guidance regarding civilian employees excused absences for voting.The following is to help ensure civilian employees have the opportunity to vote. IAW Chapter 10.4. of AFI 36-815, Absence and Leave, the following guidelines should be considered when granting excused absence for
  • F-35A continues deployment training

     The F-35A is at the point in its life where it's taking the first lap around the track away from home. The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron is here to put the aircraft, its staff and equipment, through a series of operational tests to determine just how capable the aircraft is in a forward deployed environment.Until now, the aircraft and crew
  • F-35As deploy to test readiness

    Six F-35As arrived here, Feb. 8, from Edwards AFB, California to begin an operational deployment test at a nearby range complex. The test will help develop the concept of operations as well as validate the aircraft's capability to deploy.In order for the Air Force to declare initial operating capability for the F-35A, the aircraft must be able to
  • Hospital to stop sick-call hours March 1

    Beginning March 1, the active-duty sick call option will no longer be available at Eglin Hospital.Previously, the Family Health and Family Medicine Clinics provided Active Duty sick call daily from 6:30 to 8 a.m., for ill and injured Airmen to receive treatment."The intent of sick-call was to care for those unable to work that day," said Maj. Erika
  • B-52s drop bombs during Combat Hammer

    Minot B-52 aircrew and munition members were put to the test recently during a week-long air-to-ground combat training exercise called Combat Hammer.According to exercise officials, the objective of Combat Hammer, which took place from Feb. 8-10, was to evaluate the reliability and efficiency of existing combat weapons systems while also assessing
  • 33rd FW hosts first F-35A annual load competition

    The 33rd Fighter Wing held its first annual weapons load competition with the F-35A Lightning II here, Feb. 5, to find the best weapons load crew at the 33rd Maintenance Group.This event marks a milestone in the 33rd FW's F-35 program's progression as the first annual competition in seven years since the 2009 draw down of the F-15C Eagle. The 33rd
  • Operation Cold Pizza delivers hot take-out, on time

    Operation Cold Pizza aims for anything but.Eglin Defenders streamlined how take-out is delivered on base through a new sponsorship process making food deliveries timely and hassle-free."We have new procedures to allow certain fast food delivery vendors to apply for security forces sponsorship," said Capt. Gregory Boyajian, 96th Security Forces
  • 4th quarter status of discipline

    The following disciplinary actions occurred here between October and December 2015.A senior airman from the16th Electronic Warfare Squadron received a suspended reduction in rank to airman 1st class for driving under the influence of alcohol.An airman 1st class from the 96th Communications Squadron was found guilty at court-martial for being absent
  • Local memorial set for Eglin's fallen Airman

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations 9th Field Investigations Squadron invites base personnel to a memorial in honor of Special Agent (Maj.) Adrianna M. Vorderbruggen Jan. 21, at 1 p.m.The service is at the Soundside Club main ballroom, 107 Kissam St., Bldg. 90910 at Hurlburt Field.  It is located on the South side of Hwy 98 from the main