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  • AFMC commander visits 46th, 53rd units, flies in F-4

    The Air Force Materiel Command commander, Gen. Donald Hoffman, visited the base Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 to meet with base leadership, Airmen from the 46th Test Group and to see the test group's capabilities first-hand.After having breakfast with 46th TG Airmen, he set out to visit the 746th Test Squadron.  The 46th TG and 746th are geographically
  • 53rd pilot helps honor Airmen's ultimate sacrifice

    Jan. 14 was a day that the Dennany and Tucci families waited 42 years for, the day when their Airmen were laid to rest.Col. James E. Dennany and Maj. Robert L. Tucci were remembered in a memorial service at Dallas-Fort worth National Cemetery. F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-4 Phantom pilots were among those who honored them.Pilots from the Air Force
  • F-15E flies with new radar system

    The F-15E Strike Eagle took a step forward in its continuous technological evolution as the Air Force's most versatile combat aircraft here, Jan. 18.The 46th Test Wing's fourth generation fighter launched for the first time with a new and improved radar system, the APG-82(V)1.The APG-82 uses active electronically scanned array radar technology
  • Survey will assess Eglin community well-being

    Invitations to take the 2011 Air Force Community Assessment will be sent out Jan. 25. The assessment is designed to assist  people working at installation-level helping facilites better meet the needs of service members and their families."This important survey provides ... a means to ensure that community interventions are timely, focused and
  • F-4 continues long-time service to Air Force with new mission

    The 82nd Aerial Target Squadron here is replacing the use of Lear jets for their banner tow missions with the F-4 Phantom, creating an air-to-air target that aircrews in training can safely evaluate, develop and test their weapons systems. "We developed the idea to use the F-4 for the banner tow missions to ensure our combat fighter aircrews could
  • Help Eglin recycle: what to know

    As all of Team Eglin begins pitching in with trash disposal and recycling, the Eglin Recycle Center would like to ensure personnel know what is and is not recyclable.The public squares are set in buildings throughout the base to collect recyclables. Each one is labeled to collect a certain material. The public square labeled white paper only is for
  • Custodial cuts create cleaning chores

    With more than a $6 Million shortfall in the 2011 Base Operating Support budget, changes on Eglin were inevitable. Now, all of Team Eglin will pitch in to take out the trash.Three major contracts have been either eliminated or drastically reduced, including the building custodial contract, the mail delivery contract and the grounds maintenance
  • AF shooting team visits Eglin

    Air Force Sports Shooting Team Program members displayed competition firearms and gear and offered information about the Air Force Sports Shooting Program to base exchange patrons Dec. 13. Maj. Steve Dennis, Air Force Action Shooting Team captain, Capt. Nick Siesser, Action Shooting team member and Capt. Brain Moore, Air Force Skeet Team captain,
  • 53rd Wing assists with Blue Knight 2010

    Two units in the 53rd Wing, headquartered at Eglin AFB, Fla., assisted with an unmanned aircraft system demonstration testing U.S. manned and unmanned joint force capabilities against airborne UAS.The Blue Knight 2010 demonstration, led by the U.S. Joint Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence, focused on the future of UAS, particularly
  • AFRL claims back-to-back base football titles

    In a rematch of last year's intramural championship football game, the Air Force Research Lab defeated the 53rd Wing again to claim its second straight base title, 14-12, Nov. 10.Unlike last year's 26-6 beat down, it took AFRL two games to claim the title in the double elimination tournament. The 53rd Wing, still smarting from losing to AFRL early