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  • 53rd Wing up to UCI challenge

    Months of preparation at the 53rd Wing paid off as the wing received positive feedback for their Unit Compliance Inspection held May 9 -14."While the statistics are interesting, what is not told there is the countless hours of preparation that went into this inspection," said Col. Michael Gantt, 53rd Wing commander. "That effort should be
  • Joint F-35 electronic warfare squadron stands up

    The squadron serving as the sole Department of Defense provider of electronic warfare support for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter activated April 23 in a ceremony here. Surrounded by artifacts from the history of airpower in the Air Armament Museum, the 513th Electronic Warfare Squadron stood up as a first step toward preparing Airmen, Sailors and
  • Son re-enlists MXG chief, father

    When the time came for Chief Master Sgt. Steven Ferrell, 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit superintendent, to re-enlist for what will be the final time in his career, the decision on which officer would do the honors was easy. He chose his son.Chief Ferrell's son, 1st Lt. Steve Ferrell, 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron operations analyst at Eglin Air
  • 46th TW reclaim soccer championship

    The 46th Test Wing reclaimed the base intramural soccer championship title from the 53rd Wing winning 2-1, April 22.The 53rd team, the reigning champs, took the title from the 46th last year in a stunning sudden death shootout in overtime. During their match-up earlier in the season, the 46th walked away with a one-point victory. Based on their
  • Eglin building renamed for Doolittle Raider

    When retired Master Sgt. Ed Horton passed away in 2008, he left behind a legacy that spanned almost 70 years of aviation history.At 26 years old, Sergeant Horton was a Doolittle Raider, a gunner on plane #10, one of the B-25s that retaliated against Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. Sergeant Horton earned a place in history and his role was further
  • 53rd Wing preps for UCI

    Members of the 53rd Wing are preparing for a different twist on Mother's Day this year. The wing will receive its first Unit Compliance Inspection since 2005 May 9-14. "[The inspectors] stated purpose is to give us an independent look and ideas...in areas where we might need some help in compliance with Air Force and Air Combat Command
  • Team Eglin remembers Holocaust

    Team Eglin members came together at the East Gate Chapel to pause and reflect on those lost in the Holocaust during the Days of Remembrance observance April 20, just three weeks before the 65th Anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe.Close to 100 people listened to prayers, music and guest speaker, Dr. Victor Sapio, a holocaust survivor,