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  • SARC provides advice for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month begins April 1 and Eglin's Sexual Assault Response Coordinator would like to spread the word on some facts and statistics during this time.Sexual assault awareness month helps to combat myths and misunderstandings about sexual assault held by both the military and the population in general, according to the Eglin SARC
  • Team Eglin hosts critical motorcycle safety day

    The timing for Team Eglin's third annual Motorcycle Safety Day March 12, proved crucial in light of the recent motorcycle fatality that claimed the life of an Eglin Airman. Dark skies and the threat of rain did not keep the 220 bikers from showing up to the safety discussions and activities and to socialize with other bikers. "Motorcycle safety is
  • Runway 19/01 opens again to sorties

    Runway 19/01 has reopened to air traffic after a six-month repaving and construction."All Eglin runways have to be redone," said Mr. Timothy Gunnison, manager for Eglin Base Operations. "Once the pavement gets old, it loses its structural and surface integrity." As an Air Force standard, runways are repaired every 10 to 15 years according to Mr.
  • Historian's deployment recalls memories, makes new ones

    An empty desk and chair were all that first greeted the 53rd Wing historian upon his arrival to Afghanistan. More than 120 days later, he returned with a catalogue of memories that tie three different American conflicts together."It was an extraordinary rewarding time," Dr. Charles Merkel said. "I was impressed with the quality and caliber of
  • Eagles soar over chiefs in volleyball match

    The Eagles picked apart the Chiefs winning 3-0 in a best-of-five volleyball match during the first game of the 3rd Annual Chiefs vs. Eagles Multi-Sport Tournament March 4, at the Eglin Fitness Center.The tournament pits Eglin's chief master sergeants against colonels in volleyball, softball, golf and basketball. The chiefs are the reigning champs,
  • Social media policy balances Web 2.0 with security

    The new policy allowing access to social media from computers connected to the Defense Department's unclassified network balances the mission value of Web 2.0 tools and the need for security, a top defense official said. Since being hired as principal deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs in June, Price B. Floyd has made waves as
  • Team Eglin tweets to inform, engage

    Team Eglin entered the social media realm March 3 by establishing an Eglin AFB Twitter account (www.twitter.com/teameglin) designed to keep the base population and surrounding communities informed with the latest information about the base. "Social media provides the base with an additional resource to reach our Airmen and our neighbors outside the
  • Eglin's three-building energy challenge effective at mid-point.

    The Team Eglin Energy Challenge contest between buildings 349, 350 and 351 is in full swing and the savings are already apparent.There were significant savings in electrical consumption and demand reduction over the past two weeks, according to the Eglin Energy Management Center.The 308th Armament Systems Wing (349, 350) and the 53rd Wing (351)
  • Eglin saves, conserves during three-day energy campaign

    Proven: less = more.That was the energy goal for Eglin's Energy Management Center's "How low can you go" campaign to discover how much the base could conserve during the February three-day weekend.Now the results are in and the base saved more than 90,000 kilowatts based on the same usage from 2009. That was almost $11,000 in savings.Word of the