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  • Eglin holds motorcycle safety event March 12

    Eglin's safety offices are revving up for the base's annual Motorcycle Safety Day training event March 12.The event will kick-off with an introduction by Maj. Gen. C.R. Davis, Air Armament Center commander, followed by open discussions with local maintenance technicians, riding techniques, group ride training, a skills ride, best bike competition
  • DOD officials release policy for responsible, effective use of Internet-based capabilities

    Department of Defense officials released a policy memorandum Feb. 26 regarding the safe and effective use of Internet-based capabilities, including social networking services and other interactive Web 2.0 applications. The memorandum makes it policy that the DOD non-classified network be configured to provide access to Internet-based capabilities
  • Eglin Airmen selected for senior master sergeant

    Congratulations to the following master sergeants who were selected for promotion to senior master sergeant.Lisa Buckman, 96th Force Support SquadronRobert Cain, 46th Aircraft Maintenance SquadronBrian Cerney, 96th Comptroller SquadronDrancy Ennis, 96th Medical GroupFreddy Holguin, 96th Medical Support SquadronMoses Johnson, 85th Test and
  • Eglin offers discounts with DePLAYment program

    Eglin's Airmen and Family Readiness Center has started a program called the DePLAYment Plan, to help families of deployed military. The program, a part of the Year of the Air Force Family, allows spouses and guardians to sign up to receive discounts and bonuses from organizations on base."The Air Force recognizes that deployment is a natural
  • Wings step up to energy challenge

    Members of Team Eglin began a fierce, month-long battle, Feb. 11, to become the first Energy Challenge Champions."The main purpose of the contest is to conserve energy, reduce demand and change culture," said Paul DerSarkisian, Eglin Energy Management Center energy efficient technician. "We feel that each of the facilities will win by reducing
  • Valentines for Vets inspires, gratifies

    Emotions, surprise and admiration set the tone of this year's Valentine's for Veterans program.More than 90 enlisted members visited several retirement homes throughout the community. Each presented a rose and homemade card made personally by children from the local community School Age Child Care program. As the gifts were presented, veterans
  • Military saves campaign begins Feb 21 at Eglin

    "Take the pledge."That is the strategy and campaign of this year's Military Saves program that kicks off with Military Saves Week, Feb. 21-28.The goal of the campaign is to enable the military and family members to avoid common financial pitfalls such as overreliance on credit, spending beyond one's means and inability to retire comfortably,
  • Eglin air show right around the corner

    Plans are in high gear for Eglin's 2010 Open House and Air Show. The event, scheduled for April 10 and11, is the first here since 2007. This year's theme, "75 Years of Eglin Pride," will showcase the mission here and pay homage to Eglin's 75th Anniversary. According to Lt. Col. Chris Wheeler, Air Show Director, planning began last year to bring the
  • 11 Eglin Airmen receive Articles 15 in January

    In January, there were 11 Articles 15 on base. Nonjudicial punishment under Article 15, Uniform Code of Military Justice, provides commanders with an essential and prompt means of maintaining good order and discipline and also promotes positive behavior changes in service members without the stigma of a court-martial conviction. An Article 15 can