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  • Bi-annual PT testing has arrived

    Are you due to test?That's the question base officials are asking active duty Air Force members, now that the new bi-annual fitness testing has started."Eglin warriors need to know when they need to take their PT test," said Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Westermeyer, 96th Air Base Wing command chief. "It is a new year and there are new rules in
  • Afghan children visit Kandahar, see partnership between Afghans, coalition forces

    More than 200 Afghan children from local Kandahar City schools visited the Afghan National Army Air Corps on Kandahar Airfield Dec. 31 to see hangars, helicopters and other items operated by the ANAAC. As an added bonus, they received backpacks that contained school supplies and candy that had been donated by a number of individuals and
  • Eglin warriors receive surprise promotion

    Recently, four Team Eglin warriors received an extra special holiday surprise - a promotion, via the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program."The program is for star performers who are having a little trouble with testing," said Chief Master Sgt. William Harner, Jr., 53rd Wing command chief. "It provides an avenue to ensure they don't fall too
  • Team Eglin ensures safety through wingman concept

    Due to budget drawdowns and staffing constraints, the 728th Air Control Squadron is reaching out to its Air Combat Command neighbor the 53rd Wing for safety support.The 728th ACS based here at Eglin, falls under the 552nd Air Control Wing located at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. "Back in 2008, the (552nd) Air Control Wing safety office inspected the
  • AFRL roll past 53rd to win intramural football title

    The Air Force Research Lab intramural football team began the 2009 season in October with one thing in mind - to win the base championship. On Dec. 16, they reached that goal with relative ease, routing the 53rd Wing team 26-6, completing an "almost" perfect season."We knew we had a team that could make it all the way," said Tim Ager, team captain
  • Eglin hands out 18 Articles 15

    In the months of September - November, there were 18 Articles 15 offered here 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
  • New 53rd chief brings world-travelled skill

    The new command chief master sergeant for the 53rd Wing experienced firsthand the benefits of the hard work from the men and women within the wing. "Just coming off a deployment in Afghanistan, I have seen it day in and day out," Chief Master Sgt William K. Harner, Jr., said. "What they do here every day does make a difference down range. The
  • 53rd unit takes ACC Installation Excellence Award

    The 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron's Agile Combat Support Division works to save time, money and, most importantly, the lives of today's warfighters. The work in the division recently garnered special recognition at the command level. The group received a Commander in Chief's Annual Award for Installation Excellence unit for Air Combat Command