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  • Air Force science, technology awards highlight 53rd Wing talent

    Six scientists and engineers from the 53rd Wing captured service level awards at the Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Awards banquet at the Air Force Academy recently. "The 53rd Wing stands out as a leader of technical excellence by winning six Air Force level awards, and I am both humbled and honored to be a part of it
  • 53rd Wing welcomes new honorary commanders

    The 53rd Wing leadership welcomed 10 new community leaders during their honorary squadron commander change of command ceremony. "Through this community outreach program, we are able to showcase the 53rd's contributions to the Air Force mission and champion the Air Force story while fostering enduring community relations," said Col. Michael Gantt,
  • Eglin range tests B-1 tactics

    Members of the 53rd Wing tested the capabilities of B-1s here recently in an effort to better defend the aircraft for today's warfighters and prove the strength of new software systems. "The main purpose of our deployment out here is to conduct defensive threat reaction test to basically validate our defensive tactics against threats," said Lt.
  • Former Eglin member wins national ballroom title

    A former Team Eglin member "completes" his dream, winning national dance title this month. After last year's upset, Capt. John J. Scheuren, formerly of the 28th Test and Evaluation Squadron, 53rd Wing, recaptured the coveted U.S. dance title in the U.S. Open Pro/Am Cabaret category Sept. 12 in Orlando, Fla. Nicknamed "Tiny Dancer" among friends,
  • Majors selected for promotion

    Congratulations to the following majors who were selected for promotion to lieutenant colonel:Air Armament Center Varun Puri 33rd Fighter Wing Gary Beene 46th Test Wing Ted Bloink Christopher Hamilton Edward Harris Jeffrey Mabry 53rd Wing Stephanie Bruce Kevin Calhoun Charles Drouillard Danny Nguyen Brian Schafer Keith Turner William Wharton Ronald
  • 'Reach Out! Raise Hope!' theme to 2009 Combined Federal Campaign

    There are more than 470 families in the Fort Walton Beach area without a place to live. Many of them live in cars and wash in public restrooms. Maybe it's someone from church or the cashier working at the local grocery store. No matter who it is, help is needed. Circumstances like these are examples of the many people who seek assistance through
  • 72nd TES evaluates mission capabilities

    The 72nd Test and Evaluation Squadron here took part in Combat Sledgehammer Aug. 17 as part of Air Combat Command's nuclear weapon system evaluation program. The 72nd TES is a tenant unit stationed at Whiteman. Their chain-of-command runs through the 53rd Test and Evaluation Group at Nellis AFB, Nev. to the 53rd Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla. Combat
  • New staff sergeants announced at Eglin

    The wings of Eglin had more than 360 Airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant Aug. 20. The promotion rate for Eglin was 48.91 percent. The Air Force rate was 49.79 percent. Congratulations to the following senior airmen: 1st Special Operations Wing Christopher Elder Brian Sparks Robert Sprayberry William Anderson James Bayles Roger Berdan
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Practice makes perfect. Blue battles Red. The 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Blue team claimed the weapons load crew supremacy victory July 13, 2018. The quarterly competitions ensure our Airmen are skilled at weapons loading. #FlyFightWin
Thanks to a recent innovative idea, the 96th Test Wing’s support and defense unit became its latest developmental test squadron. https://bit.ly/2NVKt2s
NOISE ADVISORY. Engineers with the 780th Test Squadron are scheduled to conduct a munitions test July 17-18, 2018. The test, which will take place on Range B-75, is expected to produce a large blast that may be noticeable to residents and visitors throughout the local area. For information, call 882-2836. Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce | Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce | Crestview Area Chamber | Destin Chamber of Commerce | Navarre Chamber | Greater Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce | Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office | Walton County Sheriff, Michael A. Adkinson, Jr. | Escambia County Sheriff's Office | Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office FL | Niceville Police Department
#FlashbackFriday Premier College Intern Program participants lift off on a UH-1 familiarization flight with the 413th Flight Test Squadron here on June 27. The 12 interns are in a new three-month paid summer internship. The goal is to recruit the best engineering students for the Air Force. #AimHigh Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce | Destin Chamber of Commerce | Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce | Walton Area Chamber of Commerce | Crestview Area Chamber | Navarre Chamber | Greater Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce
👏👏👏 Congratulations Sergeant. This 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldier will compete in the U.S. Army Best Warrior competition Sept. 30, 2018. #AimHigh
Do you know these squared away Airmen? They recently graduated from the Honor Guard's 120-plus-hour course. Well done! DYK: #Eglin's Honor Guard performs in more than 400 ceremonies a year. Their primary duty is to provide dignified military funeral honors for Airmen that served the country with honor. Their area of responsibility spans 20 counties throughout the #Florida and #Alabama region. US Air Force Honor Guard | 33rd Fighter Wing | 53d Wing - Eglin AFB | AFMS - Eglin - 96 Medical Group
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#MondayMotivation The Alpha Warrior Tour obstacle rig is coming July 30-31. Do you have what it takes? “I had never done this type of training before Alpha Warrior came to the bases,” said, First Lt. Nicole Mitchell, stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. “It was really fun and is a great way to help people get into a different workout routine.” Alpha Warrior, built around a unique apparatus, challenges Airmen as they tackle the various obstacles or stations. The AWT is open to all branches of service. Call the main fitness center at 882-6223 for information and read more here: https://bit.ly/2m4D4Rx 33rd Fighter Wing | 53d Wing - Eglin AFB | The 7th Special Forces Group | AFMS - Eglin - 96 Medical Group | 919th Special Operations Wing | 20th Space Control Squadron | Eglin Spouses' Club
The little bird, a baby least tern, fell from the roof of the 96th Logistics Readiness Squadron's building. When quick thinking LRS troops saw what happened, they called Jackson Guard for assistance. JG then enlisted the help of the 96th Civil Engineer HVAC personnel to access the roof. Once JG wildlife biologists gained access to the roof they reunited the young least tern with its flock! Least Terns are listed as a threatened species by the state of Florida. Well done Airmen! #FridayFeeling Eglin Life | Eglin Spouses' Club | Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
DYK: The 96th Security Forces Squadron Defenders defend the 724 square mile Eglin reservation and its waterways. #ThursdayThoughts Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office | Niceville Police Department | Walton County Sheriff, Michael A. Adkinson, Jr. | Escambia County Sheriff's Office | Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office FL
#HappyIndependenceDay 🇺🇸 33rd Fighter Wing 53d Wing - Eglin AFB AFMS - Eglin - 96 Medical Group 919th Special Operations Wing 20th Space Control Squadron Eglin Spouses' Club The 7th Special Forces Group
Happy Fourth of July! 🇺🇲️ An Independence Day message from your United States Air Force leadership. Heather Wilson | Gen. David L. Goldfein | CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright | 33rd Fighter Wing | 53d Wing - Eglin AFB | AFMS - Eglin - 96 Medical Group | @919th Special Operations Wing | 20th Space Control Squadron
Surrounded by 50 state flags, a giant American flag, heavy humidity and almost 4,000 eyes, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein took to the stage during an all-call here. The general addressed the state of the Air Force and the service’s ongoing effort to revitalize squadrons, strength joint leaders and teams, and advance multi-domain command and control. He also praised Eglin’s efforts in the modernization field and with keeping the warfighter up to date on the battlefield. “In the short time I’ve been here, I can say you are leading the effort when it comes to innovative thinking,” he said. In his closing remarks the CSAF shared his love for the job and the people at his command. “It has never been a more important time to serve and as your chief, I couldn’t be prouder to serve with you,” said Goldfein. 33rd Fighter Wing | 53d Wing - Eglin AFB | AFMS - Eglin - 96 Medical Group | 919th Special Operations Wing | 20th Space Control Squadron |
"There are so many steps to get to where I want to be, but I'm willing to go that far and do whatever it takes to become the best Air Force pilot I can be,” said Airman 1st Class Brianna Lisner, 58th Fighter Squadron aerospace scheduler. Lisner was selected for a T-38C Talon II incentive flight with the intention of one day becoming an Air Force fighter pilot. #KnowYourMil 33rd Fighter Wing
#FlashbackFriday The 'Hog' makes history The A-10C has already demonstrated tremendous capability in supporting the Global War on Terror. According to then 40th Flight Test Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Evan Dertien, now Gen. and 96th Test Wing commander, putting this bomb on the aircraft "will give the A-10 an outstanding precision targeting capability that will help the Air Force continue to provide precision engagement." While making Air Force history was a great feeling for the 40th team, Dertien said the rewards of a successful test are more far reaching. "When the weapons are proven in combat and you get feedback from the deployed flying units that a capability worked as expected and made a difference in the fight, that's the big payoff," he said. For the first time a guided bomb unit-54, the Laser Joint Directed Attack Munition, or LJDAM, was dropped from an A-10C November, 2008. Air Force Materiel Command​ | Warthog News​ | A10 Warthog
U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Squadron 32 from Naval Air Station Oceana trained here at the 33rd Fighter Wing to integrate F/A-18 Hornet and F-35A Lightning II flight operations to prepare for joint warfare in the future. “This training not only helps the Navy pilots and maintainers, but also teaches our Airmen how to operate in the joint environment,” said Air Force Lt. Col. Erik Axt, 33d FW Director of Staff and F-35A instructor pilot. “Changing the people and the assets we’re working with adds training value for all of us.” https://bit.ly/2tKh9Tq
Test wing aces latest unit inspection “Overall, the Inspector General's team was very impressed by the wing,” said Brig. Gen. Evan Dertien, 96th TW commander, in a letter to wing Airmen. “’Highly Effective’ ratings are very rare, so getting two is an outstanding accomplishment and reflection of your hard work.” UEIs focus on helping wing commanders identify areas of improvement to better support the mission. “The 96th TW continues to set the example for performance,” said Dertien. “When the final UEI report is released it will contain both strengths and recommended improvement areas. We can continue improving our unit to meet the needs of the Air Force and our nation’s warfighters.” Air Force Materiel Command's Inspector General's inspection served as a continual evaluation of performance from April 2016 to now. The four major graded areas were: executing the mission, managing resources, improving the unit and leading the people. Air Force Materiel Command
What we do. Air Force Materiel Command develops and supports war-winning capabilities for the nation. That's our mission. Our Airmen support the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Coast Guard and our allies around the world. Watch to learn more. #FlyFightWin
Remembering the Khobar Towers The sacrifice of our fallen heroes is never forgotten. Each year, past and present members and families of the 33rd Fighter Wing meet at the Khobar Towers Memorial here to honor the 12 Nomads and seven other Airmen who were killed during the terrorist attack in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on June 25, 1996. 53d Wing - Eglin AFB | 919th Special Operations Wing | 20th Space Control Squadron | AFMS - Eglin - 96 Medical Group | Eglin Spouses' Club
"As far as I know, the military is the only organization who recognizes Women’s Equality Day,” said Pat Hollarn, fo… https://t.co/dKAScYH9h3
#MondayMotivation We don’t fly airplanes, don’t drop bombs. We make sure the airplanes fly the bombs are reliable &… https://t.co/3ceWCLjgcy
RT @OCSOALERTS: When you just earned one of the coolest jobs in @usairforce! Or on the 🌎 for that matter. Well done Lt Col Caldwell 👏👏👏@AF
#FridayFeeling “This is an incredible and unique opportunity,” said Lt Col John Caldwell, 28 TES commander, 53d Win… https://t.co/15dn4bLXBh
#ThrowbackThursday #Eglin Field personnel moving the JB-2 circa 1944 The JB-2 surface-to-surface missile was aka Th… https://t.co/xxBp13FJ3m
@ECSONews @usairforce EOD Airmen awarded Bronze Stars, #Purple Hearts #HonorThem #PurpleHeartDay https://t.co/56fawv7jvB
@ECSONews @usairforce Thank you @ESCONews A1C Andrew Vu & Janette Gonzalez 96 Security Forces Sq earned the… https://t.co/WZvqbpoimX
This #PurpleHeartDay we honor and remember our #Military men and women who received the #PurpleHeart. The military… https://t.co/N3cl7tXImB
Airman mother pro bodybuilder 💪🏼 🏆 Lt Col Carrie Register 53 Elec Warfare Grp deputy commander leads 850 aircrew en… https://t.co/k4uJnYfCKu
@mmahesh1011 @thef35 @usairforce @OkaloosaCounty Correct 23K. We apologize for the typo. Thank you for noticing!
#MondayMotivation Retweet if this @thef35 image motivates you. A 33 Aircraft Maintenance Sq loads a GBU-12 into an… https://t.co/zQnmrThDfY
This day 46 years ago the F-15 #Eagle made its first supersonic flight. #FlyFightWin #FlashbackFriday https://t.co/aO7YIk1lcZ
A munitions shed on #Eglin circa 1940. W/ outbreak of war in #Europe in 1939 & President Roosevelt’s call to expand… https://t.co/4TS8EMlzPV
@workingdogmag @CSomoskey Here's #Eglin's 96th Security Forces #WorkingDog Caro, a five-year-old Belgian Malinois d… https://t.co/mKKCaEjROz

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