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  • Domestic Violence Awareness: The Silent Witness Project

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The "purple flyers" at the base gates and at the 7th Special Forces Group compound are Eglin's version of the Silent Witness Project which honors those who suffered as a result of domestic violence.How the initiative beganIn 1990, an ad hoc group of

  • AFMC promotes Depression Awareness Month

    During the month of October, Air Force Materiel Command will promote Depression Awareness. As part of its Mental Fitness Campaign, AFMC will inform the workforce about the signs and symptoms of depression, offer anonymous behavioral health screenings, and promote mental fitness assistance programs

  • Combined Federal Campaign kick-off

    This year's Combined Federal Campaign kicks off Sept. 17, presenting another opportunity to show our generosity and compassion.CFC is the world's largest and most successful workplace giving campaign.  Since the first campaign in 1964, federal employees have donated more than $7 billion for

  • Our Air Force: 68 years of guts, innovation and air superiority

    In 1911, a young Henry Arnold learned to fly at the Wright Brothers aviation school on a dusty field in Ohio. A strong advocate of aviation research and development, "Hap" Arnold went on to become a five-star general.He made history.In 1918, Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker shot down 26 enemy aircraft over

  • A hurricane season update

    We are now three months into the 2015 Hurricane Season and the sixth named storm (Hurricane Fred) is off the coast of Africa and the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika are raining on Southern Florida.  However, this is still an abnormally low amount of activity. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric

  • Labor Day safety

    The Labor Day holiday weekend is here and it's still too early to declare victory on our Quest for Zero goal for summer safety mishaps.  Accidents have the potential to increase during the summer months, which poses accident prevention challenges for all of us. Your Air Force leadership team

  • New suicide prevention manager now in place

    What can I write that will be new, interesting and inspiring?  What can I write that hasn't been read (or heard) a million times already?  I have been asked to introduce myself as the new Suicide Prevention Program Manager here, and to comment on our prevention efforts. I am Capt. Jerry Novack.  I

  • Be proud of your role this Independence Day

    On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, starting the colonies on the path to freedom. The next day, John Adams wrote to his wife, describing the time as "the most memorable epoch in the history of America" and saying he was "apt to believe that it will be

  • New commander happy to be back

    I wanted to officially say "hello" and tell you what a privilege it is to return here and serve with the 96th Test Wing.  My wife and I look forward to meeting you and learning more about your support for Team Eglin, the test enterprise, and the warfighter.  The legacy of the 96th TW is well known

  • AFTC commander bids farewell

    When I was told in January 2012 I would have the privilege to serve as the first Air Force Test Center commander, I was elated. I thought I knew what a dedicated team of professional Airmen the new AFTC would be comprised of and how the test mission would be executed. I use the word "thought"