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  • Veterans Day is a day for gratitude

    Every generation hopes that the next will never have to go to war. Yet, as our United States Air Force approaches its 25th year of sustained combat operations, willing men and women from throughout our country continue to answer their nation's call to protect our freedoms.Veterans Day is a time to remember the men and women who have served in our
  • A thank you from the commander

    I want to take a minute to simply say...Thank You.  I'm constantly amazed by the effort, enthusiasm and dedication each of you bring to the mission every day.  Your passion is truly inspiring.At the end of September, I spent the evening with our comptroller and contracting teams as they worked around the clock and into the early morning hours to
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Did you know that one in four American women and one in seven men aged 18 and older have survived severe physical violence by an intimate partner? Unfortunately, military members and their families are not left untouched by domestic violence. In 2014, the Eglin Family Advocacy Program received 131 adult maltreatment referrals. Of those, 64 cases
  • Flu vaccines become available

    The Influenza (flu) vaccine will be available beginning Oct. 14 for all eligible beneficiaries at the Eglin Immunization Clinic and Eglin primary care clinics during regular operating hours.Since influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, everyone is encouraged to get immunized early. Influenza activity typically peaks in January or
  • Absentee Voting Week: let your voice be heard

    Absentee Voting Week, Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, is designated by the Secretary of Defense for active-duty members and their voting-age dependents to register to vote.Personnel will be on hand at the base exchange during operating hours to assist patrons in registering to vote, or with voting with an absentee ballot.  There will also be a Absentee Voting
  • 'No dollar gets left behind' at fiscal year's end

    With the end of fiscal year 2014 fast approaching, the 96th Test Wing is ensuring that no dollar gets left behind, in this severely resource-constrained environment. The Department of Defense operates on a 0ct. 1 to Sept. 30 fiscal year. Sequestration has highlighted the old adage, "There are always more requirements than there are resources."
  • Suicide Prevention Month

    All Airmen have a responsibility that lasts much longer than a one-month campaign. This responsibility extends beyond ourselves and includes our work environment, our families, friends, fellow Airmen and our communities. While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long event is a reminder of
  • Taking inspiration from our founding fathers

    The Air Force is no stranger to challenging times. That's certainly the case today where, in the current fiscal climate, much is outside of our control and we are faced with a great deal of uncertainty. As I weigh that uncertainty, though, it occurs to me that our challenges today aren't so different from those faced by the founders of this nation
  • Military fathers face challenges balancing home/uniformed life.

    Fathering can start with a paradox--fathering a child is so simple and easy it frequently happens "by accident," and yet being a dad can prove one of the most daunting, intimidating, and difficult tasks a man ever faces. While there are millions of involved, nurturing fathers in the world, realities such as poverty and incarceration can contribute
  • Local congressman shows support for military

    Editor's note: The following is a letter sent to Brig. Gen. David Harris, the 96th Test Wing commander, from local U.S. congressman, Jeff Miller.I would like to take this opportunity to convey my sincere gratitude to all the men and women of the United States military. There is not enough that I can say or do to express my profound appreciation for
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