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  • Gay Airman paved path for future service

    With his father, a 30- year Air Force veteran, by his side, Leonard Matlovich was just another scared but excited 19 year old taking the oath of enlistment in 1962. He couldn't predict then that his presence in the Air Force would ignite a national debate. Shortly after his enlistment, the war in Vietnam began to escalate. After his first tour in
  • Commander's log: Suicide prevention

    As we enter a new year, it is important for us to re-address topics such as suicide prevention and awareness. This world is filled with incidents and accidents that are constant reminders of the importance of suicide awareness and continued suicide prevention efforts. For all of us, there are times when it just seems too much, or we get too tired
  • Senior leaders challenge Airmen to reaffirm commitment to core values

    Being an Airman is more than a job. When we voluntarily raised our right hands and took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, we became members of the profession of arms. Underpinning that profession is the sacred trust given to us by the American people. To meet their expectations, we must build our lives and shape
  • March is National Nutrition Month

    As a jet aircraft requires the right fuel to operate efficiently, so do our bodies. We need the right balance of protein, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals and water. While this seems simple, healthy eating continues to be challenging for many of us.A lifestyle of nutritious eating and regular physical activity can improve and maintain one's
  • Remember Eagle Eyes on Eglin

    As a result of the 9-11 terrorist attack, the Air Force implemented an antiterrorism program called "Eagle Eyes," which is run by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations.Much like a neighborhood watch program, the Eagle Eyes program is an aggressive Air Force-wide neighborhood watch program that educates people on observable activities and
  • 96th Test Wing 2013 Year in Review

    With 2013 behind us, I'd like to take the opportunity to highlight a few of the many outstanding accomplishments of the 96th Test Wing. We earned impressive awards to include the Air Force Materiel Command Commander-In-Chief Installation Excellence Award and the Medical Group's award for the top AFMC hospital. Altogether, your efforts garnered nine
  • "Part of me" - MLK message

    Throughout my life, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has been a personal hero of mine. From the time I wrote my first paper about him in elementary school to the time I wrote a poem about him in high school, Dr. King has always been a part of my life and my thoughts. When I attended a developmental education course for senior leaders back in 2008, my
  • Holidays offer a time for reflection

    As the holidays approach, it's a fitting time to reflect on the past year. With all of the budget cuts/uncertainties and the corresponding furloughs and recent force management announcements, 2013 was a year filled with many challenges. It was also a year filled with many successes. Through the extraordinary determination and dedication of each and
  • AFMC encourages safety, drive sober for the holidays

    Whether going over the river or through the woods or along America's highways during the upcoming holiday season, drinking and driving can result in serious or deadly consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,332 people were killed in crashes involving drunk drivers during 2012."If you're traveling to spend
  • New website highlights significant sexual assault cases

    The Air Force now publishes the results of cases involving significant sexual assault convictions on-line. Anyone can go to this website and review sexual assault convictions from across the Air Force. It is clear that many cases are very similar in that they involve: 1) alcohol, 2) the absence respect and 3) the absence of consent. The website
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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
Your #AirForce - always there.
#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
The 96 Test Wing commander declared base normal operations & services will begin Oct 12. All services will be open… https://t.co/KZpXCqDxen
Update cont (1) All other civilian & military personnel are authorized to resume normal work schedules/shifts start… https://t.co/AblpEJnaVK
Update: #HurricaneMichael passed & Eglin AFB will remain in limited operations Thurs, 11 Oct to conduct restoration… https://t.co/yVsucDvjXi
#HurricaneMichael Update Cont. (4) Please remain focused on safety as we work to restore operations and provide nee… https://t.co/3JHpscjHEi
#HuricaneMichael Update Cont. (3) Administrative leave is still authorized on Thursday, 11 October, in accordance w… https://t.co/K3dQ2zIgIW
#HuricaneMichael Update Cont. (2) Once it is determined that safe operations can be accomplished, commanders/direct… https://t.co/dhj5NxDPRb
#HuricaneMichael Update. Cont. (1) Personnel associated w/ recovery operations including facility managers are auth… https://t.co/O5MGbK2zbS
#HuricaneMichael Update: Eglin Air Force Base will remain limited operations on Thursday, 11 October, to conduct da… https://t.co/JghKKhVOGl
RT @USAFHealth: #HurricaneMichael MTF Closures: Hurlburt Field, Eglin, Tyndall, and Moody Air Force Bases are closed today, Oct. 10th. In…
HURCON 1 cont. Eglin Hospital is closed. In the event of an emergency, please seek medical care from the nearest em… https://t.co/X11uz9kdi7
Eglin AFB transitioned to HURCON 1 due to #HurricaneMichael. This means surface winds in excess of 58 mph could arr… https://t.co/BRwmRwiQTw
GATE CLOSURE NOTIFICATION UPDATE: The East Gate will close at 3 p.m. Oct. 9. The West Gate will be open until wind… https://t.co/J9Ap3u3GQK
@OCSOALERTS Happy Birthday to SRO James Reeves! Stay safe.
GATE CLOSURE NOTIFICATION The East Gate will close at 2 p.m. Oct. 9. The West Gate will remain open until winds rea… https://t.co/6ijwaZ6LMY
Our apologies.That should read Wednesday.
@FY3TV That you Mr. Young.
HURCON 2 cont. 1 Sustained winds of about 58 mph will arrive in the early morning hours of Thursday at about 3 a.m.… https://t.co/s6H7gmP9qA
The 96 Test Wing commander declared HURCON 2. Everyone should be in final preparations for #HurricaneMichael. We e… https://t.co/JAQpVkt2gJ
Base facility hours, closures due to hurricane may be found at https://t.co/bmTOTrHy5Y and the Eglin Air Force Base… https://t.co/XH4TUFkhrl