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  • 96th MDG cultivates tomorrow's combat medics

    Anyone who has had a laboratory test drawn, an x-ray taken or seen a doctor here, has most likely encountered an aspiring student in training. The 96th Medical Group has its patients and beneficiaries to thank for allowing the next generation of combat medics to train and develop to become the best in their field.Every year, more than 280
  • Founding fathers’ ideals of independence still preserved

    To mark the July 4th holiday -- our nation's 237th birthday -- many of us will get together for a cookout or to watch fireworks with friends and family. While we certainly look forward to those activities, we should also use the holiday as an opportunity to reflect on exactly why it is we're able to celebrate.Certainly we owe a great deal to the
  • Early preparation key to hurricane readiness

    Hurricane season is now upon us. With a prediction of an active storm season ahead of us, it's important to take some time to reflect on lessons learned from previous seasons. Mother Nature can be unpredictable and ruthless in its destruction. Hurricane Sandy, the last hurricane of the 2012 season, killed 285 people in seven countries and caused
  • Avoiding burn out on the job

    Feeling overwhelmed, weary, or even beyond caring about work anymore? Burn out is a common problem with severe outcomes if not addressed. We can rapidly get stuck and accept misery. We'll think, "What good will happen even if I try". Many leaders are unaware of the immense impact burn out has on employees and the impact on production. Rates of
  • Memorial Day a time to reflect on service and sacrifice

    Throughout my Air Force career, I've often reflected on what it means to serve. I'm proud of the work we do and the sacrifices we make every day so all Americans can continue to enjoy our many freedoms. However, each Memorial Day I am sharply reminded of just how great the sacrifice is for some.Since the founding of our country, more than one
  • Starr Card helps military community

    Military shoppers at the Eglin Exchange probably don't give a second thought as to which credit card to use at checkout. What they may not be aware of, however, is that the use of bank-issued cards at the Exchange ultimately costs the military community millions annually. Last year alone, bank-issued card processing expenses at the Eglin Exchange
  • 'Yeah T,' the dangers of texting, driving

    During my way home from work one day I saw an annoying yet all too familiar sight. A minivan was speeding up, slowing down and braking for no apparent reason. The van would weave into my lane, slowly weave back into its own lane and then weave back over. No, the driver wasn't drunk, but they were probably just as incapacitated. The problem ... they
  • April is Stress Awareness Month

    April is Stress Awareness Month. Given our current anticipation of possible work changes and budgetary challenges, it is a timely topic to discuss.According to the National Institute of Mental Health, everyone feels stressed occasionally. It's important to know our limits in order to avoid serious health effects from stress.The American Academy of
  • 2013 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off

    The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off March 25 giving us all another opportunity to help our fellow Airmen when they need it most. The AFAF campaign supports four charities dedicated to caring for Airmen from induction through retirement and beyond.The four charities are the Air Force Aid Society, General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay
  • Sequestration impacts our mission, people, and bases

    As commander of Air Force Materiel Command, headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, I lead an organization of some 80,000 military members and civilian employees whose work touches every aspect of the Air Force. Eglin Air Force Base is one of the bases in my command.When the warfighter calls for a new capability, we think it, we build it,

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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
President @realDonaldTrump drops in @TeamEglin on his way to see #HurricaneMichael damage. The President met w/… https://t.co/NLNnANcRSW
cont. President @realDonaldTrump drops in @TeamEglin on his way to see #HurricaneMichael damage. The President met… https://t.co/ZHaCAoZO5v
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