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  • Prescribed burn maintains ecosystem, mission flexibility

    Air Force Civil Engineer Center wildland fire managers conduct a prescribed burn at White Point Recreation Area on the Eglin reservation in Florida. Prescribed fires maintain the base's ecosystem in its pristine state, reduce dangerous buildup of understory and enable maximum flexibility to conduct test and training missions without causing catastrophic wildfires.The Fire Management division here applies prescribed fire to an average of 90,000 acres annually.
  • Seeds to trees: Base beautification project

    Jackson Guard and Airmen volunteers participate in a beautification and reforestation project on the Eglin Reservation in Florida. The six-day project included preparing the area and soil, sowing wild flower seeds, planting 555 Eglin seed long leaf pines and 55 saw palmetto trees to beautify the retention pond with native plant species. The project also used pollinating flowers to support bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and moths.
  • Commander shares Christmas cheer

    Brig. Gen. Evan Dertien, 96th Test Wing commander and his spouse Erika Dertien, participate in annual Christmas parade Dec. 2 in Niceville, Fla.
  • O'Christmas tree, O'Christmas tree

    Eglin families line the bleachers around the base Christmas tree for the annual lighting ceremony Nov. 30 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
  • Golf course transitions from public to private

    End of public golfing on Eglin's local course
  • Holiday cards for hometown heroes

    Okaloosa County Elementary School students created with over 6,400 holiday cards for deployed military members from Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field.
  • Veterans go back to school

    More than 45 active duty and retired military members, from all branches of service, participate in the C. W. Ruckel Middle School Veterans Day Celebration.
  • Show CFC 'some love'

    The Combined Federal Campaign for giving kicked off here Nov. 7 and runs through Dec. 5.
  • Family fun for Trunk or Treat Fall Fest

    Base families turn out for the annual Trunk or Treat Fall Fest. The family friendly event hosted by the 96th Force Support Squadron featured a trunk or treat, hay rides, carnival games, slides, climbing walls and much more.
  • Gary Sinise, Lt Dan Band rock 'n' roll Eglin

    Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band performed a free two-hour United Service Organization concert to honor Airmen and their families.