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  • Airman launches youth mentorship program

    A 96th Test Wing Airman partnered with Okaloosa Regional Juvenile Detention Center to launch an Eglin-based youth mentorship program.
  • Explosion scenario exercise tests first responders

    A simulated detonation scenario tested emergency response personnel.
  • Bring down the hammer

    Fishing boats equipped with makeshift machine guns and weapons to resemble ‘pirate boats’ invaded the area by the Midbay Bridge between Niceville and Destin Feb. 6. This was a scene from Combat Hammer, the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s annual multi-service exercise to evaluate weapons systems.Approximately 35 local boat captains and mariners
  • 96th TW announces annual award winners

    The 96th Test Wing named its annual award winners for 2016 during a Feb. 3 ceremony at the Bayview Club. Congratulations to those who were chosen.
  • For the bats

    The 96th Civil Engineer Group’s Jackson Guard recently partnered with Eglin Cub Scout Pack 50 and the Niceville High School swim team to help conserve Eglin’s bat population. The youths assembled do-it-yourself bat house kits provided by JG. After the bat houses were painted with their initials, pack number and school name, JG installed six new
  • Foster Field track closed for upgrades

    The running track at Foster Field near the East Gate is closed until April, for the installation of artificial turf on the track infield.  The four-month construction project scheduled to begin this week provides a low-maintenance, multi-purpose sports field with marked lines. The artificial turf’s dimensions will be 300 feet by 200 feet. Some