Michael Spaits

Test range generates billions along Gulf coast

Test range generates billions along Gulf coast

This is part two in a series of articles on the impacts of the U.S. Air Force Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range, which consists of 123,000 square miles of overwater training and testing space. Billions of dollars and thousands of people move to the economic heartbeat of the Department of Defense in the Florida […]

What is the Gulf Test and Training Range?

What is the Gulf Test and Training Range?

Residents of Navarre affectionately refer to the sounds of air traffic and booms of our military neighbors as “the sound of freedom.” The nightly booms are a sign of a much bigger set of missions going on. Missions that are unique to Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field. This is part one in a […]

Eglin: Navarre Pass endangers military mission

Eglin: Navarre Pass endangers military mission

For years, the debate between supporters and opponents of reopening Navarre Pass has focused largely on the potential effects to the environment. Supporters of the pass such as the Navarre Pohlmann Pass Political Action Committee contest that the pass would clean the impaired waters of Santa Rosa Sound by allowing better water flow. Editor’s Note:  […]