U. S. Air Force Eglin Gulf Test and Training Range

Trump extends Gulf oil drilling ban for 10 years

Trump extends Gulf oil drilling ban for 10 years

By John Haughey, The Center Square Most expected President Donald Trump Tuesday to tout his record in allocating the full federal $200 million annual commitment to the 40-year, $10.5 billion Everglades restoration plan for only the second time since Congress approved it in 2000. Instead, during a campaign stop in Jupiter, Trump addressed another issue […]

Second Eglin training accident ends in F-35 crash

Second Eglin training accident ends in F-35 crash

Another routine training flight at Eglin Air Force Base ended in a crash around 9:30 p.m. May 19, the second incident in five days. The F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron crashed during landing according to a Facebook post by the 33rd Fighter Wing Public Affairs. The pilot successfully ejected and was […]

Oil interests threaten test range mission

Oil interests threaten test range mission

This is part three 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. Delineated at longitude 86˚ 41’, the Military Mission Line effectively cuts the Gulf of Mexico in half. This imaginary line […]

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 […]