U.S. Air Force

A new spirit of hope: The Intrepid Spirit Center

A new spirit of hope: The Intrepid Spirit Center

Charles Haddon Spurgeon was the preeminent preacher of the 19th century. Weekly, he addressed crowds of thousands. His sermon manuscripts were translated into several languages and distributed worldwide. Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to receive a […]

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 […]

Called into service, a military chaplain

Called into service, a military chaplain

His father strode into the room, crisply turned out in his Alabama National Guard uniform and a young boy’s heart stirred with dreams of one day wearing the uniform like his father. But there was another call stirring in this young heart. Read the full article in the July 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Navarre man arrested for choking, sexual assault

Navarre man arrested for choking, sexual assault

Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies arrested Navarre resident Brandon James Barnes, 34, June 3 for allegedly choking and attempting to sexually assault a woman. Barnes allegedly choked the victim while striking her on the face and body, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office arrest report. He pulled the victim’s hair and pushed her against […]

Historic Medal of Honor

Historic Medal of Honor

For the first time since the Vietnam War, an airman received the Medal of Honor for his bravery and ultimate sacrifice. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Chapman was selected for the medal after he gave his life in the attempted rescue of a comrade while serving in Afghanistan. His family departed Fort Walton Beach […]

Veteran Profile: Tracy Bennett

Veteran Profile: Tracy Bennett

MSgt Tracy Bennett has had four jobs in her 21 year career in the Air Force. Beginning in medical administration, Bennett also worked in personnel and manpower. Her career has taken her all over the world including Texas, Korea, Florida and Hawaii. Now back in Florida, Bennett has completed her fourth mini-career in the Air […]

Region’s largest solar farm project producing power

Region’s largest solar farm project producing power

Solar eclipses are not the only thing putting the sun in headlines this week. Representatives from Gulf Power, local military bases and Coronal Power flipped the giant ceremonial switch Tuesday on the Gulf Coast Solar Center Portfolio. These three solar farms take up hundreds of acres of underutilized military land in Holley-Navarre, Eglin Air Force […]

Air Force Cross honors dual bravery

Air Force Cross honors dual bravery

Throughout its history the Air Force Cross has been a symbol to honor those in service who went above and beyond in the face of deadly danger. It honors those that took the motto “first there… that others may live” to heart. Never before have two crosses been awarded in the same ceremony, but Thursday […]

Thunderbirds in town to meet with Blue Angels

Thunderbirds in town to meet with Blue Angels

Criss-crossing a gray sky on a blustery Monday morning at NAS Pensacola, the Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team showed off their impressive flying maneuvers in the air, the noise from their F-16 jets almost deafening and the smoke trailing off behind them and fading into the gray clouds. For the first time in more than 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:  […]

Isaac Newton was a genius … but he couldn’t build a robot

Isaac Newton was a genius … but he couldn’t build a robot

Guest Opinion To paraphrase an old saying; Give a kid a toy and they might play for an afternoon … but, teach a kid to build a robot and they might change the world forever. Beth Hanning, and Brian “Mitch” Mitchell each served our country for many years in the U.S. Air Force. They have […]

Johnson promoted to Chief Deputy

Johnson promoted to Chief Deputy

Major Bob Johnson of the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office has been promoted to Chief Deputy with the organization. Johnson is the first to serve as Chief Deputy since Sheriff Wendell Hall was sworn into office in the year 2000. “Due to the fact that this is my last year as Sheriff and knowing and supporting […]