Eglin Air Force Base belongs to the Air Force Materiel Command, and the Air Armament Center is the host unit. More than 45 associate units call Eglin home and each one takes great pride in being a part of “Team Eglin.” The base’s rich 68 year history carries a fine tradition of excellence both in the Air Force and in partnership with the local communities. Eglin is one of the largest air force bases in the world, covering 724 square miles of reservation and 97,963 square miles of water ranges in the Gulf of Mexico. Eglin employs approximately 10,000 military and approximately 10,000 civilians.
Spanning five wars, modern-day Eglin evolved from a distant and honorable past. Currently the Air Armament Center tests and evaluates non-nuclear munitions, electronic combat systems and navigation/guidance systems.
For more than sixty-five years and spanning six wars, Eglin has played a prominent role in airpower history. In 1931, personnel of the Army Air Corps Tactical School (Maxwell Field, Alabama) looking for a site for a bombing and gunnery range, saw the potential of the sparsely populated forested areas surrounding Valparaiso, Florida, and the vast expanse of the adjacent Gulf of Mexico.
Eglin AFB is located in Northwest Florida; often associated with Valparaiso, FL 32580.
Neighboring cites include: Niceville, Shalimar, Fort Walton Beach
Eglin's zip code is 32542.
Boeing B-52G Stratofortress # 58-0185
Air Force Armament Museum
Eglin Air Force Base (FL)
Image Courtesy of Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov
EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (ACCNS) -- Capt. Lendy Renegar, the F-15 West Coast demonstration team pilot assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla., fires up his aircraft’s afterburners during a recent practice show. For more information about the single-ship demonstration team program, go to the aerial events website at http://www2.acc.af.mil/airdemo//. (Air Force photo by Greg Murry)
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