EGLIN AFB

EOD gets a one of a kind robot

Story by Ilka Cole on 04/23/2018 Pride and excitement were in the air at the 96th Civil Engineer Group's explosive ordnance disposal robotics section as Airmen worked with contractors to assemble their newly designed robot here April 9. The new, more powerful robot, currently dubbed Brokk after the Norse blacksmith
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7th SFG (A) tour Nunez Community College

Story by SFC Opal Vaughn on 04/20/2018 EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (March 16, 2018) - Members of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) toured Nunez Community College in the town of Chalmette, in St. Bernard Parish, La. for a lecture on the Battle of New Orleans as part of
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Academy kicks off AFAF campaign

Story by TSgt Julius Delos Reyes on 04/19/2018 "AFAF is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to our Air Force families in need, including active-duty, reservists, Guard members, retirees and our dependents including surviving spouses," said Capt. Danielle Duso, installation project officer for
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Gold Star parents honored

Story by Kevin Gaddie on 04/18/2018 The Gold Star parents of a deceased Airman were honored here April 13 at an Explosive Ordnance Disposal school graduation ceremony, the first time such an event has occurred. Tim and Gail Schwartz received Gold Star lapel pins in honor of their son, Tech.
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Air Force Wounded Warrior Program to host CARE event, training for 2018 DoD Warrior Games

Story by Shawn Sprayberry on 04/16/2018 The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program is heading to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, April 16 - 20 for a combined Warrior CARE event and Department of Defense Warrior Games team training opportunity that will include about 180 wounded, ill, and injured Airmen. Thi
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From fear to vigilance: Guardsman comes full circle on Marathon Monday

Story by SPC Samuel Keenan on 04/13/2018 HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. Just before 3 p.m. on April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded on Boylston Street in Boston ripping through a crowd that had gathered at the finish line of the city's annual marathon. The explosion killed three and injured
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Combat Shield assesses 52nd Fighter Wing mission capability

Story by SSgt Jonathan Snyder on 04/11/2018 The 480th Aircraft Maintenance Unit hosted members of the 36th Electronic Warfare Squadron and 16th EWS from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, during Combat Shield, April 2-6. Combat Shield is an annual program aimed to provide operational combat Air Force units a system-specific
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First of its kind upgraded C-130H returns to Wyo. Air Guard

Story by SrA Autumn Velez on 04/10/2018 The Wyoming Air National Guard's 153rd Airlift Wing briefly welcomed home the Air Force's first fully-upgraded C-130H, Saturday. This aircraft is the first C-130H to receive extensive upgrades allowing the Air National Guard to remain competitive with the C-130J found primarily at active-duty
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Standardizing Honor

Story by Samuel King on 04/10/2018 Volley rifles, fold flags and render salutes. Repeat. That was the cycle of training more than 30 Airmen recently experienced over 10 days with the Air Force Honor Guard's mobile training team. The Air Force's team sent three instructors here to evaluate and trai
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Air Force Assistance Fund begins 45th year of helping Airmen, families

Story by Richard Salomon on 03/29/2018 The 2018 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign has begun and runs through May 4. Air Force bases worldwide participate in the AFAF campaign, which raises money for charities that support Air Force active-duty members, Guardsmen and Reservists as well as spouses, immediate family member
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AFRL Commander's Challenge: competition drives spirit of innovation

Story by R.J. Oriez on 03/23/2018 Teams on Air Force Materiel Command bases around the country came together to answer the Air Force Research Laboratory Commander's Challenge: precision, austere resupply. Move 50 pounds of supplies 30 miles and deliver them to a 20 X 20 foot drop zone. "So, the
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