Eglin AFB is located in Okaloosa County, in northwest Florida, comprising over 640 square miles. This is a military friendly area and also a major tourist attraction due to the white sand beaches. Eglin is located 8 miles northwest of Fort Walton Beach, FL; 60 miles east of Pensacola, FL and 65 miles west of Panama City, FL.
BRAC Status: BRAC 2005 is expected to make a major impact on Eglin and the surrounding infrastructure as the overall base population will increase to around 38,000 by 2015. Military Construction (MilCon) will total over $732 million.
Cost of Living: The area is a high cost of living area and has relatively low wages.
Base Operator: 850-882-1110 or DSN 312-872-1110.