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Eglin Air Force Base

First Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II 08-0747 Arrives at Eglin AFB Florida 14 July 2011
Military structure
NameEglin Air Force Base
Part ofAir Force Materiel Command (AFMC)
TypeAir Force Base
In use1935-Present
Controlled by 
Garrison96th Air Base Wing

Eglin Air Force Base

Airport information
Elevation27 m (87 ft)

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Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers) southwest of Valparaiso, Florida in Okaloosa County.

The host unit at Eglin is the 96th Air Base Wing (96 ABW) assigned to the Air Force Materiel Command Air Armament Center. The 96 ABW supports the Air Armament Center and other tenant units of the installation with traditional military services as well as all the services of a small city, to include civil engineering, personnel, logistics, communications, computer, medical, security.

Eglin AFB was established in 1935 as the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Base. It is named in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Frederick I. Eglin (1891 1937), who was killed in a crash of his Northrop A-17 pursuit aircraft on a flight from Langley to Maxwell Field, Alabama. The 96th Air Base Wing is commanded by Nodjomian. Its Command Chief Master Sergeant is Caro.

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