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1935 History History of of Eglin Eglin Air Air Force Force Base Base 2008 by
1935 History History of of Eglin Eglin Air Air Force Force Base Base 2008 by
1935 History History of of Eglin Eglin Air Air Force Force Base Base 2008 by
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History of Eglin AFB Origins Origins Early Early Development Development Prewar Prewar Development Development Eglin
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Origins (1) 15 Oct 1934 James Plew, a local businessman, donated 1,460 acres of land

Origins (1)

Origins (1) 15 Oct 1934 James Plew, a local businessman, donated 1,460 acres of land to
Origins (1) 15 Oct 1934 James Plew, a local businessman, donated 1,460 acres of land to
Origins (1) 15 Oct 1934 James Plew, a local businessman, donated 1,460 acres of land to
Origins (1) 15 Oct 1934 James Plew, a local businessman, donated 1,460 acres of land to
Origins (1) 15 Oct 1934 James Plew, a local businessman, donated 1,460 acres of land to
Origins (1) 15 Oct 1934 James Plew, a local businessman, donated 1,460 acres of land to

15 Oct 1934 James Plew, a local businessman, donated 1,460 acres of land to the US Government for a military airport near Valparaiso, FL.

Origins (2) 22 May 1935 The Army Air Corps activated the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery

Origins (2)

Origins (2) 22 May 1935 The Army Air Corps activated the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range
Origins (2) 22 May 1935 The Army Air Corps activated the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range
Origins (2) 22 May 1935 The Army Air Corps activated the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range
Origins (2) 22 May 1935 The Army Air Corps activated the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range
Origins (2) 22 May 1935 The Army Air Corps activated the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range
Origins (2) 22 May 1935 The Army Air Corps activated the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range

22 May 1935 The Army Air Corps activated the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range with one officer and 15 enlisted men assigned.

Prewar Development (1) 27 Mar 1936 The Air Corps Tactical School conducted the first gunnery

Prewar Development (1)

Prewar Development (1) 27 Mar 1936 The Air Corps Tactical School conducted the first gunnery training
Prewar Development (1) 27 Mar 1936 The Air Corps Tactical School conducted the first gunnery training
Prewar Development (1) 27 Mar 1936 The Air Corps Tactical School conducted the first gunnery training
Prewar Development (1) 27 Mar 1936 The Air Corps Tactical School conducted the first gunnery training
Prewar Development (1) 27 Mar 1936 The Air Corps Tactical School conducted the first gunnery training
Prewar Development (1) 27 Mar 1936 The Air Corps Tactical School conducted the first gunnery training

27 Mar 1936 The Air Corps Tactical School conducted the first gunnery training at the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range.

Prewar Development (2) 4 Aug 1937 Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range was renamed Eglin Field

Prewar Development (2)

Prewar Development (2) 4 Aug 1937 Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range was renamed Eglin Field in
Prewar Development (2) 4 Aug 1937 Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range was renamed Eglin Field in
Prewar Development (2) 4 Aug 1937 Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range was renamed Eglin Field in
Prewar Development (2) 4 Aug 1937 Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range was renamed Eglin Field in
Prewar Development (2) 4 Aug 1937 Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range was renamed Eglin Field in

4 Aug 1937 Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Range was renamed Eglin Field in honor of Lt Col Frederick I. Eglin, killed 1 Jan 1937 near Anniston, AL.

Prewar Development (3) 26 Apr 1939 Maj Gen Henry “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the Air

Prewar Development (3)

Prewar Development (3) 26 Apr 1939 Maj Gen Henry “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the Air Corps,
Prewar Development (3) 26 Apr 1939 Maj Gen Henry “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the Air Corps,
Prewar Development (3) 26 Apr 1939 Maj Gen Henry “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the Air Corps,
Prewar Development (3) 26 Apr 1939 Maj Gen Henry “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the Air Corps,
Prewar Development (3) 26 Apr 1939 Maj Gen Henry “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the Air Corps,

26 Apr 1939 Maj Gen Henry “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the Air Corps, approved the findings of the Air Corps Board to locate a proving ground at Eglin Field.

Prewar Development (4) Dec 1939 Capts Delmar T. Spivey and George W. Mundy, 23 r

Prewar Development (4)

Prewar Development (4) Dec 1939 Capts Delmar T. Spivey and George W. Mundy, 23 r d
Prewar Development (4) Dec 1939 Capts Delmar T. Spivey and George W. Mundy, 23 r d
Prewar Development (4) Dec 1939 Capts Delmar T. Spivey and George W. Mundy, 23 r d
Prewar Development (4) Dec 1939 Capts Delmar T. Spivey and George W. Mundy, 23 r d
Prewar Development (4) Dec 1939 Capts Delmar T. Spivey and George W. Mundy, 23 r d

Dec 1939 Capts Delmar T. Spivey and George W. Mundy, 23 rd Composite Group, Maxwell Field, flew two P-37s to Eglin Field for engine testing, the first of 1000s of service tests.

Prewar Development (5) 27 Jun 1940 The Department of Agriculture transferred over 340,000 acres of

Prewar Development (5)

Prewar Development (5) 27 Jun 1940 The Department of Agriculture transferred over 340,000 acres of the
Prewar Development (5) 27 Jun 1940 The Department of Agriculture transferred over 340,000 acres of the
Prewar Development (5) 27 Jun 1940 The Department of Agriculture transferred over 340,000 acres of the
Prewar Development (5) 27 Jun 1940 The Department of Agriculture transferred over 340,000 acres of the
Prewar Development (5) 27 Jun 1940 The Department of Agriculture transferred over 340,000 acres of the

27 Jun 1940 The Department of Agriculture transferred over 340,000 acres of the Choctawhatchee National Forest to the War Department for ranges to be used for gunnery and bombing training.

Prewar Development (6) 1 Sep 1940 The Army Air Corps established the Air Corps Specialized

Prewar Development (6)

Prewar Development (6) 1 Sep 1940 The Army Air Corps established the Air Corps Specialized Flying
Prewar Development (6) 1 Sep 1940 The Army Air Corps established the Air Corps Specialized Flying
Prewar Development (6) 1 Sep 1940 The Army Air Corps established the Air Corps Specialized Flying
Prewar Development (6) 1 Sep 1940 The Army Air Corps established the Air Corps Specialized Flying
Prewar Development (6) 1 Sep 1940 The Army Air Corps established the Air Corps Specialized Flying
Prewar Development (6) 1 Sep 1940 The Army Air Corps established the Air Corps Specialized Flying

1 Sep 1940 The Army Air Corps established the Air Corps Specialized Flying School to train pilots of the Southeast Air Corps Training Center in pursuit gunnery.

Prewar Development (7) 27 Nov 1940 Eglin Field began construction of the first of ten

Prewar Development (7)

Prewar Development (7) 27 Nov 1940 Eglin Field began construction of the first of ten auxiliary
Prewar Development (7) 27 Nov 1940 Eglin Field began construction of the first of ten auxiliary
Prewar Development (7) 27 Nov 1940 Eglin Field began construction of the first of ten auxiliary
Prewar Development (7) 27 Nov 1940 Eglin Field began construction of the first of ten auxiliary
Prewar Development (7) 27 Nov 1940 Eglin Field began construction of the first of ten auxiliary

27 Nov 1940 Eglin Field began construction of the first of ten auxiliary fields for gunnery and bombing training and service testing of aircraft and armament.

Prewar Development (8) P - 3 6 B-10 PB-2A 30 Jun 1940 The 23 r

Prewar Development (8)

Prewar Development (8) P - 3 6 B-10 PB-2A 30 Jun 1940 The 23 r d
Prewar Development (8) P - 3 6 B-10 PB-2A 30 Jun 1940 The 23 r d
Prewar Development (8) P - 3 6 B-10 PB-2A 30 Jun 1940 The 23 r d
Prewar Development (8) P - 3 6 B-10 PB-2A 30 Jun 1940 The 23 r d

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30 Jun 1940 The 23 rd Composite Group transferred from Orlando AAF for permanent assignment to Eglin Field to conduct flight testing activities.

Prewar Development (9) 19 May 1941 Eglin Field was redesignated as the Air Corps Proving

Prewar Development (9)

Prewar Development (9) 19 May 1941 Eglin Field was redesignated as the Air Corps Proving Ground
Prewar Development (9) 19 May 1941 Eglin Field was redesignated as the Air Corps Proving Ground
Prewar Development (9) 19 May 1941 Eglin Field was redesignated as the Air Corps Proving Ground
Prewar Development (9) 19 May 1941 Eglin Field was redesignated as the Air Corps Proving Ground
Prewar Development (9) 19 May 1941 Eglin Field was redesignated as the Air Corps Proving Ground
Prewar Development (9) 19 May 1941 Eglin Field was redesignated as the Air Corps Proving Ground

19 May 1941 Eglin Field was redesignated as the Air Corps Proving Ground under the direct control of the Chief of the Air Corps with Col Donald P. Muse as its first commander.

Eglin during World War II (1) 9-25 Mar 1942 Doolittle Raiders learned to conduct carrier-

Eglin during World War II (1)

Eglin during World War II (1) 9-25 Mar 1942 Doolittle Raiders learned to conduct carrier- style
Eglin during World War II (1) 9-25 Mar 1942 Doolittle Raiders learned to conduct carrier- style
Eglin during World War II (1) 9-25 Mar 1942 Doolittle Raiders learned to conduct carrier- style
Eglin during World War II (1) 9-25 Mar 1942 Doolittle Raiders learned to conduct carrier- style
Eglin during World War II (1) 9-25 Mar 1942 Doolittle Raiders learned to conduct carrier- style

9-25 Mar 1942 Doolittle Raiders learned to conduct carrier- style short takeoffs at Wagner Field (Aux Field #1) and Duke Field (Aux Field #3), in preparation for their 18 Apr raid on Japan.

Eglin during World War II (2) 15 Feb 1944 Gen “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the

Eglin during World War II (2)

Eglin during World War II (2) 15 Feb 1944 Gen “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the Army
Eglin during World War II (2) 15 Feb 1944 Gen “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the Army
Eglin during World War II (2) 15 Feb 1944 Gen “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the Army
Eglin during World War II (2) 15 Feb 1944 Gen “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the Army
Eglin during World War II (2) 15 Feb 1944 Gen “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the Army
Eglin during World War II (2) 15 Feb 1944 Gen “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the Army

15 Feb 1944 Gen “Hap” Arnold, Chief of the Army Air Force, observed an Operation CROSSBOW test, the program to determine the best method of attacking German V-1 “buzz bomb” sites along the French and Dutch coast, at Eglin Field.

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Eglin and World War II (3) 12 Oct 1944 The Air Proving Ground Command began

Eglin and World War II (3)

Eglin and World War II (3) 12 Oct 1944 The Air Proving Ground Command began testing
Eglin and World War II (3) 12 Oct 1944 The Air Proving Ground Command began testing
Eglin and World War II (3) 12 Oct 1944 The Air Proving Ground Command began testing
Eglin and World War II (3) 12 Oct 1944 The Air Proving Ground Command began testing
Eglin and World War II (3) 12 Oct 1944 The Air Proving Ground Command began testing

12 Oct 1944 The Air Proving Ground Command began testing the JB-2 Loon, an American version of the German V-1, which became the foundation of the Air Force guided missile program.

Eglin after the War (1) 31 Mar 1946 The Air Proving Ground Command completed the

Eglin after the War (1)

Eglin after the War (1) 31 Mar 1946 The Air Proving Ground Command completed the tactical
Eglin after the War (1) 31 Mar 1946 The Air Proving Ground Command completed the tactical
Eglin after the War (1) 31 Mar 1946 The Air Proving Ground Command completed the tactical
Eglin after the War (1) 31 Mar 1946 The Air Proving Ground Command completed the tactical
Eglin after the War (1) 31 Mar 1946 The Air Proving Ground Command completed the tactical

31 Mar 1946 The Air Proving Ground Command completed the tactical suitability test of the JB-3, which destroyed 15 bridges during the Korean War.

Eglin after the War (2) 13 Jan 1947 The First Experimental Guided Missile Group conducted

Eglin after the War (2)

Eglin after the War (2) 13 Jan 1947 The First Experimental Guided Missile Group conducted a
Eglin after the War (2) 13 Jan 1947 The First Experimental Guided Missile Group conducted a
Eglin after the War (2) 13 Jan 1947 The First Experimental Guided Missile Group conducted a
Eglin after the War (2) 13 Jan 1947 The First Experimental Guided Missile Group conducted a
Eglin after the War (2) 13 Jan 1947 The First Experimental Guided Missile Group conducted a
Eglin after the War (2) 13 Jan 1947 The First Experimental Guided Missile Group conducted a

13 Jan 1947 The First Experimental Guided Missile Group conducted a simulated “bombing” mission of Washington, DC, with a B-17 drone.

Eglin after the War (3) 24 May 1947 Eglin AFB completed construction of the McKinley

Eglin after the War (3)

Eglin after the War (3) 24 May 1947 Eglin AFB completed construction of the McKinley Climatic
Eglin after the War (3) 24 May 1947 Eglin AFB completed construction of the McKinley Climatic
Eglin after the War (3) 24 May 1947 Eglin AFB completed construction of the McKinley Climatic
Eglin after the War (3) 24 May 1947 Eglin AFB completed construction of the McKinley Climatic
Eglin after the War (3) 24 May 1947 Eglin AFB completed construction of the McKinley Climatic

24 May 1947 Eglin AFB completed construction of the McKinley Climatic Laboratory that allowed the Air Proving Ground Command to simulate virtually all climatic conditions “indoors.”

Eglin after the War (4) 9 Feb 1956 The first production model of the Lockheed

Eglin after the War (4)

Eglin after the War (4) 9 Feb 1956 The first production model of the Lockheed C-130
Eglin after the War (4) 9 Feb 1956 The first production model of the Lockheed C-130
Eglin after the War (4) 9 Feb 1956 The first production model of the Lockheed C-130
Eglin after the War (4) 9 Feb 1956 The first production model of the Lockheed C-130
Eglin after the War (4) 9 Feb 1956 The first production model of the Lockheed C-130

9 Feb 1956 The first production model of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules arrived for cold weather testing in the McKinley Climatic Laboratory. C-130 has served in over 15 roles and has been produced in 10 major variants.

Weapons Development (1) 26 Dec 1951 The Air Force established the Air Force Armament Center

Weapons Development (1)

Weapons Development (1) 26 Dec 1951 The Air Force established the Air Force Armament Center (AFAC),
Weapons Development (1) 26 Dec 1951 The Air Force established the Air Force Armament Center (AFAC),
Weapons Development (1) 26 Dec 1951 The Air Force established the Air Force Armament Center (AFAC),
Weapons Development (1) 26 Dec 1951 The Air Force established the Air Force Armament Center (AFAC),
Weapons Development (1) 26 Dec 1951 The Air Force established the Air Force Armament Center (AFAC),
Weapons Development (1) 26 Dec 1951 The Air Force established the Air Force Armament Center (AFAC),

26 Dec 1951 The Air Force established the Air Force Armament Center (AFAC), commanded by Maj Gen Edward P. Mechling, as a tenant unit on Eglin AFB, to develop air-delivered weapons for the Air Force.

Weapons Development (2) 1967 The Air Force began development of the BOLT-117 (BOmb, Laser Terminal),

Weapons Development (2)

Weapons Development (2) 1967 The Air Force began development of the BOLT-117 (BOmb, Laser Terminal), the
Weapons Development (2) 1967 The Air Force began development of the BOLT-117 (BOmb, Laser Terminal), the
Weapons Development (2) 1967 The Air Force began development of the BOLT-117 (BOmb, Laser Terminal), the

1967

Weapons Development (2) 1967 The Air Force began development of the BOLT-117 (BOmb, Laser Terminal), the
Weapons Development (2) 1967 The Air Force began development of the BOLT-117 (BOmb, Laser Terminal), the
Weapons Development (2) 1967 The Air Force began development of the BOLT-117 (BOmb, Laser Terminal), the

The Air Force began development of the BOLT-117 (BOmb, Laser Terminal), the world’s first laser guided bomb, and completed combat evaluation in 1968.

Weapons Development (3) Sep 1972 The 3246 t h Test Wing completed testing of the

Weapons Development (3)

Weapons Development (3) Sep 1972 The 3246 t h Test Wing completed testing of the first
Weapons Development (3) Sep 1972 The 3246 t h Test Wing completed testing of the first
Weapons Development (3) Sep 1972 The 3246 t h Test Wing completed testing of the first
Weapons Development (3) Sep 1972 The 3246 t h Test Wing completed testing of the first
Weapons Development (3) Sep 1972 The 3246 t h Test Wing completed testing of the first

Sep 1972 The 3246 th Test Wing completed testing of the first production television-guided AGM-65 Maverick air-to-ground missile.

Weapons Development (4) 2 Apr 1973 The Air Development and Test Center chose the GE

Weapons Development (4)

Weapons Development (4) 2 Apr 1973 The Air Development and Test Center chose the GE version
Weapons Development (4) 2 Apr 1973 The Air Development and Test Center chose the GE version
Weapons Development (4) 2 Apr 1973 The Air Development and Test Center chose the GE version
Weapons Development (4) 2 Apr 1973 The Air Development and Test Center chose the GE version
Weapons Development (4) 2 Apr 1973 The Air Development and Test Center chose the GE version
Weapons Development (4) 2 Apr 1973 The Air Development and Test Center chose the GE version

2 Apr 1973 The Air Development and Test Center chose the GE version of the GAU 8/A gun system over the Philco-Ford competitor for exclusive use in the A-10 Thunderbolt II.

Weapons Development (5) 14 Oct 1976 The Armament Development and Test Center formed the Advanced

Weapons Development (5)

Weapons Development (5) 14 Oct 1976 The Armament Development and Test Center formed the Advanced Medium
Weapons Development (5) 14 Oct 1976 The Armament Development and Test Center formed the Advanced Medium
Weapons Development (5) 14 Oct 1976 The Armament Development and Test Center formed the Advanced Medium
Weapons Development (5) 14 Oct 1976 The Armament Development and Test Center formed the Advanced Medium
Weapons Development (5) 14 Oct 1976 The Armament Development and Test Center formed the Advanced Medium

14 Oct 1976 The Armament Development and Test Center formed the Advanced Medium Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) Joint System Program Office to develop the follow-on missile to the AIM-7 Sparrow missile.

Weapons Development (6) 9 Jul 1984 The Armament Division awarded AVCO Systems Division a contract

Weapons Development (6)

Weapons Development (6) 9 Jul 1984 The Armament Division awarded AVCO Systems Division a contract for
Weapons Development (6) 9 Jul 1984 The Armament Division awarded AVCO Systems Division a contract for
Weapons Development (6) 9 Jul 1984 The Armament Division awarded AVCO Systems Division a contract for
Weapons Development (6) 9 Jul 1984 The Armament Division awarded AVCO Systems Division a contract for
Weapons Development (6) 9 Jul 1984 The Armament Division awarded AVCO Systems Division a contract for
Weapons Development (6) 9 Jul 1984 The Armament Division awarded AVCO Systems Division a contract for

9 Jul 1984 The Armament Division awarded AVCO Systems Division a contract for the development of the Sensor Fuzed Weapon, the first wide-area cluster munition with “smart” warheads capable of multiple kills per pass against armored targets.

Weapons Development (7) 1 Aug 1988 The Air Force established the SEEK EAGLE Office at

Weapons Development (7)

Weapons Development (7) 1 Aug 1988 The Air Force established the SEEK EAGLE Office at Eglin
Weapons Development (7) 1 Aug 1988 The Air Force established the SEEK EAGLE Office at Eglin
Weapons Development (7) 1 Aug 1988 The Air Force established the SEEK EAGLE Office at Eglin
Weapons Development (7) 1 Aug 1988 The Air Force established the SEEK EAGLE Office at Eglin
Weapons Development (7) 1 Aug 1988 The Air Force established the SEEK EAGLE Office at Eglin
Weapons Development (7) 1 Aug 1988 The Air Force established the SEEK EAGLE Office at Eglin

1 Aug 1988 The Air Force established the SEEK EAGLE Office at Eglin AFB to manage and direct the certification of weapons and stores for all Air Force aircraft.

Weapons Development (8) 19 Feb 1991 The 3246 t h Test Wing conducted a short

Weapons Development (8)

Weapons Development (8) 19 Feb 1991 The 3246 t h Test Wing conducted a short notice
Weapons Development (8) 19 Feb 1991 The 3246 t h Test Wing conducted a short notice

19 Feb 1991

Weapons Development (8) 19 Feb 1991 The 3246 t h Test Wing conducted a short notice

The 3246 th Test Wing conducted a short notice test to certify the GBU-28/B “Bunker Buster,” developed in only eight weeks, on the F-111 for immediate deployment for DESERT STORM.

GBU-28/B “Bunker Buster,” developed in only eight weeks, on the F-111 for immediate deployment for DESERT
GBU-28/B “Bunker Buster,” developed in only eight weeks, on the F-111 for immediate deployment for DESERT
GBU-28/B “Bunker Buster,” developed in only eight weeks, on the F-111 for immediate deployment for DESERT
Weapons Development (9) Jul 1994 The 46 t h Test Group, Holloman AFB, NM, began

Weapons Development (9)

Weapons Development (9) Jul 1994 The 46 t h Test Group, Holloman AFB, NM, began construction
Weapons Development (9) Jul 1994 The 46 t h Test Group, Holloman AFB, NM, began construction
Weapons Development (9) Jul 1994 The 46 t h Test Group, Holloman AFB, NM, began construction
Weapons Development (9) Jul 1994 The 46 t h Test Group, Holloman AFB, NM, began construction
Weapons Development (9) Jul 1994 The 46 t h Test Group, Holloman AFB, NM, began construction

Jul 1994 The 46 th Test Group, Holloman AFB, NM, began construction of a magnetic levitation sled track to meet future sled track needs.

Weapons Development (10) 30 Apr 1997 The Air Force announced the decision to begin low-rate

Weapons Development (10)

Weapons Development (10) 30 Apr 1997 The Air Force announced the decision to begin low-rate initial
Weapons Development (10) 30 Apr 1997 The Air Force announced the decision to begin low-rate initial
Weapons Development (10) 30 Apr 1997 The Air Force announced the decision to begin low-rate initial
Weapons Development (10) 30 Apr 1997 The Air Force announced the decision to begin low-rate initial
Weapons Development (10) 30 Apr 1997 The Air Force announced the decision to begin low-rate initial

30 Apr 1997

The Air Force announced the decision to begin low-rate initial production of Joint Direct Attack Munition with the first production lot of

937 JDAM kits.

signal the JDAM has a CEP of about ten feet.

Using the NAVSTAR GPS

Weapons Development (11) 3 May 2001 Eglin AFB launched its first Joint Air-to- Surface Standoff

Weapons Development (11)

Weapons Development (11) 3 May 2001 Eglin AFB launched its first Joint Air-to- Surface Standoff Missile
Weapons Development (11) 3 May 2001 Eglin AFB launched its first Joint Air-to- Surface Standoff Missile
Weapons Development (11) 3 May 2001 Eglin AFB launched its first Joint Air-to- Surface Standoff Missile
Weapons Development (11) 3 May 2001 Eglin AFB launched its first Joint Air-to- Surface Standoff Missile
Weapons Development (11) 3 May 2001 Eglin AFB launched its first Joint Air-to- Surface Standoff Missile

3 May 2001 Eglin AFB launched its first Joint Air-to- Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) from a B-52 over the White Sands Missile Range. The JASSM maneuvered across 195 miles and hit its intended target.

Weapons Development (12) 11 Mar 2003 Eglin AFB exploded the Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB)

Weapons Development (12)

Weapons Development (12) 11 Mar 2003 Eglin AFB exploded the Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb,
Weapons Development (12) 11 Mar 2003 Eglin AFB exploded the Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb,
Weapons Development (12) 11 Mar 2003 Eglin AFB exploded the Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb,
Weapons Development (12) 11 Mar 2003 Eglin AFB exploded the Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb,
Weapons Development (12) 11 Mar 2003 Eglin AFB exploded the Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb,
Weapons Development (12) 11 Mar 2003 Eglin AFB exploded the Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb,

11 Mar 2003 Eglin AFB exploded the Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, the world’s largest conventional bomb, on Eglin’s western range.

Weapons Development (13) 20 Sep 2005 The AAC Commander certified the GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb

Weapons Development (13)

Weapons Development (13) 20 Sep 2005 The AAC Commander certified the GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb to
Weapons Development (13) 20 Sep 2005 The AAC Commander certified the GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb to
Weapons Development (13) 20 Sep 2005 The AAC Commander certified the GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb to
Weapons Development (13) 20 Sep 2005 The AAC Commander certified the GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb to
Weapons Development (13) 20 Sep 2005 The AAC Commander certified the GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb to
Weapons Development (13) 20 Sep 2005 The AAC Commander certified the GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb to

20 Sep 2005 The AAC Commander certified the GBU-39/B Small Diameter Bomb to enter operational test and evaluation a month ahead of schedule and under cost.

Special Operations (1) 14 April 1961 The Air Force established the 4400th Combat Crew Training

Special Operations (1)

Special Operations (1) 14 April 1961 The Air Force established the 4400th Combat Crew Training Squadron,
Special Operations (1) 14 April 1961 The Air Force established the 4400th Combat Crew Training Squadron,
Special Operations (1) 14 April 1961 The Air Force established the 4400th Combat Crew Training Squadron,
Special Operations (1) 14 April 1961 The Air Force established the 4400th Combat Crew Training Squadron,
Special Operations (1) 14 April 1961 The Air Force established the 4400th Combat Crew Training Squadron,
Special Operations (1) 14 April 1961 The Air Force established the 4400th Combat Crew Training Squadron,

14 April 1961 The Air Force established the 4400th Combat Crew Training Squadron, nicknamed "Jungle Jim," at Hurlburt Field, to train allied pilots in counterinsurgency operations and their ground crews to maintain aircraft in austere conditions.

Special Operations (2) Aug-Sep 1970 An Army Special Forces group, led by Col Arthur “Bull”

Special Operations (2)

Special Operations (2) Aug-Sep 1970 An Army Special Forces group, led by Col Arthur “Bull” Simons,
Special Operations (2) Aug-Sep 1970 An Army Special Forces group, led by Col Arthur “Bull” Simons,
Special Operations (2) Aug-Sep 1970 An Army Special Forces group, led by Col Arthur “Bull” Simons,
Special Operations (2) Aug-Sep 1970 An Army Special Forces group, led by Col Arthur “Bull” Simons,
Special Operations (2) Aug-Sep 1970 An Army Special Forces group, led by Col Arthur “Bull” Simons,
Special Operations (2) Aug-Sep 1970 An Army Special Forces group, led by Col Arthur “Bull” Simons,

Aug-Sep 1970 An Army Special Forces group, led by Col Arthur “Bull” Simons, trained on Eglin AFB before deploying to Thailand for the attempted rescue on 20-21 Nov 1970 of US POWS at the Son Tay prison camp in North Vietnam.

Special Operations (3) 22 May 1990 The Air Force established the Air Force Special Operations

Special Operations (3)

Special Operations (3) 22 May 1990 The Air Force established the Air Force Special Operations Command
Special Operations (3) 22 May 1990 The Air Force established the Air Force Special Operations Command
Special Operations (3) 22 May 1990 The Air Force established the Air Force Special Operations Command
Special Operations (3) 22 May 1990 The Air Force established the Air Force Special Operations Command
Special Operations (3) 22 May 1990 The Air Force established the Air Force Special Operations Command
Special Operations (3) 22 May 1990 The Air Force established the Air Force Special Operations Command
Special Operations (3) 22 May 1990 The Air Force established the Air Force Special Operations Command

22 May 1990 The Air Force established the Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field to conduct global special operations missions such as precision application of firepower, infiltration, aviation foreign internal defense, exfiltration, resupply and refueling of SOF operational elements.

Major Tenants (1) 15 Jan 1959 The 4751 s t Air Defense Missile Wing, Hurlburt

Major Tenants (1)

Major Tenants (1) 15 Jan 1959 The 4751 s t Air Defense Missile Wing, Hurlburt Field,
Major Tenants (1) 15 Jan 1959 The 4751 s t Air Defense Missile Wing, Hurlburt Field,
Major Tenants (1) 15 Jan 1959 The 4751 s t Air Defense Missile Wing, Hurlburt Field,
Major Tenants (1) 15 Jan 1959 The 4751 s t Air Defense Missile Wing, Hurlburt Field,
Major Tenants (1) 15 Jan 1959 The 4751 s t Air Defense Missile Wing, Hurlburt Field,

15 Jan 1959 The 4751 st Air Defense Missile Wing, Hurlburt Field, activated on 27 Feb 1958, launched the first BOMARC surface-to-air interceptor from the Santa Rosa Island launch site.

Major Tenants (2) 2 Apr 1962 The Air Force announced Eglin AFB as the site

Major Tenants (2)

Major Tenants (2) 2 Apr 1962 The Air Force announced Eglin AFB as the site (C-6,
Major Tenants (2) 2 Apr 1962 The Air Force announced Eglin AFB as the site (C-6,
Major Tenants (2) 2 Apr 1962 The Air Force announced Eglin AFB as the site (C-6,
Major Tenants (2) 2 Apr 1962 The Air Force announced Eglin AFB as the site (C-6,
Major Tenants (2) 2 Apr 1962 The Air Force announced Eglin AFB as the site (C-6,
Major Tenants (2) 2 Apr 1962 The Air Force announced Eglin AFB as the site (C-6,

2 Apr 1962 The Air Force announced Eglin AFB as the site (C-6, 35 miles east of Eglin main) for the development and test of a phased array radar to detect and track satellites.

Major Tenants (3) 20 Nov 1951 The US Army located its Ranger training camp at

Major Tenants (3)

Major Tenants (3) 20 Nov 1951 The US Army located its Ranger training camp at Eglin
Major Tenants (3) 20 Nov 1951 The US Army located its Ranger training camp at Eglin
Major Tenants (3) 20 Nov 1951 The US Army located its Ranger training camp at Eglin
Major Tenants (3) 20 Nov 1951 The US Army located its Ranger training camp at Eglin

20 Nov 1951 The US Army located its Ranger training camp at Eglin Auxiliary Field #7 to provide realistic jungle/swamp training. In Jan 70, the camp moved to its present location at Field #6.

Field #7 to provide realistic jungle/swamp training. In Jan 70, the camp moved to its present
Field #7 to provide realistic jungle/swamp training. In Jan 70, the camp moved to its present
Major Tenants (4) 1 Dec 1958 The Strategic Air Command activated the 4135 t h

Major Tenants (4)

Major Tenants (4) 1 Dec 1958 The Strategic Air Command activated the 4135 t h Strategic
Major Tenants (4) 1 Dec 1958 The Strategic Air Command activated the 4135 t h Strategic
Major Tenants (4) 1 Dec 1958 The Strategic Air Command activated the 4135 t h Strategic
Major Tenants (4) 1 Dec 1958 The Strategic Air Command activated the 4135 t h Strategic
Major Tenants (4) 1 Dec 1958 The Strategic Air Command activated the 4135 t h Strategic
Major Tenants (4) 1 Dec 1958 The Strategic Air Command activated the 4135 t h Strategic

1 Dec 1958 The Strategic Air Command activated the 4135 th Strategic Wing, equipped with B-52s, at Eglin AFB to disperse the manned bomber force and conduct final testing of the GAM- 77 Hound Dog and the GAM-72 Quail.

Major Tenants (5) 1 Nov 63 The Tactical Air Command activated the USAF Tactical Air

Major Tenants (5)

Major Tenants (5) 1 Nov 63 The Tactical Air Command activated the USAF Tactical Air Warfare
Major Tenants (5) 1 Nov 63 The Tactical Air Command activated the USAF Tactical Air Warfare
Major Tenants (5) 1 Nov 63 The Tactical Air Command activated the USAF Tactical Air Warfare
Major Tenants (5) 1 Nov 63 The Tactical Air Command activated the USAF Tactical Air Warfare
Major Tenants (5) 1 Nov 63 The Tactical Air Command activated the USAF Tactical Air Warfare
Major Tenants (5) 1 Nov 63 The Tactical Air Command activated the USAF Tactical Air Warfare
Major Tenants (5) 1 Nov 63 The Tactical Air Command activated the USAF Tactical Air Warfare

1 Nov 63 The Tactical Air Command activated the USAF Tactical Air Warfare Center to improve use of tactical aviation in support of ground forces by operationally testing weapon systems and tactics for the joint US Strike Command.

Major Tenants (6) 24 Jun 1977 The Air Force announced that the 33 r d

Major Tenants (6)

Major Tenants (6) 24 Jun 1977 The Air Force announced that the 33 r d Tactical
Major Tenants (6) 24 Jun 1977 The Air Force announced that the 33 r d Tactical
Major Tenants (6) 24 Jun 1977 The Air Force announced that the 33 r d Tactical
Major Tenants (6) 24 Jun 1977 The Air Force announced that the 33 r d Tactical
Major Tenants (6) 24 Jun 1977 The Air Force announced that the 33 r d Tactical
Major Tenants (6) 24 Jun 1977 The Air Force announced that the 33 r d Tactical
Major Tenants (6) 24 Jun 1977 The Air Force announced that the 33 r d Tactical

24 Jun 1977 The Air Force announced that the 33 rd Tactical Fighter Wing, located on the west side of Eglin AFB, would convert from the F-4E to the F-15. During DESERT STORM the 33 rd shot down more Iraqi MiGs than any other unit, earning it the nickname of “MiG-killer.”

Major Tenants (7) 26 Jun 1996 A 5,000-pound terrorist bomb destroyed the Khobar Towers apartment

Major Tenants (7)

Major Tenants (7) 26 Jun 1996 A 5,000-pound terrorist bomb destroyed the Khobar Towers apartment building
Major Tenants (7) 26 Jun 1996 A 5,000-pound terrorist bomb destroyed the Khobar Towers apartment building
Major Tenants (7) 26 Jun 1996 A 5,000-pound terrorist bomb destroyed the Khobar Towers apartment building
Major Tenants (7) 26 Jun 1996 A 5,000-pound terrorist bomb destroyed the Khobar Towers apartment building
Major Tenants (7) 26 Jun 1996 A 5,000-pound terrorist bomb destroyed the Khobar Towers apartment building
Major Tenants (7) 26 Jun 1996 A 5,000-pound terrorist bomb destroyed the Khobar Towers apartment building

26 Jun 1996 A 5,000-pound terrorist bomb destroyed the Khobar Towers apartment building near Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 19 US service members, including 12 assigned to the 33 rd Fighter Wing.

Major Tenants (8) 24 Jun 1988 The US Navy opened its new facility for the

Major Tenants (8)

Major Tenants (8) 24 Jun 1988 The US Navy opened its new facility for the Navy
Major Tenants (8) 24 Jun 1988 The US Navy opened its new facility for the Navy
Major Tenants (8) 24 Jun 1988 The US Navy opened its new facility for the Navy
Major Tenants (8) 24 Jun 1988 The US Navy opened its new facility for the Navy
Major Tenants (8) 24 Jun 1988 The US Navy opened its new facility for the Navy

24 Jun 1988 The US Navy opened its new facility for the Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal School at Eglin AFB, relocated from Indian Head, MD.

Major Tenants (8) 20 May 2005 The DoD released the results of the 2005 Base

Major Tenants (8)

Major Tenants (8) 20 May 2005 The DoD released the results of the 2005 Base Realignment
Major Tenants (8) 20 May 2005 The DoD released the results of the 2005 Base Realignment
Major Tenants (8) 20 May 2005 The DoD released the results of the 2005 Base Realignment
Major Tenants (8) 20 May 2005 The DoD released the results of the 2005 Base Realignment
Major Tenants (8) 20 May 2005 The DoD released the results of the 2005 Base Realignment
Major Tenants (8) 20 May 2005 The DoD released the results of the 2005 Base Realignment

20 May 2005 The DoD released the results of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Committee which recommended the placement of the Joint Strike Fighter training wing and the Army’s 7 th Special Forces Group at Eglin AFB.

Humanitarian Ops (1) 27 Apr 1975 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as one

Humanitarian Ops (1)

Humanitarian Ops (1) 27 Apr 1975 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as one of
Humanitarian Ops (1) 27 Apr 1975 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as one of
Humanitarian Ops (1) 27 Apr 1975 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as one of
Humanitarian Ops (1) 27 Apr 1975 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as one of
Humanitarian Ops (1) 27 Apr 1975 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as one of
Humanitarian Ops (1) 27 Apr 1975 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as one of

27 Apr 1975 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as one of three processing centers in the US for Vietnamese refugees.

Humanitarian Ops (2) 25 Apr 1980 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as a

Humanitarian Ops (2)

Humanitarian Ops (2) 25 Apr 1980 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as a resettlement
Humanitarian Ops (2) 25 Apr 1980 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as a resettlement
Humanitarian Ops (2) 25 Apr 1980 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as a resettlement
Humanitarian Ops (2) 25 Apr 1980 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as a resettlement
Humanitarian Ops (2) 25 Apr 1980 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as a resettlement
Humanitarian Ops (2) 25 Apr 1980 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as a resettlement

25 Apr 1980 The Department of Defense chose Eglin AFB as a resettlement camp for over 9,200 Cuban refugees between 2 May and 15 Sep.

Humanitarian Ops (5) Sep 2005 The UH-1 “Huey” helicopter of the 46 t h Test

Humanitarian Ops (5)

Humanitarian Ops (5) Sep 2005 The UH-1 “Huey” helicopter of the 46 t h Test Wing
Humanitarian Ops (5) Sep 2005 The UH-1 “Huey” helicopter of the 46 t h Test Wing
Humanitarian Ops (5) Sep 2005 The UH-1 “Huey” helicopter of the 46 t h Test Wing
Humanitarian Ops (5) Sep 2005 The UH-1 “Huey” helicopter of the 46 t h Test Wing
Humanitarian Ops (5) Sep 2005 The UH-1 “Huey” helicopter of the 46 t h Test Wing

Sep 2005 The UH-1 “Huey” helicopter of the 46 th Test Wing rescued 23 people as part of the Eglin AFB response to flood-stricken New Orleans after the passage of Hurricane Katrina.

Eglin and Global War on Terror Today Eglin people regularly deploy to the Middle East

Eglin and Global War on Terror

Eglin and Global War on Terror Today Eglin people regularly deploy to the Middle East to
Eglin and Global War on Terror Today Eglin people regularly deploy to the Middle East to
Eglin and Global War on Terror Today Eglin people regularly deploy to the Middle East to
Eglin and Global War on Terror Today Eglin people regularly deploy to the Middle East to

Today Eglin people regularly deploy to the Middle East to fight in the Global War on Terror. Eglin’s weapons provide precision attack on insurgent sanctuaries in Iraq and Afghanistan

the Global War on Terror. Eglin’s weapons provide precision attack on insurgent sanctuaries in Iraq and
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