Eglin Air Force Base http://wuwf.org en Hagel: F-35 Flights To Resume When Safe http://wuwf.org/post/hagel-f-35-flights-resume-when-safe <p>Update:&nbsp;</p><p>Secretary Hagel got a chance to sit in the cockpit of an F-35 jet, and in the Air Force hangar of the 33rd, stood before an aircraft with his name painted on the side as he made brief remarks to about 100 military personnel. He called the F-35 a critical part of the future of the nation’s defense.</p><p></p><p>"This is as big a project, the F-35, that we have at the Department of Defense; we have a lot riding on this aircraft," said Sec. Hagel, who noted that the U.S. military and its&nbsp;eight partner countries have a lot invested in the $400 billion dollar jet.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:12:30 +0000 Sandra Averhart 11693 at http://wuwf.org Hagel: F-35 Flights To Resume When Safe Veterans Monument Planned For Fort Walton Beach http://wuwf.org/post/veterans-monument-planned-fort-walton-beach <p>The city of Ft. Walton Beach soon will have a permanent place for residents to show their respect and appreciation for veterans in the community. A Veterans Tribute Tower of Northwest Florida will be constructed at the main entrance of Beal Memorial Cemetery.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:06:28 +0000 Danielle Freeman 6902 at http://wuwf.org Veterans Monument Planned For Fort Walton Beach Residents Concerned About Military Training in Blackwater River State Forest http://wuwf.org/post/residents-concerned-about-military-training-blackwater-river-state-forest <p>The Air Force hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday night at the Milton Community Center in Santa Rosa County to discuss proposed plans for military training in the Blackwater River State Forest.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:58:33 +0000 Sandra Averhart 2579 at http://wuwf.org Residents Concerned About Military Training in Blackwater River State Forest Air Force Discusses Proposal For Training in Blackwater River State Forest http://wuwf.org/post/air-force-discusses-proposal-training-blackwater-river-state-forest <p>The Air Force is hosting two public town hall meetings this week to discuss proposed plans for military training in the Blackwater River and Tate’s Hell State Forests.&nbsp; The first town hall to be held Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Milton Community Center will focus on the Blackwater River State Forest.</p><p>“Well, we want to make sure the public has a good understanding of what we’re trying to accomplish,” says Mike Spaits, Environmental Public Affairs Officer for Eglin Air Force Base.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:05:08 +0000 Sandra Averhart 2504 at http://wuwf.org