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Final Public Hearing
2:51 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Residents Against Military Training In Blackwater River State Forest

Residents pack Bagdad Recreational Facility for the final public hearing on proposed military training in the Blackwater River State Forest.
Credit Sandra Averhart / WUWF Public Media

About 180 area residents, concerned about the possibility of increased military training in the Blackwater River State Forest, filled the Bagdad Recreational Facility in Santa Rosa County Thursday night for the final public hearing on the Air Force plan.

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Many Speakers Oppose Air Force Plan
10:58 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Residents Concerned About Military Training in Blackwater River State Forest

Reilly Hoggard speaks at town hall in Milton.
Credit Sandra Averhart / WUWF Public Media

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.

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Town Hall to be Held at Milton Community Center
6:05 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Air Force Discusses Proposal For Training in Blackwater River State Forest

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.  The first town hall to be held Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Milton Community Center will focus on the Blackwater River State Forest.

“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.

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