Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Meetings held to prep troops for move

Representatives from Northwest Florida have scheduled a series of town hall meetings near Fort Bragg, N.C., to provide information to thousands of military personnel who will be relocating to Eglin Air Force base next year. The meetings are Tuesday and Wednesday. About 30 organizations from Northwest Florida will be represented. The bed down of the 7th Special Forces at Eglin will bring 2,200 new soldiers to the region by the middle of 2011. When spouses and children are added, the total population increase in the region has been estimated at more than 6,000. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 05/11/10)