Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Eglin ADC's DOD installation of year

Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., was named Department of Defense Installation of the Year by the Association of Defense Communities. According to ADC, Eglin has forged partnerships with local governments and nonprofits to protect natural resources, enhance wildlife corridors and expand opportunities for biodiversity, while at the same time preserving its mission. As home to 19 federal and 95 state listed, rare or local endemic species, Eglin places a high priority on conserving its natural resources. The base occupies much of the Florida panhandle, controls 120,000 square miles of airspace over the Florida Gulf and provides a unique atmosphere for threatened and endangered species. The Defense Community Awards lunch is at the ADC 2011 Annual Conference in Norfolk on Tuesday, July 19. (Source: ADC, 07/13/11)