Monday, August 19, 2013

Eglin does maritime tests

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Air Force's 96th Operations Group will run munitions tests in the Gulf of Mexico about 20 nautical miles south of Destin from Monday through to Sept. 13. The morning tests will be Mondays through Thursdays. The tests are part of the 53rd Wing's Maritime Strike Program. The Air Force has commissioned 25 local boats to protect the mission area. The boats and their crews will mark the border and warn any approaching vessels to stay out of the drop zone. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 08/18/13, 96th Test Wing, 08/14/13)