Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Eglin accomplishments noted

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The commander of the Air Armament Center at Eglin Air Force Base issued a commentary Tuesday about the base's accomplishments in 2011. Maj. Gen. Kenneth Merchant listed the arrival of the first F-35 fighter and bed down of the Army's 7th Special Forces Group. He also cited the base's rating of excellent in an operational readiness inspection along with several other excellence awards. Merchant said the 46th Test Wing verified the performance of multiple Air Force and Joint weapon systems, aircraft avionics, aircraft survivability, and command, control, communication and computer systems. It oversaw about 15,000 ground, flight test, and training missions supporting 689 programs. (Source: Eglin Air Force Base, 01/17/12) Note: Previous post on changes at Eglin