Saturday, February 11, 2012

Carroll: Committed to Eglin

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll told fellow task force members she's committed to work with them to help preserve the Air Armament Center and 46th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base. State Sen. Don Gaetz, who sponsored the bill to create and fund the task force, had been critical of Carroll, saying he thought she was hesitant to engage in effective lobbying in Washington. He said he welcomed her "change of view" on the Eglin issue. The task force is hoping to prevent the Air Force from placing Eglin's 46th Test Wing under the command of a two-star general at California's Edwards Air Force Base. They fear it's a first step toward moving the wing's research, development, test and evaluation function to California. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 02/11/12) Previous post