Thursday, May 3, 2012

Rubio touts Eglin

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – It would be foolish to move any of Eglin Air Force Base's mission elsewhere considering the decades long investment, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told a crowd at the Air Force Armament Museum Wednesday. Rubio affirmed his support of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Bill marker requiring the Air Armament Center stay at Eglin unless a future Base Realignment and Closure Act deems otherwise. An Air Force reorganization plans to eliminate AAC, merging the 46th Test Wing and 96th Air Base Wing and have it report to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Many fear it's a step towards moving Eglin's research, development, test and evaluation functions to Edwards. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 05/02/12)