Monday, December 3, 2012

7th SFG a boost to economy

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The Army’s 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), which officially opened its cantonment in October 2011, should pump about $3.2 billion into the Okaloosa County economy between 2010 and 2016, according to a report from the Haas Center at the University of West Florida. The 7th SFG moved to Eglin from its former home at Fort Bragg, N.C. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 12/01/12) The 7th is based at Duke Field, a 1,946-acre base within Eglin that also has the 919th Special Operations Wing of the Air Force Reserve.