Thursday, March 14, 2013

Eglin slates boat ops

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Residents in the local area may experience low-flying aircraft or noise when the 96th Operations Group conducts boat operations March 18-22 in the Gulf of Mexico south of Destin in the morning and the Choctawhatchee Bay in the afternoon. The operations are part of the 53rd Wing’s Weapon System Evaluation Program. Fighter aircraft will release various munitions in the Gulf of Mexico during the morning test missions. In the Choctawhatchee Bay during the afternoon test missions, about 30 boats will operate as visual simulated targets for fighter aircraft. No bombs or munitions will be released during these Choctawhatchee Bay operations. (Source: 96th Test Wing Public Affairs, 03/14/13) Previous