Thursday, June 26, 2014

Eglin and the state parks

Eglin Air Force Base in military friendly Northwest Florida is one of the largest bases in the world with 460,000 acres, and while its primary mission is aerial weapons development, it's taken on more missions in more recent years, including F-35 training and serving as the home of a special forces group. Now the military says it needs more land for training, and hopes to use two nearby Florida state forests. Florida hopes to be accommodating, but opponents think it would be a bad move. A feature story. (Source: Greenwire, 06/26/14)