Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Region's bases in the running

Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field in Florida and Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., are among the bases in the running to train battlefield airmen. The Air Force wants to consolidate eight locations into "three or four," according to Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, head of Air Education Training Command, made the statement to reporters during a briefing at the Air Force Association’s annual Air, Space and Cyber Conference outside Washington, D.C. The current centers are scattered across seven states. The consolidation is designed to provide improved infrastructure with enhanced aquatic training for combat rescue and other missions. The service is conducting environmental assessment surveys at all eight locations being considered. (Source:, 09/20/16) Previous