Monday, June 28, 2021

Eglin has one-of-kind wing

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Eglin Air Force Base is the home for now of a first-of-its-kind Air Force wing working in the electromagnetic spectrum, which stretches from radio waves to visible light and affects everything from cell phones to personal computers to advanced military technology. According to a Friday news release from the Air Force’s Air Combat Command, the 350th Spectrum Warfare Wing (350th SWW) was stood up Friday in recognition of a need for the U.S. military “to dominate the electromagnetic spectrum.” The wing is being temporarily located at Eglin while the Air Force conducts a mandated environmental review for a permanent location. The Air Combat Command news release did not indicate what specific locations are under consideration as a permanent home for the wing, or whether Eglin is on that list of potential locations. (Sources: Stars and Stripes, 06/26/21, Air Combat Command, 06/25/21)