Eglin AFB
Eglin Air Force Base spans three counties in Northwest Florida; Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton supporting test and training activities for numerous development programs, operational military units, military schools, and various federal agencies.  Assigned to the 96th Test Wing and Air Force Materiel Command, Eglin AFB is a joint-service installation supporting Air Force, Army and Navy units and hosts more than 62 major organizations including the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 6th Ranger Training Battalion, the Navy Explosive Ordnance School, the 20th Space Control Squadron, and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Initial Training Center.  Eglin is the largest military base in the Department of Defense and hosts the Joint Gulf of Mexico Range Complex.

Major Units/ Tenants 
  • 96th Test Wing 
  • 33rd Fighter Wing – F-35 Training
  • 53rd Wing
  • Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate 
  • Armament Directorate 
  • Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal 
  • 919th Special Operations Wing 
  • 7th Special Forces Group 
  • 20th Space Control Squadron 
  • 6th Ranger Training Battalion 
Installation Statistics
  • Eglin AFB occupies 463,128 acres across Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton Counties.
  • Eglin AFB, the largest military installation in the Department of Defense
  • More than 724 square miles of land area
  • More than 134,000 square miles of airspace
  • More than 123,000 square miles of water ranges in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Buildings: 2,239
  • Buildings Square Feet: 12,105,930
  • Main Base Acres: 11,270
  • Complete Acreage: 463,067
Eglin's technically sophisticated facilities and its massive land-water test range complex make it an invaluable asset to the Air Force mission and to the economic development of Okaloosa's community.

Eglin AFB is a leader in Expeditionary Combat Support with the 2nd largest deployment tasking in the Air Force and the largest deployment commitment in the Air Force Materiel Command. Eglin ahs the Air Force’s largest transportation function in the Continental United States. Eglin also host the only Ground Combat Training capability in the Air Force Materiel Commend – 1 of 4 in the Air Force.

In addition to the military testing, training, development and research that Eglin specializes in, Eglin is also a successful environmental conservation steward for their undeveloped land reservation. Recreational activities are permitted on the reservation where the successes of their environmental care can be seen in plant and animal life.

Eglin Gulf Test Range

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