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Defense Support
Duke Field

Duke Field is home for the 919th Special Operations Wing (SOW), the only special operations unit in the Air Force ...
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Eglin AFB

Eglin Air Force Base spans three counties in Northwest Florida; Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton supporting tes...
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Hurlburt Field

Hurlburt Field is the headquarters of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), the Air Force component...
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U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard Station Destin, commissioned in November 1977, is located on Choctawhatchee Bay at the east end of...
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News Room

Voice Newsletter Overview - April 2017 - 04/13/2017

The April 2017 issue features: Members in the News; Director's Desk; Defense Support Initiatives and Technology Coast Manufacturing & Engineering Network and Business Growth ...

Voice Newsletter Overview - March 2017 - 03/31/2017

The March 2017 issue features: Members in the News; Director's Desk; Defense Support Initiatives and Technology Coast Manufacturing & Engineering Network and Business Growth ...

Okaloosa County is home to one of the largest military bases in the world, so it's no surprise that a large percentage of our community revolves around the Aerospace & Defense industries. Read on for more details. 

Tri-County Community Partnership Initiative
  As military installations continue to plan for the fiscal impact of a declining U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) budget, bases are being encouraged to engage in innovative community partnerships designed to lessen operational costs while also providing tangible benefit to the installation’s host community.  Eglin AFB and the local community serve as a national model for collaboration and...
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Defense Support Initiatives
DSI Composition | Mission Statement | Vision Statement | Tri-County Military Installations | Northwest Florida Defense Coalition | DSI Brochure Military installations are the primary economic generator in Okaloosa County. The EDC's Defense Support Initiatives (DSI) is recognized by the State of Florida as the official representative and the lead agency for the Eglin complex's base/com...
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Military Economic Impact
Defense activity in Okaloosa County, and Florida as a whole, has longbeen a major contributor to employment opportunities, sales revenue, and tax revenues. As the largest installation in the Department of Defense, Eglin Air Force Base covers 724 square miles encompassing almost half of Okaloosa County’s land mass.   Eglin hosts the Joint Gulf Range Complex, recognized as a national asset, connecting test a...
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Northwest Florida Greenway
Protecting our military installations while preserving our natural resources.Partners' Interests | Goals | Memorandum of Partnership | Memorandum of Agreement The Northwest Florida Greenway project was established in 2001 to protect and sustain existing military lands and airspace, promote continued target industry growth, preserve the environmental quality and biodiversity of the region, maintain the economic viability of...
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Duke Field
Duke Field is home for the 919th Special Operations Wing (SOW), the only special operations unit in the Air Force Reserve. The 919th SOW reports to the Air Force Reserve Command's Tenth Air Force in peacetime, and becomes part of AFSOC at Hurlburt Field if mobilized for conflict. Active duty units of the Air Force Special Operations Air Warfare Center  (AFSOAWC) are currently based at Duke Field.   ...
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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 mor...
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Hurlburt Field
Hurlburt Field is the headquarters of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), the Air Force component of U.S. Special Operations Command and the 1st Special Operations Wing, AFSOC's oldest and largest unit, the 505th Command and Control Wing, and the 24th Special Operations Wing.  AFSOC's mission is to provide Air Force special operations forces for worldwide deployment in the conduct of ...
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U.S. Coast Guard
Coast Guard Station Destin, commissioned in November 1977, is located on Choctawhatchee Bay at the east end of Okaloosa Island. Primary missions include Search and Rescue and a wide range of law enforcement activities including Recreational and Commercial Boating Safety, Fisheries, Marine Environmental Protection, Ports, Waterways, Coastal Security and Drug Interdiction. The unit’s area of responsibility...
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TeCMEN
The Technology Coast Manufacturing and Engineering Network, TeCMEN, was established by the Economic Development Council of Okaloosa County, Florida in 1989 to be the premier business advocate for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) industries. TeCMEN provides opportunities for innovative collaboration and advanced technical expertise locally, regionally, and in the competitive global marketplace. Contact the EDC...
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Industries

Okaloosa County is host to a wide array of businesses and industries. From Tourism to Aerospace & Defense, our diversity reflects th...
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TeCMEN

The Technology Coast Manufacturing and Engineering Network, TeCMEN, was established by the Economic Development Council of Ok...
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