Eglin Air Force Base

Valparaiso, Florida

Included zipcodes 32580

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Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) is a United States Air Force base located approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers) southwest of Valparaiso, Florida in Okaloosa County. The host unit at Eglin is the 96th Test Wing (formerly the 96th Air Base Wing).[citation needed] The 96 TW is the test and evaluation center for Air Force air-delivered weapons, navigation and guidance systems, Command and Control systems, and Air Force Special Operations Command systems. Eglin AFB was established in 1935 as the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Base. It is named in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Frederick I. Eglin (1891Ð1937), who was killed in a crash of his Northrop A-17 pursuit aircraft on a flight from Langley to Maxwell Field, Alabama.

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* 2012 demographics profile of the military.
** Data based off of 2013 census data.

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School Name Grade Type
Valparaiso Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
Addie R. Lewis Middle School
5 - 8 Public
Niceville Senior High School
9 - 12 Public
C. W. Ruckel Middle School
6 - 8 Public
Lula J. Edge Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
Eglin Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
James E Plew Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
Collegiate High School At Northwest Florida State
10 - 12 Public
Rocky Bayou Christian School
PK - 12 Private
Shalimar Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
Longwood Elementary School
PK - 5 Public
Clifford Meigs Middle School
6 - 8 Public
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Pentagon Federal Credit Union Niceville

1073 John Sims Pkwy E
Niceville, FL 32578-2751

Navy Federal Credit Union Mary Esther

251 Mary Esther Blvd Ste C2
Mary Esther, FL 32569

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Cities Near Eglin Air Force Base

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City Distance Population Avg. Home Price Avg. Monthly Rent
Wright 8.8 miles 25,384 $156,900 $924
Crestview 18.3 miles 22,099 $158,600 $1,029
Fort Walton Beach 8.2 miles 20,320 $160,400 $952
Eglin AFB 3.5 miles 2,417 N/A $893
Niceville 3.0 miles 13,562 $195,200 $938
Destin 7.2 miles 12,840 $246,500 $1,244
Ocean City 7.0 miles 5,901 $160,700 $934
Lake Lorraine 5.0 miles 7,011 $226,300 $1,082
Mary Esther 10.7 miles 4,035 $170,500 $1,081
Shalimar 5.7 miles 723 $278,400 $1,308

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