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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). 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.
** Data based off of 2013 census data.
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Valparaiso Elementary School
|PK - 5||379 Edge Ave Valparaiso, FL 32580||Public|
Addie R. Lewis Middle School
|5 - 8||281 Mississippi Ave Valparaiso, FL 32580||Public|
Niceville Senior High School
|9 - 12||800 East John Sims Parkway Niceville, FL 32578||Public|
C. W. Ruckel Middle School
|6 - 8||201 North Partin Dr Niceville, FL 32578||Public|
Lula J. Edge Elementary School
|PK - 5||300 Hwy 85 North Niceville, FL 32578||Public|
Eglin Elementary School
|PK - 5||200 Gaffney Rd Eglin Afb, FL 32542||Public|
James E Plew Elementary School
|PK - 5||220 Pine Ave Niceville, FL 32578||Public|
Collegiate High School At Northwest Florida State
|10 - 12||100 College Blvd Niceville, FL 32578||Public|
Rocky Bayou Christian School
|PK - 12||2101 Partin Dr N Niceville, FL 32578||Private|
Shalimar Elementary School
|PK - 5||1350 Joe Martin Circle Shalimar, FL 32579||Public|
Longwood Elementary School
|PK - 5||50 Holly Ave Shalimar, FL 32579||Public|
Clifford Meigs Middle School
|6 - 8||150 Richbourg Ave Shalimar, FL 32579||Public|
Military Banking Locations
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Pentagon Federal Credit Union Niceville1073 John Sims Pkwy E
Niceville, FL 32578-2751
Navy Federal Credit Union Mary Esther251 Mary Esther Blvd Ste C2
Mary Esther, FL 32569
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Cities Near Eglin Air Force Base
Not everyone wants to live as close to base as possible, check out these surrounding cities.
|City||Distance||Population||Avg. Home Price||Avg. Monthly Rent|
|Fort Walton Beach||8.2 miles||20,320||$160,400||$952|
|Eglin AFB||3.5 miles||2,417||N/A||$893|
|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|
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