Defense activity in Okaloosa County, and Florida as a whole, has long been 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 and training ranges in Northwest Florida south to Key West. It includes 180,000 square miles of DoD controlled airspace, Eglin’s 724 square miles of land ranges, and 17 miles of shoreline access.
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