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Eglin AFB Dining - 08/18/2007

Dining Facilities: Whatever your dining pleasure, Eglin offers a wide variety of choices from snack bars to gourmet dining. Two modern dining facilities ( the Seabreeze and Oasis) with professionally trained staffs serve authorized service members from a large menu of delicious items prepared in accordance with strict health and nutrition standards. The dining facilities provide a pleasant atmosphere for regular meals, and carryout service is also available. Casual, as well as formal, dining is offered at both the Officer's and NCO Clubs. Also, several snack bars are conveniently located around the base.
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Food Services: The Seabreeze and Oasis Dining Facilities provide nutritious, top-quality meals for authorized service members.
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Officer's Club: The Eglin Officer's Club, located on Choctawhatchee Bay, is a large and very attractive facility providing fine dining and entertainment.
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Enlisted Club: If you're looking for good food, good company, top entertainment, and the opportunity to socialize in a pleasant, relaxed environment, you should definitely join the Eglin Enlisted Club. Located near the East Gate, the club is a beautiful facility providing fine dining, entertainment, and a perfect place to unwind after work.
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The Duke Field Outpost is located on Highway 85 North at Duke Field. The club is open Monday through Friday and on all training and flying weekends. Information provided by Eglin AFB website

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Things to Do Before Coming to Eglin - 08/18/2007

There are a number of things you should do to help make the transition easier:
- Give the post office a forwarding address
- Change addresses with billing agencies
- Send changes of address to magazine publishers
- Notify friends and relatives of your new address
- Obtain credit references from your bank, etc.
- Stop newspaper and all home delivery services
- Settle bills with local utility companies (gas, water, electric, telephone, etc..).

Don't forget to get deposit refunds and a written statement stating your last bill was paid in full - Transfer insurance on cars, home etc... and check to see if personal high-value possessions are covered during the move

- Ask for a copy of or transfer children's records
- Get records from any private doctors or dentists that you and your family have been using
- Notify your clergyman and obtain any necessary documents of birth, baptism, etc. that you may need
- Double-check closets and shelves to be sure that they are empty
- Buy traveler's checks instead of carrying large sums of cash
- Be sure to take any jewelry and valuable documents with you. Don't pack them in your household goods
- Make plans for transporting your pets. Unhappy or nervous pets can make very poor traveling companions. Here are some tips for ensuring your pet's travel on an airline goes unrestricted:
- Veterinarian-issued health certificates are required
- International flights require further documentation. Quarantine requirments may apply
- Pets must travel in an airline-approved carrier large enough for the animal to move unrestricted
- Food and water must be provided
- When accompanied by the owner, the pet is ususally checked in as excess baggage. If small enough, the pet may be allowed to ride in its carrier under the passenger seat
- When unaccompanied, the pet usually passes through airline freight handling systems. The cargo hold is pressurized with climate control to ensure the safety of your pet. Some airlines allow the owner to check on their pet through their 800 number tracking system

* NOTE:Check with your airline to ensure you have made all necessary arrangements for your pets' travel!!

- Let a close friend or relative know the route and schedule you will be traveling, including overnight stops. Use that person as a message center. This information should also be provided to your sponsor.

Remember, there may be income tax advantages with your move, including those incurred after your arrival at Eglin. Examples of these expenses would include travel expenses, meals and lodging while you are occupying temporary quarters and expenses attributable to the sale, purchase, or lease of your residence.

After you have completed your move, consult your organization's legal assistance officer who will assist you in preparing the proper tax forms. If you experience a financial emergency enroute, you can get assistance from the Air Force Aid Society. Stop in at any military installation and request direct assistance if you are at an Air Force base or referral assistance at an Army post or Navy base.

If you are not near a military installation, request Air Force Aid assistance through any American Red Cross office. Once you arrive at Eglin, check in with the Air Force Aid office for information on the "Moving Assistance Program" which provides interest-free loans for rent and security deposits. A thank you to the Eglin AFB website for the information provided.

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Education on Eglin AFB - 08/18/2007

A wide variety of educational and recreational opportunities await youths at Eglin. The professional caretakers and the learning centers combine to create an atmosphere conducive to healthy child development.

Educating Children: Rest assured that better-than-adequate schooling is available for children. A vast network of schools, with bus transportation on and off base, is available in the local area. The Eglin area has pre-school, elementary, middle high school, undergraduate, and graduate education opportunities, as well as private religious and secular schools, schools for gifted children and special training for the mentally handicapped. Oak Hill and Cherokee Elementary Schools are located on Eglin Main in the base housing area, for children in grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Other schools are conveniently located within the community. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Child Development Center: Eglin's Child Development Center (CDC), located on Gaffney Road, is available for child care. The center is open Monday through Friday and special opening requests will be considered for weekend functions. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Youth Activities Eglin's Youth Center is one of the largest in the Air Force. The center provides an extensive activity program for youth.

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Eglin AFB lodging - 08/18/2007

Eglin Inns Lodging facility, a consistent lodging award winner, operates two 24-hour reception centers, one located near the Officers Club and the other at the East end of the base near the Bowling Center.

The Inns provide a wide variety of quarters available for use of active and retired military members and DOD civilians. There are 172 VOQ units, 152 VAQ units and 88 one, two, and three-bedroom TLF units. "Space available" customers may make reservations in advance of their arrival by calling the reservation desk.

The Inns provide many creature comforts such as FAX, valet service, express checkout, courtesy calls, and fitness rooms. Rooms are equipped with hair dryers, color TV's with premium cable channels, VCP's, microwave ovens, telephones with datalink capabilities and club coupons and sundry items are stocked in all rooms.

Lodging boasts numerous Gold Key and three Innkeeper Awards and was awarded the Gold Award for Excellence in Training from the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Motel Association.

24-hour Reception Centers are located across the street from Vanguard Bank near Eglin's East Gate and near the Officers Club and Eglin's West Gate.

Building 18 Business Office (850) 882-4534/9186 Reservations: 4534/4535 Switchboard: 8761 Front Desk: 5025 Eglin DSN: 872

Building 1101 (850) 882-8761 ext. 1060

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What to do when you get to Eglin AFB - 08/18/2007

At The Gate: Eglin's Security Forces Squadron monitors both the East and West Gates and are always happy to provide directions to newcomers.

Welcome Center: Located in building 11001, near the Officer's Club, is the 24-Hour Welcome Center where all necessary arrangements for accompanied individuals and unaccompanied officers can be made upon initial arrival. Call them at (850) 882-8761 DSN 872-8761. Unaccompanied enlisted members report directly to the White Sands Inn, Building 18. They can be reached at (850) 882-5025 or DSN 872-5025.

In-Processing: All personnel are required to report to their Orderly Room for In-Proccessing.

Family Housing: The Housing Office is located in Building 10800 on Hatchee Road. This office assigns military quarters, prioritized by date of application. There are six military housing areas with multiple floor plans to choose from. The Housing OFfice number is (850) 882-3502 or DSN 872-3502.

Household Goods: The Inbound Household Goods Section is located in Building 613. You should contact them as soon as possible after your arrival to arrange for your shipment. Their phone number is (850) 882-8311 or DSN 872-8311.

Telephones: All Eglin telephone numbers begin with an 88x prefix: 882 is Eglin main; 883 is for the 33rd FW, the Eglin Hospital, and Duke Field; 884 is for Hurlburt Field. From any 88x number, only the last five digits are needed to reach any other 88x number. If you want to establish local telephone phone service, call SPRINT at 1-800-339-1811.

What To Wear: There are no winter/summer uniform restrictions at Eglin unless individual units specify this. Your normal duty uniform should be worn at in-processing. A well-stocked military clothing store is located in Building 19-D. Their duty hours are 0900 to 1700, Monday through Friday; 0900 to 1300 on Saturdays; closed on Sundays and holidays. Their number is (850) 882-3051 or DSN 872-3051.

Military Personnel: The Military Personnel Flight is located in Building 210 and is available to handle all your personnel needs. Duty hours are 0730 to 1630. When visiting the MPF your first stop should be Customer Service. You will then be directed to the proper office for assistance. A thank you to the Eglin AFB website for information provided.

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