Eglin Air Force Base is located in northwest Florida, comprising over 640 square miles. This is a military friendly area and also a major tourist attraction due to the white sand beaches. Eglin is located 60 miles east of Pensacola, FL.
BRAC 2005 is expected to make a major impact on Eglin and the surrounding infrastructure as the overall base population will increase to around 38,000 by 2015. Military Construction will total over $732 million.
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Eglin AFB is huge, but the main base area is concentrated near the shores of the Choctawhatchee Bay. The destination city of Destin is across the bay and the waterfront communities of Fort Walton Beach, Valparaiso, and Niceville flank the base on either side. The suburban enclave of Crestview lies farther north and offers a little more breathing room, easier access to Pensacola via Interstate 10, and great proximity to Duke Field.