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Mar 3, 2023

Special operations commander arrested after alleged drunk driving incident

A commander with Hurlburt Field’s 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has been demoted after being arrested Feb. 18 in Shalimar. Collin Charlie Christopherson, 37, of Niceville, is charged with driving under the influence (DUI), hit and run and a moving traffic violation for reckless driving resulting in damage to property or a person. The Shalimar Police Department responded to the incident involving Christopherson and made the arrest.

Jan 25, 2023

SR 285 to be shut down for Eglin testing

Eglin Air Force Base — The 96th Test Wing is scheduled to conduct testing on the Eglin range complex requiring the closure of State Road 285. Testing is scheduled to take place from Jan. 31 to Feb. 3. The road will be closed between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day.

Dec 14, 2022

Council approves resolution on drilling restrictions

The city of Crestview is sending its official support to Washington in hopes of seeing Congress put back the drilling restrictions that were removed from the eastern Gulf of Mexico earlier this year. The City Council approved a resolution at its most recent meeting supporting ongoing efforts in Washington to restore oil and natural gas drilling restrictions in the gulf.

Aug 26, 2022

Duke Field Airman makes strides with community policing

Steam rises off the pavement on a rainy Wednesday morning when a police vehicle pulls off the street. A homeless family sheltering from the early downpour under the overhang of an old church structure were startled by the police car until Officer Bhagwatsingh stepped out with a smile and a wave.

Aug 18, 2022

919th undergoes unit effectiveness inspection

Airmen across the 919th Special Operations Wing may have seen badge-clad inspectors roaming their squadrons and interviewing their wingmen as the wing underwent a Unit Effectiveness Inspection this past drill weekend.

Feb 11, 2022

Alliance director stresses importance of longleaf pines

It’s hard to imagine today, but just over 100 years ago the coastal plains of America from Virginia to eastern Texas were covered by about 92 million acres of longleaf pines. Fortunately, we have folks like Vernon Compton who care about preserving and restoring the 1.3 million acres left in Northwest Florida and South Alabama.

Feb 10, 2022

The sound of freedom – Freedom Brass – rings in Crestview

The brass ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West, stationed at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, is comprised of two trumpets, French horn, trombone, tuba and percussion, and played to a full house at Warriors Hall on a cold, rainy Friday evening.

Feb 9, 2022

Homeless man with ‘senior issues’ refuses to leave Crestview shelter

He told the media last week that he’d been kicked out, but he’s still there, according to Ann Sprague, president of the Crestview Area Shelter for the Homeless.

Jan 28, 2022

Military housing allowance increase gets final approval

Congressman Matt Gaetz (FL-01) and several community leaders recently announced the final passage of resolutions supporting an increase in the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rate for military service members in Florida’s First District. The resolutions were introduced and passed in Escambia County, Okaloosa County, Santa Rosa County, and Walton County.

Jan 14, 2022

Freedom Brass coming to Crestview’s Warrior Hall

U.S. Air Force Band of the West ensemble will perform a concert at Warrior Hall on Feb. 4.
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