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Duke Field Airman makes strides with community policing

August 26, 2022
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.

Alliance director stresses importance of longleaf pines

February 11, 2022
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.

The sound of freedom – Freedom Brass – rings in Crestview

February 10, 2022
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.

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

February 9, 2022
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.

Military housing allowance increase gets final approval

January 28, 2022
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.

Freedom Brass coming to Crestview’s Warrior Hall

January 14, 2022
U.S. Air Force Band of the West ensemble will perform a concert at Warrior Hall on Feb. 4.