Eglin to use boats on bay for training

Special to The Log

Eglin Air Force Base will have a number of boats and aircraft out and about in the local area through February.

The 96th Operations Group’s 53rd Wing’s Weapon System Evaluation Program will be using about 30 boats as “visual targets” for F-15s and F-16s throughout the week, according to a news release from public affairs.

The boats will be in Choctawhatchee Bay between the Mid-Bay Bridge in Okaloosa County and the State Road 331 bridge in Walton County, the release stated.

Operations will be working in the Gulf of Mexico just south of Destin.

Testing will occur between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.