Eglin AFB - Small Business Contracting Information and Assistance
Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) - Small business contracting information and guidance for doing business with Eglin AFB, the 96th Test Wing, the 53rd Wing, and other on-base units. Subcontracting opportunities with prime defense contractors working at Eglin. Also, compilation of the types of services, products, and materiel routinely procured by Eglin's base contracting office.
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Eglin Air Force Base (AFB) is one of the Department of Defense's (DoD) "mega" bases. Eglin AFB has a rapidly growing base population with approximately 38,000 personnel (includes military personnel, family members, civilian personnel, and contractor personnel.)
Eglin AFB is the largest Air Force base in size. It covers more than 463,000 acres. Eglin's annual contracting budget exceeds $125 million. A significant portion of these contracts are set-aside for small businesses.
The host unit at Eglin is the 96th Test Wing. This wing conducts testing and evaluation of Air Force and other military services air delivered weapons, avionics, and on-board guidance systems.
Eglin AFB is located on Florida's panhandle
near Niceville and Ft Walton Beach.
Eglin AFB Organizations and Tenant Units
- 96th Test Wing (96th TW)
- 53rd Wing
- Air Force Research Laboratory Munitions Directorate (AFRL/MN)
- Eglin Gulf Test Range (GTR)
- 20th Space Control Squadron (20 SCS)
- Armament Directorate
- 6th Ranger Training Battalion - Camp James E. Rudder
- Joint Deployable Analysis Team (JDAT)
- 919th Special Operations Wing (919 SOW)
- 7th Special Forces Group (Army Airborne)
- More than 25 associate units
Eglin AFB - official website: http://www.eglin.af.mil/
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