Duke Field, State Roads 85 and 285 to close for test mission

Published: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 05:19 PM.

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE — Duke Field and several roads will be closed Feb. 14 for Eglin's test mission.

Duke Field will be closed and personnel will be evacuated prior to 8:30 a.m. Feb 14. The base, Highways 85 and 285 and surrounding roadways, including range roads, will be closed from 8:30-10 a.m. 

The 7th Special Forces Group facilities will remain open, but access from the east (State 85) will cease. 

All employees working on Duke Field, including 96th Test Wing, Air Force Special Operations Command and 919th Special Operations Wing, should contact their leadership for reporting instructions.

A backup mission date is scheduled for Feb. 15, with closures and evacuations at the same times if needed.

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