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Duke Field, 85, 285 to close for test mission

Duke Field is currently scheduled to close Feb. 14 from 7 a.m. to noon during an Eglin AFB weapons test period.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely)

Duke Field is currently scheduled to close March 11 from 7 a.m. to noon during an Eglin AFB weapons test period. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely)

DUKE FIELD, Fla. -- UPDATE:

Duke Field and several roads will be closed March 12 due to Eglin's test mission.

Duke Field will be closed and personnel will be evacuated prior to 8:30 a.m. March 12. The base, Hwy. 85, Hwy. 285 and surrounding roadways to include 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 (Hwy 85) will be stopped.

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

UPDATE:  The March 11 mission was cancelled.