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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 Feb. 14 from 7 a.m. to noon during an Eglin AFB test mission period. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dan Neely)

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Duke Field and several roads will be closed Feb. 14 due to Eglin's test mission.

Duke Field will be closed and personnel will be evacuated prior to 8:30 a.m. Feb 14. 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.

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