The Niceville Valparaiso area prides itself on being military friendly. With open arms, we welcome all branches of the United States Military whether it’s a short stay, or a place to call home. Visit the Chamber today so that we can assist you with your military move to our area.
Eglin Air Force Base
Has been a major employer in the area and played a prominent role in airpower history since its inception in 1935. While many military bases have undergone reductions in manpower, Eglin’s workforce has grown due to the unique features of Eglin’s air, land and water ranges; a rare commodity for the United States military. The land area totals 724 square miles and 123,000 square miles of water test ranges in the Gulf of Mexico.
Is home of Air Force Special Command (AFSOC), the Air Force component of United State Special Operations Command. AFSOC provides America's specialized airpower and also trains, equips, educates and deploys Air Force special operations forces around the world.
Located four miles south of Crestview, Duke Field is the home of the 919th Special Operations Wing, the only full-time special operations wing in the Air Force Reserve, the 919th SOW employs more than 1,300 reservists and 300 full-time civil service employees.
7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
The Special Forces Mission: Organize, equip, train, validate and prepare forces for deployment to conduct worldwide special operations, across the range of military operations, in support of regional combatant commanders, American ambassadors, and other agencies as directed.
Area of Responsibility: The 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Area of Responsibility (AOR) includes the land mass of Latin America south of Mexico; the waters adjacent to Central America and South America; the Caribbean Sea, its 13 island nations, European and U.S. territories; the Gulf of Mexico; and a portion of the Atlantic Ocean. It encompasses 32 countries (19 in Central and South America and 13 in the Caribbean) and covers about 15.6 million square miles.