Eglin Air Force Base is one of four bases throughout the country participating in a large-scale COVID-19 testing study. Over the next two months 100 active-duty personnel will be tested, starting with healthcare workers. Next will be dorm residents, followed by host wing personnel and the base’s workforce. The testing is part of a larger Department of Defense surveillance effort to identify and contain pockets of the virus. The Secretary of the Air Force reports the service has had more than 12,500 cases of COVID-19, resulting in 18 deaths.

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