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USAF 75th Community Celebration – “The Story Behind the Story” – Eglin AFB & Hurlburt Field

Check out “The Story Behind the Story” event video for the 75th USAF Anniversary Community Celebration, which took place on September 13, 2022 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Florida. This event celebrates the USAF military operations that were supported by both Eglin Air Force base and the Special Operations units of Hurlburt Field. Hosted by the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, this event provides two panels of service men & women who participated in several notable USAF operations, including operations in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Iran, Afghanistan, and the Obama Bin Laden Raid.

* Chapter points can easily be selected by watching this video directly on YouTube

00:00 Opening Video – USAF Aircraft Fly-bys
02:09 Official Welcome – Ted Corcoran
02:45 Posting of the Colors
03:33 National Anthem
05:35 Invocation
06:58 Event Overview
08:34 Introduction of Dale Dye
10:43 Dale Dye Movie Compilation Video
13:56 Eglin AFB Background History
14:51 Dr Devin Stephenson Introduction
17:35 Florida Representative Patt Maney Introduction
21:44 Recognition Distinguished Guests
23:01 JCOS Senior Enlisted Advisor Ramon Colon-Lopez Introduction
25:32 Recognition of Notable Local Veterans
26:57 Ted Introduces 1st Panel
30:13 Cindy Cole Chal (Doolittle Raiders)
48:29 Dale Dye Stories (Korean War)
1:13:05 Col Howard Hill (Vietnam War)
1:24:54 Col Larry Ropka (Sun Tay Raid)
1:38:17 Col Bill Keeler (Vietnam Refugees)
1:47:34 Sponsors Recognition & Jerry Williams EFCU
1:51:54 Introduction of 2nd Panel of Speakers
1:52:36 CMSgt Bill Walter – Operation Eagle Claw (Iran Hostage Rescue)
2:00:42 Lt Col Kirby Locklear – Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada)
2:08:35 Lt Col Corby Martin – Operation Desert Storm (Iraq)
2:19:06 Lt Col Allison Black – Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan)
2:27:24 The “MOAB” Story (Bill Walter)
2:29:05 Task Force Dagger & ODA 595 Horse Soldiers Event
2:30:49 Lt Gen Marshal “Brad” Webb – (Bin Laden Raid)
2:41:33 The Voices of NWFSC – America the Beautiful
2:47:02 The Air Force Song Sing-Along

EMCEE
– Ted Corcoran, CEO – Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce

SPONSORS
– Eglin Federal Credit Union
– The Boeing Company
– Northwest Florida State College
– Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce

THANKS TO
– Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce Staff: Seth Luttrell, Rachelle Graves, Dayna Stinebiser, Chrissy Flanigan, Debbie Dodge
– Mattie Kelly Arts Center Staff and Volunteers
– The Voices of Northwest Florida State College
– Air Force Public Affairs/Historians: Dawn Hart, Amy Nicholson, Shelby Pritchett, Jasmine Porterfield, Alan Landers

SCRIPT
– Bill Walters

LODGINGS
– The Island Resort;
– Holiday Inn Resort-Fort Walton Beach
– Hilton Garden Inn Fort Walton Beach

PROMOTION
– Frances Roy Agency

VIDEO PRODUCTION
– RJ Murdock, Emerald Coast TV

Niceville Police “K9 Officer Blue” Memorial Service – August 26, 2022

Watch the HD Replay of the “End of Watch” ceremony for K9 Officer Blue, scheduled for August 26, 2022 at the Northwest Florida State College’s Mattie Kelly Arts Center at 10am CST.

Northwest Florida State College
Mattie Kelly Arts Center
100 E College Blvd, Building 100
Niceville, FL 32578

Doolittle Raiders – Final Goblet Ceremony, Farewell Flyover & 71st Reunion Lookback

LIVE STREAM

The live-stream of both the Doolittle Raiders Final Goblet Ceremony AND the Doolittle Farewell Flyover events can be view below.


INFORMATION

On April 18, 2022, at 1pm Central, at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College, the Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the “Final Goblet” a ceremony that will mark the passing of Doolittle Raider, Col. Richard E. “Dick” Cole. Since April 1947, a ceremonial “roll call” has honored the eighty Doolittle Raiders. Cole and all of the members of Doolittle Raiders were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in May 2014 “for outstanding heroism, valor, skill, and service to the United States in conducting their bombings of Tokyo.” Many historians’ credit the raid as the critical factor of the Japanese defeat at the Battle of Midway, often cited as the turning point in the Pacific war.  Participating in this event will include invited attendees, Raider family members, government officials, and military dignitaries. Eighty active-duty airmen from Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field will sit among family members to represent each Doolittle Raider during the ceremony.

General Admission tickets are available for $10.00 and can be purchased at Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office 850-729-6000 or by visiting the website at www.mattiekellyartscenter.org.

At 5pm that same day, a “Flyover” with 30 vintage and current Air Force planes will take place at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, FL, in honor of the Doolittle Raiders.


71st REUNION LOOKBACK

In 2013, the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce host the 71st Doolittle Raiders Reunion, which was the final reunion due to their only being 4 remaining Raiders.  Below is both a Highlights video of that multi-day event and a Farewell documentary.  The event highlights video was produced by RJ Murdock and the documentary was produced by Kevin Almodovar.  Also included at the end is a short Doolittle Reunions video provided by West Fields.




Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade 2021

This is an edited HD replay of December 6, 2021, Fort Walton Beach Christmas Parade, which was filmed on Eglin Pkwy in front of FNBT Bank.

Rain showers a few hours before the start of the parade had caused all of the local school bands to cancel their performances, but the rain cleared up and help off during the parade. This parade video was originally live-streamed on the City of Fort Walton Beach, FL’s Facebook page.

Produced by RJ Murdock with Emerald Coast TV

2021 Emerging Choreographer’s Project

2021 Emerging Choreographer’s Project by the Northwest Florida students, filmed in Studio One and and premiered live at 8pm CDT on April 29, 2021.

2021 FCSAA Region VIII Basketball Tournament

Watch the LIVE STREAM of the 2021 FCSAA Region VIII Tournament at the Northwest Florida State College as the top Men’s and Women’s basketball teams from across the state of Florida battle it out to determine who will go the the 2021 NJCAA National Championships.

Scroll down below to find the specific game dates or use the links below:

Women’s Playoff Games – April 7, 2021
Game #1 – #2 Chipola College vs #7 Hillsborough – 1pm CST / 2pm EST
Game #2 – #3 St Petersburg vs #6 Indian River – 3pm CST / 4pm EST
Game #3 – #1 Northwest Florida State vs #8 Eastern Florida – 6pm CST / 7pm EST
Game #4 – #4 Florida Southwestern vs #5 Gulf Coast State – 8pm CST / 9pm EST

Men’s Playoff Games – April 8, 2021
Game #1 – #2 Indian River vs #7 FSC Jacksonville – 1pm CST / 2pm EST
Game #2 – #3 Florida Southwestern vs #6 State College of Florida – 3pm CST / 4pm EST
Game #3 – #1 Chipola College vs #8 Gulf Coast State – 6pm CST / 7pm EST
Game #4 – #4 Eastern Florida vs #5 St Petersburg – 8pm CST / 9pm EST

Women’s Semi-Final Games – April 9, 2021
Game #5 – Chipola College vs Indian River – 1pm CST / 2pm EST
Game #6 – Northwest Florida State vs Gulf Coast State – 3pm CST / 4pm EST

Men’s Semi-Final Games – April 9, 2021
Game #5 – Game #5 – Indian River vs Florida Southwestern – 6pm CST / 7pm EST
Game #6 – Chipola College vs Eastern Florida State – 8pm CST / 9pm EST

Championship Games – April 10, 2021
Women’s Championship Game – Chipola College vs Gulf Coast State College – 5pm CST / 6pm EST – April 10, 2021

Men’s Championship Game – Indian River vs Chipola College – 7:30pm CST / 8:30pm EST – April 10, 2021


Women’s Playoff Games – April 7, 2021

Game #1 – #2 Chipola College vs #7 Hillsborough – 1pm CST / 2pm EST
1st half

2nd half

Game #2 – #3 St Petersburg vs #6 Indian River – 3pm CST / 4pm EST

Game #3 – #1 Northwest Florida State vs #8 Eastern Florida – 6pm CST / 7pm EST

Game #4 – #4 Florida Southwestern vs #5 Gulf Coast State – 8pm CST / 9pm EST


Men’s Playoff Games – April 8, 2021

Game #1 – #2 Indian River vs #7 FSC Jacksonville – 1pm CST / 2pm EST

Game #2 – #3 Florida Southwestern vs #6 State College of Florida – 3pm CST / 4pm EST

Game #3 – #1 Chipola College vs #8 Gulf Coast State – 6pm CST / 7pm EST

Game #4 – #4 Eastern Florida vs #5 St Petersburg – 8pm CST / 9pm EST

 


Women’s Semi-Final Games – April 9, 2021

Game #5 – Chipola College vs Indian River – 1pm CST / 2pm EST

Game #6 – Northwest Florida State vs Gulf Coast State – 3pm CST / 4pm EST


Men’s Semi-Final Games – April 9, 2021

Game #5 – Indian River vs Florida Southwestern – 6pm CST / 7pm EST


Game #6 – Chipola College vs Eastern Florida State – 8pm CST / 9pm EST


Championship Games – April 10, 2021

Women’s Championship Game – Chipola College vs Gulf Coast State College – 5pm CST / 6pm EST – April 10, 2021

Men’s Championship Game – Indian River vs Chipola College – 7:30pm CST / 8:30pm EST – April 10, 2021


If you have an event you would like to be available for online viewing, contact Emerald Coast TV at 850-244-7100.

Candidate Forum – Fort Walton Beach City Council

Interested in the upcoming March 9, 2021 City of FWB election? Twelve candidates are running to fill three seats on the City Council. The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce & the local NAACP hosted this candidate forum on February 2, 2021 at the City Auditorium. The forum was moderated by Michelle Anchors.

Candidates:
Nic Allegretto
Gloria DeBerry
Jason Floyd
Sean T. Murphy
David Schmidt
Debra Riley
Brad Roehrig
Michael James Rojas
Travis Smith
Gareth Allan Stearns
Sonya Lynn Vazquez
T. Payne Walker

Location:
Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium
107 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, February 2, 2021
5:00PM-8:00P

Contact Information:
(850) 244-8191

Making Connections – July 2020

The first show back in the studio since COVID-19 started. Includes great interviews with Dawn Siegel, the Executive Director of Saving Grace Women’s Home in Florida and with Wayne Harris, candidate for Okaloosa County Commissioner District 1. Hosted by David Triana and Paola Connor, this show also introduces two new members to the team, Carolina Fierro for Upcoming Events and Falvia Mosci, Conexion’s new Brazilian correspondent. The full Wayne Harris interview can also be viewed below. Recorded in the Emerald Coast TV studio at the Landmark Center in downtown Fort Walton Beach, Florida.

2020 Distinguished Young Women Florida State Finals Showcase

This is the LIVE broadcast of the 2020 Distinguished Young Women Florida State Finals Showcase on February 28, 202 at the Fort Walton Beach Civic Auditorium.

* Note: Due to a copyrightright issue with the Prince music used for Lily Parker’s talent performance, YouTube has muted the audio for that section of this video. *

PART 2

The Rob Brown Show – 2020 NFL Championships Reviews & Picks

This is a Special Pilot Edition of a Sports Talk show with Rob Brown and Jake Mitchell, produced in the TV studio of Emerald Coast TV.

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