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Welcome to Northwest Florida is brought to you by a community partnership coordinated and staffed by the Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

The residents of Northwest Florida are looking forward with great anticipation to the arrival of the US Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program and stand ready to be fully supportive of all our soldiers, spouses, and families. We understand the challenges of relocating from the “Home of Special Forces” at Ft. Bragg to an Air Force base “down there” in Florida and are prepared to make your transition and future as easy as possible.

Under the leadership of the Workforce Development Board, a task force of community agencies has been brought together with the goal of being able to provide our Army families with a one-stop website that will enable easy access to a broad range of area resources. Members on this task force include local military spouses, school boards, chambers of commerce, Air Force Family Support offices, medical centers, and local colleges. Also involved are officials from United Way, early learning and child care agencies, local governments, and numerous others.

It is our sincere hope that our Welcome to Northwest Florida  Blog will prove to be a valuable tool for all our friends at Ft. Bragg who may be looking down the road to a relocation to our area. We welcome your comments and questions and invite you to contact us at dhaynes@jobsplus02.com.

Mostly, however, we welcome you!!

The Workforce Development Board of Okaloosa and Walton Counties