Panhandle resort hotel serves dual purpose as radar intake site for military range testing

  • by: MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 23, 2014 - 11:40 AM

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — To the tourists who frolic in the crystal-blue surf of this picturesque, white-sand beach, the Fort Walton Beach Holiday Inn Resort looks like, well, a Holiday Inn with a large beach ball statue on top. But to military officials, it is known as Eglin Air Force Range Test Site A5.

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