Eglin Air Force Base belongs to the Air Force Materiel Command, and the Air Armament Center is the host unit. More than 45 associate units call Eglin home and each one takes great pride in being a part of "Team Eglin". The base's rich 60 year history carries a fine tradition of excellence both in the Air Force and in partnership with the local communities. Eglin is one of the largest Air Force bases in the world, covering 724 square miles of reservation and 97,963 square miles of water ranges in the Gulf of Mexico. Eglin employs more than 8,500 military and approximately 4,500 civilians.