Shalimar Field Office

Visit the Shalimar, FL Field Office

About the Shalimar Field Office

The Shalimar Field Office for GTRI is located near the West Gate of Eglin AFB in Shalimar, Fla., and near to Hurlburt AFB, home of the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Eglin AFB is home to PEO Weapons and AFRL/RW for acquisition, research and development of all conventional air-launched weapons, as well as the 96th Test Wing responsible for the developmental test and evaluation of weapons and C4I systems for the United States Air Force.

Our mission at GTRI's Shalimar FO is to support on-going activities related to research and development as well as test and evaluation for Air Force weapons systems. In addition, we seek to support the AFSOC systems development and capabilities enhancement. In general, we seek new opportunities where Georgia Tech capabilities can benefit the Eglin and Hurlburt missions. These areas include weapons, aircraft, and C4I systems test and evaluation, range systems engineering and instrumentation, rapid engineering and prototyping, and deep reach-back to Georgia Institute of Technology capabilities.

Main Efforts/Programs
Currently provide support to 53rd Wing, 96th Test Wing, and tenant organizations at Eglin AFB as well as systems enhancements and capability improvement at AFSOC at Hurlburt AFB.

Current & Past Customers and Associations
Associations - active in the local chapters of NDIA, ITEA, and Old Crows.

Contract Vehicles
Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence (C4I) and Munitions Test Improvement Contract (CIMTIC), Future Seeker Technologies, DS-TAT, and others.

Training, Courses and Facilities
Our facility at Building B in Shalimar Centre has a very large conference room that holds 40 personnel for meetings, classes and training. Our office plans to offer more Distance Learning courses to collaborate with the local base engineering population.

Plan an enjoyable visit to the Eglin field office and Shalimar, Florida. Visit the tabs across the top of this page for local maps, driving directions, parking, transit and security information.

From Okaloosa County Airport

  1. Turn left from the airport onto Highway 85.
  2. Continue into Shalimar township.
  3. Turn left on 11th Avenue.
  4. The office complex is on the immediate left in Shalimar Centre.
  5. Parking is available in the Shalimar Centre parking lot.

From Downtown Ft. Walton Beach

  1. Travel north on Eglin Parkway, Highway 85, into Shalimar township.
  2. Turn left on 11th Avenue.
  3. The office complex is on the immediate left in Shalimar Centre.
  4. Parking is available in the Shalimar Centre parking lot.

The Eglin field office is not accessible via mass transit.

Visitor Procedures

The following procedures shall be adhered to when visiting GTRI facilities:

  1. Guests must check in with the on-duty contract guard.
  2. All guests will have their identity verified via photo identification.
  3. The on-duty contract guard will contact the GTRI person to be visited who will be responsible for their guests.
  4. Representatives of the federal government, when acting in their official capacity as inspectors, investigators or auditors, may visit GTRI facilities without advance notification, provided these representatives present appropriate government credentials upon arrival.
  5. All guests will be issued a badge as a form of identity to verify they have been properly vetted by the on-duty contract guard.

Contact the following for additional information regarding visit requests:

Research Security Help Desk
Phone: 404-407-6661

When you request to visit, please have the name and phone number of your GTRI point of contact available.