Serving DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties

Lieutenant Colonel Daniel A. Edgar Assumes Command at the Avon Park Air Force Range

The CFRPC welcomes Lieutenant Colonel Daniel A. Edgar as the new commander of the 598th Range Squadron at the Avon Park Air Force Range. Lieutenant Colonel Edgar replaces Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Beeker who left earlier this summer for another assignment.  Lieutenant Colonel Edgar served as the Director of Operations for the 74th Fighter Squadron at Moody Air Force Base prior to taking command of the Avon Park Air Force Range.

The 598th Range Squadron oversees the bombing range and air-ground training complex and are responsible for managing 106,074 acres, approximately 78,000 of which are open to the public. The CFRPC works closely with the Avon Park Air Force Range to carry out the recommendations of a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) conducted by the CFRPC in cooperation with the Range and the surrounding jurisdictions of Highlands, Okeechobee, Osceola, and Polk Counties, and the Cities of Avon Park, Frostproof, and Sebring. The study was designed to protect public health, safety and welfare while safeguarding the ability of the military services and homeland security agencies to provide needed training on the Range. Learn more here: