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The Gulf Defender prepares for its fini flight as a “pilot” of an F-15 Eagle to launch its stories into cyberspace. New year brings end to printed version of newspaper
After six and a half decades gracing the hallways, vestibules, waiting rooms and break areas here, the Gulf Defender has completed its final press run and will no longer appear each Friday in newsstands on base. This issue of the Gulf Defender is the last that will be printed as the Air Force transitions from newsprint to cyberspace. Originally
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2007
Former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Paul Airey speaks during the dedication of the NCO Academy named in his honor Dec. 13 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lisa Norman) 
Tyndall NCOA renamed after first CMSAF
Tyndall's NCO Academy was renamed Wednesday to honor the first Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. The Paul W. Airey NCO Academy dedication ceremony will be remembered as the second greatest thing to happen in the retired chief's professional life, said Chief Airey, only because becoming Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force will always be first.
0 12/19
2006
PANAMA CITY, Fla. --  Maj. Eric North passes the trophy to the four-year champions after two days of competition at the eastern Ammo Bowl here.Tyndall's 325th Maintenance Squadron munitions flight softball team won the eastern Ammo Bowl July 31, beating the  Eglin AFB, Fla., team 46-36 in the championship game. (Photo by Senior Airman Thomas Mendiola) Tyndall Ammo softball team wins eastern Ammo Bowl
Tyndall's 325th Maintenance Squadron munitions flight Softball Team 1 set a new record for the Ammo Bowl Sunday with a 46-36 win against the Eglin AFB, Fla., team in the Eastern Ammo Bowl championship game. The Ammo Bowl has been a 20-year tradition in the ammunitions career field with divisions in the Pacific Air Force, U.S. Air Force in Europe
0 12/14
2006
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --  Airman Basic Amanda Grundy, 372nd Training Squadron/Detachment 4 mission ready airman, prepares the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle prior to take off. Her class of eight students graduated Thursday after 20 days of crew chief training here. Her first operational assignment is Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chrissy Cuttita) Ready, set, fly

0 12/14
2006
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --  Alice Session, Keesler Donor Center staff member, prepares Staff Sgt. Brian Martin, 325th Communication Squadron project manager, for donating blood July 27 at the community center. The Tyndall blood drive collected 121 units of blood. The next blood drive here is scheduled for Oct. 5. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lisa Norman) Give blood, save a life

0 12/13
2006
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --  As evaluators look on, Tyndall fire fighters pull an “injured” pilot from the woods in a major accident response exercise that took place July 25. Senior Airman Yvonne Smith, 325th Fighter Wing exercise plans information manager, simulated an F-22 Raptor pilot who crashed upon approach to the runway. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lisa Norman) To the rescue

0 12/13
2006
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --  Senior Airman Philip Rosa, 95th Aircraft Maintenance Unit avionics technician, troubleshoots F-15 Eagle wires necessary to gauge fuel quantity. Airman Rosa discovered a “flap switch cover” on the ramp, making him the FOD Preventer of the Month for June. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chrissy Cuttita) FOD Preventer of the Month

0 12/13
2006
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --  Senior Airman Jennifer Dantzler, 28th Test Squadron/Detachment 2 electronic warfare technician, hooks up wires on to the electronic warfare defense pod used on Air Force fighter jets. The squadron, one of Tyndall’s tenant units, won the Air Force Association’s 2006 Theodore Von Karman Award for outstanding contributions to national defense in the field of science and engineering related to aerospace activities. Electronic warfare systems, like the one pictured here, and its associated capabilities are part of more than 400 test missions in support of 17 programs accomplished in 2006 across the Combat Air Forces. Specifically, the pod in the picture is an essential tools for testing and training on F-15 and F-16 aircraft radar and avionics suites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chrissy Cuttita) Wired

0 12/13
2006
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --  Tricia Bell, front, first baseman and Jessica Joepp, second baseman, get ready to catch an incoming ball. The Tyndall softball team is part of the Panama City Softball League and regularly play games at the Oakland Terrace Softball Complex during the season. (Photo by Daryl Shines) Tyndall Lady Tigers swing to top slot in AETC softball
Tyndall Lady Tigers made the 13-hour trip to Lackland AFB, Texas, recently with one thing in mind - bring the Air Education and Training Command softball championship trophy back to Florida where it belongs, and they did. "The ladies set out to win this tournament from day one and their determination showed in all the practice sections leading up
0 12/12
2006
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --  A 500-pound explosive detonates at the Air Force Research Laboratory/Detachment 2 Sky X range here. The purpose of the experiment was to validate the blast protection provided by various earth and water-filled barriers, as well as evaluate two building walls in the experiment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lisa Norman) Lighting up the sky

0 12/11
2006
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