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Default Air Force Logo Web service users face OPSEC risks
With more than 80 million users, MySpace service and other personal Web site providers empower users to communicate with a world-wide online network of friends, and unfortunately, potential enemies.  Operational security is the Air Force Office of Special Investigations' primary concern with Air Force members' who use MySpace and other
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2006
Default Air Force Logo Tricare helps customers understand allowable charges with Web site
Tricare Management Activity posted its allowable charges on an easy-to-use Web site. The cost of medical care varies widely across the country, and neither hospitals nor doctors' offices usually post their charges for various procedures. That makes it hard for patients to judge if they're being charged a reasonable amount for operations or
0 10/18
2006
Default Air Force Logo Flight medicine keeps aircrew healthy
Whenever something breaks, such as an aircraft, there is someone standing by ready and able to fix it. But, what happens if those who fly the aircraft "break?" Keeping these men and women flying is a critical task, and that's when the 325th Medical Group's Flight Medicine steps in. "Our goal is to keep fliers flying and ensure they are physically
0 10/18
2006
Default Air Force Logo AAFES offers uniform purchase online
With the latest edition to the Exchange Online Store, busy troops can now assemble their uniforms with just a few clicks of the mouse. The virtual exchange's new "Uniform Ready-to-Wear" site makes it easy to complete uniform orders through one easy-to-use Web site. The final product is shipped to the Soldier or Airmen's door, ready to wear right
0 10/18
2006
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. --  Col. Scott Davis, 325th Fighter Wing vice commander, throws the first pitch at the U.S. Slow-pitch Softball Association Military World Championship here Aug. 18. Military teams from around the world competed in the three-day tournament, including three Tyndall teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chrissy Cuttita) Teams play Military World softball
Three Tyndall softball teams returned from competitive inter-service rivalry with their heads held up high Sunday. Airman, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines from bases around the world reported to duty on Frank Brown Park's softball fields in Panama City Beach for the U.S. Slow-pitch Softball Association's Military World Championship
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2006
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --  Joe Cannizzo flies the Mitsubishi MU-2 flight training aircraft during an Air Battle Manager training mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Jon Quinlan) MU-2 pilots provide valuable ABM training
Nestled in the middle of the Tyndall flight line next to some of the most sophisticated fighters in the world, are eight white turbo prop Mitsubishi MU-2 flight training aircraft. Some may say these aircraft seem odd parked near the F-22 Raptors or F-15 Eagles, but the mission of these MU-2 aircraft and the pilots that fly them are just as vital to
0 10/18
2006
Default Air Force Logo Security Forces cautions motorists entering, exiting gate
Since 9/11, security at Air Force base gates has continued to be "beefed up" like the newly constructed Sabre Gate here. "Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices are a real threat to any installation and are frequently used by terrorists," said Capt. Michael Bernatt, 325th Security Forces Squadron operations officer. "Spike strips are designed
0 10/18
2006
Default Air Force Logo Domestic violence conviction can shatter military career
An Airman and his girlfriend return home from a bar and they both had a few drinks. Their conversation turns sour and leads to an argument, which transforms into a minor scuffle. The police are called and the two are separated. Charges are pressed and the Airman is hauled into court. Feeling ashamed and apologetic for the altercation, he pleads
0 10/18
2006
Default Air Force Logo Raptor commander reflects, continues legacy
The commander of the 43rd Fighter Squadron will relinquish command today after devoting years of leadership and dedication to the "American Hornets." Lt. Col. Michael Stapleton, commander of the 43rd Fighter Squadron, and a member of the original Raptor Formal Training Unit cadre, has been involved with Raptor training at the 43rd FS since its
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2006
Default Air Force Logo '101 Critical Days' ends, safety continues
Although the Air Force's 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign ended Sept. 4, Tyndall officials are encouraging personnel to continue to practice operational risk management and focus on safety year-round. During this year's annual campaign, the Air Force experienced 18 fatalities compared to 29 during 2005. "This year the base did great, but
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2006
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