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The Certificate of Induction into the Senior NCO Corps of the U.S. Air Force for Tech. Sgt. Marsha Moore, 325th Medical Operations Squadron, rests on a table with 39 other certificates at the Senior NCO Induction Ceremony Aug. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Javier Cruz)  2013 Senior NCO Induction Ceremony: Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future
Several hundred Team Tyndall members attended the annual Senior NCO Induction Ceremony Aug. 9 at the Horizons Community Center.This event celebrates the ascension of 40 enlisted personnel into the senior NCO tier. "The Senior NCO Induction Ceremony is the formal public recognition of Airmen transitioning into an area of increased responsibility,"
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Maj. George E. "Bud" Day, a downed F-100 Super Sabre pilot,  became the only known American to escape into South Vietnam after being captured in the north. Within two miles of freedom, he was re-captured by the Viet Cong. He wouldn't know freedom again for 5 1/2 years. For his bravery, he received the Medal of Honor. (U.S. Air Force illustration)
Thank you, Colonel Day
Saturday July 27, 2013 the world lost a hero. Myself, like many public affairs practitioners, had the honor of interviewing Col. Bud Day, Medal of Honor recipient. His name carries rock star status in Air Force, as it should. The man was the walking definition of "true grit."Recently, I started a project, a volunteer effort to create a type of
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Default Air Force Logo Leading Change
How many times have you been waiting in a line for service wondering why something takes so long that seems like it should be an easy process? Or worse, you waited in line and finally get to the customer service representative and find out you are missing a document and must come back later? You leave frustrated and wonder why someone doesn't fix
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Default Air Force Logo Academic scholarship possibilities for base housing residents
Balfour Beatty Communities congratulates base residents Anita Marie Naylor and MacKenzie G. Ward recieved academic scholarship from for the 2013 to 2014 school year through the Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation. "On behalf of the foundation, I would like to congratulate this year's very accomplished scholarship winners. We are proud to support
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Ted Williams, Boston Red Sox (Courtesy Image) From the dugout to the cockpit, a passion for improvement
Last summer, I coached my son's baseball team. We were the Red Sox, and I made him wear number 9: Ted Williams' number. You might not love baseball or know who Ted Williams is, but he is the best hitter to ever play the game. He is one of 14 men to ever win baseball's Triple Crown (combining the season's best batting average, the most home runs hit
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Default Air Force Logo Accountability: Actions speak louder than words
You and your wingman have grown up in the Air Force together. You've know each other since you were Airmen. You've both been promoted in the last year and have been given increased responsibilities to match. Recently you've noticed your buddy has been late to work a few times. You've even covered for him at his request. Today there's a new wrinkle:
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Default Air Force Logo Older Americans' mental health week
May 19 to 25 is Older Americans' Mental Health Week. Depression is one of many mental health concerns that can arise in older adults. Depression affects the ability to function at a normal level for a prolonged period of time and affects more than 20 million adults overall and 6.5 million adults over the age of 65. Depression can manifest itself
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Default Air Force Logo Asian and Pacific-Islander American Heritage Month
May is Asian and Pacific-Islander American Heritage Month, and this year the base's Asian Heritage Committee has set up several events to celebrate.Sushi classes will be May 8 and 22 and Iron Chef style cooking lessons will be May 15 and 29 from 11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. at the Health and Wellness Center. The volunteer instructional chefs will consist
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Lt. Col. Lance Wilkins, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron commander, speaks at the dedication ceremony of the BQM-167 Streaker display. The workhorse of air-to-air testing and evaluation is the Subscale Aerial Target known currently as the BQM-167 Streaker.  A completely reusable target, this drone can be either land or water recovered by 82nd ATS Team Target personnel.  Over the life of the BQM-167 program, more than 1,650 weapons have been employed against only 202 subscale targets. The static display was dedicated April 15, 2013 to mark the 60th anniversary of the last time a U.S. troop was killed from an air attack.  

“It is being dedicated today in honor of 60 years of Air Superiority, and it serves as a reminder that we must continue to shoot for excellence in air-to-air testing, evaluation, and if required...COMBAT,” Colonel Wilkins said. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lisa Norman)
Leadership lessons learned
I have had the good fortune of being stationed at Tyndall as a lieutenant, captain, major and now as a lieutenant colonel. Although I have had assignments in between my visits, somehow I cannot seem to get away from the beautiful Emerald Coast (I'm not complaining). As I get ready to depart once again, I decided that it might be beneficial to some
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Default Air Force Logo Tyndall Fire and Emergency Services encourage respect for electricity
Electricity has become one of our basic needs and Tyndall Fire and Emergency Services is encouraging you to get grounded in the basics of electrical safety. According to the non-profit National Fire Protection Association, electrical fires were involved in an estimated 51,800 reported home structure fires in 2007. These fires resulted in 450
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