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William Merritt, a retired Air Force master sergeant, is featured on a past cover of Airman Magazine. He is the father of Michael Merritt, 325th Operation Support Squadron radar approach control chief controller, and the second of three generations of Air Traffic Controllers. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Controlling the airspace for three generations
Children often admire parents and grandparents for doing great things. This sometimes compels them to follow in family footsteps and strive for greatness. For one Tyndall Airman, those footsteps were followed exactly, leading three generations to Air Traffic Control towers. Senior Master Sgt. Michael Merritt, 325th Operation Support Squadron radar
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2015
325th Medical Group Health in the New Year
The New Year is here and with it come resolutions. After the parties and celebrations at the end of 2014, many are looking toward health as their number one resolution."I am in pretty good health," said Senior Airman Melanie Maier, 325th Fighter Wing protocol specialist. "However, each year I like to make improving my health a New Year's resolution
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2015
Master Sgt. Dontrel Daniels, 325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron production superintendent, and wife Christina Daniels (left), and Staff Sgt. Gary Stewart, 95th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew chief, and wife Michelle Stewart (right), stand by gifts donated to a family that needed some holiday cheer. The 325th AMXS holiday committee had funds left over and decided to donate what was left to a family. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Happy holidays
The holidays are a time of giving. Some families don't have the luxury of getting gifts, but for one Panama City family, a kind gesture from complete strangers helped in many ways.Members of the 325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron holiday party committee had plenty left to give after their holiday party, so that is what they did."We were fortunate
0 12/24
2014
Master Sgt. Ryan Blumberg, 823rd RED HORSE expeditionary manpower management course instructor, lays a wreath on a veterans grave Dec. 13 at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Lynn Haven, Fla. Blumberg laid the wreath as part of the Wreaths Across America Day event, that pays respect and honor to military members that have fallen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sergio A. Gamboa) Fallen, yet still alive
Remembering, honoring and teaching is Wreath Across Americas' mission in paying respect to veterans who have fallen. Even a simple gesture of visiting the graveyard veterans now rest upon can say something of how American heroes are appreciated by current and past military members and their families.Every year Wreaths Across America sponsors a
0 12/17
2014
U.S. Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Cali., prepare to mount an ordnance on a F/A-18C Hornet Nov. 18 on the Tyndall flight line. They participated in the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group’s Weapon System Evaluation Program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sergio A. Gamboa) Train together, fight together
It takes more than one military branch to defend America's freedoms. Joint tactics play a key role in warfighting missions today. U.S. Marines from Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 232, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Cali., spent time at Tyndall testing their weapons during a Weapons Systems Evaluation Program with the 53rd Weapons
0 12/03
2014
Default Air Force Logo Helping families of deployed Airmen
The holidays are rapidly approaching. For most people that means joyous times with family, but for many members of Team Tyndall, a part of their family is missing.Tyndall recently deployed more than 200 Airmen to serve their country, leaving family and loved ones behind. This can seem like an overwhelming task but the Airman and Family Readiness
0 11/19
2014
A sign with Col. Michael P. Stapleton’s call sign, “Bam Bam,” hangs above the Heritage Room in the 43rd Fighter Squadron. The Heritage Room was devoted to Stapleton Nov. 7 during a dedication ceremony.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sergio A. Gamboa) The room is all yours
Remembrance is brought in different ways, whether it's a birthday, an anniversary or even a room dedication to someone that will never be forgotten.On Nov. 7, the 43rd Fighter Squadron dedicated their Heritage Room to Col. Michael "Bam Bam" P. Stapleton, who commanded the squadron from 2004 through 2006."When we name a heritage room in someone's
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2014
Master Sgt. Troy Thornton, 325th Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels operation section chief, and Senior Airman Kenneth Houston, 325th LRS fuels distribution operator, stand for a photo Nov. 7. Both Airmen competed to see who could run the most miles during the month of October, accumulating more than 400 miles combined. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sergio A. Gamboa) Challenge accepted
The challenge was issued. Both parties shook hands. Both Airmen knew the road ahead would be long and tiring, but with unwavering determination neither yielded to the task.Two Airmen competed to see who could run the most miles during the month of October. When the month ended, more than 400 miles were ran combined. It was a close battle but in the
0 11/12
2014
Lt. Col. Matthew Zamiska, 325th Training Support Squadron commander Meet the 325th TRSS commander: Lt. Col. Matthew Zamiska
During days of impressionable youth, people can find their inspiration for a career in many places, even on the silver screen.This was the case for a young man who grew up to be the 325th Training Support Squadron commander."Growing up I wanted to be an astronaut," Zamiska said. "While watching a popular pilot movie that came out in 1986, my eyes
0 10/24
2014
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks with Staff Sgt. David Thomas, 325th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal craftsman (left), and Staff Sgt. James Hendel, 325th CES EOD craftsman (middle), about being in the last EOD flight in Afghanistan, Oct. 8, at the 325th Mission Support Group. Hendel and Thomas came home after being deployed with the 466th EOD Operating Location Bravo Flight Sept. 11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sergio A. Gamboa) 'Mission complete'- Tyndall Airmen close out last EOD Afghan operation
After Air Force explosive ordnance disposal officials reported mission accomplished for Operation Enduring Freedom Sept. 3, the last EOD flight, containing two Tyndall Airmen, is now home from Afghanistan.Exactly 13 years after the tragic attacks on Sept 11, 2001, Staff Sgt. James Hendel, 325th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD craftsman, and Staff Sgt.
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2014
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