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Staff Sgt. Justin Paczensy, 325th Security Forces military working dog handler, poses for a photo with MWD Mica Jan. 11, at the public affairs studio. Military working dog Mica retired from active duty Feb. 19, after a post-deployment medical check revealed she had an aggressive form of cancer. Mica was later adopted by Maj. Mari Metzler, 325th Aerospace Medical Squadron aerospace physiology flight commander. (Courtesy photo)

An Airman's best friend
Military working dogs are referred to by several names at the 325th Security Forces Squadron: guardians of the night, their enemies' worst nightmare, but mainly - a man's best friend.The working dogs and their handlers work in tandem, whether home or abroad, to protect resources and infrastructure wherever they may be. Just as when a service member
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Staff Sgt. John Untz, 325th Communications Squadron radio frequency transmissions systems technician, stands in front of the 325th CS logo in building 817 Feb. 17. Untz was selected to be the 325th CS unsung hero. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen/Released) 325th Communication Squadron: Unsung Hero
Heroes come in many different forms; from pixelated heroes on little screens, to super heroes on the big screen, or for the 325th Communications Squadron, the heroes behind a computer screen.The 325th CS sees its hero as Staff Sgt. John Untz. Though he is a radio frequency transmission systems technician, he currently works as part of a new team
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Airman 1st Class Odie Ruddell, 325th Communications Squadron cable and antenna systems technician, repairs an optical fiber Feb. 11 at building 649. These fibers transfer data more than 1,000 times faster than traditional copper wire and each fiber can support up to 2 million phone lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen/Released) Communication: The key to success
Computers, phones and radios; these are commonly known to be maintained by the 325th Communications Squadron. But the role of this diverse squadron extends far beyond that.The 325th CS mission is to provide superior Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) system support and information services for Team Tyndall and
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An employee of PAE, an Arlington, Virginia based organization inspects the components of a QF-16 Feb. 4 at the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron Full-scale operations facility at Tyndall. The QF-16 is used for simulated cold missions, or safe missions which utilizes a remote operator and pilot simultaneously. The PAE contractors manage all maintenance on full-scale and sub-scale drones. The 82d maintains 20 QF-16s and 40 BQM-167s. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ty-Rico Lea) 82nd ATRS: Paving Way With Ground To Air Mission
There's a unit at Tyndall that incorporates all the skills required for land, air and sea capabilities. From keeping aircraft in the sky, to training pilots for top-notch air superiority, the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron does it all. As one of five squadrons that make up the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, the 82nd ATRS initiates and operates all
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Master Sgt. Phillip Praeger (Courtesy Photo) Unsung Hero: Master Sgt. Phillip Praeger
Everyday heroes walk among us. Some occupy important positions; others inspire us with their work ethic or commitment to duty. This week we'll meet someone whose career didn't go exactly as planned, but gives meaning to the words, "excellence in all we do."Master Sgt. Phillip Praeger is the 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron subscale logistics
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Staff Sgt. Antoine L. Thompson, 325th Logistics Readiness Squadron special handling NCO in charge poses for a photo Jan. 29, 2016. Thompson was selected as the 325th LRS unsung hero. Unsung hero: Staff Sgt. Antoine L. Thompson
Airmen are meant to be interchangeable pieces of a larger machine, but at times certain individuals stand out as crucial components that keep things running efficiently.One of those individuals is Staff Sgt. Antoine L. Thompson, 325th Logistics Readiness Squadron special handling NCO in charge.A Killeen, Texas native, Thompson, was drawn to the Air
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Staff Sgt. Christian Chavez, 325th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance supervisor, replaces an emergency brake cable on a government owned vehicle Feb. 2 at the vehicle maintenance shop. From trucks to buses, technicians like Chavez must have an extensive knowledge of the vehicles that come through the shop. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook/Released)
Logistics make the world go round
Logistics, as defined in the dictionary, are the things that must be done to plan and organize a complicated activity or event that involves many people. Additionally, it is the aspect of military science dealing with the procurement, maintenance and transportation of military material, facilities and personnel.At Tyndall, there is a squadron in
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Maj. Stephen Rausa with retired Master Sgt. Ben Rausa (not related) during their first meeting Jan. 25 at Hurlburt Field, Florida, since becoming pen pals 25 years ago. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Raynor) Please try to write back
Bringing a little holiday cheer to an unknown service member was all an 8-year-old boy was trying to do 25 years ago.A single letter united a pair of Air Force veterans, and the handwritten greeting made its way back to its author, now an Air Force major, at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Jan. 25.It started 25 years ago, when students from Fulmar Elementary
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Master Sgt. Christopher Tilstra, AFCEC force development manager, poses next to the entrance of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. AFCEC provides tools, practices and professional support to maximize Air Force civil engineer capabilities in base and contingency operations. The staff comprises technical and professional experts in a variety of areas including engineering, emergency management, training, pavement analysis, fire protection, explosive ordnance disposal, aircraft arresting systems, computer automation and energy management. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller/Released) Unsung Hero: MSgt. Christopher Tilstra
An unsung hero is someone who makes a substantive yet unrecognized contribution to the mission. Everybody knows one. Master Sgt. Christopher Tilstra is Air Force Civil Engineer Center's unsung hero. His exemplary leadership and mentorship has made a great contribution to the civil engineering mission and to the Air Force.Tilstra, an experienced,
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This week’s Squadron of the Week is Tyndall’s Air Force Civil Engineer Center. An airfield explosive ordnance removal vehicle tests its laser during a demonstration at Tyndall’s Silver Flag site, Dec 8.  The vehicle uses a laser to detonate unexploded ordnance on airfields. It is a safer way of disposing hostile bombs when compared to conventional methods.  Developing systems like this is part of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s mission. Other mission sets include facility investment planning, design and construction, operations support, real property management, readiness, energy support, environmental compliance and restoration, and audit assertions, acquisition and program management. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook/Released) Squadron of the Week: AFCEC
When it comes to providing the tools, practices and professional support to maximize base and contingency operations, it's been said the Air Force Civil Engineer Center is second to none.AFCEC is highlighted this week because of its critical mission of maintaining the infrastructure and standards of Air Force bases worldwide. They also maintain a
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