Published October 01, 2012
The 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs office is the focal point for information concerning Tyndall people and activities. Public Affairs is responsible for telling the Air Force story to various local, regional and national audiences.
The PA staff provides a variety of services to military members, their families and the local community, such as providing information on Tyndall AFB and 325th FW events and activities.
The PA office is separated into three divisions: command information, media relations and community relations.
Command Information is charged with providing news and information to base and wing leadership, military members and their families.
Additionally, the command information division manages the website, and social media pages for the 325th Fighter Wing.
Media Relations is responsible for providing news and information to local, regional and national media outlets about Tyndall AFB events and activities. The division fields all questions from the media and provides opportunities for interviews with wing leadership and experts on specific topics or programs.
Media Relations also provides training to commanders and base personnel on interacting with the media under a variety of circumstances. The division also provides base spokespeople to appear in local morning television talk shows to discuss events, activities and issues affecting Tyndall.
Community relations activities provide influential civilian opinion leaders and decision makers, as well as the public at large, opportunities to talk directly to Air Force people and observe Air Force readiness first hand. The community relations division manages the base's interaction with the external public. These activities include coordinating and conducting base tours, processing requests for military aviation support at special events, coordinating requests for Air Force band participation at local events, maintaining liaison with elected officials' offices, national, state and local government agencies, local Chamber of Commerce, and military support groups and is responsible for organizing official appearances and speeches by leaders.
Public Affairs is also instrumental in promoting special events such as the Gulf Coast Salute Open House and Air Show.
While the 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs provides support to more than 30 associate units, three tenant units at Tyndall have their own PA support: Air Forces Northern, the Southeast Air Defense Sector, the Air Force Civil Engineer Support Squadron, the Air Force Research Laboratory and the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group.
Current as of: Oct. 20, 2021