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  • A1C Perez adds positivity, perspective

    Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month takes place every year in May and showcases the service and sacrifice of generations of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Hawaiians of AAPIs throughout U.S. military history.

  • Checkered Flag 21-2 Aerial Refueling

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Sage, 328th Aerial Refueling Squadron boom operator, provides fuel to a QF-16 assigned to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, over the Gulf of Mexico during Checkered Flag 21-2, May 12, 2021. Held twice per fiscal year, the exercise directly supported the Air Combat

  • Scenes from Checkered Flag 21-2

    A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 336th Fighter Squadron, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, takes off during Checkered Flag 21-2 at Tyndall AFB, Florida, May 11, 2021. Checkered Flag is a large-force aerial exercise held at Tyndall, which fosters readiness and

  • AF breaks down updated fitness test scores

    Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.

  • Air control: integral in successful execution of Checkered Flag 21-2

    Executing large-scale exercises like Checkered Flag, AGILE FLAG and the Weapon System Evaluation Program can be a daunting task, but the 81st Air Control Squadron assigned to Tyndall Air Force base is up for the challenge.Senior Airman Bryce Cox, 81st ACS weapons director, originally from Jefferson,

  • AFCEC initiative targets infrastructure readiness, disaster recovery

    First, it was Category 5 Hurricane Michael with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour and pure destruction as the eye passed directly over Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 10, 2018. A few months later and nearly 1,000 miles away, it was the icy waters of the Missouri and Platte rivers that

  • IROC prototype could revolutionize Air Force energy

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – A revolutionary tool for energy managers, civil engineers and others, is being pioneered at the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Natural Disaster Recovery Division. The Installation Resilience Operations Center, or IROC, is being tested at Tyndall through a contract

  • A Day in the Life of an F-35A Lightning II pilot

    U.S. Air Force Capt. “Murf” Zillweger, 34th Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II pilot, prepares for take-off at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 20, 2021. Checkered Flag 21-2 is a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth-generation aircraft like the F-15E Strike Eagle and

  • 2021 Hurricane Season Readiness

    Are you prepared for hurricane season? According to the National Hurricane Center, the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30. In order to prepare, Air Force members and their families are encouraged to first determine which evacuation zone their home is located in. To find