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  • 2007 Force Shaping

    Air Force officials recently announced new force-shaping initiatives to be used to meet the required 2007 fiscal year end strength numbers. The new initiatives are designed to bring the Officer numbers down as the enlisted end-strength numbers are on target for 2007. Officials said more than 8,000 officers must separate either through normal
  • Circled insignia implementation dates announced

    Following the Air Force chief of staff's vision of "lasting heritage - limitless horizons," the Air Force uniform board made minor changes to the enlisted uniform. These changes include returning to the U.S. insignia with circle for the service dress uniform and the deletion of the optional shoulder board rank for the blue uniform, making the
  • Security Forces steps up traffic enforcement

    You're speeding through housing and you pass an unmarked government vehicle with a person using a speed measuring device. At first, there are no lights, no siren, but you pull around the corner and Security Forces is waiting for you with a traffic citation in hand. This scenario has been a reality for some Tyndall drivers. Due to an increasing
  • Tyndall spearheads F-22, ABM integration

    The 325th Air Control Squadron and 43rd Fighter Squadron here are making significant advances integrating F-22 Raptor fighter tactics with command and control operations, enhancing the capabilities of both. One of the new advances is the ability to send text messages from command and control platforms to the Raptor using high-speed digital data
  • Airmen try uniform board on for size in person

    Letters to a newspaper's editor recently merited 10 Airmen personal invitations to the Pentagon to discuss uniform changes with the top Airman himself. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley saw the letters in the Air Force Times and decided to personally address the Airmen's concerns with a face-to-face meeting along with Chief Master
  • Filing travel vouchers goes virtual on base

    Tyndall Airmen will soon file all travel vouchers online through the Defense Travel System. The Department of Defense currently allows contingency deployment orders, formal training orders, permissive temporary duty and invitational travel orders to be filed through the finance office. These orders will soon be filed electronically through DTS. The
  • SFS adopts 'Over the Limit, Under Arrest' program

    The 325th Security Forces Squadron joined thousands of law enforcement and highway safety agencies from across the nation to launch an aggressive crackdown on drunken driving. The program, called "Drunk Driving: Over the Limit, Under Arrest," will begin in August and continue through the Labor Day holiday. "Make no mistake," said Maj. Christopher
  • Raptor pilot to show skills worldwide

    The Air Force's first F-22 Raptor demonstration pilot was selected from the 43rd Fighter Squadron here. Maj. Paul Moga, 43rd FS assistant director of operations, will be relocating to the home station of the F-22 demonstration team, Langley AFB, Va., to begin training for upcoming airshow circuits. Air Combat Command considered all qualified Raptor
  • Team Tyndall joins Air Force in developing F-22 FCR

      A Weapon System Evaluation Program data collection modification ... $350 million. Thinking outside of the box ... $55,000.. Air Force supporting Air Force ... priceless! That's a perfect description of the process used to analyze, develop and test a new Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile data collection system for the F-22 Raptor. Four
  • 33rd Fighter Wing slated for F-35 training mission

    Air Force officials announced plans to assign the mission of training new Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and allied F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter pilots and maintainers to the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin AFB, Fla. Final planning for the move is dependent on the results of the ongoing environmental impact analysis process that is required by