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  • Security Forces cautions motorists entering, exiting gate

    Since 9/11, security at Air Force base gates has continued to be "beefed up" like the newly constructed Sabre Gate here. "Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Devices are a real threat to any installation and are frequently used by terrorists," said Capt. Michael Bernatt, 325th Security Forces Squadron operations officer. "Spike strips are designed
  • Domestic violence conviction can shatter military career

    An Airman and his girlfriend return home from a bar and they both had a few drinks. Their conversation turns sour and leads to an argument, which transforms into a minor scuffle. The police are called and the two are separated. Charges are pressed and the Airman is hauled into court. Feeling ashamed and apologetic for the altercation, he pleads
  • Raptor commander reflects, continues legacy

    The commander of the 43rd Fighter Squadron will relinquish command today after devoting years of leadership and dedication to the "American Hornets." Lt. Col. Michael Stapleton, commander of the 43rd Fighter Squadron, and a member of the original Raptor Formal Training Unit cadre, has been involved with Raptor training at the 43rd FS since its
  • '101 Critical Days' ends, safety continues

    Although the Air Force's 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign ended Sept. 4, Tyndall officials are encouraging personnel to continue to practice operational risk management and focus on safety year-round. During this year's annual campaign, the Air Force experienced 18 fatalities compared to 29 during 2005. "This year the base did great, but
  • Propulsion shop improves processes using AFSO21

    Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century, or AFSO21, as it is more commonly known, is both a philosophy and set of tools that give Tyndall the opportunity to excel in its mission. The purpose of AFSO21 is to make processes standardized, effective and more efficient, and is already being met here, especially at the 325th Maintenance
  • Base housing privatization process to begin

    With the signing of the Congressional Notification of Intent to Award letter Sept. 11, Tyndall's privatization process will begin for families here. "Housing privatization is an exciting initiative that will greatly improve the quality of life for many of our Tyndall Airmen," said Lt. Col. Alan Lake, 325th Mission Support Group commander. The award
  • Athletes test their endurance with Tynman Triathlon

    More than 80 Tyndall athletes gathered at the water's edge to participate in the second Tynman Triathlon and Duathlon event held here Sept. 16. Participants ranged in age and experience level, but everyone had a similar goal: Successfully completing an event that would test their physical fitness and mental focus. "The main thing that motivates me
  • America, base celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

    Tyndall joins the nation in celebrating Hispanic Heritage this month and will continue throughout the year. "I am one of thousands of Americans who enjoys the diversity and benefits the Hispanic/Latino culture brings to our country," said Maj. Todd Boulware, Air Forces Northern tanker officer and Hispanic Heritage Committee member. "Instead of the
  • Staff sergeant sentenced in court martial

    A staff sergeant was convicted of one specification of wrongful use of cocaine in a special court-martial held here Sept. 13. Staff Sgt. Earl Ellis II, 325th Maintenance Squadron, pled guilty to violating Article 112a of the Uniform Code of Military Justice before a military judge, admitting to using cocaine in March. After testing positive during
  • Forecaster shares love of weather with students

    Rain rains. Wind blows. But, who knows what the weather holds? Tech. Sgt. Publio Casillas knows. This rhyme was true to the second graders of Tyndall Elementary School when they were visited by the 325th Operations Support Squadron weather flight mission services element NCO in charge. During a career presentation Sept. 28, Sergeant Casillas spent