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  • Projecting unrivaled combat air power: a glimpse into the mission

    Growing up and now raising a family in the Cove area of Panama City, directly across St. Andrew’s Bay from Tyndall Air Force Base, flyovers from F-15s, F-22s and T-38s that trained with them have never ceased to captivate me, my family and my neighbors. As their roaring jet engines grow louder, we

  • Social Justice: A chaplain's perspective

    Over the last several weeks I’ve been spending a lot of time, thought, and emotion on the subject of social justice, more specifically racial justice. It has been on my mind and in my heart for years, really, but recent events beginning with the death of George Floyd and continuing with the nation’s

  • Leadership

    It’s a common misconception that only people in a position of power are leaders. Leadership is a characteristic, not a job title.

  • New Year, same me

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Among the decorations and surrounded by family and friends some have moments of reflection as the clock ticks closer to midnight, Dec. 31."New Year, new you," is a phrase you see for a couple of months starting Jan. 1, but it then simply seems to vanish as if by some

  • Remembering the September 11 Attacks

    We all remember where we were when we heard the terrible news.  I was on active duty orders at Tyndall participating in a North American Aerospace Defense Command exercise. Most people assumed the plane that crashed into the World Trade Center was an accident.  I wasn't sure -my thoughts were with

  • Always smiling

    I sometimes have to struggle to bring it out, but I do whatever I can to start the day on a positive note. Don't get me wrong. I'm still human. Just like every other person in the world, I have days where I wake up feeling so-so. I even have days that I wake up feeling less than "so-so." But early

  • Another Phantom Finale

    Vinnie "Snake" Farrell flew his final F-4 Phantom sortie May 20, and will soon become one of only 10 QF-16 pilots in the United States Air Force.After graduating from the USAF Academy in 1983, Farrell completed pilot training and became a first assignment instructor pilot. After three years of

  • SAMBO combo

    Ever since I was a child, I have been interested in physical activity, gaining strength, skills and everything in between. As I have grown into a man, nothing has changed.I've played football, tennis and attempted to play basketball. One sport I have always enjoyed doing is martial arts. Disclaimer: