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  • Mental Health Awareness Month

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time for people to learn more about mental health conditions and seek help for them.According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental health concerns affect one in 10 Americans today, but fewer than 25 percent of people with a diagnosable mental disorder seek treatment.  The goal of Mental Health
  • Everyone has a story to tell

    We tend to believe that just because we haven't won a Nobel Prize, or survived a horrific event, that our stories are not worth telling.  This notion is false; your story is worth telling.We often get caught up on other peoples' stories, whether it is that of a famous actress or a war hero.  Their stories draw us in and provide us insight into
  • Tax Time: free is not always free

    Many companies offer military members free tax preparation and/or filing. Your well-being isn't always their first priority.You will normally find these companies within five miles of any military installation targeting service members. They will offer to prepare and possibly file your taxes. Without telling you the true intent, they'll also have
  • Active Duty? Your Roth TSP Contributions May Stop Unless You Act

    If you are an active duty military member making dollar-amount Roth contributions to your Thrift Savings Plan account, these deductions will stop on Jan. 31, unless you act quickly.How your election requirements will change:An upcoming change in myPay will require you to designate your Roth contributions as a percentage of your pay, not a dollar
  • Safety during the holidays

    The winter holiday season is here! Everyone is getting ready for holiday parties, family visits and travel. These events can be very fulfilling and fun, but each come with a set of unique risks that can be avoided with proper planning. Holiday parties can be a big hit but also come with many risks.- Alcohol and driving don't mix, so have a plan for
  • Happy birthday, Tyndall!

    Tyndall Field first opened its doors on Dec. 7 1941, the same day that the Japanese heavily damaged the American Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.Many don't realize that merely a year before, in December 1940, the idea of locating a Flexible Gunnery School near Panama City in the panhandle of Florida had barely been conceived.What the war department
  • A word from your Staff Judge Advocate

    Hello Tyndall! My name is Lt. Col. Michael Blackburn, and I have taken over as the Staff Judge Advocate for the 325th Fighter Wing Legal Office.Commanders and supervisors are at the front line of ensuring discipline in their units. They rely on a properly functioning military justice system in their quest for good order and discipline. The three
  • Avoid the Fatal Five

    I have been stationed at Tyndall for almost two months. During September, in a span of two weeks, I received two speeding tickets. At first I had plenty of excuses, but the fact is, I was speeding. Not only was it dangerous, it was also selfish, and I know that I put the safety of others in jeopardy.I joined the Air Force in February of this year,
  • Safety tips for fried turkey

    Fried turkey is great, but every year deep-fryer fires are responsible for five deaths, 60 injuries, the destruction of 900 homes and more than $15 million in property damage, according to the National Fire Protection Association.Some dangers associated with deep frying a turkey are:· Frying units can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over
  • Tyndall Airmen bring home softball championship!

    American Legion, the Tyndall Air Force Base Varsity Men's Softball Team, won the inaugural Freedom Sports Military World Softball Championship. The tournament was hosted at Freedom Park in Valdosta, Ga., and spanned from Oct. 3 to 5. This tournament was designed to give single military installations a platform to compete, where the winner brings