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  • To fry or not to fry: Thanksgiving safety

    Big food and big games--this year will be just as full of them as previous years. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving could spell big trouble for some that use turkey fryers to cook their turkey. Turkey fryers use a substantial quantity of cooking oil at high temperatures; units currently available for home use pose a significant danger that hot oil could
  • Balfour Beatty Communities partners with TerraCycle

    Balfour Beatty Communities partnered with TerraCycle, a program that brings communities together to help build a sustainable future through: upcycling, recycling and donation efforts. Tyndall provides recycling for 1 and 2 plastics, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum, etc. Consumers can help eliminate overflowing landfills by collecting normally
  • Home Fire Safety

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission the U.S. has one of the highest fire death and injury rates in the world. Fire, in the form of flames and smoke, is the second leading cause of accidental death in the home. More than 4,000 people die each year in home fires. Every year, there are more than 500,000 residential fires serious enough
  • Dental Anxiety?

    Does the thought of going to the dentist make you quiver? Well, you're not alone. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nearly half of all adults in America skipped going to the dentist in 2009; 15 percent of these Americans admitted their absence was due to fear. That's approximately 30 to 40 million people avoiding
  • 2013 Senior NCO Induction Ceremony: Pride in our Past, Faith in our Future

    Several hundred Team Tyndall members attended the annual Senior NCO Induction Ceremony Aug. 9 at the Horizons Community Center.This event celebrates the ascension of 40 enlisted personnel into the senior NCO tier. "The Senior NCO Induction Ceremony is the formal public recognition of Airmen transitioning into an area of increased responsibility,"
  • Thank you, Colonel Day

    Saturday July 27, 2013 the world lost a hero. Myself, like many public affairs practitioners, had the honor of interviewing Col. Bud Day, Medal of Honor recipient. His name carries rock star status in Air Force, as it should. The man was the walking definition of "true grit."Recently, I started a project, a volunteer effort to create a type of
  • Leading Change

    How many times have you been waiting in a line for service wondering why something takes so long that seems like it should be an easy process? Or worse, you waited in line and finally get to the customer service representative and find out you are missing a document and must come back later? You leave frustrated and wonder why someone doesn't fix
  • Academic scholarship possibilities for base housing residents

    Balfour Beatty Communities congratulates base residents Anita Marie Naylor and MacKenzie G. Ward recieved academic scholarship from for the 2013 to 2014 school year through the Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation. "On behalf of the foundation, I would like to congratulate this year's very accomplished scholarship winners. We are proud to support
  • From the dugout to the cockpit, a passion for improvement

    Last summer, I coached my son's baseball team. We were the Red Sox, and I made him wear number 9: Ted Williams' number. You might not love baseball or know who Ted Williams is, but he is the best hitter to ever play the game. He is one of 14 men to ever win baseball's Triple Crown (combining the season's best batting average, the most home runs hit
  • Accountability: Actions speak louder than words

    You and your wingman have grown up in the Air Force together. You've know each other since you were Airmen. You've both been promoted in the last year and have been given increased responsibilities to match. Recently you've noticed your buddy has been late to work a few times. You've even covered for him at his request. Today there's a new wrinkle: