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  • Older Americans' mental health week

    May 19 to 25 is Older Americans' Mental Health Week. Depression is one of many mental health concerns that can arise in older adults. Depression affects the ability to function at a normal level for a prolonged period of time and affects more than 20 million adults overall and 6.5 million adults over the age of 65. Depression can manifest itself
  • Asian and Pacific-Islander American Heritage Month

    May is Asian and Pacific-Islander American Heritage Month, and this year the base's Asian Heritage Committee has set up several events to celebrate.Sushi classes will be May 8 and 22 and Iron Chef style cooking lessons will be May 15 and 29 from 11:30a.m. to 12:30p.m. at the Health and Wellness Center. The volunteer instructional chefs will consist
  • Leadership lessons learned

    I have had the good fortune of being stationed at Tyndall as a lieutenant, captain, major and now as a lieutenant colonel. Although I have had assignments in between my visits, somehow I cannot seem to get away from the beautiful Emerald Coast (I'm not complaining). As I get ready to depart once again, I decided that it might be beneficial to some
  • Tyndall Fire and Emergency Services encourage respect for electricity

    Electricity has become one of our basic needs and Tyndall Fire and Emergency Services is encouraging you to get grounded in the basics of electrical safety. According to the non-profit National Fire Protection Association, electrical fires were involved in an estimated 51,800 reported home structure fires in 2007. These fires resulted in 450
  • Airmen volunteer to save lives

    Airmen Against Drunk Driving is more than a volunteer bullet. This is a completely non-profit, ANONYMOUS program maintained by the Airmen for the Airmen and is organized at the lowest levels. Our main objective is to deter Airmen from driving drunk. Even if you're just "buzzed," you are intoxicated and should not operate a vehicle. When designated
  • Tyndall celebrates Air Dominance milestone

    Editor's Note: April 15, 2013 marks a very important date in Air Dominance history. Through the years, Tyndall has become known as the "Home of Air Dominance," due to the wide variety of missions here and what they bring to the fight. On this anniversary, two Tyndall units stepped forward to commemorate this milestone. Here are their
  • Month of the Military Child: Helping little warriors

    April is the Month of the Military Child.Like their parent(s), these children make many sacrifices of their own for their country.They are the children who normally move between six and nine times around the world before completing high school--three times more frequently than their civilian classmates. Sometimes they will even move during their
  • Checkertail medics launch S.I.C.K. program

    From the beginning of our Air Force in 1947, the creative innovation of our Airmen has been the key to Air Dominance and our lifeblood of mission success. In the constrained fiscal environment we find ourselves in today, the innovative spirit of our Airmen is vital to maximizing the effects of airpower in defense of our nation. From a medical group
  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    The importance of Child Abuse Prevention Month is to bring a nationwide focus to the ever-growing hidden problem of child abuse and neglect and to provide education and awareness to parents, caregivers, children and the community on how to prevent it before it even starts. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, every year
  • Test your smoke alarm

    A National Fire Protection Association report showed that 96 percent of homes had at least one smoke alarm installed; however, 25 percent of those devices did not function. Stunningly, homes with non working smoke alarms greatly outnumber those homes without smoke alarms. The NFPA also reports that nearly half of the deaths from home fires occur in