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  • Tyndall Airman Leadership School accelerates change

    “Accelerate Change or Lose” is Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown Jr.’s vision to constructing a more lethal force. At Tyndall Air Force Base’s Airman Leadership School, this initiative influences every aspect of the training curriculum.
  • 2nd Lt. Tennis’s mission to build professional Air Battle Managers

    Building professional battle management warriors for the U.S. Air Force is the mission of the 337th Air Control Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. For 2nd Lt. Hannah Tennis, 337th ACS instructor, carrying out this mission is just another day at the office.
  • 325th MUNS to support WSEP East

    While the munitions mission is critical to maintaining air dominance across U.S. Air Force, Tyndall Air Force Base’s 325th Munitions Squadron has a unique aspect tied in with their mission; supporting the training and projection of unrivaled combat airpower. Tyndall hosts regular Weapons System Evaluation Program exercises led by the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group. WSEP is designed to test the abilities of Department of Defense pilots and their aircraft during air-to-air and air-to-ground combat operations.
  • QF-16 drones provide live fire, joint training

    Training pilots in the world’s greatest Air Force is no small task, taking ingenuity to provide realistic and effective training. Modifying F-16 Fighting Falcons into unmanned drones to use as targets is one way pilots are staying combat-ready.
  • Train like you fight; realistic opponents make for capable pilots

    Projecting unrivaled combat airpower requires a lot of training in and out of the classroom. While both are equally important, some of the most valuable training a pilot can get is by strapping into the cockpit of their aircraft and going head-to-head with another pilot in another fighter. This is where the Airborne Tactical Advantage Company comes into play.
  • Martinez’s Mission: from dreams to reality

    Tyndall Air Force Base is home to many Airmen who enlisted in the pursuit of structure and stability. These are two life goals Airman 1st Class Yara Martinez had for her and her six-year-old son.
  • Creating a better life: a big sister’s mission

    Tyndall Air Force Base’s primary mission is to develop resourceful and resilient Airmen trained to project unrivaled combat airpower; however many of Tyndall’s Airmen joined the Air Force with these qualities already from their backgrounds. Airman 1st Class Hailey Magana is no exception.
  • "Robot dog" names grounded in Checkertail heritage

    The chosen names of Tyndall Air Force Base's four Quad-legged Unmanned Ground Vehicles, or "robot dogs" are grounded in the 325th Fighter Wing's proud Checkertail heritage - paying tribute to our legacy of excellence and innovation. Each dog is named after an operation the 325th flew in support of WWII.
  • Taming a Raptor; an F-22 crew chief’s mission

    The 325th Fighter Wing recently mobilized more than 250 personnel to Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, in July, to support the F-22 Formal Training Unit capstone where student pilots participate in dissimilar air combat training. Fourteen F-22 Raptors assigned to the 43d Fighter Squadron are flying for this training exercise. While the Raptor is a leading catalyst in the Air Force’s ability to provide decisive air dominance, tactical aircraft maintainers ensure the mission’s success.
  • There is no flight sAFEty without AFE

    The 325th Operations Support Squadron’s aircrew flight equipment unit mobilized Airmen to Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, in support of the F-22 Formal Training Unit’s capstone in July, where student pilots participated in defensive and offensive dissimilar air combat training. Tech. Sgt. Ryan Karcher has been a part of the 325th OSS AFE unit since 2014. Karcher serves as the noncommissioned officer in charge of the parachute shop, where parachutes, seat kits and survival kits for the F-22 Raptors are prepared and maintained.