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  • Like clockwork: First responders shine in exercise

    It was such a quiet, cloudy Friday morning at the 325th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department May 16 that nothing could be heard except for the dull hum of the florescent light bulbs, the occasional vehicle driving down Florida Avenue and people passing through the hallways. The silence was eerily comparable to the calm before a major storm,
  • Never too young to be a hero

    Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines working the Tyndall Air Force Base air show Saturday received an unexpected surprise that caught many off guard. Hard at work on the flightline in the blazing sun, many troops were stopped by the voice of an 11-year-old girl thanking each military member for their service. Along with the "thank-you" came a
  • Tyndall NCO takes third in Strongman competition

    A Tyndall Air Force Base Airmen Leadership School instructor placed third in the South Atlantic Strongman III Platinum contest Feb. 16 in Columbia, S.C. Tech. Sgt. Jacob Peeterse earned a berth to the national competition by placing in the top three the 231-265 pound weight class. The contest, similar to television's "World's Strongest Man,"
  • Team Tyndall spouse is Florida’s most beautiful Mrs.

    Melissa Behnke is no stranger to the spotlight - she's a professional actress, singer, and dancer who has performed with various celebrities all over the world in theatrical shows, television specials, game shows and movies. She's also the wife of a fighter pilot, an avid community volunteer, and a spokeswoman for many good causes. Mrs. Behnke is
  • Wearing the Uniform

    More than six months ago Airman 1st Class Justin Williams, 325th Air Control Squadron pilot simulation technician, was selected for host nationals escort duty with the 332nd Expeditionary Mission Support Group, Balad Air Base, Iraq. He returned, January, with his experience tucked securely in his duffle bag. "I was excited about the deployment,"
  • Protecting four-legged family members

    Purchasing or adopting a puppy is an experience comparable to having a child with all the feeding, bathing and exercising it takes. Like any member of the family, canines need protection against other animals, people, cars and disease. Canine parvovirus-2, or CPV-2, is a serious, often fatal disease dogs face throughout this country, but is
  • Tyndall instructor tows trucks with muscle power

    Tech. Sgt. Jacob Peeterse, Tyndall Air Force Base Airmen Leadership School instructor, has been training to lift some heavy logs. He isn't moonlighting as a lumberjack. The logs are 265 pounds of solid steel, and he's aiming to lift them from the ground to his chest; to over his head in as many times as possible in a short amount of time. Sergeant
  • Tyndall's Heroes: St. Michael and 'service before self'

    (Editor's note:  The following is a commentary courtesy of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing)I'd like to tell you a story of Staff Sgt. Cesar Flores and how his display of "service before self" on a personal level reached the ears of President Bush. Sergeant Flores is from Tyndall AFB, Fla., and deployed to the 586th Expeditionary Security Forces
  • Tyndall's Heroes: An Airman calls in joint support under fire

    Volunteering for a 365-day deployment to Iraq, Tech. Sgt. Morgan Cabaniss, a Security Forces training instructor, enthusiastically accepted orders for an Army in-lieu-of position with the ambiguously stated job title of "TBD," to be determined. Committed to serving his country, Sergeant Cabaniss pursued the opportunity with pride. The sergeant was
  • Tyndall's Heroes: An Airman diffuses a dangerous situation

    Military excellence and bravery is a characteristic of outstanding individuals. But for Staff Sgt. Jonathan Morrison, an explosive ordnance disposal craftsman, you could say honorable service runs in the family. Sergeant Morrison served as an EOD craftsman at Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq during operation IRAQI FREEDOM from March to August