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  • Learning service inside, out of Tyndall

    For recently-enlisted students at the First Term Airmen's Center, learning about serving the Air Force also includes serving others and honoring those who served before them. For two years, visiting the Sims Veterans' Nursing Home in Panama City has been part of the curriculum. "I hope they gain a sense of pride by interacting with the veterans
  • QA flight keeps Airmen's work standards top notch

    When Maintenance Evaluation Standardization Program inspectors from Air Education and Training Command visited Tyndall June 5-9, it wasn't the first time maintenance procedures and programs were observed with a critical eye. In fact, that happens here all the time, courtesy of a flight of local evaluators known collectively as the Quality Assurance
  • Exit signs: Student pilots learn how to egress

    (Editor's note: This is the third of a five-part series covering the training B-course students go through to get in the air.) When a pilot enters an aircraft, he also needs to know how to exit, especially if the exit happens under extreme conditions and is completely unplanned. Making all scenarios and life-saving techniques second-nature for
  • 'Paradise' getaway close to base

    Tucked away on the west end of Tyndall, a heavily-wooded area stretches along the waters of Pearl Bayou. Some call it "Paradise." Most know it as FamCamp. A year-round benefit for active and retired military members, the 325th Services Squadron's Fam-Camp offers 91 camp sites with RV hook-ups, a recreation center, a nature trail and a way for
  • Instructor competes to go Air Force green

    Jason Jenkins wasn't the least bit "tee"ed when Air Forces Services accepted his application to compete in the playoff round of the 2006 Air Force Golf Championship at Marshallia Ranch Golf Course at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., last week. "This was my first time getting invited to qualify," said Jenkins who instructs mission ready Airmen in crew-chief
  • Tyndall Eagles dominate 'large force' battles over Savannah

    Engaging the mighty Eagle in an air-to-air battle is a risk few are willing to take. The Eagle community is eager to confront the challenge, however, and they seek the opportunity to tactically rage against other fighter aircraft every chance they get. The 325th Fighter Wing was represented by the 1st and 95th Fighter Squadrons and associated
  • Simulated flight adds to B-course in the air

    (This is the fourth of a five-part series covering the F-15 Eagle training B-course students receive here.) You can't fly, fight and win as an F-15 Eagle pilot without valuable time in a state-of-the art aircraft simulator located here. "Student pilots fly four simulator missions before they get their first F-15 ride," said Marty Hendrickson, an
  • Women's health clinic designs care for patients

    (Editor's note: This is the first story in the three-part feature series highlighting the 325th Medical Group's women's health clinic, flight medicine, and family practice.) The 325th Medical Operations Squadron Women's Health Clinic aims to foster an environment for women's gynecological and some obstetrical services. Since the clinic's inception
  • Seeing green: Bringing alternative energy home to warfighters

    The skyrocketing cost of oil and natural gas has been a hot issue lately all across America, and the Air Force, like many Americans, is constantly looking for ways to save money by reducing energy and fuel consumption. The Air Force began its energy conservation program more than 20 years ago by turning down thermostats, using energy-efficient
  • Eagle students begin to slip bounds

    (Editor's note:This is the fifth of a fivepart series covering the F-15 Eagle training B-course students recieve here.) It all pays off. After almost two years of Air Force pilot training and preparation through academics, flight physicals, the altitude chamber, life support training, and simulators, F-15 Eagle B-course students here are ready to