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  • Protecting personnel, property - one burn at a time

    According to the Florida Division of Forestry, 4,539 wildfires have burned 213,444 acres between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31 in Florida this year. While fires near developed areas present obvious dangers, many wildfires occur naturally promoting ecological rejuvenation and reduce the threat of unpredicted, uncontrolled and disastrous wildfires. "The state
  • Tyndall member helps provide companions for disabled

    For people with certain disabilities, saying their canine was their best friend would be an understatement. Saying they are their eyes, ears, hands or feet might be the truth. People with certain disabilities need a constant companion to help them do certain tasks, such as pulling a wheelchair, retrieving dropped objects, opening doors and drawers
  • Turtle power: Endangered species fights to survive

    They break through their shell and the white sand immediately surrounds them. Their small flippers flap against each other and the gritty surroundings as they fight to reach the surface. They have a one mission that echoes through their entire body. Get to the water and swim out to sea! Shortly following this process of their birth, many of these
  • Intelligence students critical to Air Force mission success

    The knowledge of known threats in an area is crucial in order for a pilot to be able to complete his or her mission successfully. Tyndall is where intelligence personnel receive F-15 Eagle-specific training. The four-week course is in addition to the general intelligence information taught at Goodfellow AFB, Texas. Here, students learn how to give
  • Mountain Home AFB squadrons hone skills here

    Two fighter squadrons from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho engaged in dissimilar air combat training and fired live weapons while on temporary duty at Tyndall for Combat Archer. They set up operations in the 83rd Fighter Weapons Squadron, an Air Combat Command tenant unit located at Tyndall. The F-15s of the 390th Fighter Squadron and F-16s of the 389th
  • Structural maintenance Airmen ‘swing’ to midnight to keep pilots flying during day

    Ever wonder what jets do at night after pilots go home? Airmen from the 325th Maintenance Squadron know. From 3 p.m. to midnight, structural maintenance Airmen pick each jet apart, ensuring they are ready to be flown in the morning. "We repair any cracks or loose parts on the aircraft," said Tech. Sgt. Frank Lynch, 325th MXS structural maintenance
  • 'Duty' at 4-H camp completed, friends made, fun had

    Off they went into the wild purple yonder. Approximately 60 children "deployed" from Tyndall's Youth Center in support of Operation Purple Oct. 12- 15 at Camp Cherry in Madison, Fla. "I think both the youth and their parents have benefited from this camping trip," said Alma Hooks, Youth Center director. "The youth experienced similar things their
  • Turkey Shoot determines Tyndall's best

    Second consecutive victory for Boneheads in wing-wide competitionImagine competing in the 325th Fighter Wing Turkey Shoot to be the best organization relying on crew chiefs to maintain jets flawlessly, weapons loaders to securely arm jets, pilots to fly the mission using precise perfection, accurate information from air battle managers who monitor
  • Students learn value of professional organizations

    Beyond technical training and professional military education courses, students and Airmen here can enhance their careers by being members of a variety of professional organizations. Tyndall's pro orgs offer Airmen the opportunities to gain insight about the Air Force mission, their role as members of team Tyndall and add bullets to performance
  • Courses put NCOs in teamwork mode

    The ropes course here challenges senior NCO and NCO Enhancement course students mentally and physically, while inspiring them to work together as a team. "The evolution of the team over the course of a few hours is really something to see," said Master Sgt. Travis Fritts, 325th Fighter Wing career assistance advisor. "You can build a lifetime of