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  • Representing with honor

    Sharp clicks echo each deliberate step. The first note of "Taps" slowly creeps from a bagpipe in the distance and six Airmen, stoically poised, carry the casket of a fellow comrade to its final resting place. Tyndall Honor Guard members proudly accept the responsibility of conducting formal military ceremonies, which recognize and continue the
  • Exchange program brings worlds, missions together

    There's no better way to know your allies than to don their uniform and embed yourself into the equivalent of your job in their country. That's what seems to work for the 325th Air Control Squadron here, who continues to strengthen their mission by utilizing the Air Force Military Personnel Exchange Program. While a foreign officer became a member
  • Airfield managers compare, integrate, learn

    Military and civilian aircraft operate in overlapping airspace, making the task of controlling air traffic the joint responsibility of both Air Force and civilian controllers. Airfield operations officer trainees here are taught the importance of interoperability with civilian controllers from day one. And before they graduate the course here and
  • Student pilots learn to fly in thin air

    A pilot is cruising along at 30,000 feet in an F-15 Eagle when suddenly he begins to feel "different." He gets light-headed and his vision starts to blur. What is going on? That question is answered when F-15 B-Course students go through physiological training in the altitude chamber. Aviators have long known about the effects of high altitude
  • Child becomes 95th FS 'pilot' for a day

    A young boy sits in the cockpit of an F-15 Eagle simulator. Screens displaying images of sky and sea surround him. A pilot helps him "lock on" to an aircraft. "You got him," said Capt. Chad Spellman, 95th Fighter Squadron instructor pilot. The boy laughs and asks for another shot at the target. In this moment, it is easy to forget the boy, Austin
  • Crew chiefs certify for top job honors

    Having your name painted on the side of an F-15 Eagle or an F-22 Raptor is something to be proud of, but labeling a jet as "your own" comes with serious responsibility. The dedicated crew chief program here assigns top-notch crew chiefs from each aircraft maintenance unit to specific aircraft, making that crew chief responsible for every aspect of
  • We have come a long way - Tyndall's focus has always been on training

    (Editor's note: All of the pictures and information is courtesy of the 325th FW historian.) As the Air Force celebrates 59 years of air power, Tyndall looks back on over 60 years of training America's defense. Plans for Tyndall in the Panama City area started as early as September 1940. The area was considered ideal for aerial gunnery training
  • Team Tyndall volunteers make impact on base, community

    Several words come to mind when you think about serving in the Air Force. Those new to the military may think of pride, commitment, duty and service. However, once Airmen get their "feet in the door," another word becomes very familiar to them - volunteer. Airmen have been long-time helpers on their bases and in their surrounding local
  • Lady Tiger softball player goes to Air Force 'camp'

    Air Force womens' softball team captain, most valuable player at the command level, member of the command's championship team, second place winner of the Armed Forces tournament and identification technician at the Southeast Air Defense Sector. These are all titles held by Karrie Warren, an avid softball player for 20 years and a member of the Lady
  • Maintainers further training on Raptors

    They've taken off their "greenbelts," put on the coveted American Hornets patch, and launched and recovered F-22 Raptors many times, but these enlisted maintainers will always make time to complete more training. Three years ago, the 372nd Training Squadron/Detachment 4 here began the F-22 maintenance course for 43rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit