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  • Fighting fire with fire

    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The faint smell of smoke fills the air around base, to some this may create a sense of uneasiness, however, in this instance fire is a beneficial tool for Tyndall and the environment it protects. Prescribed burns, also called controlled burns, are essential for maintaining the ecological balance of the woodland encompassing the base.
  • Know your hurricanes

    Most of us know, or are at least familiar with, what hurricane categories are. But, many are not familiar with hurricane conditions. Hurricane condition, or HURCON, is an alert scale used by the United States Armed Forces, primarily the Air Force, to indicate the state of emergency or preparedness for an approaching hurricane.
  • Locare et Liquidare: Tyndall AFB 75 years later

    As the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor assaulted the minds of the American people, the U.S. Army Air Corps was already preparing for war. Approximately 2,000 troops arrived to Tyndall Field that day to prepare for a critical new career -- aerial gunnery. And as people in America remembered this somber moment in history, Airmen of Tyndall reflect on the heritage of the base that claims the same date, Dec. 7, 1941.
  • F-35 Lightning II has first operational air-to-air missile fire

    Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 211 became the first operational F-35 Lightning II squadron to fire an air-to-air missile Sept. 15, during a 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group Weapons System Evaluation Program at Tyndall AFB.
  • Tyndall’s newest promotees

    Congratulations to all of Tyndall's March promotees.