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  • Air Force, Navy units provide joint command and control for the high-end fight

    A joint team of Air Force and Navy command and control units exercised advanced joint command and control during two air dominance events at Tyndall Air Force Base recently. Throughout the month of May, Tyndall hosted two simultaneous large force exercises preparing the Joint Force for operations in a highly contested environment—Checkered Flag 21-2, Air Combat Command’s largest air dominance exercise, and Combat Archer, the Air Force’s Weapon System Evaluation Program for air-to-air live-fire evaluations.
  • Checkered Flag 21-2 Aerial Refueling

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael Sage, 328th Aerial Refueling Squadron boom operator, provides fuel to a QF-16 assigned to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, over the Gulf of Mexico during Checkered Flag 21-2, May 12, 2021. Held twice per fiscal year, the exercise directly supported the Air Combat Command commander’s plan to train the Immediate
  • Tyndall to host more than 70 aircraft at Checkered Flag Exercise

    Checkered Flag, one of the largest air-to-air exercises in the Department of Defense, kicked off today at Tyndall AFB and will run through May 21. Checkered Flag is a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes to enhance mobility, deployment, & employment capabilities of aviators and maintainers.
  • Maintaining the Air Force's most essential weapons system; the airfield

    The flight line can be a very busy place between aircraft, vehicles, equipment and Airmen. Traffic is a constant, which leaves the important responsibility of maintaining this active environment to the 325th Operations Support Squadron airfield management section. Airfield management is out on the airfield every day to ensure a successful mission, especially during large scale exercises like the recent Checkered Flag 21-1 in early November, where over 50 different aircraft from seven different units utilized Tyndall’s airfield.
  • Checkered Flag 21-1: training the most lethal combat force on earth

    Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, hosted one of the Department of Defense’s largest air-to-air combat exercises, Checkered Flag 21-1, which spanned from Nov. 2-9, 2020. This large-force exercise is designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation fighter jets and ground personnel.
  • Tyndall brings the heat with Checkered Flag 21-1

    Checkered Flag 21-1, a large-scale aerial exercise hosted at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, began Nov. 2 and is scheduled to continue through Nov. 14.
  • Tyndall hosts Checkered Flag 20-1

    The aircrew assigned to an F-22 Raptor perform maintenance checks Nov. 6, 2019, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The pilot, airframe, and maintenance team supported Checkered Flag 20-1, which is a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes to enhance mobility, deployment, and employment capabilities
  • Airmen come together for Combat Archer exercise

    The 325th Fighter Wing is approaching the conclusion of Combat Archer 19-8 that was conducted in conjunction with the on-going Checkered Flag 19-1 exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 6-17, 2019.
  • Aircrew Airmen arrive for Checkered Flag 19-1

    The 325th Fighter Wing kicked off the first day of a two week-long Checkered Flag exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 6, 2019.
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