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  • Checkered Flag 22-1 comes to a close at Tyndall

    U.S. Airmen, Sailors and Department of Defense contractors and civilians participated in Checkered Flag 22-1 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 8-19, 2021. Checkered Flag, hosted by the 325th Fighter Wing, is one of the DoD’s largest air-to-air exercises and serves to integrate fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft to train and test enhanced mobility, pre-deployment qualifications, and rapid response employment capabilities of pilots and aircrew.
  • Defenders: Protecting the mission

    When entering an Air Force installation, the first encounter will be with a Security Forces Defender, guarding the base and monitoring who enters the installation. Although Defenders are seen checking credentials, their duties do not end there.
  • 53rd Wing WSEP enhances air superiority and tests multi-platform interoperability

    The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, recently hosted the Weapons System Evaluation Program-East 22.02, Nov. 8-19, 2021. WSEP is a formal evaluation of a squadron's ability to conduct air-to-air live fire missions. It affords aircrew the opportunity to launch live missiles at threat representative, maneuvering targets while providing maintainers with experience loading live-munitions onto their aircraft.
  • Navy combat aviators live fire weapons during Tyndall WSEP

    Tyndall Air Force Base’s unique airspace paves the way not only for the U.S. Air Force but also for sister service, the U.S. Navy, and many other service partners who come together to conduct mission objectives in as close to real world operations as possible. Tyndall welcomed Sailors stationed at Naval Air Station Lemoore, California, to bring their F/A-18 Super Hornet, for the 53rd Wing’s Weapons System Evaluation Program 22.02 to utilize the training environment.
  • 325th LRS: Supporting Checkered Flag

    Fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft aren’t the only modes of transportation that need preparation for a large-scale event like Checkered Flag 22-1. The 325th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance flight ensures that all essential vehicles are present and serviceable during this busy time on Tyndall’s flight line.
  • Tyndall’s Checkered Flag; promoting air dominance

    The skies over Bay and Gulf Counties are busy as personnel and aircraft from across the country have come to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, for Checkered Flag 22-1 which runs Nov. 8 through Nov. 19, 2021. Checkered Flag is one of the Department of Defense’s largest air-to-air exercises, integrating fourth- and fifth-generation airframes while testing and improving the pilots’ and crews’ ability to operate under challenging conditions.
  • Renovations underway at Tyndall’s dining facility

    Renovations are currently underway at Tyndall’s Berg-Liles Dining Facility to modernize structures and systems. The $9.8 million renovation project began in May 2020 and includes upgrades to the infrastructure and mechanical aspects of the building.
  • Airfield Management; providing a safe and effective airfield

    When thinking of the Air Force, one’s mind tends to immediately shift to pilots, aircraft and air dominance. However, without a safe, operational airfield, unrivaled combat airpower would stay grounded on the Tyndall flight line. The Airmen of the 325th Operations Support Squadron airfield management flight are a part of the foundation of total air dominance. Tyndall is home to the Weapons System Evaluation Program East and Checkered Flag, both Department of Defense exercises held regularly to ensure DoD assets are prepared for real-world contingency operations.
  • Eielson F-35s participate in WSEP, make strides towards first IOC squadron in PACAF

    The 356th Fighter Squadron made history as the first F-35A Lightning II unit in the Pacific Air Forces to participate in an air-to-air weapons evaluation here, Oct. 8-23, 2021. This is the second fifth-generation platform to be evaluated on live-fire air-to-air weapons employment in support of National Defense Strategy objectives.
  • Tyndall creates a safe space for tough questions

    The Special Victims Council at Tyndall Air Force Base has recently started the Interpersonal Violence program, which provides a safe space for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault.
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