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The 325th Fighter Wing is host to more than 30 tenant organizations located at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The wing is comprised of the 325th Operations Group, 325th Maintenance Group, 325th Mission Support Group and 325th Medical Group. Other specialties trained under the 325th Fighter Wing include F-15 and F-22 intelligence officer training, F-15 and F-22 crew chief training and enlisted air traffic controller training.

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Tyndall Air Force Base News

Tyndall’s judge advocates put local students on trial

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May 2, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

In honor of Law Day, May 1, the members of Tyndall's legal office went to Bay High School and Tyndall Elementary to engage with students about the legal system.

Bay High School students participated in educational sessions about being a judge advocate general, paralegal and general information about the law.

Third, fourth and fifth grade students from Tyndall Elementary School put on mock trials with the help of the legal staff.

"Each student volunteer had a different role such as prosecution, defense, judge, etc.," said Capt. Vincent Defabo, 325th Fighter Wing assistant judge advocate chief. "The jury was also made up of students."
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Tyndall resumes normal operations

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April 30, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

All 325th Fighter Wing programs have resumed normal activities and normal operating hours effective immediately. Base personnel should report to work for their next scheduled shift.

Please use caution when traveling, as water could still be expected on roadways.

The Tyndall Public Affairs Office will continue to update changes on both the official base web site and Facebook www.facebook.com/325FWTyndall.



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Delayed reporting for base personnel

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April 30, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Due to inclement weather, Tyndall leadership has authorized delayed reporting April 30 for base personnel until deemed safe.

Weighted Airman Promotion System testing has been delayed until 9 a.m. All multimedia studio appointments are cancelled for today.

Under no circumstances should base personnel disobey civil law enforcement or disaster preparedness officials to report for duty.

The Tyndall Public Affairs Office will be continually updating both the official base web site and Facebook www.facebook.com/325FWTyndall.
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Turning vulnerabilities into ability

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April 25, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

An Air Force vulnerability assessment team conducted a week-long antiterrorism vulnerability assessment April 21 through 25 at Tyndall.

 

The Headquarters Air Force Security Forces Center's, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, mission is to organize, train and equip Air Force security forces members worldwide.  It also develops the force protection doctrine, programs and policies by planning and programming resources
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QF-4 PHANTOM INCIDENT AT TYNDALL

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April 22, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

An Air Force QF-4 Phantom departed the runway shortly after landing on Tyndall Air Force Base at 3:40 p.m. today following a routine training mission.

The aircraft is intact and poses no danger to the public, nor was Highway 98 closed at any time. The crew is currently under supervision of the 325th Medical Group. First responders are on scene.

Additional details will be provided as soon as they become available.

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2014 CCAF graduation

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April 21, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

One hundred sixty-six Community College of the Air Force associate degrees were awarded during a commencement ceremony held at Horizons, April, 18. Though all graduates were honored, not all were able to attend due to deployments, permanent changes of station, retirements or separations.

The CCAF degrees were presented by Col. Christopher Holmes, 325th Mission Support Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Fenger, 325th Maintenance Group superintendent.

The CCAF is the largest accredited community college in the United States.
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Commander becomes one of the crew

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April 21, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

The 325th Fighter Wing commander learned how to perform the duties of a 95th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Airman April 18 at Hanger 1.

Col. David E. Graff, 325th FW commander, met Staff Sgt. Simon S. Zemanek, 95th AMU tactical aircraft maintenance crew chief, as part of the Airman Shadow Program.

"I did not think the shadow program was real," Zemanek said. "I have only been here for a couple of months, and when I found out I was being shadowed, I thought it would be interesting to see what would happen."
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Legal office wins awards

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April 21, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

The 325th Fighter Wing legal office recently received two 2013 9th Air Force Judge Advocate Annual Awards.

Maj. Laura Desio, 325th FW legal office deputy staff judge advocate, won the 2013 9th Air Force Outstanding Deputy Staff Judge Advocate of the Year.

According to her awards package, Desio organized 56 temporary duty short course training days and mentored eight judge advocate generals in eight courts with a 100 percent conviction rate.

The Deputy Staff Judge Advocate of the Year is an award based on a deputy's leadership, professional excellence, self-improvement, acceptance of responsibility and process improvement.
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IOC declared for 95th Fighter Squadron

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April 21, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

One of the fiercest fighter squadrons in Air Force history took another step toward its return and inched closer to its ability to project airpower dominance wherever America needs it.

Col. David E. Graff, 325th Fighter Wing commander, declared the 95th Fighter Squadron Initial Operational Capability ready April 8 when the last of 24 F-22 Raptors touched down from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.

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Audit reveals smart way to take out trash

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April 21, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

The 325th Civil Engineer Squadron conducted a solid waste audit April 6 through 10, revealing a slight increase in recyclables and hazardous waste items found since the last inspection.

"The audit is an inspection of the contents of the base dumpsters," said Edwin Wallace, 325th CES pollution prevention program manager. "It is conducted by getting in the dumpsters, removing all bags, sorting through loose items and removing, weighing and documenting the items that should not be there.  The recyclables are turned in at the Base Recycling Center, and th
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43rd AMU brings home multiple awards

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April 17, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Team Tyndall recently received two 2013 Air Combat Command Munitions Awards.

Staff Sgt. Michelle K. Greene, 325th Maintenance Weapons Squadron F-22 Raptor load standardization crew member, received the 2013 Outstanding Armament Systems Supervisor of the Year award.

"I was very thrilled; it is an Honor to be put up for an award of this magnitude," Greene said. "I really have to give thanks to my supervision on this one. Not only do they put me up for the award, but they set the standard of what it is to be a great supervisor. Without their proper guidance in my career, I would not be nearly who I am today."
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Final salute

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April 15, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

After countless missions in support of the War on Terrorism, Retired Military Working Dog Arco fell victim during his most recent and final battle--his battle against cancer. With a final salute from his fellow service members, Arco walked into the base vet for the last time April 14. Shortly after arriving at Tyndall, Arco's wingman, Staff Sgt. Axel Rodriguez-Rodriguez, 325th Security Forces Squadrons MWD trainer, became concerned over the dog's lack of desire for food or water. Veterinarians found several tumors in the Belgium Malinois during an exam in late February 2014. During his time in service, Arco deployed to United Arab Emirates and conducted base search pit duties searching approximately 10,000 vehicles during his time spent there. Arco also deployed to Balad, Iraq and conducted 88 combat missions outside the wire. During those combat missions, Arco found one improvised explosive device, several mortar tubes and numerous unexploded ordnances, which saved countless
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Last four 95th FS Raptors arrive

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April 15, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

The last four F-22 Raptors arrived from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 8, completing the 95th Fighter Squadron and making Tyndall the largest contingent of the 5th generation jet in the world.

"It was exciting to see the aircraft land," Maj. Mark Donohue, 95th FS director of operations. "It is exciting to start a new chapter here at Tyndall. This gives us our full complement of jets. We finally reached a point where we can fulfill our combat mission."

These last aircraft allow the 95th FS further accomplish their mission of projecting unrivaled combat power and supporting national military objectives and Combatant Commander requirements through strategic application of 5th generation air dominance fighter aircraft and personnel.
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Jr. Raptors flying high

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April 15, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

More than 100 Team Tyndall children took part in the annual Jr. Raptor program April 12 traveling from the Youth Center to Hangar 5 and back.


The program allows military children to experience a simulated deployment similar to what mom and dad undergo.



"The children get a sample of the type of activities their parents experience," said Rebecca Mroczkowski, 325th Force Support Squadron community readiness specialist and Jr. Raptor coordinator. "We understand that it doesn't come close to an actual deployment, but we want the children to feel involved when their parents get deployed."
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Renovations aid in crisis management

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April 11, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

The Tyndall Command Center is currently undergoing renovations to house both the Crisis Action Team and the Emergency Operations Center under one roof and should be complete this June.

"This move allows us to have an EOC and CAT that is at least minimal manning 100 percent of the time," said Lt. Col. Brian Stumpe, 325th Civil Engineer Squadron commander and EOC director. "Previously, we shared space with a classroom, and the equipment could not remain in an operational status."

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