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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

Commander shadows flight equipment Airman

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August 20, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

The 325th Fighter Wing commander learned the duties of a 325th Operations Group Airman Aug. 16, as part of the Airman's Shadow program.

Colonel David E. Graff, 325th FW commander, shadowed Senior Airman Brandon Keiper, 325th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, while Airman Keiper performed his daily responsibilities.

Airman Keiper is responsible for inspecting, fitting and maintaining flight helmets, oxygen masks, torso harnesses and other critical lifesaving equipment. He also dissembles, inspects and repacks personal and drogue recovery parachutes.
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F-22 training on the bayou

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August 16, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

With a higher demand for expertly trained 5th generation F-22 Raptor pilots and less budget and resources, members of the 43rd Fighter Squadron and 43rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit formed a training mission to mirror possible real world situations without sacrificing quality to the students or combat commanders.

"I am proud of our Tyndall Airmen for the plan they have developed to accomplish our mission," said Lt. Col. Travis Koch, 43rd FS commander. "Even in tough fiscal times, we are able to pool our resources, maximize our training opportunities and get the job done."
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9th Air Force commander visits Tyndall

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August 13, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

The new commander for 9th Air Force visited Hurlburt Field's 823d RED HORSE Squadron and Tyndall's 325th Fighter Wing to better understand the units' organization and challenges.
Major Gen. H.D. Polumbo, Jr. visited the units Aug. 5-8 and toured various facilities on both bases.

"I would like to extend a sincere thank you to the men and women of the wing for a successful visit," Polumbo expressed. "As the new 9th Air Force commander, I've visited almost all of the bases in the command, and I appreciate the hospitality and open dialogue from supervisors and commanders on Tyndall and Hurlburt."
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U.S., host nation deployed forces train side-by-side

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August 13, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Eight members from the 64th Air Expeditionary Group traveled to a local airport's security compound for integration training with 19 officers and enlisted members of the host nation's air forces July 8.

These Airmen were comprised of medics, explosive ordinance disposal technicians and security forces. Host nation members received hands on awareness training on improvised explosive device detection, self-aid buddy care and entry control point procedures. Not only do these sessions provide the local military with a new perspective, they also build a unique partnership with host nation personnel.
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Hearts together, Hearts Apart

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August 9, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

One of the difficulties facing deployed Airmen is finding support for family members at home. In an effort to alleviate some of those worries, the Airman and Family Readiness Center provides a program called Hearts Apart.

Hearts Apart brings together the families of deployed Airmen. The program organizes events for the families and keeps them informed of activities going on around base.

"Our point is to get the families together once a quarter to be able to communicate with other families that are going through the same thing," said Rebecca Mroczkowski, A&FRC
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Ninth Air Force commander visits Tyndall

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August 9, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Recently Ninth Air Force's new commander, Maj. Gen. Jake Polumbo visited Hurlburt Field's RED HORSE Headquarters and Tyndall's 325th Fighter Wing Aug. 5 through 8 to better understand Ninth Air Force's units.

"I would like to extend a thank you to the men and women of the wing for a very successful visit," General Polumbo expressed. "As the new Ninth Air Force commander, I've visited almost all of the bases in Ninth Air Force, and I appreciate the hospitality and the open dialogue from supervisors and commanders on Tyndall.
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Tyndall’s hidden treasure reopens after July renovations

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August 8, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Only got twenty dollars in your pocket?

The Officers' Spouses' Club and volunteers spent the entire month of July revamping and restocking the Thrift Shop, and it is back to normal business hours open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"As long as you have base access, you can shop with us, and everybody can benefit from finding great kids clothes, a summer read or unique home decor at extremely discounted prices," said Liz Campbell, Tyndall Thrift Shop chairperson. "The next really important point is that the shop wouldn't exist without the generosity of all the people who bring in donations and fill our outside donation bins. We get some amazing stuff. The Tyndall community is extremely kind!"
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Commissaries return to normal hours Aug. 18

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August 7, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Military commissaries worldwide will return to normal operating schedules the week of Aug. 18, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency.

The DeCA announcement comes in the wake of the Department of Defense's Aug. 6 decision to curtail furloughs of its civilian workforce from 11 to six days.

"This is welcome news for us all," said Joseph H. Jeu. "Our stores will return to their regular schedules after Aug. 17. I encourage our patrons to check the DeCA website for their commissary's operating hours.
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Panama City episode of Magic Man set to air

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August 5, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

The Travel Channel's Panama City episode of Magic Man, which features Tyndall, is scheduled to broadcast 7:00 pm Aug. 18. The TV show focuses on JB Benn, a street magician, stunning the average bystander with his magic.

The episode was partially filmed at Tyndall on March 29 and will feature Mr. Benn performing magic for the Team Tyndall Airmen as well as people on Panama City Beach during spring break.

Click HERE for more information on Magic Man's visit to Tyndall.
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Education Center held GI bill briefing

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August 5, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

The base Education and Training office held an informational briefing, on the Montgomery GI Bill and Post 9/11 GI Bill July 30.

The briefing was broken down into topics: eligibility and benefits, stipends, transferability option, and resources and application information.

Eligibility:

"All Airmen with at least 90 days of active duty service on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill," explained Hannah Kaplan, Tyndall Education Center education specialist.
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Emerald Coast pays tribute to Air Force legend

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August 2, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Nearly 1,000 service members, veterans and citizens from across the nation paid their respects to the life and legacy of a retired Air Force colonel during a funeral service at the Emerald Coast Convention Center on Okaloosa Island, Fla., Aug. 1.

Col. George "Bud" Day, a Medal of Honor recipient and combat pilot with service in World War II, Korea and Vietnam, passed away July 27 at the age of 88.

Airmen and Marines alike lined the sides of the solemn lowly-lit room. The sounds of soft classical music set the mood of a somber day. Attendees gathered together in one large line to pay respects to a man that gave everything and more to support the United States of America at all cost.
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325th MSG changes command

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August 2, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Col. Christopher Holmes assumed command of the 325th Mission Support Group during a change of command ceremony Aug. 2 in Hangar 1. Colonel Holmes replaces Col. William Grund, who departs Tyndall to be the Director of Plans and Requirements and Communications for 24th Air Force, San Antonio, Texas. Colonel Holmes is a recent graduate from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University, Ft McNair, Washington DC.
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Deployed medics ‘practice for uncertainty’

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August 2, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

"EXERCISE, EXERCISE, EXERCISE," the 379th Expeditionary Medical Group exercise evaluation team member announces. "An active shooter incident has occurred leaving several military members wounded."

Emergency medical technicians stormed the building where the mock incident took place. Casualties screamed for help from all directions as the EMTs scatter to assess their injuries, load them onto litters and into ambulances as quickly as possible.

Organized chaos continues as the injured are transported into the hospital and prepped for treatment. Doctors check each patient to determine how to proceed and priority patients are immediately rushed into surgery.
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August Promotions

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August 1, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Congratulations to all of Tyndall's August promotions!

Promoted to Airman:
Waggerby, James--337th Air Control Squadron

Promoted to Airman 1st Class:
Fisher, Joseph Jr.--325th Security Forces Squadron
Downs, Christopher--325th Communications Squadron

Promoted to Senior Airman:
Mogavero, Anthony--325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
Drake, Trevor--325th AMXS
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Staff Sergeant promotions

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August 1, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Please congratulate the 106 Team Tyndall staff sergeant promotion selects! Air Force officials selected 11,212 of 34,078 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant for a selection rate of 32.90 percent.


Promoted to Staff Sergeant:

Alejandro, Sasha--325th Force Support Squadron
Bailey, Darius--325th Civil Engineer Squadron
Banuelos, Jacob--325th CES
Billiot, Jeremy--53rd Test Support Squadron
Blake, Christopher--325th Maintenance Squadron
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