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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

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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Tyndall Economic Impact Statement highlights growth

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July 31, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

A more than $45 million increase in economic impact highlighted the release of the 2012 Economic Impact Statement for Tyndall by base officials.

"The economic impact growth reflects how Tyndall is evolving as we increase our role in Air Combat Command with the addition of our new squadron in the upcoming months," said Col. David E. Graff, 325th Fighter Wing commander. "As the additional 1,000 personnel and 24 F-22s arrive, we will continue strengthening both the economic and support ties we rely on with our local communities."
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Holloman F-22 personnel prepare to move

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July 31, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

To prepare for the long-awaited move of F-22 Raptors from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., an informational session was held July 26 for the more than 800 families planning a Permanent Change of Station. Local affiliates and civic leaders from the Bay County area Tyndall AFB hosted the meeting, at which families soaked in as much information as they could about the school systems, housing, recreational activities, and local benefits for military members.

"This is our effort to try and make the transition of families and Airmen to Bay County easier," said William Husfelt, Bay County superintendent of schools, "They go through a lot of angst finding a new homes, jobs for spouses and finding new schools for their children. Our job is alleviate as much of that as possible."
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PTDY for records review discontinued

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July 30, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

The Electronic Board Operations Support System was released in July 2012 digitizing official selection records for promotion effectively making permissive TDYs used by Airmen to review those records at the Air Force Personnel Center obsolete according to information from Air Force leadership.

This change affects officers and Senior NCOs meeting a selection or evaluation board for promotion, who can now simply go online using the eBOSS to view their records instead of traveling to the Air Force Personnel Center.
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RED HORSE provides vital medical training to Guard

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July 23, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Detachment 1, 823rd RED HORSE, Silver Flag Exercise Training Site members conducted a mobile Expeditionary Medical Support Course during exercise Patriot 2013 in Volk Field, Wis.

Patriot 2013 was a joint-service and multi-state agency exercise conducted from July 13 to 20 involving more than 2,000 National Guard personnel from 26 states integrated with local and state emergency response agencies. Patriot is a domestic operation where military Guard personnel take on a support role, which requires a different mindset then most military members are familiar with. The intent was to train Guard Soldiers and Airmen to support civil agencies with requested equipment and personnel that support a specified civil response.
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Bay County reaches out to incoming Holloman Airmen

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July 22, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Approximately 19 Bay County community members will visit Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., July 26 to let the Airmen moving to Tyndall know just what Bay County has to offer.

"Bay County, Fla., has been a military community for more than 70 years and has a special appreciation for those who serve," said Tom Neubauer, Bay Defense Alliance president. "In an effort to help military members and families overcome some of the challenges often associated with a military move, community leaders and volunteers plan to deliver useful information and personal assistance."
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ABM Graduation Class 13014

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July 19, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Ten Team Tyndall Airmen graduated from the Undergraduate Air Battle Manager training program in a ceremony July 17.

The students completed a rigorous nine-month course of instruction preparing them for duty aboard the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) and the E-8 Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System (J-STAR) aircraft. Upon graduation, students also received their wings.

Air battle managers' primary responsibilities include providing command and control in the battlespace and ensuring combat aircraft find, identify and destroy their targets. They do this by providing the pilots with a tactical picture, which increases combat capability and situational awareness. Air battle managers also provide early warning for inbound enemy aircraft and direct friendly assets to intercept them.
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Highway 98 Reopens

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July 18, 2013 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Base officials have secured the crash site and reopened U.S. Highway 98 from the base to Mexico Beach, Fla.

The closure was a result of the unmanned Air Force QF-4 full scale aerial target drone that crashed on takeoff the morning of July 17.

"This closure was done strictly as a precautionary measure due to a small self-destruct charge carried on board the target," said Col. Mark O 'Laughlin, 325th Fighter Wing vice commander. "We understand that the closure of Highway 98 was a huge inconvenience to our local community and we appreciate everyone's patience and understanding as we put the safety of first responders and populace as the top priority."
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