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A U.S. Air Force pilot from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, performs a pre-flight check on an F-15E Strike Eagle parked on the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 9, 2017. Mountain Home Airmen and assets were at Tyndall participating in Checkered Flag 18-1, a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes while providing a platform for maintenance teams to be evaluated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released) Thunderbolts light up the sky during Checkered Flag 18-1
The 366th Fighter Wing “Gunfighters” from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, deployed assets to participate in the large-scale aerial exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 and Combat Archer, a Weapons System Evaluation Program at Tyndall Air Force Base Nov. 6 to 17. The 366th FW sent approximately 240 operations and maintenance Airmen and 14 F-15E Strike Eagles from the 389th Fighter Squadron to train in real-world simulated scenarios for this two-week long exercise.
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2017
A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron scans for threats during combat search and rescue training as part of Stealth Guardian, Aug. 10, 2017, in the Apalachicola National Forest, Fla. Stealth Guardian demonstrates rescue, 5th gen integration
Two wings, one mission: to execute a locally squadron-planned exercise between the 23d Wing and the 325th Fighter Wing during Exercise Stealth Guardian August 7-11, 2017. During months of planning between Tyndall and Moody Air Force base, Ga., Exercise Stealth Guardian was conceived and executed by Airmen from both wings to explore Air Force capabilities in modern rescue scenarios to integrate rescue and 5th generation assets in a deployed or contingency environment. Additionally, the exercise tested the capabilities of Rapid Raptor which is the Air Force’s ability to employ agile combat capabilities of 5th generation platforms like the F-22 to a combat or contingency environment as a moment’s notice.
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2017
An HH-60G Pave Hawk descends to land in support of a U.S. Air Force and Marine joint exercise as part of a simulated Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel scenario, Feb 22, 2017, at the Playas Training and Research Center, N.M. During the scenario, Marines from I Marine Expeditionary Force from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., rescued isolated personnel from a downed aircraft while fending off mock opposition forces from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.’s 563d Operations Support Squadron. This joint effort prepared the IMEF by completing their Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force certification. This is the culmination of their crisis response operations before deploying to the United States Central Command, which consists of 20 countries In Northeast Africa and Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)   First Stealth Guardian kicks off
Airmen from the 23d Wing and the 325th Fighter Wing will integrate rescue and 5th generation assets during the first-ever Exercise Stealth Guardian, Aug 7-11, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. and Tyndall AFB, Fla.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 325th Fighter Wing Honor Guard team perform a U.S. flag folding at Bay Haven Charter Academy May 30, 2017. Airmen from Tyndall Air Force Base came to Bay Haven to talk about the meaning of the U.S. flag, sing the National Anthem, perform a proper flag folding and talk to children about everyday Air Force life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released) Tyndall Airmen visit school, celebrate American flag
Seven Team Tyndall Airmen visited the Bay Haven Charter Academy summer program May 30 as guest speakers. More than 120 students from the program were able to receive different point of views on the meaning of the U.S. flag, see a unique ceremony and ask questions.
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2017
Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dale Cooke, former U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds pilot, is fitted with a flight suit, G-suit compression equipment and modern flight mask to go along with his Thunderbirds helmet at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., April 21, 2017. Cooke and aircraft #177, a T-38A Talon, from the 2nd Fighter Training Squadron have a long history together from their days as Thunderbirds in the 1980s. The pair accumulated over 800 flight hours at 200 performances nationwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz/ Released)  Flight of the Thunderbirds
The last time they met he was a young man, focused and lean, part of a precision team. After three decades they were once again reunited. Though he saw his former teammate as if it were only yesterday. Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Dale Cooke, a former U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds pilot from 1979 to 1982, walked into the 2nd Fighter Training Squadron to prepare for something that would go down in the history books.
0 4/25
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jared Carnahan, 44th Fighter Group crew chief, cleans the windshield of an F-22 Raptor on the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 10, 2016. In addition to maintaining and repairing the F-22, crew chiefs at Tyndall also ensure the jet is in perfect condition before the pilot enters the jet. The 44th FG accomplishes total force integration by providing pilots, maintainers and support personnel in partnership with the 325th Fighter Wing to execute the Tyndall mission to train and project unrivaled combat air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller/Released) Tyndall’s Total Force: 44th Maintenance Squadron keeps F-22 Raptors flying
Whether they’re on active or reserve orders, the Airmen of the 44th Maintenance Squadron keep Tyndall’s F-22 Raptors mission ready through the process of Total Force Integration. Through its combination of traditional reservists and active-reserve technicians, the 44th MXS is able to keep up with the high demands of keeping a 5th generation jet at top performance just as well as a full active-duty squadron.
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2016
F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron land April 11, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, 
England. The aircraft arrival marks the second time the U.S. European Command has hosted a deployment of F-22 aircraft in the EUCOM Area of Responsibility.  (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)
F-22s deploy to RAF Lakenheath
The U.S. Air Force has deployed F-22 Raptors, Airmen and associated equipment to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 11, to conduct air training with other Europe-based aircraft.
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2016
Airmen from the 325th Contracting Squadron take part in the Comprehensive Airman Fitness tug-of-war challenge held April 1, 2016 at Heritage Park.  Comprehensive Airmen Fitness days are held once a quarter to ensure the Airmen of Team Tyndall are physically and mentally ready to support the mission of training and projecting unrivaled air combat power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller/Released) Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day raises resilience
Airmen are integral parts of the 325th Fighter Wing’s mission to train and project unrivaled combat airpower. But just like the aircraft and systems they work on, they too need to come in for scheduled maintenance. That maintenance came April 1, in the form of a Comprehensive Airmen Fitness Day.
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2016
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