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  • 388th Fighter Wing completes surge operations, prepares for night flying

    The active duty 388th and Reserve 419th Fighter Wings wrapped up a local flying surge last week and are preparing to begin night-flying training next week. From Sept. 9-13, the 34th and 421st Fighter Squadrons flew 240 sorties, roughly doubling what they normally fly in a week. The flying surge came right on the heels of a base-wide mobilization exercise (one of the largest to-date with the F-35A) and is the first surge since the squadrons returned to Hill AFB from deployments in Europe and at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
  • Team Tyndall: celebrating our past, serving the future

    Tyndall Checkertails will have the opportunity to celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s 72nd birthday during the Air Force Ball. The Air Force Ball is a longstanding tradition within the service that is celebrated at bases around the world annually.
  • Just be there

    Ask. Care. Escort. These are the instructions military members are given when they suspect someone has suicidal ideations. The military stresses the importance of the wingman concept and being there for each other. I did not realize how pertinent those concepts would be in my life when I initially heard them at my first duty station.
  • Behind the curtain: protecting the force, focusing on tomorrow

    Protecting the base and force is a never-ending task both at the home station and theater of operations. While deployed, a special need for security and coordination arises. That need is met by the Airmen of the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron force protection flight.
  • CMSAF to engage with ACC Airmen about resilliency through video games

    The chief master sergeant of the Air Force is scheduled to play video games with three Airmen from within Air Combat Command from 2 to 4 p.m. EDT Oct. 25, 2019, on the ACC Public Affairs YouTube channel — ACCNewsTV. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airmen JaNae Capuno)
  • 548th ISRG, 9th SFS partner with Hivemapper program to utilize drone capabilities

    Saving time and money, reducing manpower, increasing security, improving mission effectiveness, and innovating are all priorities articulated by senior leaders regarding the Air Force we need. Here, these priorities are coming to fruition from a partnership between intelligence and security agencies.
  • Experts from AFTAC travel to Georgia for STEMversity

    In an effort to foster the betterment of underserved minority middle and high school students, members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here traveled to Georgia recently to serve as mentors at STEMversity. Dr. Andrew Giminaro, a nuclear forensics analyst for the nuclear treaty monitoring center, led the team of AFTAC volunteers who provided expertise in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math to the summer campers at Central Georgia Technical College in Milledgeville.
  • Forecasting the future of weather

    Operational Weather Squadrons and weather flights from various Major Commands throughout the Air Force are realigning terminal aerodrome forecast responsibilities. This realignment is scheduled to be completed by October 1, 2020. Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s 355th Operational Support Squadron Airfield Weather Operations flight officially took over TAF reports from the 25th Operational Weather Squadron after completing a four-week shadowing period, September 1, 2019.
  • Solemn Reminder: SJAFB pauses to reflect on 9/11

    The ceremony marked the 18th anniversary of the events of 9/11, which claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 American citizens. It’s introduction, consisted of an honor guard utilizing firefighters and defenders assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing.  
  • Offutt ALS: best in the force

    The James A. McCoy Airman Leadership School at Offutt Air Force Base was recently named the 2018 ALS of the Year award winner by the Air Education and Training Command.
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