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  • Wingmanship saves a life

    As new recruits in Basic Military Training, Airmen are taught the concept of wingmanship. Everywhere they go, they cannot leave their wingman behind; recruits march together, eat together and even sleep together. Wingmanship is the cornerstone of Air Force core values.
  • U.S. Air Force F-22s arrive in Europe for Flying Training Deployment

    The U.S. Air Force has deployed one squadron of F-22 Raptors, Airmen and associated equipment to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, from the 95th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Wing, at Tyndall AFB, Fla., to conduct air training with other Europe-based aircraft as part of a Flying Training Deployment. The F-22s arrived Aug. 8 and will remain in Europe for several weeks. This training deployment to Europe is funded in part by the European Deterrence Initiative.
  • F-22 pilots fire live missiles at Combat Archer

    More than 200 pilots, maintainers and operations support staff from the 1st Fighter Wing are gaining firsthand experience in loading and firing live missiles at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida from July 6-20, 2018. Combat Archer as part of the Weapons System Evaluation Program, in conjunction with Checkered Flag 18-2. The goal of these combined exercises is to train and evaluate the F-22 Raptor and other weapons systems under simulated combat environments, to include firing live missiles against remotely piloted targets.
  • Checkered Flag 18-2 takes to the skies at Tyndall

    Checkered Flag 18-2, a large force exercise, kicked off at Tyndall July 9, 2018, and will conclude July 20. Checkered Flag is a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes to enhance the capabilities of Airmen while providing training to rapidly respond to current, real-world conflicts and preparing for the future of air superiority.
  • ACC emphasizes shift in focus to cyber vigilance

    Air Combat Command participated in an Air Force first by testing the reporting capabilities of a mission defense team during a base-wide exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, June 11-15, 2018. The 325th Communications Squadron’s MDT is the first operational unit of its kind in Air Combat Command, and the base exercise emphasized the Command’s cyber efforts by showcasing the unit’s communication with Joint Base Langley Eustis’ Cyber Defense Operation Center prototype.
  • Tyndall Mission Defense Team conducts first exercise

    The 325th Communications Squadron Mission Defense Team participated in their first exercise since becoming the first operational MDT at Tyndall AFB June 11-15, 2018. The focus of the exercise was to test the ability of the 325th Fighter Wing to generate aircraft sorties in a simulated deployed environment. As Tyndall is the largest contingency of F-22 Raptors in the world, the MDT’s mission is vital to maintaining the aircrafts’ weapons system sustainability, lethality and reliability. The MDT is responsible for mission assurance at the base-level and focuses on defensive cyber operations of Air Force weapons systems.
  • Tom and Jerry’s Father’s Day special: Part II

    In the early afternoon hours, Tom prepared, it was a day he had been longing for decades; the day he would finally have Jerry’s number. He carefully reviewed his plan, plotted his course, and prepared for the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse – a battle between father and son.
  • Tom and Jerry’s Father’s Day special: Part I

    In the early afternoon hours, a game of cat and mouse is played, Jerry once again on the verge of getting the best of Tom. This time the tides have turned, Tom came out victorious. These characters however, are not the cartoon stars some may be thinking about, they are a father-son duo in the U.S. Air Force. Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Jerry,
  • Still Serving: Air Force veteran trades uniform for new attire

    Less than two percent of the U.S. population serves within the armed forces. They raise their right hand and swear an oath to serve the country they love. They wear the uniform with pride and fulfill their commitment with honor. When their service to their nation has ended, many re-enter the communities from which they came. For a select few, they trade in one uniform for another. They take on a new look with a familiar feel.
  • EOD Wounded Warrior takes long strides toward recovery

    U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Master Sgt. Kenneth Guinn, 325th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal logistics section chief, will set foot in the opening ceremony of the 2018 Wounded Warrior Games. Alongside him is 39 team members who were selected from over 300 applicants.
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