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  • Pilot proving grounds; WSEP puts aviators, maintenance, air crew to the test

    The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, recently hosted the Weapons System Evaluation Program East 21.12, Sept. 13-24, 2021. The exercise focused on providing maintainers and pilots with the unique experience of using live munitions to enhance readiness for real-world operations.
  • AFCEC, USACE partnership essential to delivering Installation of the Future

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. have partnered before, but never on such a herculean effort. Prior to Hurricane Michael’s direct hit to base, on Oct. 10, 2018, USACE assisted AFCEC with two to four new military construction projects per year at the Florida base, ranging from $1.6 to $17.8 million. After 2018, that number multiplied more than 10-fold when AFCEC turned to USACE to help with the challenge of rebuilding the base.
  • AFWERX drives innovation through flightline ops challenge

    Innovators and thought leaders from industry, academia and the federal government gathered at the AFWERX Innovation Hub in Las Vegas, Nevada, late last month to review technologies that will be a part of the Revolutionizing Flightline Operations AFWERX Challenge. This effort is a sequel to last year’s Base of the Future Challenge championed by the Natural Disaster Recovery Program Management Office at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over; avoiding DUIs saves lives

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every day roughly 28 people die in accidents involving drivers who were under the influence or while intoxicated. That statistic equates to about one loss of life every 52 minutes.
  • AFRCC controllers perform a life or death mission

    “These things we do, so others may live,” reads a statement displayed on the door of the First Air Force’s Air Force Rescue Coordination Center operations floor at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. It’s a statement to reaffirm the commitment of the Airmen assigned to the AFRCC to saving lives. The AFRCC is operated 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As the United States’ inland search and rescue coordinator, it serves as the single agency responsible for coordinating on-land SAR activities in the 48 contiguous United States, Mexico and Canada.
  • Air Force, Navy units provide joint command and control for the high-end fight

    A joint team of Air Force and Navy command and control units exercised advanced joint command and control during two air dominance events at Tyndall Air Force Base recently. Throughout the month of May, Tyndall hosted two simultaneous large force exercises preparing the Joint Force for operations in a highly contested environment—Checkered Flag 21-2, Air Combat Command’s largest air dominance exercise, and Combat Archer, the Air Force’s Weapon System Evaluation Program for air-to-air live-fire evaluations.
  • Support leads to success for F-22 students in Key West

    More than 250 personnel assigned to the 325th Fighter Wing packed up and went on temporary duty to Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, from July 10 - 24. They travelled in support of the 43d Fighter Squadron’s F-22 Formal Training Unit capstone. Units from Tyndall Air Force Base and Eglin AFB were present to ensure F-22 Raptor student pilots, who flew in 54 sorties for the dissimilar air combat training over the southern Gulf of Mexico, were met with success.
  • REPI Challenge yields more than $24M for AF installations

    The Air Force Civil Engineer Center helped secure more than $24 million to protect mission readiness and the environment at three installations: White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico; Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina; and Tyndall AFB, Florida.
  • Largest Checkered Flag exercise wraps up at Tyndall

    The largest Checkered Flag exercise held to-date wrapped up at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, May 21, 2021.
  • Partnering for the Children

    In 2006, the Bay Area Education Alliance was formed. This alliance between Tyndall AFB, Naval Support Activity Panama City, and Bay District Schools, serves to meet the unique needs of military members with children assigned to Tyndall. April is designated as the Month of the Military Child by the Department of Defense, highlighting children’s role in the military community.
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