Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Home of Air Dominance Training
As of Thursday, Tyndall
Airmen are required to
use their common ac-
cess cards to log on to
their computers. During
this transition period, us-
ers will still be able to
log on using their pass-
word. To have your ac-
cess codes reset, contact
the Military Personnel
Flight in Bldg. 662 orthe
Network Control Cen-
ter Conference Room,
Lt. Col. Theodore Da-
vis assumes command
of the 325th Air Control
Squadron at 9 a.m. Fri-
day in Hangar 1 from Lt.
Col. Dennis McDevitt.
The 325th Maintenance
change of command
ceremony is 9 a.m. June
15 in Hangar 3. Maj.
Eric North will relin-
quish command to Maj.
Ronald MacAfee. Re-
ception to follow in the
MOS conference room,
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Brig. Gen. Jack Egginton will relinquish command of the 325th Fighter Wing to Brig. Gen. (select) Tod Wolters in a change
of command ceremony at 9:30 a.m. today in Hangar 2. All Tyndall Airmen are invited to attend. Buses will pick up Airmen
at 8 a.m. from Buildings 662 (Headquarters), 1281 (Air Control Squadron), 1465 (Hospital) and 1550 (Enlisted Club). See
pages 10-11 for a pictorial recap of the general's tenure at Tyndall.
Tyndall cops enforce hands-free devices on base
2ND LT. WILL POWELL
325th Fighter Wing public affairs
The new Department of
Defense policy, requiring
hands-free devices for cel-
lular phones while operating
motor vehicles on military
installations, became effec-
tive April 27 at all Air Edu-
cation and Training Com-
mand bases and is now being
enforced at Tyndall Air Force
Base after a 60-day reprieve.
civilians and contractors driv-
ing on the base may receive a
ticket if pulled over for this
offense. The new policy ap-
plies to both Tyndall AFB
proper and U.S. Highway 98
between the Dupont Bridge
and Mexico Beach.
Non-DoD affiliated civil-
ians transiting U.S. Highway
98 will not be ticketed spe-
cifically for this offense be-
cause only Florida state law
is enforced for non-DoD af-
filiated personnel using the
U.S. Highway 98 right-of-
way. Presently, the state of
Florida does not have a law
requiring the use of hands-
free devices for cellular
phones while operating mo-
tor vehicles. However, all
personnel are encouraged to
use hands-free devices with
cellular phones while driv-
ing. Non-DoD affiliated
civilians are subject to tick-
eting and possible fines for
other traffic code violations
by base security forces.
Vehicle operators without a
hands-free device are asked
to park the vehicle before
using the phone or delay the
phone call until a later time.
"The military puts 'safety
first in everything we do' this
policy supports that. This
may be an inconvenience for
some, but we are committed
to promoting a safe environ-
ment for Tyndall's Airmen
and our guests," said Col.
Marc Luiken, 325th Mission
Support Group commander.
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Vol. 65, No. 22
June 2, 2006
Second Lt. Colin Cavanaugh, 325th Air Control Squadron Air Battle
Manager student, gets in a few laps during his lunch break at the base
pool. The pool has lap swim 11 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday and 6 to 8 a.m.
and 11:00 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday-Friday.
Idtentfy this ,,
Can you identify this
object? If so, send an
e-mail to editor@tyn-
dall.af.mil with "Identify
This" in the subject line.
Three correct entries
will be chosen at ran-
dom and drawn from a
hat to select the final
winner. The prize can
be claimed at the Public
June 2, 2006
325th Comptroller Squadron
How do you get prepared
for hurricane season?
"I have a generator, three medical
kits, extra food and water."
an evacuation plan that
spending time with my
SENIOR AIRMAN ANETTA NICHOLS
Customer Service Technician
"I have what I call a 'bug out' bag
with a medical kit, three changes of
clothes and things of that nature."
STAFF SGT. BRADLEY NEWSOME
Accounting Liaison Technician
"I'm using the Family Support
Center's Hurricane Guide with my
family so we can be prepared."
TECH. SGT. ABEL LUNA
NCOIC Finance Customer Service
Gulf Defender Editorial Staff
Brig. Gen. Jack Egginton ...................325th FW commander
Maj. Susan A. Romano ..............chief, 325th FW public affairs
Capt. Elaine Hunnicutt.................... chief, internal information
Senior Airman Sarah McDowell.................................... editor
Staff Sgt. Stacey Haga ........... ....... ........ .......... staff writer
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no way connected with the U S Air Force, under exclusive written contract with Tyndall
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Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the 325th Fighter Wing public
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The deadline for article submissions to the Gulf Defender is 4 p m Friday, prior to
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Staff Sgt Stacey Haga
Lunchtime laps ...
Gulf Defender Page 3
Commander bids farewell to the Chec
BRIG. GEN. JACK EGGINTON
17 thh Finht r \Winn nnmmanderl r
It has been honor to serve along
side you, the Airmen of the 325th
The Checkertail Clan has a long
and proud history, and you have all
upheld this honorable heritage with
your professionalism and dedica-
tion. You have made my job easy.
During our time together, we have
garnered an 'Excellent' Operational
Readiness Inspection rating, weath-
ered more hurricanes than I wish to
count, won numerous awards and
trained the best of America's Air-
men to win wars.
Together we have generated more
than 28,000 sorties and 36,000 fly-
ing hours, and graduated more than
1,000 pilots, air battle managers,
air traffic controllers and intelli-
gence officers for the combat Air
Force over the past two years.
In addition to making warfight-
ers, we have made history with
the beddown of the 43rd Fighter
Squadron and by meeting the initial
operations capability for the F-22A
program by training Langley pilots
in record time. The 2nd Fighter
Squadron shattered all Eagle squad-
ron records by racking up 130,000
flying hours without a Class A mis-
The F-15s are old, and I am sim-
ply grateful to the outstanding main-
tainers who keep them flying. The
maintainers on this base are second
BRIG. GEN. JACK EGGINTON
325th Fighter Wing commander
L est proud, in the fact, that the Checkertail Clan has Trained
America's Air Dominance Force and produced warriors who will
stand side-by-side with us in defense of this land and our loved
BRIG. GEN. JACK EGGINTON
325th Fighter Wing commander
to none at all of our maintenance
squadrons and defense contractors
who make our mission happen. We
ask a great deal of these men and
women, and they bring us home
safe every day.
Our medics are amazing people.
They train hard, and they deploy
to tough places where they have
to see a very ugly side to the war.
It takes a special kind of person to
bring comfort to those in need, and
our medical team is comprised of
competent and caring individuals.
Your service is appreciated more
than you can realize by our active-
duty, retirees, dependents and those
in harms way.
The support side of the house,
from communications to the cops
to our civil engineers to services, is
simply the best. The operations side
is nothing without you. We cannot
fly planes and train the best without
the great support you provide.
This blend of operations and sup-
port go hand-in-hand. I appreciate
the hard work and effort made by
all to support the mission of Tyn-
The Action Line is your direct line to
me. It is one way to make Tyndall a bet-
ter place to work and live.
The goal is to provide you with an ac-
curate, timely response. You must leave
your name, phone number or address to
receive a response.
Questions or comments of general in-
terest will be published in this forum.
This avenue should only be used af-
ter coordinating problems or concerns
with supervisors, commanders, first
sergeants or facility managers.
If you're not satisfied with the re-
sponse or you are unable to resolve the
I was touched by the way our Air-
men jumped into action to assist in
the wake of Hurricane Katrina by
supporting victims on the ground
and through volunteer programs.
Your quick reaction and selfless-
ness was absolutely incredible and
has proven to be the Tyndall norm.
The community has welcomed
me and my family with open arms.
Our local leaders provide unsur-
passed support the base and our
Airmen. We should never forget
that support; we are very lucky to
live in such a pro-military commu-
To the wonderful tenants units
on Tyndall, it has been a pleasure
to support your mission and vice
versa. The relationships we enjoy
with General Mayes, Air Forces
Northern Command, and all of
our many tenant units is strong.
They each do critical missions in
support of the War on Terror, Op-
eration Iraqi Freedom, Operation
Enduring Freedom and Operation
Nobel Eagle. I cannot thank you
enough for your support.
problem, call me at 283-2255.
For fraud, waste and abuse calls,
you should talk to the 325th Fighter
Wing Inspector General's Office,
Calls concerning energy abuse
should be referred to the energy
hot line, 283-3995.
Below are more phone numbers
that help you in resolving any is-
sues with a base agency.
Pass and I.D. 283-4191
Medical and Dental 283-7515
SFS Desk Sgt. 283-2254
Wing Safety 283-4231
Area Defense Counsel 283-2911
Civil Engineer 283-4949
Civilian Personnel 283-3203
Base Information 283-1113
Thank you for helping me im-
prove Tyndall and I look forward
to hearing from you.
June 2, 2006
325thgF g Wn om
The Air Force is undergoing sig-
nificant changes and soon may not
look like the service we joined. I
ask you each to stand up to this
challenge and to be the best Air-
men you can be. Some will be
asked to leave, some will be asked
to do more at home and some
will be asked to deploy more of-
ten. You will each have to look
at your personal and professional
goals and determine what is right
for both you and our nation. The
bottom line is that you joined to
defend and serve this great nation,
and I am honored to have served as
Rest proud, in the fact, that the
Checkertail Clan has Trained Amer-
ica's Air Dominance Force and
produced warriors who will stand
side-by-side with us in defense of
this land and our loved ones. May
God bless you and may God bless
America. Farewell my friends.
FS JSSTAIN lll N T
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Services is ready
Flight wins Eubank trophy
Master Sgt. Mary McHale
325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Air Force officials recognized
the 325th Services Squadron's readi-
ness flight with a Maj. Gen. Eugene
L. Eubank trophy.
The trophy recognizes excellence
and units that demonstrate the best
leadership, management, customer
focus and operational results.
"It is humbling to be selected over
all the other applicants," said Mas-
ter Sgt. Bryon Nelson, readiness
and mortuary affairs superintendent,
crediting the award to teamwork and
a base-community wide effort, from
flight-level to wing leadership.
The flight provides combat support
services and is also responsible for
base mortuary affairs, search and re-
covery operations and also the base
honor guard program.
"We manage over 35 programs to
include ancillary and Services com-
bat warrior training," said Sergeant
The Air Force-level Eubank team
of evaluators visited the base April
3-5 during which one evaluator spe-
"The head inspector said it
was the best readiness pro-
gram he has seen in his en-
MASTER SGT. BRYON NELSON
Readiness and mortuary affairs superintendent
cifically mentioned how impressed
he was with the readiness flight.
"The head inspector said it was the
best readiness program he has seen
in his entire career," Sergeant Nel-
Preparations for the evaluation
included reviewing checklists and
operating instructions and putting
together a comprehensive presenta-
"We showed them how we execute
our mission from cradle to grave,"
Sergeant Nelson said. "It is satisfy-
ing to be recognized at this level but
without the hard work, support and
dedication of the flight members as-
signed and the base community, this
would never have happened."
June 2, 2006
June 2, 2006
Page 6 Gulf Defender
CC declares 'Year of the Dorm'
This past January, Brig.
Gen. Jack Egginton de-
clared 2006 as the '"Year
of the Dorm."
Since that time, through
dormitory council meet-
ings and Quality Improve-
ment Council meetings, a
solid agenda has been de-
veloped to improve dorm
life in meaningful, sustain-
able ways for unaccompa-
nied Airmen assigned to
Tyndall Air Force Base.
"Our Airmen are the
most valuable assets that
we have; we deploy them to aus-
tere locations and ask them to car-
ry the heavy loads at home while
their fellow Airmen go forward,"
said Brig. Gen. Jack Egginton,
325th Fighter Wing commander.
"Their responsibilities are great,
and it is vital that we ensure that
these young professionals have
safe, healthy and comfortable ar-
eas to live and play."
The general assigned Chief
Master Sergeant Craig Deather-
age, 325th Fighter Wing com-
mand chief master sergeant, to
solicit ideas and develop short-
and long-range plans for im-
"Most of the improvements we
plan are going to take time, but
there has been significant prog-
ress in the past few months," the
Chief said. Lots of credit goes to
the Tyndall Housing Office and
the support group for advance
planning. The first, and most im-
portant move was that we hired a
Airman 1st Class Travan McGhee, 325th Air Control Squadron technician, plays
ping-pong with Brig. Gen. Jack Egginton, 325th Fighter Wing commander Tuesday.
new civilian dorm manager, George
Beckford, and a new military dorm
manager, Staff Sgt. Joshua Alexan-
der. These two hires bring the office
to 75 percent strength."
The second major step was a
move by Col. Marc Luiken, 325th
Support Group commander, to con-
vene Quality Improvement Council
meetings on a quarterly cycle rather
than the semi-annual meetings, of
"This change makes the planning
process more responsive to the bud-
get cycle and keeps more visibility
on occupancy rates and on-going
projects," said Deatherage.
Chief Deatherage added, "Plan-
ning is essential, but visible change
is what captures an Airman's atten-
tion. Thanks to Alan Tremaine at
the lodging office, we took posses-
sion of approximately 150 medium-
sized refrigerators that lodging had
declared excess in the month of
May. Tech. Sgt. Richard Clark took
quick action and those refrigerators
have been installed in Airmen's
rooms already. Next up, we will
deliver new vacuums and ping-
pong tables to several dorms."
Maintaining facilities is es-
sential to quality of life, and
that's the next phase, according
to Chief Deatherage.
"We plan to renovate an exist-
ing outdoor screened structure
to allow for picnics and other
gatherings for our Airmen.
This will be a self-help proj-
ect to keep Airmen involved
in improving their own living
The project list for the dorms
is extensive, but highest on the
list are installation of new car-
pet in several dorms, installa-
tion of wireless internet areas in
the day rooms, a security sur-
veillance system to cut down on
instances of vandalism in com-
mon areas, and acquisition of
* SEE DORM PAGE 7
June 2, 2006
Gulf Defender Page 7
* FROM DORM PAGE 6
laundry folding tables
for the laundry rooms.
"Involvement is key
to success in this pro-
gram," said the chief.
"Airmen need to know
their voices are being
heard and that we are
working hard to an-
swer their needs. Gen-
eral Egginton has been
a tremendous supporter
of this vital quality-of-
life initiative. I hope to
be able to look back on
the 'Year of the Dorm'
with a sense of pride
and satisfaction, know-
ing that we made good
things happen for the
Airmen of Team Tyn-
dall," he continued.
(Courtesy 325th Fight-
er Wing Public Affairs)
Air Force reconsiders
retention for 192 lieutenants
WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- The
Air Force recently notified 844
lieutenants that they would not be
retained as a result of the April
2006 Force Shaping Board.
An anomaly with some records
during the board process means
192 of the lieutenants not selected
for retention will have their records
reconsidered by a special board
scheduled to convene June 26.
"Some of the records were miss-
ing a required training report from
initial skills training," said Maj.
Gen. Glenn Spears, director of
force management policy, deputy
chief of staff for manpower and
personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air
The lieutenants have until June 19
to decide if they want to be recon-
sidered for retention by the special
board or accept the results of the
The Air Force will personally no-
tify each of the 192 lieutenants who
will meet the special board.
No officers retained by the April
2006 Force Shaping Board will be
affected by the June special board.
The special board results are
scheduled to be announced July 19.
Until then, separation processing
June 2, 2006
Page 8 Gulf Defender
Birds of a feather:
Raptors find new nest in Alaska
CAPT. ELIZABETH KREFT
1st Fighter Wing PublicAffairs
ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE,
Alaska After flying more than 3,200
miles over land, ocean, mountains and
glaciers, six F-22A Raptors arrived
here May 23 from Langley Air Force
Though it isn't the first time the Raptors
have flown over snow-capped mountains,
it is the first time they have flown outside
of the continental United States.
"It feels great to be here," said Lt. Col.
Wade Tolliver, 27th Fighter Squadron
commander. "This is the longest continu-
ous trip we've flown in this bird, so that
gives us a great start to this entire visit."
The 27th FS, the first operational Rap-
tor squadron, brought an additional six
jets into town May 24 and 25, making it
a dozen F-22As that will nest here for the
next six weeks.
The 12 Raptors, 18 pilots, 174 main-
tainers -- as well as other Raptor support
personnel -- will participate in Northern
Edge, Alaskan Command's joint exercise
June 5 to 16.
In Northern Edge, more than 5,000
U.S. active duty and reserve-component
military members will work in ajoint en-
vironment to enhance their ability to rap-
idly respond to a regional contingency.
"We are excited to bring the Raptor into
the mix here. It is extremely important to
test the interoperability between emerg-
ing weapons systems and the current
operational tools on the Air Force and
joint level," Colonel Tolliver said.
Part of the interest here in the Rap-
tor stems from the fact that this base
will be the next operational location to
house F-22As. These next few weeks of
cooperation and education will be valu-
able for both the 3rd Wing and the 1st
"We know that we will be working
closely together in the near future, so
this is an excellent opportunity to get to
know some of the people and processes
that we will encounter as we bring F-
22As to Alaska," said Col. Randy Rob-
erts, 3rd Operations Group commander.
"Building solid working relationships
before the start of this Raptor process
will make everything about this transi-
tion easier for our Airmen," he said.
After participating in Northern Edge,
the 27th FS will remain here through
June. Colonel Tolliver said his squad-
ron's goal is to get as much training in
"This will be another opportunity
for our deployment team to test several
layers of our supply chain and out-of-
town operations," Colonel Tolliver said.
"Bringing the F-22A here, away from
our support structure at Langley, gives
us the ability to prepare for future de-
ployments that will take us even farther
across the globe."
'Tyndall Idol' kicks
off tonight at E'Club
SENIOR AIRMAN SARAH MCDOWELL
325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Tyndall members will have another chance to
showcase their musical talent during the second
season of'T"yndall Idol."
Running every Friday night at 6 p.m. from to-
night until June 23, the Tyndall Enlisted Club will
host the talent show, modeled after the popular
television show, "American Idol." Any Air Force
club member has a chance to showcase their sing-
ing talent. More than $3,100 in prizes are being
offered for the winners.
"We are going to have four weeks of perfor-
mances," said Jerry LaFrance, 325th Services
Squadron business operations flight chief. "The
first week will be the performer's choice; they can
pick any genre and any song. The second week
will be country, the third week will be Motown and
the last week they can pick again."
The competition will be held in The Zone bar in
the Enlisted Club.
S "It is going to be a re-
Sally relaxed and fun atmo-
sphere," said Susan Pum-
mill, 325th SVS business
operations flight program
director. "Everyone is in-
vited to watch and sup-
port, and the winners
will be picked upon
An F-22A Raptor lands at
Elmendorf Air Force Base,
Alaska, May 23. The Air
Force selected Elmendorf
as the home for the next
operational F-22A squad-
ron. The base will receive
36 Raptors, with the first jet
expected in fall 2007.
June 2, 2006
ALS iSTITnst SPclever T engages st
ALS instructor's clever wit engages students
STAFF SGT. STACEY HAGA
325th Fighter Wing public affairs
Albert Einstein once said "teaching
should be such that what is offered is
perceived as a valuable gift, not as a hard
Perhaps, many ofTech. Sgt. Elizabeth
Carty's Airman Leadership School stu-
dents would agree her teaching is similar
to Mr. Einstein's philosophy.
An instructor who has the ability to
turn long hours of difficult material into
a fun and valuable learning experience is
a unique instructor.
From her inquisitive approach to get
her "peeps" involved in classroom dis-
cussion, to her infamous pointer stick,
Sergeant Carty's teaching style engages
her students in an open atmosphere
where opinions are expressed and val-
ued, and future noncommissioned offi-
cers are made.
"You can tell she really enjoys being an
instructor. She is very enthusiastic about
her job," said Staff Sgt. Richard Ben-
kovics, 325th MDG Preventive Health
Assessment NCO in-charge, who was a
former student of Sergeant Carty and an
ALS distinguished graduate.
"I always wanted to be a teacher, it's
fun to interact with students," said Ser-
For the past four years, she has inter-
acted with 32 classes, teaching them the
role of the NCO through her unique and
often entertaining ways.
"She has a fun, sarcastic attitude the
students enjoy because it breaks up the
monotony of a classroom environment,"
Sergeant Benkovics said. "We could be
ourselves and voice our opinions about
topics during our guided discussions.
She helped us comprehend the material
and most of all made sure we had fun do-
Statt Sgt Antionette Jackson
Tech Sgt. Elizabeth Carty awaits an answer from her student to a class discussion question. Sergeant Carty is known
by her students for using a pointer stick during class discussion to keep her participants focused.
"I thought Sergeant Carty was an ex-
cellent instructor. Her method of teach-
ing kept me on my toes at all times," said
Staff Sgt. Stephen McCool, AFCESA
electrical power production journeyman,
"She presents herself in class as a stem
but funny instructor. Her repetition of
the class information helped me absorb
everything I needed to know to gradu-
ate ALS and prepared me to become an
Sergeant McCool was a former stu-
dent of Sergeant Carty's that received the
Academic Achievement Award while at
Sergeant Carty developed a teaching
style based on her personality to make
the lessons interesting and require stu-
dents to listen and participate in class,
Sometimes, she asks students to sum-
marize a lesson that was just taught to
ensure they understood the material be-
fore moving on.
"I try to have plenty of student inter-
action and be energetic and enthusiastic
in what I teach, because I know it will
influence the students," said Sergeant
However, her goal has never been to
just get her students through the eight
hours of lecture each day with a fun
game or two. Every example or project
she has her students participate in serves
the purpose of teaching them more
about themselves and how to become
an apt leader and mentor.
"I look at it as a privilege to have a
troop to supervise," she said.
Sergeant Carty will be finishing her
special-duty assignment as a profes-
sional-military-education instructor in
August and return to her job as a vid-
eographer at Maxwell AFB, but leaves
this advice with her students.
"Always care to do your best at ev-
erything you do, and be your best with
What trait do you think is
important for an instructor to
"They should have an outgoing
personality, so they can relate to the
SENIOR AIRMAN MARK SUEK
Current ALS student
e nuJ 2 2006
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Col. (Retired) Jack Egginton, the father of Brig. Gen. Jack Egginton, 325th Fighter Wing commander, hoses his son down, with assistance from Chief Master Sgt. Craig
Deatherage, 325th FW command chief, after the general's final flight at Tyndall. The commander relinquishes command to Brig. Gen. (Select) Tod Wolters today.
Egginton finishes Tyndall tenure
General Egginton looks through the site of a M-4 Carbine rifle during a field training exercise.
Three-year-old Mason Bolado receives a wing coin from Brig.
Gen. Jack Egginton, 325th Fighter Wing commander. Mason
is the son of Airman 1st Class Matthew Bolado, a 325th Aero-
medical-Dental Squadron aerospace physiology technician
who was awarded the Airman's Medal during a ceremony held
here Jan. 5, 2005. Airman Bolado received the medal for his
role in the rescue of three potential drowning victims at one of
June 2, 2006
June 2, 2006
General Egginton presents Bobby Richardson,
325th Civil Engineer Squadron fire chief to the crowd
during a costume contest at the 325th Fighter Wing
Senior Airman Sarah McDowell
Students from the fifth-grade class at Tyndall Elementary meet with the general in his conference room.
The class was invited to see where the general works each day and participate in a video teleconference.
A child presents the general with a pin that represents child abuse prevention.
The 325th Civil Engineer Squadron
will be closed after 11 p.m. today for an
official function. Any civil engineering
emergencies should be reported to the
CE service call number at 283-4949
TRICARE town-hall meeting
Tyndall's 325th Medical Group TRI-
CARE Operations office will host a
city-wide TRICARE Town Hall Brief-
ing, from 6 to 8 p.m. June 27 at the Bay
Medical Center auditorium. Enter the
auditorium through the Medical Office
Building entrance which is located to
the left of the pharmacy. This brief-
ing is open to all TRICARE and TRI-
CARE For Life beneficiaries who are
interested in their health-care program.
Skilled nursing vs. long term care will
also be discussed. Parking is available
at Bay Medical Center. Call 283-7331
for additional information.
New Commissary hours
Beginning Tuesday, the Commissary
will be open from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Tuesday for a six-month trial period.
Bay County DAV
The Disabled American Veterans or
DAV has a local chapter in Bay County.
Chapter 17 meets monthly in Spring-
field at the Springfield Community
building behind the Fire Department
on Highway 22. Meetings are the sec-
ond Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
Call 785-7707 or 215-0933 for more
TRICARE online registration
Tyndall's Family Practice is almost
completely Web enabled with the
Department of Defense's TRICARE
Online Internet medical portal. Ben-
eficiaries can register for TRICARE
online at www.tricareonline.com or
call TRICARE customer service at 1-
OSC positions available
The Officers' Spouses' Club is look-
ing for chairpeople for the upcoming
year. No experience is necessary, just
a great attitude and the desire to work
with a team. For more information,
contact LeAnne Daniel, ed.daniel@
comcast.com or 230-0698.
Thrift Shop position available
The Thrift Shop manager position
will be available by June. If you are
interested in taking over this Tyndall
Officers' Spouses' Club paid position,
please contact the current manager,
Donna Dickerson, at 286-5484.
Thrift Shop hours
Consignments are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesdays-Thursdays. The Thrift
Shop is in Bldg. 743, across from the
Post Office. Personnel with perma-
nent change of station orders may
consign 80 items, of which 40 may
be in-season clothing. They can con-
sign one time starting 60 days prior
to departure to 60 days after arrival,
by appointment. A copy of PCS or-
ders is required. Call 286-5888.
AAFES rewards good grades
Qualifying students receive a cou-
pon booklet that includes free admis-
sion to an AAFES Reel Time movie,
a free magazine and a free slice of
Anthony's pizza with drink, as well
as other coupons. Each booklet also
contains an entry form for a quar-
terly savings bond drawing in which
three winners are randomly awarded
savings bonds in $2,000, $3,000 or
$5,000 denominations. To receive
the booklet, students must present a
valid military ID card and proof of an
overall "B" or better average to their
local PX/BX. Students may receive
one "You Made the Grade" coupon
package for every grade report they
receive, but may enter the savings
bond drawing only once per calendar
quarter. For more information, call
Report suspicious activities to the
325th Security Forces at 283-2254 or
Air Force Office of Special Investi-
gations at 283-3261.
Airman's Attic seeks donations
The Tyndall Airman's Attic is in need
of small household items, infant boys
clothing and children's toys. Items
donated to the Airman's Attic are
made available to E-5s and below at
no charge. These items are essential
to helping young members and fami-
lies cope with the expenses of rais-
ing families and establishing house-
holds. For more information please
contact Family Services at 283-4913,
Monday Friday between 9 a.m. and
Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m.
Reconciliation, before Saturday-
Mass or by appointment
Saturday Mass, 5 p.m.,
Sunday Mass, 9:30 a.m.,
Religious Education, 11 a.m.,
Traditional worship service,
9:30 a.m., Chapel One
Contemporary worship ser-
vice, 11 a.m., Chapel Two
5 p.m., Chapel Two
(For more information on other services
in the local area, call the Chaplain's office
Airmen 1st Class TJ. Mclelland and Carl Mersman, Mission Ready Airman students at the 372nd Training Squadron/
Detachment 4, surf the Web at the Community Activities Center. The CAC provides a wireless router, so those with
compatible laptops may use them free of charge at the CAC. For more information on services, call 283-2495.
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Photo contest offers FOD preventer of the Month
DALLAS It has been said that
a picture is worth a thousand words
and now, competing in a photo con-
test can make it worth $1,000.
The Army and Air Force Exchange
Service (AAFES) is sponsoring the
Patriot POG Gift Certificate Photo
Contest June 1 through July 31.
Submission to the contest should
depict the essence of activities in Op-
erations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom,
or highlight activities in support of
deployed troops, such as scenes of
service members returning home.
Twelve winning photos will ulti-
mately appear on 5-, 10- and 25-cent
POGs which are flat, disc-like gift
certificates used in place of traditional
currency at contingency exchanges.
Winners will also be awarded $1,000
gift card for first prize, $750 gift card
for second prize, $500 gift card for
third prize and a $50 dollar gift card
for fourth prize.
"We're looking forward to view-
ing all of the entries," said AAFES
Chief of Strategic Marketing Mark
Polczynski. "We know the photos
showing support of our troops will be
just as dramatic and emotional as the
photos being submitted from those
The Patriot POG Gift Certificate
Photo Contest is only open to au-
thorized Exchange customers and
no purchase is necessary. Designs
featured in previous POG series are
available online at AAFES.com.
Contestants may submit digital im-
ages or mail in photos. Pictures taken
with any kind of camera can win as
long as the final product is great.
E-mail photos to aafespog@harp-
erhouse.com, include AAFES POG
CONTEST in the subject line. All
other entries can be mailed to:
Army & Air Force Exchange Ser-
(AAFES POG CONTEST)
3911 S. Walton Walker Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75236-1598
Each photo submitted must include
the complete identification of the pic-
ture including location, date, action,
and identity of people in the photo.
All entries must also include an e-
mail address, physical address and
telephone number for winner notifi-
Digital entries must be submitted in
a JPEG file and images are not to ex-
ceed 4"x5" dimensions. They must
be high resolution, 300 DPI, and the
file size should not exceed 1.4MB.
Mailed submissions should not ex-
ceed 8 '2" x 11" in size.
Submissions must be received by
August 15. Photo contest winners
will be notified by August 31.
For a complete list of Patriot POG
Gift Certificate Photo Contest rules
and information, log on to AAFES.
com. The POG Gift Certificates Pro-
gram began October 2001 to support
coinage needs in the Middle East.
Tech. Sgt. Scott Jessen, 95th AMU engine lead, inspects the unified fuel control
of a F-15 engine. Sergeant Jessen was named FOD Preventer of the Month for
April for finding a lost tool. Congratulations Sergeant Jessen!
to one drink
and no more
Air Force New Agency
The Gulf Defender is published for
people like Airman 1st Class Skyler
Deboer, 325th Aircraft Maintenance
Squadron crew chief
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A Design and development of the Headquarters, U.S. Air Force identification (IF cat.i-
B Wear of the blue nametag with the Air Force informal uniform abbreviated i i, ,i-.1
name on one line
C Standardized cummerbund wear
D Prohibit wear of scrunchy as hair accessory for women
E Hair pins and bands will match hair color and long hair will be secured with r..:. .... c1 ,.1.
F Hair color/highlights/frosting will not be faddish and will be natural looking for human beings
G No flat top hairstyle or shaved head for women
H Synthetic hair can be worn as long as it meets safety and mission requirements
Braids, micro-braids and cornrows are authorized for women
J Standardize wig/hairpiece wear eliminates medical justification for men
K If due to a temporary medical condition resulting in baldness, commanders will authorize
the approved American Cancer Society cap (black or tan), wigs or baldness in uniform
Females will not wear shades of nail polish that distinctly contrast with their complex :...,
L that detract from the uniform, or that are extreme. Nail polish will be limited to one :.:.lI:r
French manicures are allowed. Nail length will not exceed one quarter inch from fine'r uil:
M Wear of carry type purse with no more than two straps authorized with mess dress
N Reduce bracelet size to one half inch. Bracelets that support a cause, philosophy, individual
or group are not authorized
O r.q ..III e worn at the base of the finger and will not be worn on the thumb.
Wedding sets count as one ring
Eyeglasses will not be worn around the neck; on top or back of head; or exposed/hanging
Earrings for women will be small spherical, conservative diamond, gold, white pearl, or
silver with any uniform combination and worn as a set. If member has multiple holes only
one set of earrings will be worn in the lower earlobe
R Optional wear of male flight cap for women
S Authorize optional epoxy blue name tag, worn on the blue shirt
T Authorize the wear of the fire fighter duty badge while an individual is assigned to 3E7X1
DAFSC position, including periods of PME attendance and staff tours above the group level
Authorize the wear of the security forces duty badge and beret while an individual is
Assigned to a 3PXXX DAFSC position and possesses a 3PXXX PAFSC, including PME
attendance and staff tours above the group level
Discontinue award of the Air Force Good Conduct Medal. May continue to wear those
previously earned and a matter or record
PT uniform-mandatory wear date set as 1 October 2006 and 1 October 2005 in the AOR.
Specific wear instructions released on message dated 17 November 2005
Cell phones, pagers and personal digital assistant must be solid or covered in black, silver
dark blue or gray and must be conservative. May be clipped to the left side of waist band
X or purse or carried in left hand. Only one may be worn on the uniform belt. Members will
not walk in uniform while using cell phones, radios, hands-free headsets unless required in
the performance of official duties using a government issued device
Y Authorize the permanent wear of the scuba badge on the BDU
For updates and more information on the results from the 97th Air Force
Uniform Board please go to www.af.mil
Air Force News Agency
Tyndall celebrates safety with day of events
FORCE S STIINMENT
Photos by Lisa Norman
A member from the 325th Medical Group Squadron competes in the 'Bucket Brigade,' which was a part
of the Firefighter Challenge.
The 325th Comptroller Squadron and the 325th Contracting Squadron compete
during the 'Fire-Dawg Duel.' The object of this competition is to get the keg to the
opposite side. The 325th CONS squadron won.
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The 325th Security Forces Squadron lead motorcyclists to Heritage Park as a
reminder of motorcycle safety during the day's events.
Lt. Col. Craig Hall, 325th Maintenance deputy commander and Lt. Col. Curt
Van De Walle, 325th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, both on the Eagle
team, run to tag a member of the Chiefs team, who made it to third base during
the Chiefs and Eagles game at Safety Day. The Eagles won the game.
June 2, 2006
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Take a couple of minutes to give us your thoughts
on how we can make the Gulf Defender better:
Military classified ads are placed in the Gulf Defender on a space Did the front page grab your Yes 0 No [I
available basis. Ads must be for a one-time sale of personal goods attenon?
and should include a complete description, 30 words or less, of
item being sold. Forms must be turned in by 2 p.m. Thursday for
publication in the following Friday's Gulf Defender. Completed DO you feel there is a good miX of Yes 0 No 1I
forms can be dropped off or mailed to the 325th Fighter Wing local, command and Air Force-level
Public Affairs Office at 445 Suwannee Rd. Ste. 129, T yndall AFB,
FL 32403, or faxed to 283-3225. Ads can also be sent in by e-mail news?
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AAFES reminds customers how much privacy matters
Widespread reports concerning identity theft
have prompted many past and present military
members to reevaluate the security of their per-
As recent news reports have highlighted, data
such as social security numbers, passwords and
birthdates must be closely guarded in a digital
"Whether active duty or retired, it's very im-
portant to keep a close eye on your financial
statements to make sure there aren't any unex-
pected charges or other inordinary activity," said
the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's Chief
Financial Officer Mike Howard. "With that said,
unless suspicious activity has been found, there's
really no reason to close credit cards or bank ac-
With more than 1.4 million accounts, the mili-
tary exchanges' proprietary Military STAR
credit card relies on a variety of safeguards to en-
sure its cardholders' privacy is secure.
Used worldwide at Army, Air Force, Navy, Ma-
rine Corps and Cost Guard Exchanges, this all-
services card has become a trusted tool for troops
shopping in military exchanges from Baghdad to
WV whether active duty or retired, it's
very important to keep a close eye on
your financial statements to make sure
there aren't any unexpected charges or
other inordinary activity."
Chief Financial Officer
"We restrict access to nonpublic personal infor-
mation about our cardholders to those associates
who have a need to know for the performance of
their duties," said Howard. "We maintain strict
physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to
guard nonpublic personal information."
Considering many Military STAR cardhold-
ers are or have been active participants in the
Global War on Terrorism, the exchanges recog-
nize that the sensitivity of military personnel's
private information goes beyond the threat of a
In the event that personal information is com-
promised, the Federal Trade Commission recom-
mends the following actions should be immedi-
Step 1 Contact the fraud department of one of
the three major credit bureaus:
*Equifax: 1-800-525-6285; www.equifax.com;
P.O. Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-0241
experian.com; P.O. Box 9532, Allen, TX 75013
*TransUnion: 1-800-680-7289; www.transunion.
com; Fraud Victim Assistance Division, P.O. Box
6790, Fullerton, CA 92834-6790
Step 2 Close any accounts that have been tam-
pered with or opened fraudulently.
Step 3 File a police report with your local po-
lice or the police in the community where the iden-
tity theft took place.
Step 4 File a complaint with the Federal Trade
Commission by contacting the FTC's Identity
Theft Hotline by telephone: 1-877-438-4338,
online at www.consumer.gov/idtheft, or by mail
at Identity Theft Clearinghouse, Federal Trade
Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington DC 20580.
The Military STAR Card is accepted at AAF-
ES, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Ex-
change activities, as well as the Exchange Cata-
log and the Exchange Online store at www.aafes.
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