Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts
Tyndall residents are
encouraged to attend the
town hall meeting 6 p.m.
Monday at the Youth
Center. Military Family
Housing residents will
have the opportunity to
meet the developer's staff
and ask questions.
Lease signing is
scheduled as follows:
Tuesday 8 a.m. to
noon for Redfish Point,
Bay View and Shoal
Point residents and
noon to 4 p.m. for Felix
Wednesday 8 a.m.
to noon for Star, Dagger,
and Beacon Beach
residents and noon to
4 p.m. for Falcon, Sabre
and Sentry residents.
Wood Manor North and
East are scheduled by
Thursday 8 a.m.
to noon for Eagle,
Sidewinder and Bomarc
residents and noon to
4 p.m. for Starfighter,
Thunderchief, Delta, Dart
and Phantom residents.
Wood Manor South and
West are scheduled by
Oct. 20 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. for anyone not able
to make their scheduled
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Raptors fly through first 5,000 hours,
continue to train future air dominators
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Harrigian, former 43rd FS commander, flies the first Raptor assigned here.
STAFF SGT. STACEY HAGA
325th Fighter Wing PublicAffairs
The F-22 Raptors of the 43rd Fighter
Squadron here collectively reached the
5,000 flying hour mark Sept. 20.
Tyndall is the second base to reach the
5,000 hour milestone with the Raptor
following Edwards AFB, Calif
This feat may seem insignificant
compared to the many hours of other
fighter aircraft, but the Raptor's journey
here has been an intricate balance between
tactical progression and discovering the full
capabilities of the advanced weapon system
"Initially, the ratio was about six pilots
to one jet, and the jet didn't have all the
capabilities the pilots needed for effective
training," said Master Sgt. Michael Rabb,
43rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit production
superintendent, who has been with 43rd
AMU since the Raptors arrived. "Since
then, with all the modifications, this jet has
truly become the cream of the crop. As the
old saying goes, 'it's like fine wine it gets
better with age.' The more time we have to
work the bugs out, the better the jet gets."
The first local sortie for the Raptor took
place Oct. 31, 2003. Every year since then,
the 43rd FS has increased its annual flying
hours. In fiscal year 2006, the F-22 spent
2,770 hours airborne.
The furtherdeveloping ofthe maintenance
process played a large part in achieving
those increased flight hours, according to
Mike Cabiness, F-22 site manager here.
The Raptors here are first production
aircraft, and as with any new vehicle, they
are the initial models used to determine
future upgrades and advancements.
"The F-22 is the new kid on the block,"
said Mr. Cabiness. "It's a leap in technology
compared to anything flying today. In away,
it's like comparing the P-51 to the F-4."
Maintenance professionals encountered
challenges with the jet, the main issue
being getting people trained on an entirely
new weapon system.
"This was not just a change in how we
perform maintenance, but a total renewing
of the mind," said Sergeant Rabb. "The
maintainers had to renew their maintenance
concepts from the (older jets), to the new
F-22 maintenance concepts, which deal
with a lot software computer processes."
Regardless of inevitable obstacles,
TSgt Michael Ammons
Tyndall's crews have continued to mature
the planes to match the configuration of later
production models like those at Langley
Along with the impressive
accomplishments ofthe Raptor maintainers,
is the success of ensuring safety of
flight. The maintainers and pilots have
prevented extensive damage and loss of
aircraft here since the Raptor arrived. This
accomplishment was achieved because
focus is put on one mission -training world-
class Raptor pilots and crew chiefs.
"We train the best pilots and maintainers to
do the job right the first time," said Sergeant
Rabb. "Without proper training, accidents
The F-22 became combat mission
capable in December 2005. The 43rd FS
was a major contributor to that benchmark
by providing qualified Raptor pilots
to F-22 squadrons throughout the Air
Since standing up as the only F-22 FTU
squadron, the 43FS has produced 74 F-22
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Oct. 13, 2006
Oct. 13, 2006
What do you think of the new Air
"It's a great way to honor our fel-
low airmen. It's nice to finally have
our own memorial."
STAFF SGT. MICHELLE TUFANO
325th Mission Support Squadron
"It's about time. I think it portrays
the Air Force in a positive light."
AIRMAN 1ST CLASS JACOB CULLERS
325th Fighter Wing
"It is very impressive and overdue.
It's also a great way to recognize
our forefathers in the Air Force."
2ND LT. WALTER WINGARD JR.
2nd Fighter Squadron
"It's great they recognize the con-
tributions of Airmen from the past,
present and future."
STAFF SGT. TANYA MARTINEZ
325th Communications Squadron
Gulf Defender Editorial Staff
Brig. Gen. Tod Wolters.............................325th FW commander
Maj. Susan A. Romano............... chief, 325th FW public affairs
Chrissy Cuttita................................ chief, internal information
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Staff Sgt. Stacey Haga................. .. ........... editor
Airm an G lenn M oore...............................................staff w riter
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way connected with the U S Air Force, under exclusive written contract with Tyndall
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The deadline for article submissions to the Gulf Defender is 4 p m Friday, prior
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1st Lt Amanda Ferrell
Members of the 325th Medical Group packed up and shipped out to
the Silver Flag exercise area for medical readiness training Oct. 6.
Medical personnel from all units in the 325th MDG participated in
the training, which is held here twice a year.
Can you identify this
object? If so, send an
e-mail to editor@tyndall.
af.mil with "Identify this"
in the subject line.
Three correct entries will
be chosen at random and
drawn from a hat to deter-
mine the final winner. The
prize can be claimed at
the Public Affairs office.
1st Lt. Shannon Mor-
ris, 325th Communica-
tions Squadron correctly
guessed the Oct. 6 "Iden-
tify This" as a loofah. Con-
Morris! Come claim your
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we arrived just more than a week ago, my family has leave our command and immediately take up the fight in the
already seen first-hand the outstanding professionalism long war in which we are engaged, your work is critical
and dedication to duty you are known for. Thank you for to winning. It is also crucial we provide these Airmen with
your hard work and hospitality in skills beyond just the standard
making this relatively quick-turm stick-and-rudder staples.
assignment go so smoothly for the They must have a solid J
Halter family. baseline of habits and keen
My message to you today will be situational awareness that
short, as appropriate for someone will hold them in good stead
who has so much to learn about as they exploit air power's
his new command. But as my i ever-improving capability to
most recent assignment has again execute our Air Force's global
reminded me, educating and training mission in the decades to
the newest members of our great Air come.
Force is a critical responsibility. I Over the coming months,
In fact, the entire defense I look forward to listening,
establishment has two concurrent observing, and learning about
and co-equal responsibilities: to Rich McFadden your successes and challenges
fight and win the current battle; and Maj. Gen. Halter takes command of the as we execute this great
to prepare for the next one. Failure 19th Air Force during a ceremony held at mission. I promise to be your
in either role is not an option, Randolph AFB, Texas, Oct. 3. advocate and partner in adding
because the consequences of failure for our nation and our to your already superb record of achievement.
world are too dire to contemplate. And while this is a solemn and challenging responsibility,
Training ourAirmen in the most enduring core competency I promise to remind you all we should never take ourselves
of our Air Force -- to fly, fight, and win in the air -- is a too seriously. Time spent in 19th Air Force should be
solemn responsibility. I am humbled and proud to join the rewarding and enjoyable for our Airmen and their families.
team that executes this mission so well. If it isn't, then we are doing something wrong.
During the change of command ceremony last week, I was Judy and I look forward to seeing you in the classroom,
amazed to see the array of 19th Air Force aircraft on display in the back shops and on the flight line. Together we will
-thl\r a1\,r til "C tool too 1ft1W.. tiade T]le niiioii i1n1alkc .\ETC thle co'nimiand of cho'ioce fori 'rLII r -imcin and
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BRIG. GEN. TOD WOLTERS
325th Fighter Wing commander
The Action Line is your direct line
to me. It is one way to make Tyndall a
better place to work and live.
The goal is to provide you with an
accurate, timely response. You must
leave your name, phone number or
address to receive a response.
Questions or comments of general
interest will be published in this forum.
This avenue should only be used after
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
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
Below are more phone numbers
to help you resolve any issues with a
Pass and Registration 283-4191
Medical and Dental 283-7515
MPF and I.D. 283-2276
SFS Desk Sgt. 283-2254
Wing Safety 283-4231
Civil Engineer 283-4949
Civilian Personnel 283-3203
Base Information 283-1113
Thank you for helping me improve
Tyndall, and I look forward to hearing
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Oct. 13, 2006
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Page 6 Gulf Defender
Conserving is every Airman's duty
1ST LT. AMANDA FERRELL
325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
(This is part two of a four-part
series highlighting energy issues
on Tyndall during October, which
is Energy Conservation Awareness
Creating a culture where Airmen
conserve energy during daily
operations is an Air Force-wide goal
that will require the combined effort
of all individuals at Tyndall.
Tyndall's goal for energy
conservation is to reduce
consumption by two percent each
year, said Gilbert Walker, 325th
Civil Engineer Squadron energy and
Tyndall is currently exceeding this
goal because Airmen continue to find
and incorporate efficiencies into their
"We make sure our lights, coffee
pots, microwaves, computers and
copiers are turned off at the end of
each day," said Master Sgt. Randy
Lockley, 325th Aircraft Maintenance
Squadron security manager. "We
also replaced cracked and leaking
windows and we keep our window
shades shut to help keep our facility
cooler during summer months."
By replacing old ceiling tiles with
holes where Local Area Network
wires were once located, we were able
to prevent warm air from escaping
and by doing so, we eliminated the
need for added heat in the winter, he
The 325th CES sets thermostats
in all Tyndall facilities between 76
and 78 degrees, and they recommend
people do the same at home.
Perhaps the simplest way people
can save electricity in the workplace
and at home is by turning off lights
and electrical equipment when not
in use, and by swapping traditional
incandescent light bulbs with
compact fluorescent bulbs, said Mr.
"Incandescent light bulbs are far
less efficientthan compact fluorescent
lamps, which are currently used in
most facilities here," he said. "Only
appliances and equipment that
meet stringent energy standards are
qualified as Energy Star certified,
and only Energy Star appliances and
light sources should be used in base
housing and in base facilities."
A contract with Honeywell is
* SEE ENERGY PAGE 14
For current online information about
I Air Force pay, benefits, jobs and more, visit
Oct. 13, 2006
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GMH Military Housing named as new developer
325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Upon completion of the
Congressional notification period,
GMH Military Housing was
officially named as Tyndall's housing
privatization developer Oct. 12.
"Today, more than 38 percent
of Air Force family housing does
not meet modem standards and
requires either major improvement
or replacement." said Lt. Col. Sue
Grumbach, 325th Civil Engineer
Squadron commander. "The Military
Housing Privatization Initiative,
which is incorporated into the 1996
National Defense Authorization
Act, allows the Air Force to use
privately financed and built housing,
constructed to market standards. To
accomplish this mandate, the Air
Force has launched an aggressive
program to revitalize all military
housing units through a combination
of traditional military construction
GMH Military Housing is an
industry-specific affiliate of GMH
Communities Trust with experience
in the military housing privatization
industry, adding a broad range of
real estate development, community
management and maintenance
experience to the base.
"Our goal is to provide quality,
affordable housing for service
members and their families living
here," said Teri Henry, GMH
Housing community manager.
Individual concerns about Tyndall's
housing privatization will be
addressed at the town hall meeting
6 p.m. Monday at the Youth Center.
GMH Military Housing anticipates
questions from family members on
questions on pets, fences, sheds and
"Anyone who misses the town hall
meeting can go to the GMH Web site,
said Yvonne Brabham, 325th Civil
Engineer Squadron housing flight
chief. "The Web site will have the
town hall brief, lease and resident
Below are some of the "Frequently
Asked Questions" the Air Force
compiled to help base housing
residents understand privatization.
These questions and many more will
be addressed at the town hall meeting.
1. Do I have to live in privatized
Privatized housing is only
mandatory for military members
considered "key ormission essential,"
who are required to live on base. All
others choose to live in privatized
housing (on base or off).
2. How will the unit I'm offered
Typically, privatization projects
are developed for specific ranks
(such as junior NCO, senior NCO,
SEE HOUSING PAGE 15
Oct. 13, 2006
Oct. 13, 2006
Medical group gets personal about breast cancer
325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
With four patients newly diagnosed
with breast cancer in the last six weeks
here, Tyndall's health clinic takes
National Breast Cancer Awareness
Month and woman's health seriously.
When people like Keri Haberstroh,
military spouse, are diagnosed with
cancer, they rely on the 325th Medical
Group for the medical care and support
"When women are diagnosed, they
will need to get as big of a support
group they can," said Ms. Haberstroh.
"Without a support group, you'll feel
alone. Everyone's situation is different,
but having a lot of people surrounding
you and caring for you is the best thing
in the world."
It is the job of the registered nurse case
manager, Alexis Wilson, to be the advocate
and point of contact for patients diagnosed
with breast cancer at Tyndall's clinic.
'When they get diagnosed for the first
time, it's traumatic and emotional so I
help them go through the referral process
and know their resources from a nursing
point of view," said Ms. Wilson. "I
inundate them with information so they
can make decisions about their health
care. Initially, I'll call a patient several
times a day until they are on a treatment
plan and have a nurse or oncologist set
up for them."
Information and resources on breast
cancer is not just for those who have
been diagnosed or just for distribution
during awareness month, it is available
to everyone, all the time. The 325th
MDG supports its customer base with
the information needed to stay healthy
and helping women understand how
to conduct self-examinations. The
clinic also reminds women to get
regular mammograms and seek out
information on the Human Papiloma
Virus immunization, which is now
administered at the Tyndall clinic.
"The 325th MDG has purchased
Gardasil, an HPV vaccine that can
significantly reduce the incidence of
cervical cancer," said Maj. Lorraine
Barton, women's health nurse
practitioner. "According to the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention, the
best time to give this vaccine is in the 11
to 12 year-old age group, so we mailed
out letters to the parents of all 12-year-old
girls inviting them to get their daughters
immunized with the three-doses in a six-
Ms. Haberstroh understands the need to
be informed about preventive measures.
She found her symptoms of breast cancer
during a self examination at home.
"Don't wait, get checked out
immediately," said Ms. Wilson. "Cancer
has affected a lot more women than we
hear about. I once had a 'scare,' but I
went to my doctor immediately. We are
here to support each other."
The 325th MDG provides more than
prevention and medical support. The
group looks forwaysto provide emotional
support, like supporting Ms. Haberstroh
when she serves as a chairperson for
an awareness walk downtown Oct. 21.
Clinic staff will support her by walking
beside her on the special day.
The walk is just one of the many events
held during National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month. It is dedicated to
increasing awareness of the importance
of the early detection of breast cancer
through a nationwide educational
campaign directed at the general public,
state and federal governments, health care
professionals, employers, and women of
all ages and ethnic groups, according to
the Department of Health and Human
Although it has been a year since
Ms. Haberstroh has been diagnosed,
she feels she continues to get support
from Tyndall's clinic, in addition to her
husband who joined a support group for
spouses of women with breast cancer.
"Every month a display focusing on
a specific health topic can be found in
the MDG lobby with free educational
materials," said Major Kelli Lorenzo,
325th MDG health care intergrator.
"Educational materials and counseling
are available in all our clinics and through
our community resources like the Bay
County Health Department, American
Cancer Society and pharmaceutical
vendors. Tyndall's Health and Wellness
center offers a variety of prevention
related materials and classes like
Sensible Weigh, Tobacco Cessation,
Meal Management, Diabetes and Lower
Your Blood Pressure classes."
"So many personnel on base and
their families are committed to
participating in awareness efforts
here," said Major Lorenzo. "It's great
our military family is always there.
They take care of their own."
Staff Sgt. Michele Smith
Sergeant Smith receives the Checkertail Salute War-
rior of the Week award from Brig. Gen. Tod Wolters,
325th Fighter Wing commander.
Sergeant Smith, 325th Operations Group, provided deployment
training to 150 people in the last four months and worked with
base agencies to streamline the appointment process. She is also
involved in numerous volunteer programs and is pursuing a degree
in management and communications.
Duty title: Intelligence analyst
Hometown: Booneville, Miss.
Time on station: Three years, four
Time in service: Eight years, four months
Hobbies: Writing, aerobics
Goals: Graduating from Phoenix Univer-
sity and make chief master sergeant
Favorite thing about Tyndall: The peo-
Favorite movie: "Enemy of the State"
Favorite book: "War and Peace," by Leo
Proudest moment in the military: Rep-
resenting Tyndall while deployed to Iraq
The Checkertail Salute is a 325th Fighter Wing
commander program designed to recognize
Tyndall's Warrior of the Week. Supervisors can
nominate individuals via their squadron and
group commanders. Award recipients receive
a certificate, letter from the commander and a
* FROM RAPTOR PAGE 1
"Achieving 5,000 flying hours is an
important milestone for our operation
here.," said Lt. Col. David Krumm, 43rd
FS Commander. "The 43rd AMU has
performed magnificiently in bringing
the airplane from the test environment
to a normal flying operation. Last year
we increased our flying hours by over
50 percent from the previous year. We
are planning an even larger increase for
Fiscal year 2007 and will continue to
increase our flying operations and train
more Raptor pilots to meet the needs of
the Air Force.
Tyndall is currently home to 25 Raptors
and is scheduled to receive four more
aircraft from Langley AFB in the future.
F' I /1'. 'A/. I. "
*The 43rd FS is the first non-test unit
for the Raptor.
*Gen. John Jumper received his F-22
check ride here in January 2005.
*Tyndall's Raptors flew over
*They also flew over the Daytona 500
Oct. 13, 2006
Teaching provides a learning experience
Gulf Defender Page 9
STAFF SGT. STACEY HAGA
325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Leaving the comfort zone of a
current job and learning a new
one that holds you responsible for
"molding the minds" of new Airmen
can be challenging. However, the
benefits of a special duties, such as
a professional military education
instructors, can out weigh those
"I began looking into special duty
assignments because I was ready for
a change," said Staff Sgt. Samantha
Whitfield, FTAC's newest flight
"I was an ammunitions Airmen for
almost eight years, and I wanted to
see what other jobs were out there,"
she said about choosing her first
special duty assignment.
"I heard about the FTAC position
from my supervisor, so I looked into
the job. I thought it would be a really
great opportunity to work with new
Since becoming an instructor,
Sergeant Whitfield has been
"schooled" herself on the broad
perspective the Air Force offers.
"I have learned that there is so
much more to the Air Force than just
one job," she said. "It's real easy to
get stuck in a job for your whole
military career and never realize
that your job is just a small piece of
this huge puzzle.
"Having worked on the flightline,
I am aware that we need to keep
planes in the air to win wars. But,
working at FTAC has taught me that
we need to help our Airmen adjust to
this new lifestyle, so they are ready
Sergeant Whitfield teaches First Term Airmen how to access the
online Assignment Management System.
to keep those planes in the air."
"Our goal is to get all our new
Airmen trained and ready to work,"
said Sergeant Whitfield. "For
example, rather than a squadron
loosing new Airmen to training
requirements throughout a six-month
period, we get them for two weeks
and take care of those requirements
here. We also reiterate core values,
dress and appearance, and customs
The special duty has proved to be
an enjoyable experience thus far for
"I like being able to make a positive
impact on these Airmen's lives early in
their career. Many of the Airmen in my
past classes come back to ask me for
advice or help with situations, and I love
to be there to help," she said. "My goal
is to guide them in the right direction so
they will become successful Airmen."
Regardless of the many positive
experiences Airmen have in a special
duty, many are still reluctant to apply
for the position. Sergeant Whitfield
offers those considering the opportunity
some encouraging advice.
"I say, 'go for it.' I love this job,"
she said. "You hold the key to your
own success; therefore, it is your
duty to go out and look for jobs that
may interest you. The assignment
management system on the Air Force
Portal has made it simple to apply for
special duties. Many of the jobs allow
you to apply through the Web site. It
is a great way to better yourself and
take control of your career."
"I have realized the Air Force
has so many jobs to offer me and
everyone else," said Sergeant
Whitfield. "I look forward to getting
trained for another specialty, but for
now, I will enjoy this one."
What Airman Leadership
School lesson will be most
helpful to you as a supervi-
"I learned how to better
empathize with my ratee and listen
SENIOR AIRMAN MICAH WILSON
2006-101 and 2006-
078 from the 372nd Training
To learn about becoming
a member of the Tyndall
SFuel for thought
Capt. Jason Wendt, 325th Air Control
Squadron undergraduate air battle man-
ager instructor, explains the process of
vectoring a tanker for refueling on day
three of simulator air refueling.
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an oxygen bottle and performing an operational check on the mask to ensure air flows
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Dry cleaning and alterations
Dry cleaning has temporarily relocated
to the Military Clothing Sales store in
Bldg. 1506 and alterations has relocated
to the Base Exchange customer service
area. The hours of operation for both
services will remain the same. The
phone number for dry cleaning has been
changed to 286-4032.
Applied Suicide Intervention
Skills Training provides practical
help for caregivers seeking to prevent
the immediate risk of suicide. The
emphasis of the workshop is on
suicide first aid, helping a person at
risk stay safe and how to seek further
help. The next two-day class will be
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday and
Thursday at the Health and Wellness
Center. Sign-up for the class is 7:30 a.m.
Officers' Spouses Club
The Officers' Spouses Club lun-
cheon will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday
at the Officers' Club. The fall event
will feature pumpkin decorating.
Chicken Waldorf salad or vegetable
lasagna will be served for lunch. The
cost is $10 for members and $12 for
guests. For more information call
Geraldine at 871-1895.
The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical
University Winter 2006 Term
begins Wednesday. Registration
for the term will end Tuesday.
Register at the ERAU office in the
Education Center, Room 48. For more
information, please call 283-4557.
Tyndall's Gulf Coast Community
College center will offer Principles
of Economics Macro 5 p.m. to
7:45 p.m. and Western Civilization II
5:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Monday and
Wednesday starting Wednesday. The
deadline for withdrawal from these
classes is Oct. 20.
Spouse employment assistance
The Airman and Family Readiness
Flight's military family employ-
ment specialist is available from
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday
and Thursday. They assist military
spouses with job placement and re-
ferrals for positions in the Panama
City area, and register spouses in
the workforce employment system.
For more information or to make an
appointment, call 283-4204.
Bonita Bay flea market
The Bonita Bay fall flea market is
7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Bo-
nita Bay parking lot and pavilion area.
Those interested in selling items in
the market must register for space and
tables by Sunday. Used rental equip-
ment from Outdoor Recreation will
also be for sale. To participate in the
event or for more information, call
Heroes don't always wear tights
and capes. Some wear battle dress
uniforms and flight suits, saving
lives and performing valiant acts.
Airman magazine wants to tell their
stories in their next issue.
Send Airman magazine your sto-
ry in 400 words or less, a snapshot
of yourself in uniform and a copy
of the medal citation or letter of ap-
preciation to confirm the event or
action occurred. Airman's staff will
collect all submissions and contact
the top "heroes" for additional in-
formation. Email Airman magazine
at email@example.com with the
subject line "Airmen heroes," or
mail it to Airman, attention: Air-
men heroes, 203 Norton St., San
Antonio, Texas, 78226-1848. All
submissions must be received by
Oct. 31 for consideration.
The Thrift Shop is open 9:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. Wednesday Friday. Con-
signments are accepted from all valid
ID card holders 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday and Thursdays. For more
information, call 286-5888.
Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m.
Reconciliation, 11 a.m. Friday
or by appointment
Sunday Mass, 9:30 a.m.,
Religious Education, 11 a.m.,
Traditional worship service,
9:30 a.m., Chapel One
Contemporary worship service,
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 at 283-2925.)
1st Lt Amanda Ferrell
Tech. Sgt. Larry Cerbantec, 325th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of the allergy immuni-
zation clinic, administers the influenza vaccine to Lt. Col. Douglas Howard, 325th Medical Operations
Squadron commander. Influenza vaccines will be available at the Tyndall clinic in approximately two
weeks. For updated information on the vaccine or other immunizations, call 283-7570.
Oct. 13, 2006
Pig Prog finishes week 'head,
shoulders above competition'
Home of the wounded
Gale Sayers, Jerry Rice
have single game records
on their own and now
I know how it feels to
be head and shoulders
above everyone else.
Coming into this
week, I've gone easy on
all you rookies. I mean I
wouldn't want everyone
to quit two or three
weeks into the season,
but CONS was starting
to widen their lead.
Not on my watch
though. I had to actually
try this week, and my
talents came shining
through. With my 13
correct picks, which in
case you didn't realize
means I got every game
correct, I became the
only one this year to
sweep the week. Just
misses his former quarterback, considering his
agent Drew Rosenhaus would just begin to repeat
and Jamal Lewis all "no comment"
watch and learn baby!
Alright, I'm done pulling
a Terrell Owens and talking
about myself. Let's get into last week's games.
Speaking of Owens, his Cowboys got spanked
by Philadelphia. Eagles quarterback Donovan
McNabb didn't have too bad a game as he threw
for 354 yards, passed for two touchdowns and
rushed for another. So much for that, "We'd be a
better team with Brett Favre at quarterback" from
Owens last year. We won't venture to see if Owens
over and over again.
Steering away from that
soap opera, we head to
Green Bay, Wis. where
Favre is probably second
guessing his decision
to play this year. After
four games, the Packers
are 1-3 overall and 0-3
at home on the "frozen
tundra." So much for this
being the most talented
team he's ever been on.
Perhaps Favre should
look at those two Super
Bowl rosters on which
he played to refresh his
memory. In his defense,
it was a close game, but
a win is a win and a loss
Speaking of losing, I
had to ask the 28th TES/
DET 2 just how it felt to
be second best, but all
they had was excuses.
"We should have
gone with the Chargers,"
said 28th TES picker Michael Roney. "It's alright
though. Everyone can't finish first, but we'll be
back next week. We promise to turn the Pig Prog
into bacon this week; we're going to fry him."
We'll see about that, and with that this bacon
is on the run.
Now, let's get out there and watch some
Intramural Sports Standings
Playoff scores for Round 1
Game 1 MXS
Game 2 SFS
The championship game will be 6:30 p.m.
today at the field across from the gym.
Congratulations MSS Golfers, the 2006
Tyndall Intramural Champions!
Who is Tyndall
Pig Prog's picks
for NFL Week five:
Buffalo at Cllica2o
C It\ land at Carolina
Dctioit at Nlinnesola
Mllamil at New Eiilaind
St Louis at Green Ba\
Tampa Ba\ at Ne\ Orleans
TclnnlSSc at In(liana)olis
\\ashington at N.\. Gianls
Kaisas City at Ai.zona
N Y Jcts at Jacksonv ille
Oaklnd at San Flralisco
Dallas at Philadclplhia
Pittsburgh at San Diego
Baltimorc at Denver
Team High Game Scratch
Team High Series Scratch
Team High Game Handicap
Team High Series Handicap
High Male Game Scratch
High Male Series Scratch
High Male Game Handicap
High Male Series Handicap
High Female Game Scratch
High Female Series Scratch
High Female Game Handicap
High Female Series Handicap
83rd FWS 2
CFC Golf Tournament
Noon today at Pelican Point Golf Course
Four-man select shot
$35 per player
To sign up, call 283-4224
CFC Bowling Tournament
1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Rapto Lanes
12 five-person teams
$10 per person
To sign up, call 283-2976
SHOOT SOME HOOPS!
2006 Intramural basketball season
will be starting Nov. 13 and LOIs
are due by Oct. 26. Interested Air-
men can to contact their squadron
sports reps for more information.
Pig Prog Scorebox
CONS 54 28th TES 48
1stFS 51 ACS 48
MXS 50 CES 47
Pig Prog 49 CPTS 46
1st Sgts. 49 MDOS 46
372nd TRS 49 NCOA 45
OSS 49 SFS 39
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helping Tyndall replace inefficient
and high intensity discharge lighting
in hangers and workshops with a
new T5 lighting system, said Mr.
With the new lighting system,
occupants can easily turn off the
lights when not in use.
Because lights are one of the
most common and frequently used
energy consuming appliances, all
incandescent bulbs on Tyndall break rooms is also recommended.
are being replaced with compact Cleaning dust from the back or
fluorescent lamps. bottom coils of refrigeration units
This will help Tyndall meet its will reduce energy consumption
energy goals, but everyone must because dust restricts the air flow
participate by turning off unused around the coils, causing the unit to
equipmentand lighting, keeping doors work harder, and thus consume more
and windows closed and reporting energy.
gas and water leaks, he said. This year, Tyndall spent nearly
Adjusting the temperature of $13 million on base utilities such
refrigerators found in many squadron as electric, gas, water and sewage
services. Mr. Walker said decreasing
energy consumption and waste by two
percent each year will add up to more
than $260,000 in annual savings.
"All Airmen need to understand
that in order to keep our energy costs
down, theyneedto adopthabitsthe will
decrease their energy consumption,"
said Mr. Walker. "Promoting energy
awareness must be a part of any
good energy program."
CAP provides cost efficient surveillance, imagery
STAFF SGT. STEVE GREVER
1st Air Force Public Affairs
When military, local, state and federal agencies
respond to natural disasters or other contingencies,
timely communication and information are two key
elements to ensuring their combined actions are
executed intelligently and expeditiously.
One tool commanders have at their disposal is
the Civil Air Patrol, who can use their Imagery
Assessment Analysis capability to provide near real-
time imagery to support a host of different operations,
including humanitarian, disaster relief, search and
rescue, counter drug and homeland security missions.
CAP's IAA capabilities include providing airborne
surveillance and imagery, which is beneficial to 1st
Air Force to help assess disaster damage and other
time-sensitive situations, according to Navy Capt.
David Fuhrmann, Air Forces Northern Air Operations
Center deputy commander.
"By having CAP provide imagery to us and the user
requesting it, we get the benefit of having a low-cost
platform that provides live or semi-live imagery," said
Captain Fuhrmann. "An example would be Hurricane
Katrina. When they gave us digital imagery of the
dams and showed there was a breach, we were able
to focus our efforts on not only personnel support, but
A Civil Air Patrol pilot cleans the outer window of t
time Cueing Hyperspectral Enhanced Recon S'
those air support assets close to that breach."
CAP has Satellite Digital Imaging Systems and
dynamic retasking in their extensive list of services.
This capability allows them to re-task aircraft in flight
to take additional imagery at a moment's notice,
according to Mr. Mark O'Brien, IstAF CAP liaison.
"After CAP has been tasked with a mission, they are
airborne and the requestor has an immediate need for
another image, so we call them via satellite phone and re-
task them, like we did during Katrina," Mr. O'Brien said.
According to Col. Kelley Duckett, AFNORTH
assistant director of operations for airspace and
information, IAA and dynamic retasking allows
AFNORTH to gather better information to accomplish
its respective missions.
"The importance of our mission here is two-fold.
Our primary mission is strategic air defense ofthe U.S.,
which we've been doing for a long time," Colonel
Duckett said. "But now, after Katrina, we have the new
support to civil authorities. What that allows us to do is
support Federal Emergency Management Agency, the
state emergency operation centers and other state and
Using CAP aircraft to perform these IAA missions
also saves tax dollars compared to using traditional
"It's very cost effective because
it's approximately $126 per flying
hour," said Mr. O'Brien. "It's
much more inexpensive than it
would cost you to use a helicopter
or C-130, which is approximately
$3,000 per flying hour."
expensive option, but it also
employs dedicated civilians who
volunteer their time to perform
"MThe missions flown by CAP
on behalfofAFNORTH are made
up of volunteers. Many were
previously military members,
Courtesy of ivil Air Patrol but most are holding their own
he Airborne Real- civilian jobs," said Captain
system before an Fuhrmann. "Normally, a crew
of three volunteer their time and
make themselves available on a day-to-day basis, and
we schedule those personnel to fly these missions."
CAP uses two different types of equipment to help
them accomplish their IAA mission. When commanders
need immediate information on a particular location,
AFNORTH will task CAPto use their SDISs to take high-
resolution photos ofa location andthey will be transmitted
back to them via satellite in a matter of minutes.
"The imagery provided by CAP aircraft gives
the commander on the ground the opportunity to
make real-time decisions and allocate his personnel
appropriately, saving not only manpower, but also
dollars and time," said Captain Fuhrmann.
During search and rescue missions, CAP can launch
the Airborne Real-time Cueing Hyperspectral Enhanced
Recon, orARCHER, which gives them the capability to
use an on-board computer to take a spectral picture of
a particular object. Then, they relay the information to
units on the ground to assist them in their search.
"A sensitive hyperspectral imaging camera on board
can detect and pinpoint an object or multiple objects
on the ground that matches the signature," said Mr.
O'Brien. "The HIS sensor is also capable of detecting
anomalies or objects significantly different from the
background they are located in. Data on possible 'hits'
that match the signature can be processed in real-time,
stored, analyzed and transmitted to ground teams."
According to Maj. Gen. M. Scott Mayes, AFNORTH
commander, this cutting-edge technology is a great
asset to AFNORTH and helps him make timely
decisions that can save lives.
"The kinds of decisions I need to make at my
level after a natural disaster or chemical, biological,
radiological, nuclear or environmental event are things
like, 'Are the roads clear so we can caravan relief to the
areas that it's needed?' That real-time imagery capability
can allow me to make those decisions," General Mayes
said. 'The CAP is an excellent tool to allow us to make
those decisions as rapidly as possible."
"While the Air Force and the U.S. government have
many platforms to do airborne imagery, the Civil
Air Patrol is an especially good bang for the buck,"
he said. 'They are a relatively low-cost platform, are
widely dispersed and can get to the scene of a natural
disaster very quickly. It gives us exactly what we need
in terms of real-time imagery."
Oct. 13, 2006
Gulf Defender Page 15
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company grade officer, field grade
officer, senior officer and general
officer) and family size. The project
owner offers units to members based
on the rank/grade of the military
member authorized to reside in the
unit type designation.
3. If I go on temporary duty or
deploy for an extended period of
time, can my privatized housing
The military member may
continue to rent a privatized
housing unit even if the housing
unit is vacant during the deployment
period. However, the member must
make arrangements, at his/her own
expense, for the house and property
to be maintained in accordance with
the tenant lease agreement while the
member is deployed.
Early termination may be permitted
under the "military clause" of the
tenantlease ifthe members deployed,
so reading and understanding the
lease is essential. Base legal is also
available for consultation.
4. How are rental rates
All privatized housing units are
designated for occupancy by pay
grade. The resident's rent will not
exceed the basic allowance for
housing at the dependent rate for the
designated military pay grade, minus
an amount sufficient to cover 110
percent of average estimated utility
For join-spouse residents, unit
type and rent is set at the with-
dependent rate of the senior ranking
military member. Both members will
draw basic housing allowance at the
appropriate rate (with or without
dependents, as appropriate). The
members retain any BAH in excess
of the rent and utilities.
5. What does my rent include?
Rent includes refuse collection,
water and sewer, common area
grounds and facility care.
Electric, gas or other heating costs
may be paid from the member's
Renter's insurance may be paid by
the developer (but the member will
be responsible for the payment of
any deductible). Rent does not pay
for telephone and cable service.
6. Who is responsible for start/
stop allotments for rent?
The military member is responsible
for starting, stopping or making
changes to the rent allotment. The
developer will assist members with
completing the initial paperwork to
start the allotment.
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Steve Scheuring is strapped in for his orientation flight by Staff
Sgt. Matthew Train, 1st AMU crew chief.
A pilot of the skies shared his
adrenaline rush-filled profession
with a 'pilot' of the snow during an
incentive ride that took off from
Tyndall's runway Tuesday.
While soaring on the wings of an
F-15 Eagle, Steve Scheuring, owner
of an Air Force-sponsored snocross
team, learned more about the service
he represents from Maj. Mark Hayes,
1st Fighter Squadron instructor pilot.
"We've had a long-time
relationship with speed sports,"
said Senior Master Sgt. Michael
Rowland, superintendent of Air
Force marketing. "Snocross is like
a winter version of NASCAR in the
northern states and it helps us get the
word out about the Air Force."
To cater to the audience of potential
Air Force recruits, the service has
partnered with a variety of sports,
showing off its logo not only on
snocross sleds, but also supercross
bikes, monster trucks, wake boards
Someone with a desire to do
pararescue or combat control may
be found among extreme sports fans,
said Sergeant Rowland.
"An experience like this gives me
great pride to be associated with the
Air Force," said Mr. Scheuring who
often brings his snowmobiles and
staff out to recruiting events.
But the team doesn't just bring
their drivers out; it also brings the
support. Scheuring's team has three
mechanics who explain the need for
"Flying in ouraircrafthelps us spread
the word of what he saw of the Air
Force on the inside, out to the civilian
public," said Sergeant Rowland, about
the well-known professional in the
Mr. Scheuring agreed his
experiences with raw Eagle power is
something he'll definitely go home
and talk about.
"It was an incredible experience,"
he said after his 80 minute flight.
"That thing hauls!"
The skills Major Hayes
demonstrated through a variety of
fighter pilot maneuvers gave Mr.
Scheuring a different kind of thrill
from what he is used to bouncing
on and off the snow in the northern
In exchange, the snocross team often
offers recruiters a snow experience
they won't forget. Recruiters also
introduce Air Force-sponsored sports
teams to one another.
Sports vehicles shrink wrapped in
the Air Force logo are designed to
attract students in high school and
visitors at recruiting events.
"Capturing leads (for future Air
Force recruits) is the primary goal
at Air Force-sponsored events and
asking how someone liked the race
is a great way for a recruiter to
spark a conversation," said Sergeant
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Airmen may carry
over'use or lose'
RANDOLPH AFB, Texas Airmen who were re-
called from or unable to take annual leave this past year
for reasons such as support for contingency operations
may be allowed to accumulate more than the normal 60
days after the fiscal year ends.
Airmen who lost leave may carry
over the following leave amounts:
*Up to 120 days for Airmen deployed or assigned
to hostile fire/imminent danger pay areas;
*Up to 120 days for Airmen impacted by significant
and unforeseen operational mission requirements as a
result of Hurricane Katrina; and
*Up to 90 days for Airmen who deployed or were
assigned to other than hostile fire/imminent danger
Additionally, Airmen who lost leave as a consequence
of assignments in support of contingency operations as
of Sept. 30, 2006 are authorized restoration of the leave
"The purpose of SLAis to preventAirmen from losing
accrued leave ifthey're unable to take normal leave due
to significant and unforeseen operational requirements,"
said Master Sgt. Deitra Mathis, superintendent of current
operations customer support at the Air Force Personnel
Center here. "Airmen who find themselves in use or
lose status must use their leave before taking advantage
of post-deployment recovery time. Use of recovery time
is not a valid reason for reinstatement of lost leave when
accrued leave could have been taken in its place."
Those Airmen who meet the criteria for having
excess leave should contact the military personnel
flight customer service for additional guidance, such
as eligibility to carry over leave beyond the following
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