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Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts

Bonita Bay flea market
The Bonita Bay
fall flea market is
7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat-
urday in the Bonita
Bay parking lot and
pavilion area. Used
rental equipment from
Outdoor Recreation
will be for sale. For
more information, call

Smoothie Zone
Effective Sunday,
Smoothie Zone's hours
of operation will be
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday,
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Satur-
day and will be closed
on Sunday.

Volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed
for Goblin Patrol 5 to
8 p.m. Oct. 31 to ensure
a safe Halloween for
trick-or-treaters. To sign
up, call Tech. Sgt. Scott
Brown, 325th Security
Forces Squadron Police
Services NCO in charge,
at 283-2558 by Oct. 26.

Air Force goes Cyber
... PAGE 9

Housing Town Hall FAQs
... PAGE 10

Boy becomes "pilot"
... PAGE 18

Medics to the rescue
... PAGE 19

President, military leaders dedicate Air

Force Memorial
Air Force Print News
WASHINGTON (AFPN) On behalf of a grateful
nation, the President of the United States accepted the
Air Force Memorial in a dedication ceremony here
attended by military leaders of the past and present,
political and business representatives and thousands
of ordinary citizens and Airmen alike.
"A soldier can walk the battlefields where he once
fought," said President George W. Bush. "A Marine
can walk the beaches he once stormed, but an Airman
can never visit the patch of sky he raced across to
defend freedom. And so it is fitting that from this day
forward, the men and women of the Air Force will
have this memorial."
The ceremony was the highlight of a day-long open
house event that attracted thousands of people from
around the country to the south parking lot of the
Pentagon. Huge screens were put up which allowed
the visitors in the parking lot to view the dedication
ceremony, which took place at the base of the memorial.
That crowd included H. Ross Perot and his son, H. Ross
Perot Jr., who is chairman of the Air Force Memorial
foundation, and Secretary ofDefense Donald Rumsfeld. Tech Sgt Larry A Simmons
foundation,andSecretaryofDefenseDonaldRumsfeld. The Air Force Memorial, near the Pentagon in Arlington, Va.,
SEE MEMORIAL PAGE 21 was dedicated during a ceremony Oct. 12.

America Soars on Air Force Wings

Air Force Chief of Staff
ed States of America depends on its Air
Force to defend the population, deliver
global effects and jointly accomplish na-
tional objectives to an extent unseen in the
history of mankind.
In my 35 years of service, many things
have changed. Yet, what has remained
constant is the extraordinary dedication,
courage, and skill of the men and women
we call "Airmen" who deliver for the
nation every minute of every day in air,
on the surface, in space, and cyberspace.
I am often asked: What does the Air
Force contribute? What does our national
investment in air, space and cyberspace
power bring to America? Let me share

with you some observations of our Air
Force that have inspired me since I was
a new second lieutenant fresh from
commissioning at Texas A&M University
- and continue to fill me with pride as the
eighteenth Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air
I see Airmen (Active, Reserve, Air
National Guard and Civilians), vigilant
at their post, who provide first warning of
threats world-wide through space, air and
cyber systems that never sleep and never
From satellites that provide early
warning, to over-tasked unmanned
aerial vehicles and surveillance and
reconnaissance aircraft, Airmen operate
the world's most advanced sensornetwork.
They watch the globe to include

North Korean preparations for missile
launches, Iranian nuclear programs, and
the dangerous borders between warring
nations. Airmen are America's global
eyes and ears, likely the first to tip off
of an emerging threat to Americans and
America's interests
I see Airmen who provide the first
response worldwide for natural disasters
- on scene for rescue and delivering
humanitarian supplies (to include
complete hospitals) that often mean the
difference between life and death.
I see Airmen airborne, in the center of
the worst storms and hurricanes in history,
to track and provide the warning that is
critical to save lives and protect citizens'

Trst Temok Tranin

Vol. 65, No. 41

Oct. 20, 2006

Oct. 20, 2006

What is your favorite Air Force


"My favorite aircraft is the F-15
Eagle because my husband works
on them."

325th Communications Squadron

"My favorite is the E-3 Airborne
Warning and Control System,
because it's the platform I want to
fly on."

325th Air Control Squadron

"My favorite aircraft is the F-117
Nighthawk. I like its technology
and design."

Air Force retiree

"I like the F-15. It's old, but

325th Maintenance 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
Staff Sgt. Stacey Haga............................. .........editor
Airman Glenn Moore.......... ................. ............ staff writer

The Gulf Defender is published by the Panama City News Herald, a private firm in no
way connected with the U S Air Force, under exclusive written contract with Tyndall
Air Force Base, Fla This civilian enterprise Air Force newspaper is an authorized
publication for members of the U S military services Contents of the Gulf Defender
are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U S government, De-
partment of Defense or Department of the Air Force
The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts and supplements,
does not constitute endorsement by the DOD, the Department of the Air Force or the
Panama City News Herald of the products or services advertised
Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use
or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital
status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the
purchaser, user or patron

Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the 325th Fighter Wing
public affairs office Photographs are U S Air Force photos unless otherwise
The deadline for article submissions to the Gulf Defender is 4 p m Friday, prior
to the week of publication unless otherwise noted Articles must be typed and
double-spaced, preferably on a 3 5-inch disc Stories should be submitted di-
rectly to the public affairs office, Building 662, Room 129 or mailed to 325
FW/PAI, 445 Suwannee Ave, Tyndall AFB, FL, 32403-5425 or e-mailed to edi-
tor@tyndall af mil Public affairs staff members edit all material for accuracy,
brevity, clarity, conformity to regulations and journalistic style The delivery of
the Gulf Defender to Tyndall base housing sections is provided by the Panama
City News Herald
For more information, or to advertise in the newspaper, call (850) 747-5000

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Gulf Defender

Hangin' out

Annie Holcombe, Bay
County's Chamber of
Commerce Leadership
Bay member, conquers
one of the stations at the
Ropes course here Oct. 6.
Leadership Bay's visit to
the course was designed
to enhance relationships,
teamwork and trust be-
tween Tyndall Airmen and
community members.

Can you identify this
object? If so, send an
e-mail to editor@tyndall. 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.
Staff Sgt. Barbara
Figueroa, 325th Mission
Support Group, correctly
guessed the Oct. 13 "Iden-
tify This" as an eyeshad-
ow case. Congratulations
Sergeant Figueroa! Come
claim your prize.

- 1, M I A $ **

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Formal, informal feedback key to motivation

95th Fighter Squadron commander
What motivates you? Equally
important, how do you motivate
someone else or others?
We have a tendency to come
up with slogans or processes that
attempt to make us better
or more efficient, but this
author believes nothing is
more important than getting f I
someone to want to do more const
or, well ... do less with less. ing o0
Embrace change; it will make
us more efficient. Computers,
slide shows and spreadsheets
will make our job easier.
They "lean" our processes out. These
are needed and they're beneficial,
but the desire of the worker is more
Jack Welch, former chief executive
officer of General Electric, talked
about "differentiation" and his 20-70-
10 categories of people. To paraphrase
him, the top 20 are the show ponies,
the middle 70 are the normal majority,
and the bottom 10 are the slugs.
AccordingtoWelch, "Differentiation

Action Line
Call 283-2255

325th Fighter Wing commander

is about managers looking at the middle
70, identifying people with the potential
to move up and cultivating them. But,
everyone in the middle 70 needs to be
motivated and made to feel as if they
truly belong." Hope for advancement
or a chance to enter the top 20 must be
provided to the middle 70.

people are never told, 'Good job' or c
ructive criticism, expect them to avoid tl
outside the box in the future."
95th Fighter Squadron commander

Performance feedback is habitually
lacking for those who surround us.
Often, even acknowledgement is not
there. As a leader or supervisor, do
you provide feedback? Obviously,
the Air Force dictates it. Performance
feedback worksheets are a great
point of departure. But, what about
For example, a "Hey, that was
exactly what I was looking for"
comment as you visit an Airman's

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

workplace or pass them in the hall
counts as informal feedback. All too
often, whether the suggestion of a
different format or acknowledgment
of a good job, the chance to provide
informal feedback is neglected.
Talk to your people. Patton's quote,
"Never tell people how to do things.
Tell them what needs doing
and they will surprise you
with their ingenuity," is a
liven great example.
hink- Nonetheless, if people are
never told, "Good job" or
given constructive criticism,
expect them to avoid
thinking outside the box in
the future.
Informal and constant feedback is
more effective than the required twice
a year sessions with your Airmen. Ask
yourself if you've gone home after
completing a project and wondered
if that was what the boss was looking
for. Have you wondered if you
overstepped your bounds or stepped
out of your lane with some idea you
pressed with? That being said, could
there be someone who works for you
wondering the same?

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
to help you resolve any issues with a
base agency.
Commissary 283-4825
Pass and Registration 283-4191
Medical and Dental 283-7515
MEO 283-2739


energy at home

325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
(This is three of a four-part series
highlighting energy issues on Tyndall
during October, which is Energy
Conservation Awareness Month.)
According to the U.S. Department of
Energy, the average American family
spends an estimated $1,500 a year
on home energy bills. But Americans
don't have to waste money if they
conserve energy, say DOE officials.
By making minor lifestyle
changes and upgrading appliances
and construction of existing homes
with more energy-efficient products,
American consumers can drastically
reduce the expense of energy.
The Alliance to Save Energy and
the Environmental Protection Agency
propose easy methods for conserving
energy and encourage homeowners
to act on the information. The basics
still apply tum off electric devices
such as computer screens, lights and

MPF and I.D. 283-2276
SFS Desk Sgt. 283-2254
Services 283-2501
Legal 283-4681
Housing 283-2036
CDC 283-4747
Wing Safety 283-4231
ADC 283-2911
Finance 283-4117
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
from you.

A A: The 325th Civil Engineer Squadron notified and telephone that all items would need to be picked up
A action Line: Army &Air Force Exchange Service Sept. 15 that amold no later than Sept. 29, but in hindsight, it would have
problem existed in Bldg. 824 (the Alterations/Dry Cleaners been more beneficial for our customers ifthey had been
Q: I was at the base dry cleaners Sept. 29 just facility) and informed AAFES that remediation would notified sooner. We apologize for any inconvenience to
before closing. I was told I could get my clothes take about four weeks. In order to continue uninterrupted "the best customers in the world" and in the future, we
but when I got there the building was emptied and service to our customers, AAFES decided to relocate the will take other measures (like posting signs, verbally
a worker said the clothes were in another building Alterations Shop to the Main Exchange and the Laundry/ informing customers when they drop off items for
all over the floor. There were other customers Dry Cleaners to the Military Clothing Sales Store. AAFES service, etc.) to ensure closure or relocation information
there and they were angry. employees did their best to contact customers via email is communicated.

Oct. 20, 2006

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Congratulations to Tyndall's

Airman Leadership School Graduates
(The following senior airmen graduated Tuesday:)

Aquilino Alveoforbes
Aleix Omar Dominguez
Phillip Dyer
Jeffery Eriksson
Shawana Groom
Matthew Hardy
Sarah Harris
Steven Harrison
Kyle Haydel
Robert Hudson
Veronica Jones
Charles Lester

325th MDSS
325th AMXS
325th CES
325th AMXS
325th OSS
325th MOS
325th MOS
325th AMXS
325th AMXS
325th AMXS
325th ACS

Marc Llafet
Tasheena Luther
Terry Price
Paul Robison
Daniel Scott
Erik Stratton
Trenton Taylor
Jacob Thomas
Jacob Welsh
Brian Wesolowski
Micah Wilson

325th SFS
325th MXS
325th AMXS
325th CS
325th MOS
325th SFS
28th TES/Det. 2
325th SFS
325th MXS
325th MXS
325th MOS

John L. Levitow
Kaothar Hinkle SEADS

Distinguished Graduate
Erin Reynolds 325th ACS

Dustin Skelton 325th MSS

Charles Foster 325th OSS

Christopher Woods 325th SFS

Oct. 20, 2006

Oct. 20, 2006

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AAFES facilities

gamer top honors

in food service

DALLAS With 2,063 fast food restaurants serv-
ing troops from Ft. Bragg, N.C. to Baghdad, Iraq the
Army & Air Force Exchange Service feeds tens of
thousands of military families everyday. After more
than two decades of aggressive expansion through
a combination of commercial franchise partnerships
and "signature-brand" offerings, the size and scope of
AAFES' name brand fast food portfolio is garnering
accolades from some of the food industry's biggest
AAFES received recognition from the entire food
industry when it picked up a 2006 Golden Chain
Award at the Multi-Unit Foodservice Operators con-
ference, which attracts the industry's leading chain
executives, entrepreneurs, business experts, analysts
and commentators in Dallas, Texas.
"AAFES' partnership with 37 fast food brands is
paying great dividends for military families," said
Robertson. "The burgers, pizzas and tacos AAFES
delivers awaken every sense smell, sight, taste and
feel to provide a literal 'slice of home.' Delivering
these familiar products to military customers at loca-
tions across the globe, including 176 fast food facili-
ties in Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom, is
critical in allowing AAFES to meet its dual mission to
provide quality goods and services at competitively
low prices and generate earnings to support Morale,
Welfare and Recreation programs."
Last year, fast food operations not only helped
AAFES accomplish the first part of its mission to
deliver quality products, but also aided in the return
of $229 million for critical MWR efforts, produc-
ing a per capital dividend of $234 for every Soldier
and Airman. In the past 10 years, the sales of goods
and services like fast food have allowed AAFES to
contribute more than $2.4 billion to military MWR
programs to spend on quality of life improvements,
including: Youth Services, Armed Forces Recreation
Centers, arts and crafts, post functions and golf
In addition to partnerships with public chains like
Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits, Burger King and
Baskin Robbins, AAFES also operates more than
500 "signature-brand" operations such as Anthony's
Pizza, Franks Franks and Wok's Works.
"Troops not only appreciate the familiarity of the
branded products, but also recognize that AAFES'
exclusive military-only concepts provide excellent
value and taste for the entire military family," said
Robertson. "The concepts have become so well know
by military customers that we've even had some
retirees approach us about franchising the 'signature-
brand' concepts on the civilian sector."
(Courtesy ofAAFES)

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Air Force leaders to develop new Cyber Command

Air Force Print News
WASHINGTON (AFPN) Air Force leaders
are gathering in early November to discuss plans
for creation of a new command, one chartered with
flying and fighting in cyber space.
Cyberspace became an official
Air Force domain, like air and
space, on Dec. 7, 2005, when
Secretary of the Air Force Michael
W. Wynne and Chief of Staff of
the Air Force Gen. T. Michael
Moseley introduced a new mission
In a letter to Airmen, they said
the new mission was to "deliver
sovereign options for the defense
of the United States of America
and its global interests to fly and fight in air,
space and cyberspace."
Now, Air Force leaders are planning to stand
up a new Cyberr command," to be responsible for
fighting in that domain, said General Moseley.
"To deliver the full spectrum of effects we will
evolve a coherent enterprise, with warfighting
ethos, ready to execute any mission in peace, crisis
and war," the general said. "We will foster a force
of 21st century warriors, capable of delivering the
full spectrum of kinetic and non-kinetic, lethal
and non-lethal effects across all three domains.
This is why we are standing up an operational

command for cyberspace, capable of functioning
as a supported or supporting component of the
joint force."
Air Force leaders begin planning for the new cy-
ber command Nov. 16 at the Cyber Summit. During
the summit, Air Force
leaders will chart a
way ahead for the Air
Force's role in cyber-
space, also called the
cyber domain, said
Dr. Lani Kass, direc-
tor of the Air Force
Cyberspace Task
s "The chief of staff
of the Air Force is
going to gather his
senior officers and talk about the new domain, in
which, according to our mission, we are going to
fly and fight," she said. "Our objective is to come
out with a course, a vector, that will set us up for
transforming our Air Force, to get us ready for the
fight of the 21st century."
According to Dr. Kass, cyberspace is neither a
mission nor an operation. Instead, cyberspace is
a strategic, operational and tactical warfighting
domain a place in which the Air Force or other
services can fight.
"The domain is defined by the electromagnetic
spectrum," Dr. Kass said. "It's a domainjust like air,

space, land and sea. It is a domain in and through
which we deliver effects fly and fight, attack
and defend and conduct operations to obtain our
national interests."
The cyber domain includes all the places an
electron travels. The electron, which is part of the
atom, can travel from one atom to the next. This
concept is key to electronic communication and
energy transmission.
An electron may travel from a cell phone to a
cell tower, for instance. The path the electron takes,
the shape of its path, the speed it travels, and the
direction it travels are all critical to ensuring the cell
phone works and that a usable signal is received.
As part of a signal, an electron can travel from a
handheld computer to a reception tower, over a wire
to a telephone, to a television through an antenna,
from a radio transmitter to radio, and from computer
to computer as part of a network.
The electron can also travel, as part of energy
transmission, from a microwave oven to popcorn
seeds to make them pop, from generators over a
wire to a light bulb, and from an X-ray machine
through bone to a detection plate to make an image
for a doctor to review.
The places where the electron travels is the cyber
domain, or cyberspace. And the ability to deliver a
full range of cyber effects to detect, deter, deceive,
disrupt, defend, deny, and defeat any signal or
electron transmission is the essence of fighting in

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I see Airmen airborne, fighting forest
and range fires, delivering fire retardant
liquid from C-130s again to save
lives and protect citizens' property.
From rescuing individuals in danger,
to providing storm warning, to fighting
fires, to delivering supplies across a
global air bridge, Airmen are the real
manifestation ofAmerican compassion
and strength.
It has been my observation Airmen
do these tasks so well that people at risk
expect an American response no matter
how far or how adverse the conditions
or how tough the task. It has also been
my observation these Airmen make all
this look so easy that others believe it
is easy which, of course, it's not.
I see Airmen who are often first to
the fight through the attributes inherent
in the exploitation of air power,
engaging enemies across vast ranges
on a truly global scale, striking targets
or transporting themselves and their
fellow warriors to hot spots throughout
the world. These Airmen then stand
alongside them in the fight as a joint
team, delivering military options,
anywhere on Earth.
These Airmen fly bombers on a
truly intercontinental scale, routinely
striking targets at ranges unequaled in
the history of warfare, with peerless
precision, speed, and lethality, while
simultaneously holding other targets at
risk, thereby deterring and dissuading
adverse actions.
Other Airmen fly the giant airlift
and refueling aircraft, also on a truly
intercontinental scale, daily delivering
humanitarian relief supplies, other
war fighters, cargo, and the means
to conduct theater war fighting on
the scale required in this long war on
terrorism. In fact, every 90 seconds,
somewhere on the surface of the Earth,
these Airmen take to the air 24 hours
a day, seven days a week, good weather
or foul in defense of this country.
I see Airmen slip into hollow cockpits
of fighter aircraft and, to paraphrase
James Salter's "Gods of Tin," plug
themselves into the machine. As these
Airmen prepare themselves for combat,
the canopy grinds shut and seals them
off. Their oxygen, their very breath,
is carried with them into the chilled
vacuum in a steel bottle. Their only
voice is the radio. They're as isolated
as a deep-sea diver.
For these warriors operating in

their unique domain time and space
are compressed. To them, geographical
expanses are reduced and geographical
barriers are bypassed by the hurtling
aircraft again exploiting the inherent
benefits of the ultimate high ground
and vantage of operating within this
unique domain.
In combat, these Airmen live or die
alone. They're certainly accompanied
by others, flying and fighting alongside
- but, really, they are alone in these
fighteraircraft. They're fightingthe laws
of physics, as well as our increasingly
lethal enemies. And the connection to
technology is real because first they
become part of the aircraft and then the
aircraft becomes a part of them, all in
defense of this Nation.
I see Airmen succeed throughout
the world, mirroring America's
diversity and its blend of capabilities,
devotion, courage, and valor that unite
warriors across cultures and national
I see Airmen who provide measured
military effects and save lives.
I see Airmen standing shoulder to
shoulder with their brothers and sisters
on the ground, hunting terrorists as
part of our special ops teams, driving
convoys, guarding bases, conducting
truly high risk combat search and
rescue missions, and providing medical
services in places the devil himself
doesn't dare to tread.
I see the daily mission reports from
U.S. Central Command, documenting
multiple examples of Airmen on
the scene when surface troops are
in contact, who attack with both the
aircraft-mounted gatling guns and
with the precision-guided munitions,
and whose actions set the conditions
for victory. This is the essence of the
combatant spirit and the joint team.
I see Airmen who quietly support
national objectives over the long
term. When American ground troops
returned home after liberating Kuwait
in 1991, Airmen stayed in theater as the
preponderance of the force deployed to
not only enforce the United Nations'
Resolutions but to defend the local
populations from tyranny. In fact, since
that time, Airmen have been fighting
in Iraq for 16 straight years, including
the 12 years of sacrifice and deployed
operations in support of Operation
Northern Watch and Operation
Southern Watch standing guard in the
desert as the major American military

force engaged.
I see Airmen demonstrating the
inherent flexibility of American air
power in responding to combat tasking
during this same period with two
additional deployments into theArabian
Gulf, as well as combat operations over
Bosnia and Kosovo and an unwavering
air bridge for resupply and medical
evacuation without skipping a beat.
I see Airmen on duty at this moment
flying America's constellation of
military spacecraft. This solely Air
Force mission involves hundreds of
military satellites and thousands of
Airmen, serving as the Nation's eyes
and ears. These Airmen operate the key
spacecraft that provide early warning,
communications, precise navigation
and weather information for America's
combat forces. They are "on watch" 24
hours a day, seven days a week and
again, they have never skipped a beat.
I see Airmen airborne at this moment
in support of Operation Noble Eagle
- overhead the cities and U.S. citizens.
This solely Air Force mission involves
hundreds of aircraft and thousands
of Airmen, operating from dozens of
locations scattered from Alaska, to
Hawaii, to the East Coast, serving as
the airborne shield for America. These
Airmen, in flight aboard Airborne
Waring and Control Systems early
warning aircraft, aerial refueling tankers
and jet fighters are on "on watch" 24
hours a day, seven days a week and
again, they have never skipped a beat.
I see Airmen on duty at this moment
across the Inter-Continental Ballistic
Missile (ICBM) fields and deep
within the missile silos located across
the heartland of America "North of
Interstate 80." This solely Air Force
mission involves hundreds of missiles
and thousands ofAirmen, serving as the
most responsive element of America's
"triad," our nuclear deterrent backstop.
These Airmen are also "on watch" 24
hours a day, seven days a week and
again, they have never skipped a beat.
I see battlefield Airmen engaged in
surface combat alongside this country's
finest Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.
These special operators, combat
controllers, para-jumpers (combat
search and rescue to bring back all
downed Airmen, no matter their
nationality or service), terminal attack
controllers, combat communicators,
and combat weathermen serve as the
immediate connection from the surface

joint team to the airborne Airmen -
delivering the desired kinetic and non-
kinetic effects 24 hours a day, seven
days a week and, they too, have never
skipped a beat.
I see Airmen who represent America
at its best: its honor, valor, courage,
and devotion; its mastery of science
and technology; its awesome military
might; its commitment to freedom;
its flexibility and adaptability. It has
always been this way: from our humble
beginnings since before World War
I, to a decisive military force which
ended World War II, to a truly global
force that manned the intercontinental
missiles, jet tankers and bombers of
the Cold War, and today contribute to a
long list of successes in the global war
on terror.
As a reminder of the successes, the
last time American Soldiers have been
attacked by enemy aircraft was April,
1953 more than 53 years ago! The
ability for our surface combatants
to look up into the sky, knowing that
there's nothing to fear is priceless.
Yet, air, space and cyberspace
dominance is not an entitlement it's
a direct fight that must be won as a
predicate to any other activity. The battle
for air, space, and, now, cyberspace
superiority has been and will always
be the first battle of any war.
These Airmen of today's U.S. Air
Force have a glorious heritage: from
the days of the first combat pilots of
the Lafayette Escadrille of WWI, to
the groundbreaking Tuskegee Airmen
of WWII, to the early jet pilots flying
"Sabres" over the distant Yalu River
during the Korean War, to the early
space and missile pioneers that put
America on the ultimate high ground of
space, to the heroic Jolly Green Giants
and prisoners of war of Vietnam, to the
Airmen presently engaged in combat
across Iraq and Afghanistan.
They all live on the threshold of a
vast horizon across the air, space
and cyberspace domains. Airmen must
be able to continue to mold America's
incredible technological might into the
air, space and cyber systems which
guarantee our freedoms and our future.
The United States of America and
the joint team that defends it depend
on their Air Force to deliver national
objectives on a global scale to an extent
unseen in the history of mankind. Yes,
America truly soars on Air Force

Oct. 20, 2006

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Town hall meeting provides answer to housing concerns

Atown hall meeting was held Monday,
giving base housing residents a chance
to voice concerns and ask questions
concerning housing privatization. The
following questions are some of the
concerns addressed at the meeting.
Will it be necessary to sign a lease?
Yes. If the member is deployed,
Special Power of Attorney will be
needed to sign the lease. The lease is
a 12-month agreement between the
member and GMH. The lease lets the
developer collect the Basic Allowance
for Housing that is used for construction
Will it be necessary to have renter's
The landlord will provide personal
property and liability insurance for every
home upon application of the resident.
Residents may augment the insurance
provided by the landlord to ensure that
adequate coverage is provided for all
personal property.
A coverage sheet will be provided
to each family describing the terms,
limits and conditions of the policy and

If a loss is sustained and a claim needs
to be filed, residents should notify GMH
by the next business day.
Will pets be permitted in privatized
All pets must be registered with GMH
by completing the pet addendum when
signing the lease. If additional pet(s) are
acquired after move-in, the resident must
update the pet addendum within 10 days.
All pets are required to be registered at
the Tyndall Veterinary Services within 10
days of arrival or after taking ownership
of the animal.
Occupants already residing on base
and having a pet or pets that have been
currently approved by the housing office
will be grandfathered into the program,
but must register the pet with the GMH
community manager and complete a
pet addendum. If you have a special
requirement please discuss your situation
with the community manager on a case-
by-case basis.
Only cats, dogs, hamsters, gerbils, fish
and birds are allowed in family housing.
A maximum of two pets are allowed per

Will I be allowed to have a pool or a
If you currently have permission for
a trampoline or pool on record with the
housing office and an AF Form 332
on file you will be grandfathered into
the program and you may retain your
trampoline or pool. If you elect to remove
your trampoline or pool, the ground must
be restored to the original condition and
restored at your expense.
Use of trampolines, pools and hot tubs
are prohibited in the housing areas.
Will a different type of cable service
be offered?
The current service wil continue, but
other options are being researched.
Satellite systems are permitted; however,
they will not be larger than 39 inches in
diameter. In order to ensure installation
does not damage homes or detract from
the appearance of the homes or the
community, the resident must agree to
the terms of the satellite dish addendum
and execute such addendum which will
become a binding part of the lease.
Once the new housing is built how
will the residents be assigned?

Tech. Sgt. Angela Wilson

1st Lt Amanda Ferrell
Sergeant Wilson receives the Checkertail Salute
Warrior of the Week award from Col. Scott Davis,
325th Fighter Wing vice commander.
Sergeant Wilson contributed to raising her shop's pro-
ductivity rate 10 percent and decreased errors 50 percent.
She revamped the F-15 data verification process saving
eight man-hours per aircraft maintenance unit analysis per

Duty title: 325th Maintenance Operations
Squadron database management and
production analysis NCO in charge
Hometown: Houston
Time on station: Eleven months
Time in service: Nineteen years
Hobbies: Traveling and shopping
Goals: To make master sergeant and even-
tually chief master sergeant
Favorite thing about Tyndall AFB: The
challenge of utilizing your supervisory skills
Favorite movie: "Shark Tale"
Favorite book: "How Stella Got HerGroove
Back" by Terry McMillan
Proudest moment in the military:
Making technical sergeant
The Checkertail Salute is a 325th Fighter Wing
commander program designed to recognize Tyn-
dall's Warrior of the Week Supervisors can nomi-
nate individuals via their squadron and group com-
manders. Award recipients receive a certificate,
letter from the commander and a one-day pass.

The assignments will be determined by
the construction schedule and demolition
IfI have been in housing for 12 years
and I am in the Air National Guard in
older housing, how will I qualify for
the newer housing?
The assignments will be determined by
the construction schedule and demolition
Will storage sheds be allowed?
Storage sheds are prohibited. Military
members assigned to housing at the
present time with storage sheds in the
rear of the units are allowed to keep the
storage sheds. Military members must
have an AF Form 332 on file with the
housing office.
Will military members have to pay
for utilities?
Currently utilities are included in
your rent. Once all of the homes in
a neighborhood are equipped with
will be tracked for one year. An average
consumption will be determined for


The Gulf Defender is
published for people like
Senior Airman Justin Usera,
325th Operations Support
Squadron air traffic controller


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Instructor teaches students more than intelligence

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325th Fighter Wing PublicAffairs
Ongoing readiness exercises and
deployment training are constant
reminders that Tyndall Airmen are
poised and ready to engage in the Global
War on Terror.
Intelligence trainees from the Special
Operations Command Intelligence
Formal Training Unit, which is attached
to the 325th Fighter Wing and located at
Hurlburt Field, Fla., gain the knowledge
and insight needed to navigate today's
battle space, which is riddled with
anomalous threats and cultural
For one particular instructor,
preparing intelligence professionals
for their role in the Global War on
Terror is a pressing responsibility,
and it one he proudly accepts.
Master Sgt. Jason Olszewski,
AFSOC IFTU superintendent, has been
an instructor at the largest intelligence
formal training unit in the Air Force for
two years.
"Master Sgt. Olszewski brings 14
years of intelligence experience to
the table," said Ralph Wade, a fellow
AFSOC IFTU instructor. "His attitude
and enthusiasm concerning the value an
intelligence specialist brings to the fight
are infectious."
Sergeant Olszewski's pastexperience
as an intelligence professional at
Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England
and Kadena Air Base, Japan has
provided students outstanding insight
into the intelligence requirements
of special operations units, said
Mr. Wade.
"In Korea, I gained experience
operating under the 'total war' concept,

whereas my experience at Mildenhall was
with more 'low intensity' operations,"
said Sergeant Olszewski. "It gave me
a broad perspective, and I pass that
knowledge onto my students here."
"The intelligence business is founded
on credibility," said Maj. Andres
Nazario, 720th Special Tactics Group
director of intelligence. "Master
Sgt. Olszewski has the operational
experience and credibility needed to
teach a crop of new special operations
intelligence professionals the ropes."
The need forintelligence professionals
has increased since initial GWOT
operations began more than five years
ago. With eight classes, producing 96
graduates a year, the special operations
intelligence community at Hurlburt, is
working to provide experts to meet the
current and future demand for Air Force
intelligence personnel.
"For eight months, Master Sgt.
Olszewski was the acting director of
the AFSOC IFTU, and led an initiative
to 'surge' training operations in order to
reduce the backlog of special operations
intelligence personnel and meet the
growing demands of special operations in
the GWOT," said Maj. Kenneth Cushing,
AFSOC IFTU Operating Location-B
commander. "The AFSOC IFTU has
been lauded as the intelligence training
'model' due in large part to Master Sgt.
Olszewski's outstanding leadership."
The sergeant's leadership style has
made a tremendous impact on both his
students and peers.
"Professionally, Master Sgt. Olszewski
is an ideal senior non-commissioned
officer- one who inspires you to perform
to a higher standard," said 1st Lt. Jennifer
Phillips, AFSOC IFTU student. "As an

instructor, he works diligently to ensure
his students learn the material, and he
pushes his students to perform to the next
level. He's willing to go that 'extra step'
to take care of his students."
"Master Sgt. Olszewski wants students
to learn from his mistakes so they
don't make the same ones in the field
during live combat operations," said
John Smith, AFSOC IFTU instructor.
"He tries to create an environment as
realistic as possible to the one they will
be operating in."
Sergeant Olszewski, along with
his fellow instructors, remains the
foundation of the special operations
intelligence community by producing
capable war fighters who will support
the GWOT following their graduation
from the four-week intelligence course.
"All students, both officer and
enlisted, benefit from the experiences
Master Sgt. Olszewski relates to in
the classroom," said Mr. Wade. "He
provides examples of intelligence
support successes and failures,
highlighting the failures as lessons
learned and not to be repeated."
Serving as an example himself, the
sergeant's experience and enthusiasm
for special operations intelligence
enables students to successfully carry
out their mission and serve as the Air
Force's newest special operations
intelligence professionals.
"This is the best job I've ever had,"
said Sergeant Olszewski. "I enjoy being
able to relay my experiences to students
in a way that offers perspective and helps
them see how supporting the special
operations intelligence mission differs
from other intelligence missions in the
Air Force."

What will you always remem-
ber about your first flight in
the F-15?
"I remember climbing up the
ladder and sitting in the cockpit of
this massive jet. The power of the
jet is amazing."

1st Fighter Squadron B-Course student

Congratulations to the Air
Battle Manager graduates of
Class 07-001 from the 325th
Air Control Squadron!

I brake for jets
46s Staff Sgt. Michael Kell, 372nd Training
& Squadron/Detachment 4 F-15 crew chief
Instructor, explains the different com-
ponents of the brake assembly to Air-
men Basic Caleb White, Will Prince, Ryan
Walsh, 372nd TRS/Det. 4 students.
Steven Wallace

To learn about becoming
a member of the Tyndall
Honor Guard, call 283-4405.


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Major Rudd reviews his check list from the cockpit of an F-15 prior to taxi. Major Rudd joined 11 other F-15 pilots in flight for V

War Day provides training for 95th FS instructor

Many units provide

a real fighter challenge
325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
It's the beginning of "War Day" for the 95th
Fighter Squadron on an overcast, autumn morning.
The briefing room is full of flight suits, each worn
by pilots conversing with each other about the day's
upcoming events. Occasional laughter fills the room.
It's about 15 minutes until their mission briefing
As it becomes five minutes until, a hush spreads
across the room and anticipation rises.
You could hear a pin drop.
The briefing always starts precisely on time, not a
minute before and not a minute after.
"Time hack, in one minute it will be zero-seven-
thirty," said Maj. Jason Rudd, 95th Fighter Squadron
Weapons and Tactics Chief.
"Hack, zero-seven-thirty," he said one minute
Major Rudd then proceeds to launch into the brief-

ing covering mission objectives, rules of engagement,
radio protocol, safety and more.
"Leadership has given us this great opportunity for
training," he said, stressing the importance of the day
to the pilots.
During War Day, the squadron, along with other
units from Tyndall and nearby bases, engaged in a
fictional war scenario referred to as a large force
"War Day was an exercise that provided a unique
opportunity to challenge both the 95th FS and the
95th Aircraft Maintenance Unit in a way that most
resembles real world combat," said Lt. Col. William
Routt, 95th FS commander.
The exercise was developed to keep the instructor
pilots' tactical viability and boost their morale.
"When the instructors were in their operational
units, they had more opportunities for LFEs," said
Colonel Routt. "Here, they train students day in and
day out and their student load is not easing up. The
scenarios they teach are far simpler blocking and tack-
ling than War Day. This day was created to challenge
the instructors."
The exercise also served as a reminder to both the instruc-

tors and students the objective is to fight and win x
Twelve F-15s from the 95th FS took part
Day. Also participating in War Day were foul
from Barksdale AFB, La.; four F-16s from Ke
National Guard, Texas; two AT-38s from Mood
Ga.; four F-4s from the 82nd Aerial Targets Sq
here and four F-15s from the 1st FS here.
The scenario had two countries joined tc
against the U.S., attacking an area of the Gulf-
Florida for political and capital gain.
The F-15s took on the challenge of defend
U.S. as "blue air," while the others, with call sil
Rash, Skull, and Doom, played "red air," ati
them from the south.
"Going against the threat of War Day is fa
difficult than that of any other country, not bec
the numbers of aircraft or the aircraft's capabil
because we are fighting American pilots who
best trained in the world," said Colonel Routt.
know and use the same tactics we do. They kn
capabilities and our weaknesses."
With "red air" regenerating themselves afte
"shot," they had the advantage with 30 aircraft
"blue air's" 11.

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"The 95th FS defended the target from all striker air-
craft in accordance with the mission objectives," said
Lt. Col. Mark Hayes, 95th FS director of operations.
"The 95th FS, without doubt, were the clear winners
of this engagement. It was a huge success given the
challenge at hand."
Sometimes meeting an objective requires conquering
of a few obstacles. War Day was not an exception.
"We ran into a couple of obstacles along the way,"
said Major Rudd. "The biggest obstacle was the
weather. Part of the airspace we planned to use was
completely unworkable. So, we made a real time change
to the plan, and then proceeded with the mission."
As with any mission, training or real world, safety
is paramount.
"Safety is always important," said Major Rudd. "A
smart tactical plan is inherently safe. If it is not safe,
it is not a smart plan."
"(War Day) in my opinion, was the most effective
training the instructor pilots in the 95th FS have had
in the last year and a half," he continued.
This is the third War Day the 95th FS has held in the
last three years, providing LFE training for instructors
that is difficult to come by in a training squadron.
"Hopefully this tradition will continue," said Colo-
nel Routt.

A pair of F-15s take off to participate in War Day while alert jets were cocked and
ready to go.

Airman 1st Class Benjamin Wheeler, 95th AMU crew chief (center), assists Major
Rudd and 2nd Lt. Anthony May, 95th FS student pilot, into the cockpit of an F-

Lt. Col. Phil Campbell, 95th FS director of
scheduling inspects the front wheel well of an
F-15 during a preflight inspection.


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Oct. 20, 2006

Dry cleaning and alterations
facility relocated
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.

PCS workshop
The next Smooth Move Permanent
Change of Station Workshop will be
held 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 8 in Bldg. 743.
This is a voluntary workshop designed to
assist military and civilian members and
their families as they prepare for a PCS.
Please note, if this is either your first PCS
or remote assignment you are required to
make an appointment. To sign up for the
workshop, please call 283-4204.

Retiree Appreciation Day
Tyndall will host a Retiree Apprecia-
tion Day Nov. 4. Events include base
mission tours, free health screenings
and Base Exchange and Commissary
specials for retirees. To sign up for the
base tour, call 283-4204.

Tricare briefing
The 325th Medical Group Tricare op-
erations office and Tricare service center
staff will join with the Naval Support
Activity Clinic, Panama City Beach to
present a Tricare health benefits briefing
6 p.m. 8 p.m., Nov. 9 atthe NSALong
Glass Club. The presentation addresses
all aspects of the Tricare health benefit
to include Tricare for Life and a segment
will cover skilled nursing versus long
term care. For more information, contact
the 325th MDG Tricare Operations office
at 283-7331 or 283-7332.

Federal employees health benefits
Because ofopen season forfederal em-
ployees health benefits Nov. 13 through
Dec. 11, Tyndall will host a health fair
1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 in Bldg. 662, room
237. Representatives from Blue Cross
Blue Shield of Florida, the Mail Han-
dlers Benefits Plan, and Government
Employees Hospital Association, will
be present at the health fair to answer
questions concerning federal employ-
ees health benefits.

During open season, FEHB Program
enrollees can change health plans and
enrollment. New eligible employees
may also enroll during this time. The
new Federal Employees' Dental and
Vision Insurance Program will be open
for enrollment during this time.
For more information, contact Bell
Ward at 283-8233.

Gulf Coast Community College
will be closed Nov. 10, at all locations
in observance of Veterans Day. The
deadline to apply for Fall Graduation
is Nov. 17. Applications are available
on-line under Web Registration-Forms.
For more information call 283-4332.

Military speakers needed
Community function planners,
schools and local groups are re-
questing service members to speak
about their mission and experiences
in the Air Force. If you are inter-
ested in speaking in the local com-

munity, join the speaker's bureau by
contacting the 325th Fighter Wing
Public Affairs office at 283-4500.

Thrift Shop
The Thrift Shop is open 9:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday Friday.
Consignments are accepted from
all valid identification card holders
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday
and Thursdays. For more information,
call 286-5888.

Airman magazine
The fall quarterly issue of Airman
is currently available. For informa-
tion on e-mail notifications, magazine
subscriptions, reader feedback or story
ideas, go to

AAFES catalog supplement
The 2006 Exchange Fall/Winter
Jewelry supplement is now available.
The supplement is available at all main
stores and online at

Catholic services
Daily Mass, 11:30 a.m.
Chapel Two
Reconciliation, 11 a.m. Friday
or by appointment
Chapel 2
Sunday Mass, 9:30 a.m.,
Chapel Two
Religious Education, 11 a.m.,
Bldg. 1476
Protestant services
Traditional worship service,
9:30 a.m., Chapel One
Contemporary worship service,
11 a.m., Chapel Two
Wednesday Fellowship,
5 p.m., Chapel Two
(For more information on other
services in the local area, call the
Chaplain's office at 283-2925.)

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Lisa Norman
You've got mail
Senior Airman Andrew Riley, 325th Communications Squadron document security clerk, sorts mail.
The Official Mail Center, located in Building 1003, is the hub for all incoming and outgoing official mail.
The OMC is collocated with the Postal Service Center and the Tyndall Branch of the United States Postal
Service. The OMC customer service is open Monday through Friday and hours of operation are 9 a.m. -
4:30 p.m. May 15 through Nov. 14 and 7:30 a.m. 3 p.m. Nov. 15 through May 14.

Oct. 20, 2006

Gulf Defender

1st FS takes first in Pig Prog

PIGSKIN PROGNOSTICATOR They were predicted to be a top offense this year, but
From Coffee Town have struggled to put points on the board.
What an exciting weekend of football! Coming into the game, Tampa Bay had given up 91
It provided hope for those fans whose teams are points through four games and Cincinnati could only
perennial losers and discomfort to fans who thought manage 13 points. It should be alright though-justtalk
their team was a lock for the playoffs. to wide receiver Chad Johnson and he'll tell you about
Out of 13 games, nine were decided by less than 10 how many end zone celebrations he's got planned for
points and eight of these were this week's game.
decided by three points or less. Let's talk to someone
It kept my heart pumping until who does have something
the final whistle. Who is Tyndall to celebrate. The 1st
Of all the games, two really picking? Fighter Squadron took
stood out this week to me. One over first place in the pig
was the Titans versus Redskins. 325th OSS picks prog standings after they
It may have been the biggest for NFL week seven: got nine picks correct.
S.1 for NFL week seven: .
upset this week considering "It feels great being in
the Redskins were considered ,. ii first. I just hope I can stay
Super Bowl bound by many. Dc iioiiu N. J, i on top of the heap until
I think that idea was pretty G(JIc Ba\ at Miami the end of the season,"
hilarious considering they Jaclonmi ille ;a Hoiuson said Tami Viskoscil, 1st
barely made the playoffs last Nei EnIlanld a BulTalo FS picker. "I'm especially
season and quarterback Mark Philadelphlia at Tampa1 Ba\ happy I'm beating the
Brunell's arm is as strong as Piisburih a r.ilanta maintenance squadron."
their kicker's. San Dicuo at Kansas (-ll When I attempted
I mean, come on! He's 700 Dien \r at CIt'lhlad to contact the 325th
trillion years old and the team Ari/ona at Oakland Maintenance Squadron
expects him to be able to throw iiinnsota at Scarilc picker Mark Massey, he
to receivers who are known X\asliiiton at Ildlianalolis conveniently avoided his
for outrunning defenses, not NY Giants ai Dallas phone. Massey did get nine
going across the middle to picks correct this week to
provide him an easy short tie Viskoscil for the most,
target. Perhaps, Washington but Massey still has 325th
should consider starting backup MXS tied for second.
quarterback Jason Campbell, who's about 676 trillion When Viskoscil was told that I would pass
years younger than Brunell. the 1st FS in the next week or two she remained
Speaking of teams with young quarterbacks, Tampa confident.
Bay, that was projected to be crushed by the Bengals, "Bring it on," said Viskoscil.
stunned Cincinnati with touchdown with 35 seconds That's good though, she can stay confident. It will
left in the game. The Buccaneers pulled ahead and just devastate her even more when I blow the 1st FS
win its first game of the season with the final score right off the standings.
14-13. This must make those Bengals a little nervous. Now, let's get out there and watch some football!

Intramural Sports Standings

Flag Football

Congratulations to the 325th Secu-
rity Forces Squadron the Flag Football
champions for 2006! They beat the 325th
Operations Squadron 42-27 in the cham-
pionship game.


Phase #1
ACS #1
83rd #1

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 #2
ACS #2
CS #1
372nd TRS
43rd AMU
CS #2
Phase #2

Steve Murphy
Troy Brown
Jason Smith
James Warren
Michelle Clements
Chong Dodson
Brenda Wisham
Melinda Schirk

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Pig Prog Scorebox

1st FS 60 CPTS 53
MXS 59 NCOA 52
Pig Prog 56 CES 51
372nd TRS 55 OSS 49
1st Sgts. 54 ACS 48
28th TES 54 CS 43
SVS 41
SFS 39

Tigers Open Season on the Road

The Tyndall Tigers men's
varsity basketball team will
tip off the 2006-07 season
this weekend as they travel
to Eglin AFB to challenge the
host Eagles in the opening
of Southeastem Military
Athletic Conference action.
The games are scheduled to
be played 3p.m. Saturday and
noon Sunday Next weekend
the Tigers will be at home as
they host the MacDill AFB


The 2006 intramural basketball
season will be starting Nov. 13 and
LOIs are due by Thursday. Interested
Airmen can to contact their squadron
sports reps for more information.

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43rd AMU crew out loads competition

325th Maintenance Group
On Oct. 6, four of the best weapons load crews from
the 325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron competed for
the coveted 'Load Crew of the Quarter' competition.
Each crew was tasked with loading two AIM-9s and
two AIM-120s during a timed evaluation.
The competition gives the crews a chance to shine
in front of their peers and supervisors, showcasing the
capabilities ofthe training they receive. The competition
is a morale booster for the 325th AMXS to rally its
Airmen and highlight the best load crews.
The crews are selected by their respective
aircraft maintenance units by first competing
within their AMU and then competing
against load crews from other AMUs. Four
crews won their inner unit competitions and
took on the quarterly challenge.
The teams that made it to the competition
were crew 1-9 from the 1st AMU, crew 2-7
from the 2nd AMU, crew 3-8 from the 95th
AMU, and crew 4M-1 from the 43rdAMU.
All four crews started their morning off
at weapons standardization with a dress and

appearance inspection.
"It's important for the load crews
to be sharp and be an example for
their peers. They need to adhere to
all the standards," said Master Sgt.
Ronald Pandullo, 43rd AMU weapons
maintenance NCO in charge.

Next, they completed a 20-question test. Then they
completed the loading portion of the competition.
The competition was close but one team emerged the
winner the 43rd AMU.
'They looked good during the competition. They did
a great job and finished well under the allotted time,"
said Sergeant Pandullo.
This quarter's win went to the 43rd AMU team,
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Leon-Guererro, weapons load crew
chief, Senior Airman Angel Santiago-Ortiz and Airmen
1st Class Brenton Gates, weapons load crew members.

Courtesy Photo
Airman Gates, Sergeant Leon-Guererro and Airman
Santiago-Oritz of the 43rd AMU crew compete in the
quarterly competition.

Oct. 20, 2006

Oct. 20, 2006


The Call!







Gulf Defender Page 17

Assault can happen-

be aware, seek help

325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Sexual assault of adolescent and
adult women has been called a silent
epidemic, because it occurs at high rates
yet is rarely reported to the authorities.
Several reasons contribute to the
underreporting of sexual assault cases.
Many victims do not tell others about
the assault, because they fear that they
will not be believed or will be derogated.
Other victims may not realize that
they have actually experienced legally
defined rape or sexual assault, because
the incident does not fit the prototypic
scenario of "stranger rape." Here at
Tyndall there is more than one option
to choose from when reporting a sexual
"If you are a victim of sexual assault,
there are two different avenues you
can take," said Sheri Ward, Tyndall's
Family Advocacy Outreach manager.
"There is a restricted report, which
is confidential. No one in your chain
of command is notified, there is no
prosecution or charges pressed and
local law authorities aren't notified. You
can still receive counseling and medical
treatment, but if you ever change your
mind, the opportunity to press charges
is still available to you."
"There is also an unrestricted report,"
said Ms. Ward. "In this instance the
police, supervisor and chain of command
are notified."
"In either circumstance it is very
important to seek medical attention
as soon as possible," said Ms. Ward.
"It's very important to not take a bath,
comb your hair, go to the bathroom,
change clothes and brush your teeth.
This allows the medical examiner to
collect evidence and properly treat the
According to Ending Violence
Against Women population reports,
an average of four million American
women experience a serious assault by
a partner each year.
"Being aware of abuse in relationships
and early warnings is important, so you
can help the victim," said Ms. Ward.
According to Bureau of Justice
Statistics, one in five female high school
students report being physically and/or
sexually abused by a dating partner.

Assaulted girls are eight to nine times
more likely to have tried to commit
'"he most common age of women
who are abused is between 16 to 24
years old," said Ms. Ward.
The need to educate teenagers and
young women how to recognize and
help someone who is involved in
an unhealthy relationship is critical.
The chance they know someone in a
relationship like this is likely, whether
they realize it or not. According to the
Bureau of Justice Statistics one in three
teens reports knowing a friend or peer
who has been physically, emotionally or
sexually abused.
Warning signs to look for in an
unhealthy relationship, could be control,
jealousy and anxiety. Women also may
try to cover bruises with make-up, high-
collared shirts or sunglasses. Victims of
abuse have a tendency to withdraw from
social activities and isolate themselves.
"If you know someone in an abusive
relationship, let them know that you
are concerned for their safety," said
Ms. Ward. "Be supportive and non-
judgmental of them; it is very common
for women who are in an abusive
relationship to continue the relationship,
or get back into the relationship after it
has ended."
"It is also important to encourage
them to talk to people who can provide
help and guidance," said Ms. Ward.
"Continue to be supportive after
the relationship has ended because
victims often have a low self-esteem.
This can cause them to go back to the
Be aware of the actions of peers,
friends and co-workers. If someone
is in an abusive relationship provide a
helping hand and point them to others
who can help.
Tyndall's Sexual Assault Response
Coordinator serves as a single
point of contact for integrating and
coordinating victim care from an
initial report through resolution of
issues related to the victim's health
and well-being.
For more information on Sexual
Assault, call the SARC office at 283-
8192, or call the 24-hour/7-day-a-week
response capability at 625-1231.

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Ryan McGraw checks
instructor pilot.

Lisa Norman
out the inside of an F-15 cockpit with Maj. Nick Kavouras, 95th FS

95th FS holds second 'Pilot for Day"

325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Visiting his dad's old squadron Oct. 12 helped Ryan
McGraw, 10, Pilot for a Day, cope with his loss.
This was the 95th Fighter Squadron's second time
inducting a child as its special guest in their Pilot for
a Day program. Before he stepped into the simulator,
Ryan had the opportunity to meet the commander,
participate in a step brief with pilots and tested for
uniform and mask fitting.
Ryan witnessed his father, Edward McGraw suffer a
heart attack June 6, 2003. At the time he was stationed
at Robins AFB, Ga. During McGraw's first tour as a
military member, September 1988 to December 1991,
he worked at the 95th FS.
"It was really good for him to see some things his
father did that he never got the opportunity to see," said
Tara McGraw, Ryan's mother. "It was great for Ryan
because they treated him more like a member of the
crew than a child."
"He was beaming at the end of the day," said Jwen
Radford, Ryan's grandmother. "The squadron really
made everyone feel really special."
Even though the squadron has a very busy training
schedule, the commander views this program as a
great way to give back to the community and share the
"There are many who are not as fortunate and
through what ever means we can provide, comfort or
a fun experience, we can give back," said Col. Routt,
95th FS commander. "Through this program, I hope to
paint a good picture of the 95th FS, the 325th Fighter
Wing and the Air Force. We can tell the Air Force story
to the community."
When Ryan was asked what part of the day he
enjoyed the most he was quick to respond.

"One was the simulator and the F-15 was great," said
Ryan. "The other part was to be able to see how my dad
did his work."
It is clear the 95th FS motto "Once a Bonehead,
always a Bonehead" is true, as the squadron opened its
doors to comfort a child of a former "Bonehead."
As the 95th FS successfully completed its second Pilot
for a Day, the squadron is proud it has made a difference
in another child's life.
"He really loved it," said Ms. McGraw. "It was ev-
erything we hoped for and more."

Major Kavouras shows Ryan the gear pilots
wear during flight.

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Medical Group exercises

life-saving tactics

1st Lt Jon Qulnlan
Majors Lisa Mitchell and Norreen Burke administer simulated
emergency medical care on Airman 1st Class Rogue Utero-Ostola-
za, 325th Operational Support Squadron during the 325th Medical
Group's annual expeditionary readiness exercise here Oct. 7.

Isi LI ion uuinlan
Medics transport a "casualty" from an Army UH-1 Huey. More than
100 Airmen from the group participated in the training which included
exercising aero-medical evacuations, treating combat injuries, and
treating chemical and biological injuries.

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Also in attendance were former chiefs of
staff of the Air Force, secretaries of the
Air Force, chief master sergeants of the
Air Force, Air Force Medal of Honor re-
cipients and their families.
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force
Rodney McKinley spoke at the event,
saying he was deeply honored to be a
part of it. He reflected on the Airmen who
serve today, and their connection to the
dedicated Airmen who served in the past.
"We have the most powerful air, space
and cyberspace force in the world," he
said. "This is a long over-due tribute to all
those who are a part ofthis ongoing cycle
of dedicated and talented Americans who
service in the Air Force."
The Air Force Band performed
several pieces while a video was shown
with clips from pilots climbing into
World War II bombers to modem-day
Airmen working in the sands of Iraq.

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen.
T Michael Moseley spoke of several
Airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice
in the name of freedom. He read an
excerpt from a letter sent by Senior
Airman Jason Cunningham, an Air Force
para-jumper with the Special Forces to
his wife, Theresa, before he was killed in
combat in Afghanistan in 2002.
"As if aware of his impending death,
he wrote, 'I'll die a happy man doing
the job I love'," read General Moseley.
"Those are the words of a true para-
jumper, and it speaks volumes of his
commitment and dedication. We honor
him with this memorial, as well as the
countless others who are like him."
Several aircraft, ranging from World
War One bi-planes to today's stealth
bombers and fighters, flew over the
crowd and memorial in chronological
order, providing visual evidence of
the evolution of military flight. The

ceremony ended with a demonstration of the men and women who were the Air
from the Thunderbirds, who buzzed Force blue," said President Bush. "We
the crowd before doing the bomb-burst remember those who gave their lives for
formation, which inspired the design of their fellow Americans. We mourn their
the three-spires of the memorial. loss, we pray for their families and we
"We commemorate today the courage consecrate their legacy here today."

Tech Sgt Cohen Young
On behalf of all American citizens, President George W. Bush ac-
cepts the Air Force Memorial from Ross Perot Jr., Air Force Memo-
rial Foundation Chairman, during the dedication ceremony.

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televisions when you are not using them.
According to the Alliance to Save
Energy, cooling your home in the
summer months puts the most stress
on your energy bill. The ASE advises
homeowners to maintain their air
conditioning equipment to save the
cost and inconvenience of a breakdown
during the hottest days. Cleaning or
replacing filters every month will
also increase the efficiency of air
conditioning, heating and ventilation
systems. For central air conditioning
systems, the ASE suggests purchasing
those with a Seasonal Energy Efficiency
Ratio of 12 or higher.
Also suggested are Energy Star-
certified ceiling fans, which provide
additional cooling and better air
circulation. Ceiling fan models with
energy-efficient lighting are particularly
smart buys.
Other suggestions for energy
conservation are to plant leafy trees and
vines around your home and to install
reflective tiles on your roof and adequate
insulation inyourhome, especially inyour
attic which can reach temperatures of
115 degrees or higher.
Closing blinds or shades on the south
and west-facing windows ofyour house
during the day and installing shading

each type of unit in each neighborhood
and an average will be considered the
resident utility allowance. Bay View and
Shoal Point will not be metered and will
not receive utility bills.
Will Bay View of Shoal Point have
any major improvements?
No. Bay View and Shoal Point are
scheduled for demolition in seven
Will the developer provide boat
Boat and RV parking is prohibited in
the neighborhoods; GMH will provide
alternative options.
Will I be paid to move if I elect not to
sign a lease with the developer?
The move must be completed
prior to the transfer of the property.
The member must set up a pre-
termination and termination with
the Base Housing Office, be issued
official orders and complete the move
before Dec. 1.
Do residents in old housing pay
the same rent as the residents in new

devices such as trellises or awnings will
help keep your home cooler or warmer
depending on the season.
Shifting energy-intensive tasks such
as laundry and dishwashing to off-peak
energy demand hours during nights and
on weekends will reduce the power
strain on local power grids.
The ASE also recommends
purchasing room air conditioners,
major appliances, lighting, windows,
home electronics and office equipment
that are Energy Star-certified. Doing so
may cut your energy bills by 30 percent,
according to ASE analysts.
"The financial and environmental
rewards from conserving energy are
immediate," said Timothy Adams,
Headquarters Air Force Civil Engineer
Agency contractor. "By saving a watt,
we save dollars and reduce our green
house gas emissions, which are all good
things. But these behavior changes need
constant reinforcement and incentives
to have any long term effect. We must
remember our energy independence
depends on all of us doing our part."
"Energy conservation is here to stay,"
said Gilbert Walker, 325th Civil Engineer
Squadron energy and utilities manager.
"Our national security and our need to be
energy independent requires that each and
everyone of us do our partto conserve."

Yes. The type of housing makes no
difference in the amount of rent. The rent
is the same as BAH and depends on the
rank of the member.
Who maintains the lawns?
GMH will provide a contractor to cut
the lawn, but the occupant is responsible
for the maintenance of the fenced in area
of their backyards.
All requests for landscaping alterations
of any kind must be made by completing
the request to make alterations form and
submitted to the community manager.
Will BAH interfere with tuition
No, BAH will not interfere with tuition
assistance, any food assistance program
or any grant money
Who do I talk to if there are
problems with my allotments?
If you see any problems please notify
finance and the community management
office at once.
This and other information is posted
Other helpful Websites on privatization
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