Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts
Clinic closes during
Tyndall clinic services
will be closed after noon
Wednesday for training.
This includes laboratory,
radiology and pharmacy
services. All services re-
open Thursday morning.
Airmen's cookie drive
Homemade cookies are
needed for Team Tyndall's
annual Airmen's Cookie
Drive. Cookie donations
will be collected from
7 9 a.m. Monday at the
loading docks behind the
Commissary. Donations will
be distributedtoAirmen inthe
dormitories for the holidays.
Golden Age holiday
party cookie donations
Cookie donations for the
annual Golden Age holi-
day party will be accepted
until Tuesday at the First
Term Airmen Center and
the 325th Operations Group,
Bldg 219, Suite 1. Formore
information, contact Chief
Master Sgt. Arleen Heath at
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Master Chief Petty Officer Gregg Snaza
Tech. Sgt. lain Morrison, right, deployed from the 325th Civil Engineer Squadron, plays the bagpipes
with Army Maj. Neil Anderson, deployed from Ft. Jackson, S.C., during a tribute to fallen comrades in
front of the U.S. Embassy complex in the International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq.
Tyndall meets historic Doolittle Air Force family
325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
During Jonna Doolittle Hoppes' book
signing event here Tuesday, many people
were able to get a glimpse into the lives of
well-known Air Force heroes.
Hoppes' "Calculated Risk: The Ex-
traordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle" is a
memoir of her famous grandfather, retired
Air Force Gen. Jimmy Doolittle. Retired
Master Sgt. Ed Horton, who worked for
the general as one of the famous "Doolittle
Tokyo Raiders," attended the events here
and autographed books.
"As a child growing up in the Doolittle
household, I was relatively unaware of the
public personas of my grandfather and grand-
mother," said Ms. Hoppes. 'To me, they were
simply Granny and Gramps, and their home
was Doolittle Central, place ofunconditional
love and laughter."
General Doolittle, retired in May 1946,
was a Medal of Honor recipient, pioneer
holder of speed records, leader of the first
aerial attack on the Japanese mainland and
famed World War II air commander.
Fourteen hours of flying over the Sea
of China in a B-25 is a memory that sticks
with Sergeant Horton, then armament chief
who maintained 50 and 30 caliber guns and
bombs until July 1943.
"One time after we landed, I remember
SEE DOOLITTLE PAGE 8
Trst Temok Tranin
Vol. 65, No. 47
Spouses pose for a picture at Heart Link Dec. 1 at the Offi-
cers' Club. Heart Link is an orientation offered to every Air
Force spouse to learn more about the Air Force mission, cus-
toms, and available resources and services. For more infor-
mation, contact the Airmen and Family Readiness Flight at
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the Dec. 1 "Identify This."
Since it was so hard, we
may run it in a future is-
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Dec. 8, 2006
"I tell people to keep a healthy
diet, exercise regularly and get
plenty of rest."
"For pilots who pull Gs, I stress an
anaerobic activity, especially ab-
MARILYN MARSH STAFF SGT. RODRIGO VENER
Commander's secretary Aerospace physiology flight
'I'd advise people to adjust their diet.
Eat less sweets and more protein. For
example, eat peanut M&M's instead
of plain. Also, floss your teeth daily."
LT. COL. GARY PIORKOWSKI
Dental operations flight
'I'd advise people to wash hands. It is
the main reason why people get sick.
The flu is going around, and many peo-
ple have runny noses so germs spread."
AIRMAN JAYNE DUDA
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
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325th Aeromedical-Dental Squadron focus:
What advice would you give to others so
they stay healthy during winter months?
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Dec. 8, 200o G^Vulf Defender Page 3
Senior leaders' letter to Airmen: Be safe this holiday season
(Editors note: This is a joint message
from the Secretary and Chief of Staff of
the Air Force on holiday safety.)
The holiday season gives many of us
the well-deserved opportunity to relax
and celebrate with friends and family.
But for some the holidays can be
stressful, especially when heightened by
separation from loved ones. This time of
year includes unique opportunities for
activities and emotions that we should
be both grateful for and wary of.
We're asking you once again to keep a
close eye on your Wingmen -your friends,
loved ones and fellow Airmen this holi-
day season. Continue to play an important
role in preserving the Air Force's most
precious resource people.
Although we already put a lot of
emphasis on safety, we can all do more
to look out for our Wingmen. Eight of
our precious Airmen have committed
suicide this fiscal year. Many of these
heartbreaking tragedies could have been
avoided ifWingmen had intervened.
In fiscal year 2006 we lost 45 Air-
men to private motor vehicle mishaps
and countless others were injured. Most
of these could have been avoided with
proper risk management decisions.
During this season, in particular, many
off-duty activities carry significant inher-
ent risk that can easily be compounded
by exceeding individual capabilities,
drinking alcohol, failing to follow proper
procedures or wear the proper gear, and
failing to plan for winter travel.
It takes leadership both from indi-
viduals andthe chain of command to pre-
vent needless losses. Leaders at all levels
must focus attention on sound individual
decision making, a disciplined approach
to risk management, and the importance
of educating, motivating, and activating.
Educating means building the knowl-
edge, skills, and characterto behave safely
and decrease risk exposure.
Motivating means giving fellow
Airmen the incentive to make the right
Activating means providing the tools
to act safely and ensuring each Airman
understands the importance of making
the right choice.
Ultimately, we can all make a differ-
ence, both for the friends and families
of our Airmen and for the nation as
a whole. Each life we save and each
mishap we prevent translates directly
into preserving combat capability for
our nation. We are at war and need every
Airman combat ready and in the fight.
We are grateful for the friends and
family who understand and support your
sacrifices, and wish them warmth and
comfort this season under the blanket
of security you provide. We're grateful
for Airmen who demonstrate that the
defense of freedom is an unyielding
endeavor and live by ideals that never
take a holiday.
Today, nearly 700,000 total force
Airmen are answering the call to serve
as part of the Joint Team, defending
our nation here at home or deployed a
Wherever your service takes you
this holiday season, be safe, proud and
certain that all Americans value and
appreciate you. We remain amazed by
what you do every day for our great na-
tion. You have our heartfelt thanks.
(Courtesy of Air Force Link Senior
Sergeant gives tips on escaping the burden of credit card debt
MASTER SGT. JEFFREY T. SANNER
Air Force Materiel Command Manpower, Personnel and Services
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE,
Ohio (AFPN) -- Let's face it: Credit card debt is
a heavy burden to carry. Current statistics report
that American credit card debt is $785 billion, or
an average of about $7,500 per household.
Yes, credit cards are convenient. There is
nothing wrong with maintaining a credit card
for emergency purposes or the occasional large
purchase. The problem arises when we misuse
credit cards, using them as a supplement to our
When this happens, and debt accumulates, the
stress produced can take atoll on our personal rela-
tionships, our peace of mind, and even our health.
A good rule to follow when looking
to purchase anything is if you don't
know when or how you will pay for
an item, then you probably can't af-
ford the item, and therefore shouldn't i
That's good advice, you say. But
what if you are already over your head
in debt, or you just want to knock out
some balances you have been carry-
ing? Here are some tips that can help
1. Stop spending. The first step is
to reduce your use and dependence on
credit cards. Cut up all but one card with the best
terms. You can't use a credit card that is maxed
out anyway, and you will reduce
the temptation to use it again
once it is paid off.
An interesting piece of advice
I read was to freeze the card in
a cup of water. This will reduce
your access to it, and create a
barrier to using it for conve-
S 2. Get on a budget. You need
to know where your money is
going before you know how
much you can pay toward your
This will also ensure that your mandatory bills,
SEE DEBT PAGE 4
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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*FROM DEBT PAGE 3
i.e. food, housing, car,
etc., are paid first.
3. Establish an emer-
gency fund. Establish-
ing $500 to $1,000 in
savings will provide
a safety net for life's
little emergencies, and
will avoid adding to
your credit card bal-
4. Find the hidden
money. If you are hon-
est about your expen-
ditures you probably
have some luxuries you
could live without.
Luxuries such as pre-
internet and cell phone
packages are not neces-
sary for survival.
5. Pay your high-
est-dollar cards first.
List each of your credit
cards, their interest
rates and their mini-
Pay the minimum bal-
ance on the lower inter-
est cards, and then pay
the maximum you can
afford to the highest in-
terest card. This process
is called laddering.
6. Make two pay-
ments a month. Each
payday send a pay-
ment to the highest rate
credit card company.
This pays down the
principal faster, and
is equal to an extra
month's payment over
the course of a year.
7. Consider find-
ing extra income. A
part-time job can help
accelerate your debt
repayment. Even just a
few hours a week can
provide a boost.
8. Seek help. We go
to the doctor when we
are sick, so get some
help, if your financ-
es are suffering. Your
base Airman and Fam-
ily Readiness Centers
have certified finan-
cial counselors on staff
ready and willing to
help you. Their only
goals is to ensure your
readiness to support the
Air Force mission.
You can do this! You
have the power to make
wise choices and be
financially free. It will
require discipline as
well as willingness to
examine and change
The good news is
that regardless of where
you are at, you can
chart a course to be free
from credit card debt.
TYNDALL AF B
Tyndall opened Dec. 7, 1941 for training.
HOME OF AIR DOMINANCE
Dec. 8, 2006
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Tyndall lease signing
Residents need to bring a copy of the service-
member's most recent Leave and Earning State-
ment. For more information, contact the GMH
Community Management Office at 286-1700.
Below is the GMH schedule, based on street
names, for lease signing at the Education Cen-
ter, Bldg. 1230:
8 a.m. noon, Star, Dagger, Constellation
and Falcon; noon 4 p.m., Beacon Beach,
Voodoo and Sabre
8 a.m. noon, Eagle, Sidewinder and
Bomarc; noon 4 p.m., Starfighter, Thunder-
chief, Delta, Dart and Phantom
8 a.m. noon, Sentry Lane, Bay View and Shoal
Point; noon 4 p.m., Redfish Point
8 a.m. noon, Adams, Andrews, Bullard and
Vosler; noon 4 p.m., Clay, Hackney, Hunt,
Mathies, Maysey, Pitsenbarger and Smith
8 a.m. 4 p.m., make-up day
Page 6 Gulf Defender
Dec. 8, 2006
CONR flights support space shuttle launch
STORY AND ILLUSTRATION BY
AFNORTH Public Affairs
With the launch of space shuttle
mission STS-116, fighters assigned
to the U.S. Continental NORAD
Region stepped up air defense
deterrence missions in the Cape
In additional to the increased
sorties two F-16s from the 20th
Fighter Wing at Shaw AFB, S.C.,
flew low approaches at four major
airports in the greater Orlando, Fla.,
area, including Orlando Executive,
Orlando Sanford International,
Daytona Beach International and
They were supported by the
108th Air Refueling Wing from
McGuire AFB, N.J.
According to 1st Air Force
commander Maj. Gen. Hank
Morrow, the patrols were a smart,
efficient way to increase security
and while helping to protect space
shuttle launch operations in central
"The North American Aerospace
Defense Command protects a
variety of national assets throughout
the nation on any given day," said
General Morrow. "In this case we're
increasing our sorties in the Cape
Canaveral area during the space
shuttle launch window.
"Those flights, as well as the
F-16 sorties flown Tuesday, are
part of CONR's continuing mission
to protect America's airways and
national assets," he said.
The sorties were carefully planned
and closely controlled to ensure public
safety while displaying NORAD's
rapid response capability. CONR,
under its parent command NORAD,
has conducted air patrols throughout
the U.S. and Canada since the start
of Operation Noble Eagle the
command's response to the terrorist
attacks of Sept. 11,2001.
Although not a response to any
specific threat, the sorties are an
important element in the overall
homeland defense mission.
"We want local citizens to
recognize this as a prudent measure
as we work around the clock for
their continued protection," General
Gulf Defender Page 7
Vehicle registration update due
Drivers with a 2006 expiration vehicle is needed to be updated. Pass
decal have approximately one month and registration hours are 7:30 a.m.
to renew their vehicle registration with 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
the 325th Security Forces Squadron Pass and registration is located at
pass and registration here. the intersection of U.S. Highway 98
A current driver's license, current and Sabre Drive, directly across from
state registration form and current the Sabre gate.
proof of insurance card for each For more information, call 283-4191.
Congratulations to Tyndall's
Airman Leadership School graduates
(The following senior airmen graduated Tuesday.)
James Boos, III
Richard Burton, Jr.
Robert Hickman, II
66th TRS/Det. 2
John L. Levitow
Benjerman Kendrick 83rd FWS
to 325th AMXS
ppy 325th MOS
arsey, Jr. 325th AMXS
son 325th CS
Dec. 8, 2006
Page 8 Gulf Defender
* FROM DOOLITTLE PAGE 1
General Doolittle there to greet us with a
hand shake," said Sergeant Horton. "He
was always so busy we never had the
opportunity to see him much."
The general was already a well known
aviator before the first U.S. air retaliation
attack in response to the attack on Pearl
Harbor. He planned the mission of 16
B-25 medium bombers, which took off
from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS
Hornet with targets in Tokyo, Kobe,
Osaka and Nagoya, Japan.
The daring one-way mission April 19,
1942, electrified the world and gave Amer-
ica's war hopes a terrific lift, according to
General Doolittle's official biography.
"My grandfather felt the (Doolittle)
Raiders were a family, his 'boys,'" said
Ms. Hoppes. "The remarkable thing
about him was that he was well known,
but he was down to earth and humble so
he didn't play on it."
Ms. Hoppes remembered the Doo-
little home as a "hub of interaction,"
full of visitors from all levels of the
"When you are child of someone who
achieves that much, expectations are high
and there is sometimes a fear of failure,"
said Ms. Hoppes about growing up in the
Doolittle household. "He kept aviation in
the forefront and had a full career."
Outside of flying with his "boys,"
Ms. Hoppes remembers her grandfather
telling her stories about barnstorming
and stunt flying, the additional duties
he took on to better study the art and
science of aviation.
The greatest storytellerwas Joe Doolittle,
said the author about her grandmother.
"She is an enormous role model for
military spouses," said Ms. Hoppes.
"My grandmother had the patience
of a saint. She stood by him (General
Doolittle) throughout his life, usually
beside him, but occasionally prodding
from behind and sometimes in the lead.
She was gentle, kind, intelligent, loving
and equally determined."
Hundreds of letters written by Mrs.
Doolittle to her husband, hours and hours
of questioning her father about what it
was really like and referencing numer-
ous published articles and books about
General Doolittle were all sources Ms.
Hoppes relied on to write her book.
"I want to keep alive the memory of
my grandparents as the people I knew,"
said Ms. Hoppes. "I also tour (with the
book) to get as many veterans as pos-
sible to tell and record their story."
"I want to give back what they gave
to us," said Wes Fields who often escorts
Sergeant Horton to events like the one
held here. "We have things in common,
Lt. Col. Ted Davis, 325th Air Control Squadron commander, meets
retired Master Sgt. Ed Thorton, an original "Doolittle Raider," and
Jonna Doolittle Hoppes at a book signing event Tuesday in the
being that I was a gunnery sergeant too.
I escort World War II veterans whenever
I get the chance. It's an honor."
Sergeant Horton has been traveling
with Mr. Fields for five years.
"The most significant story Ed (Ser-
geant Horton) will tell you about is fly-
ing over 14 hours in the rainy dark sky
out of gas and having to bail out," Mr.
According to Ms. Hoppes, the planning
and execution of the Tokyo raid was based
on calculation and study, hence she gave
her book the title "Calculated Risk."
"He (General Doolittle) was the mas-
ter of calculated risk," said Ms. Hoppes.
"Every man on that mission had a reason
to believe that he had a good chance of
returning home safely. CalculatedRiskis
a biography, journal of historical events,
memoir and love story. It is a window to
the public and private lives ofJimmy and
Joe Doolittle as world citizens, parents
Senior Airman Jason Amaxopulos
Airman Glenn Moore
Airman Amaxopulos receives the Checkertail Sa-
lute Warrior of the Week award from Brig. Gen. Tod
Wolters, 325th Fighter Wing commander.
Airman Amaxopulos, 325th Medical Group, received the
award for becoming the first Airman at Tyndall to be a certified
Attenuating Custom Communication Earpiece System special-
ist. He also ensured 51 Special Operations Command personnel
were fully qualified for short notice deployments in support of
Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Duty title: Aerospace physiology ap-
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
Time on station: Seven months
Time in service: Five years
Hobbies: Sports and hanging out with
Goals: Finish my nursing degree
Favorite thing about Tyndall AFB:
Favorite movie: "Boondock Saints"
Favorite book: "Catch 22" by Jo-
seph L. Heller
Pet peeves: Ignorance
Proudest moment in the military:
Getting senior airman below the
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
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Department of Defense-owned
or leased telephone systems,
facsimile machines, data mo-
dems, cellular telephones, and
automated information systems
and networks are provided for the
transmission of official govern-
They are subject to telecom-
munications monitoring at all
times in accordance with DOD
Directive 4640.6 and Air Force
Instruction 33-219. Use of these
telecommunications system de-
vices constitutes consent by the
user to monitoring.
For more information, con-
tact the 325th Communications
Squadron at 283-4519.
Dec. 8, 2006
Gulf Defender Page 9
What keeps you motivat-
ed during the long days and
hours of class?
"Getting back to my family and
hopefully being somewhere close
to Texas. Also, class helps because
we're very competitive and that's
always a motivating factor."
SECOND LT. MICHELLE VILLAREAL
325th Air Control Squadron ABM student
Congratulations to Mission
Ready Airmen graduates of
Class 2007-007 from the
372nd Training Squadron/
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Making way for an Air Force hero
Renaming TNCOA after the service's first chief master sergeant
325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
For years Tyndall's NCO Academy hoped
they could rename their installation after the
first Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force,
and it is finally becoming a reality 11 a.m.
Since Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force
Paul Airey retired in 1970, his legacy has been
carried on in professional development classes
here. Every class gets to hear his story, learn
from him and receive professional feedback.
"He has talked about the next generation
of leaders to that next generation," said Chief
Master Sgt. Thomas Schwenk, the 12thNCOA
commandant. "It is a big part of talking about
past history and it's a big deal that he invests
that time to those future leaders."
Once one base renamed their academy there
was a "snowball effect" of other academies
trying to help preserve Air Force history.
"I inherited the project, but it was our last
commandant, Chief Master Sgt. Bradley
Hitzeman, that spent much time on the of-
ficial package to request the name change,"
said Chief Schwenk.
Because everyone on Tyndall is invited to
attend the historic ceremony Dec. 13, instruc-
tors, students and staff have been taking time in between
studies to prepare. They redecorated the lobby by putting
a showcase of ChiefAirey memorabilia on display. New
lettering will add the chief's name to their building name.
A metal cast plate with a profile of the "enlisted hero" is
being made for a stand outside their building.
Senior Master Sgt Steve Ross
Master Sgt. Tim Barnett, NCOA profession of arms
superintendent, places a magazine in one of the
Chief Airey display cases.
Tech. Sergeants Jennifer Mixon and Cathy Berry, Tyndall
NCO Academy professional military education instructors,
prepare the display of retired Chief Airey's uniform in time
for the renaming ceremony Wednesday. The NCOA will be
renamed the after the chief, in honor of him being the first
chief master sergeant of the Air Force.
"Not only is Chief Airey the first Chief Master Sergeant
of the Air Force, he is a graduate of this institution," said
Master Sgt. Beverly Demmerly, NCOA superintendent of
plans and programs who headed the rededication committee
of faculty and students. "His continued support of the Air
Force and this academy speaks volumes concerning his
commitment to the service, particularly enlisted profes-
sional military education."
All NCOA education centers on leadership during the
six-week course for students here, so it fits well that their
installation will now be named after the first leader listed
in their text book of Air Force Chiefs.
As a chief himself, the commandant of the academy
is excited to enter his new special duty assignment with
such special events taking place. Chief Schwenk came to
lead the academy just six weeks ago after serving as a first
sergeant for nine years.
"Developing the next generation of senior NCOs for
combat leadership is my goal here," he said.
The academy holds seven classes a year for approxi-
mately 185 students from more than 10 bases. NCOs
normally are enrolled in the course within two years of
promotion to technical sergeant. The top three skills they
learn to master in their coursework are leadership, com-
munication and profession of arms.
"To name this academy after (Chief Airey) is a fitting
tribute to a man who's given so much and whose legacy is
deserving of such an honor," said Sergeant Demmerly.
Dec. 8, 2006
Page 10 Gulf Defender
Breaking it down with Tyndall's Recycling Center
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sponsible for them Fortunately, Tyndall's
Recycling Center strives to make recycling
as easy as possible for Team
Tyndall with several collec-
tion spots on base and the
processing of several recy-
In addition to thll' "- 1inal
items" such a-s l p' .
plastic and aluliij the
CClt.'r I '.'c\c l 1 ca'idbo ard.
ink cartrid'"i and batteries.
"It cot-S IOllc'\ to dis-
Ipoc L' of 'arbac'. and if we
can moircc 'tici cntl get the recyclable mate-
rial ouit of tlhl' garbage, our disposal costs go
do\\ n. plus \\e ri\cci c money when we sell
tlhc' i.'\ clablc material," said ]Ml McLcllan
"T ndall saves about $400,000 per year
based on the combination of garbage dispos-
al costs avoided and money
received for recycled ma-
terial," he continued. "The
savings would be even
higher if we had better par-
ticipation by everyone who
worked on base."
One suggestion to im-
prove rec\clin' pailicipa-
tion is to imak' it coml\'-
nient by placing nIluic'roIs.
recycle conmitaini'1 in cIon-
\ nic'it locations. Keep that area clean and
call 283-C.ANS (2267) for pick-up before
Bfloin include reduced need
Ben'tfits of:fcc\ clin,' include reduced need
and cost for land tilling and incineration, sig-
niticant enci .a\m ings and reduction of pol-
lution, decreased emissiions of greenhouse
gases and cons'r ation of natural Ire.Source.
likc Imnbci'. \ak'ri. and \alu ablk' miineal
"For x\amiple. it takes 95 peric.nt less en-
ergy and gcnllcat~'s c5 p'lc 'nt llc~'ss pollution
to fiakc a ni.'\\ aluminum I'caln b lll
an old onl. \c~.'ILiS making a Ii'\\ alluinumii
can b\ m11iniiI L Itl' bau\itc OL' n lid pi)O'c'ss--
ilin tih' ?.'c into a nel' aluminunIIIm can. said
In almost c'\c'I building where people
\\or i. iec\clablc materials can be found
Tyndall's recycling center offers tips on
how to recycle many items.
For more information, contact the Tyn-
dall Recycling Center at 283-CANS.
Master Sgt. Travis Fritts, 325th Fighter Wing Career Asistanri dvisor, does his part
in conservation by recycling a cardboard box at the recycle i fdrop-off across from
the First Term Airmen's Center. WFlen recycling cardboar~ijemlpi its contents and
remove any plastic connected to the box, then br'eakdovy e boxso it is easier for
the recycling center staff to pick up.
^ *',-.B \ Tyndall's Recycling Center can not
Sergeant Fritts recycles a few plastic and glass bottles. Plastic items Il accet ceramics or mirrors.
beled with a 1 or 2 are recyclable here. Rinse the bottles, discard the cap,
and crush the bottle before recycling. When recycling aluminum items,
make sure they are clean. Crushed cans are appreciated, they take up less
space in the recycling bins.
Staff Sgt. Melissa Johnson, 325th Fighter Wing, recycles the Gulf
Defender after reading it. Paper products such as newspaper, maga-
zines and phone books are all deposited in the newspaper bins. The
center requests magazines and similar items be bagged separate
form other paper items for easier sorting.
When recycling wrapping er
and other packaging items iom
the holidays, put them in a box or
clear bag for easy pickup. Housing
1. residents can leave these items at
"'- the curb for pick up on Dec. 26.
Tyndall's Recycling Center recycles used
batteries and ink cartridges for Team Tyn-
dall. To recycle them put them in a box or
bag and place next to a bin and label them
Page 12 Gulf Defender
Dec. 8, 2006
CE closes temporarily
The 325th Civil Engineer Squadron
will be at minimal manning for an official
function 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 15. There
will be continuing customer service, fire,
flightline and emergency/urgent response
services. For facility emergencies that
require immediate attention, contact the
325th CE customer service at 283-4949.
The 325th Communication Squad-
ron will host a free Technology Expo
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Of-
ficers' Club. All personnel are invited
to attend. Exhibitors will demonstrate
the latest in communication technology.
For more information, contact Keren
Bogaczyk at (888) 603-8899, ext. 239,
or via e-mail email@example.com.
Golden Age holiday party
Tyndall will host its annual party for
veterans and their spouses from 1p.m. to
3 p.m. Wednesday at the Enlisted
Club. For more information, contact
Chief Master Sgt. Sharrell Callaway at
283-8845. To volunteer, contact Senior
Master Sgt. Mike Goetz, at283-8387.
Tyndall's Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Prevention and Treatment Program
will host a National Drunk and
Drugged Driving information fair
10 a.m to 3 p.m. Wednesday in front
of the Base Exchange. Members from
the 325th Security Forces Squadron,
Airman Against Drunk Driving and
the Drug Demand Reduction office
will also be present.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univer-
sity Spring 2007 Term begins Jan. 8.
Registration will be held through
Dec. 15 and Jan. 3 5 in the Education
Center, Room 48. Applications are avail-
able online underWeb registration/forms.
For more information, call 283-4332.
Registration is on-going at the Gulf
Coast Community College Tyndall
Center for spring classes beginning
Jan. 4. Accelerated eight-week dis-
tance education and traditional cours-
es start that term.
Registration for Troy University
Term 3 runs through Dec. 29. Classes
start Jan. 2 and end March 11. Stu-
dents may register with an advisor at
any Troy University location or online
by accessing Trojan WebExpress at
Education Grant Program
The Air Force Aid Society's Gen-
eral Henry H. Arnold Education Grant
Program provides $2,000 grants for
The deadline for 2007-2008 academic
year submissions is March 9.
Use of funds is limited to tuition,
books, fees, or other curriculum-re-
To apply, visit the Airmen and Family
Readiness flight in Bldg. 745 or go to
www.afas.org. For more information,
contact the flight at 283-4204.
ANG part-time vacancies
The Air National Guard units
in Montgomery, Ala., have part-
time vacancies. Contact Master Sgt.
Vonsetta Love at (334) 394-7190
or (800) 368-4481 or e-mail her
af.mil. For more information, visit
The 106th Maintenance Group,
Westhampton Beach, N.Y., has sev-
eral full-time and part-time open-
ings. If interested, contact Col. Rob-
ert Landsiedel at (631) 723-7497.
Thrift Shop needs new manager
The Thrift Shop is now taking ap-
plications for the manager position.
For more information, stop by or call
the Thrift Shop at 286-5888. Applica-
tions will be accepted until Dec. 15.
The Thrift Shop is open Wednesday-
Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Winter clothing will be accepted for
consignment through March 1. The
store will be closed Dec. 20 29
for the holidays. For more informa-
tion, call 286-5888 during business
Officers' Spouses' Club
The Tyndall Officers' Spouses' Club
will have a Christmas Social 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday at the Officers' Club.
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.)
-nOuLb uy Uniibby uuLLIa
Left: Mikaelah Grant writes a letter to Santa. Right: Emily Douglas makes a Christmas ornament.
Both girls were at the Youth Center Saturday for the annual Breakfast with Santa. Military families
enjoyed pancakes and children had the opportunity to make Christmas crafts.
Dec. 8, 2006
Colts, CONS feel heat, standings tighten
From the Emerald City
Surprise! The Colts are having trouble with
their defense again.
Maybe the defense was a little overrated coming
into this season anyway. Last season the defense
gave up a lot of yards, but survived on turnovers
and sacks. This year offenses have begun double-
teaming Indianapolis defensive end Dwight
Freeney and as a result their defense has crumbled.
Offenses have time to throw against their injury
After this week, the Colts are the 16th best
defense in yards per game, which isn't too bad.
That's about average, but they are the worst team
in the league on third downs and second worst on
fourth. Everyone knows if you can't stop anyone
on third and fourth down you're going to have
trouble winning. It also begs me to wonder how far
the Colts can make it in the playoffs. Every year
we all talk about how offense may win games, but
defense wins championships.
So, how far will the Colts make it this year and
how's their confidence? It can't be too good after
losing to Tennessee last weekend. Granted the
Titans are playing better than most have expected,
but they still have the worst defense in the league
to go along with an inconsistent offense.
If Indianapolis is having trouble with Tennessee
on the road, what will happen in the playoffs?
Indianapolis definitely doesn't want to play
San Diego on the road and don't write Baltimore
off just yet. Baltimore has the easiest remaining
schedule of all the division leaders.
Both opponents would be difficultfor Indianapolis.
Both teams have great defenses, which pressure the
quarterback. San Diego hasn't lost this year at home
and Baltimore has lost one game at home.
Indianapolis had better wake up because their lead on
the rest of the conference is shrinking.
To another team whose lead is shrinking, CONS'lead
was cut down to one this week. After an abysmal seven
correct picks this week, everyone except MXS, which
had six correct picks, gained on the Pig Prog leader.
I tried to reach CONS picker Thomas Reese for comment,
but he avoided phone calls from my inquirer all week. I'm
not surprised though, I'm sure he's off in the comer crying
because I'm going to pass him in the coming weeks.
Since I couldn't get hold of CONS, I talked 1st FS
picker Tami Viskochil. Her squadron gained on CONS
a lot this week, so I was wondering how she did so well
with all the upsets lately.
"I get online and check the injury and scouting reports
a lot," said Viskochil. "Other than that I stick to who I
think is the better team."
Although she's happy about gaining on CONS, she is
also excited about something else.
"I also couldn't be happier than picking better than
MXS," said Viskochil.
I sense a little bit of a rivalry here, but it seems there
is a little rivalry from all the teams toward 1st FS. I guess
you guys don't like losing to a woman. With that said
I've heard a lot of pickers saying she's lucky. I asked
Tami Viskochil what she thought of that.
"Some people are gifted with abilities and some
aren't," said Viskochil. "My picks are all skill and no
luck. If it makes them feel better, they can believe it's
luck, but either way I'm still going to win."
Well she may have skill, maybe even enough to pass
CONS. It won't be enough to hold me off though.
After I pass MXS this weekend my sights will be on
CONS and 1st FS, if I don't pass them this weekend
anyway. As the playoffs near, the true champion always
rises above the rest, so step aside as I triumph over all
Now let's get out there and watch some football!
Tigers sweep Bandits twice in week
Gulf Defender Page 13
Intramural Sports Standings
Team W L
SVS 88 40
MSS 88 40
MOS 86 42
RED HORSE 80 48
SFS 78 50
Test 76 52
DS2 74 54
AFNORTH 1 74 54
AFCESA 1 72 56
83rd FWS 1 70 58
CES 70 58
AFCESA 2 70 58
ACS 1 68 60
43rd AMU 68 60
CS 1 64 64
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 6
AFNORTH 3 6
AMXS 4 6
AMXS 2 6
AMXS 1 5
Phase 1 5
ACS 2 5
372nd TRS 4
Phase 2 3
The Tyndall Tigers men's var ach, followed by Jared Austin,
sity basketball team won botl 1, and Marqus Armour and
games against the visiting Bandit Markus Manuel, 10 points each.
from Ft. Benning, Ga *Sou Mnuel led in rebounding,
eastern Military Athleti eer- d led in both assists
ence action Saturday a l ay. a s with six and five,
In Saturday's game, T p ok res ely. William Timothy
down Ft Benning, 86- he le enning in scoring with
Tigers hit the hardwood ing 1 s.
kicking into high gear the y, Tyndall again beat Ft.
outset as they raced t 3-28 90-72, The Tigers once
lead at the intermission a ook an early lead.They
In the second half, I all led haf problem adapting to the
by as many as 25 poi t despite de eve change that Ft. Benning
substituting liberallyi coasted ma rom the first game, switch-
to victory. in fr m playing man-to-man to
Tigers Melvin Smith and An-
thony Showers tied for game
scoring honors with 20 points
Tyndall ripped the nets to take
a 49-34 lead at the half.
In the second half, the Tigers,
as in the previous game, were able
to substitute freely and maintained
a double digit lead throughout to
take the victory.
Armour paced a balanced
Tigers scoring attack with 20
points followed by Showers, 16,
Smith and Ryan Cunningham,
13 points each, and Manuel with
12 points. Showers led in both
rebounding and assists with 10
and six respectively. Timothy
led the Bandits in scoring with a
game high 24 points.
The Tigers are idle this weekend,
but will host their arch rival the
Eagles of Eglin AFB, Fla., next.
(Courtesy Tyndall Tigers)
Pig Prog Scorebox
CONS 117 CES 105
1st FS 116 NCOA 105
Pig Prog 111 ACS 101
MXS 111 28th TES 100
CPTS 110 CS 94
372nd TRS 110 SVS 90
OSS 108 MDOS 86
/ SFS 85
Page 14 Gulf Defender
Mr. Wayne Taylor, top right, and Maj. Dave Leard, bottom right, work civil support issues here during exercise Vigilant Shield 2007.
Warfighters sharpen homeland defense skills in two-week event
STORY AND ILLUSTRATION BY MIKE STRICKLER
AFNORTH Public Affairs
All week the Continental U.S. North American
Aerospace Defense Command Region, a tenant unit
at Tyndall, has dealt with a major aircraft accident
involving nuclear weapons and worked to intercept
foreign aircraft penetrating U.S. airspace.
Personnel also dealt with a murder-suicide, and
monitored deteriorating world events that were tee-
tering North America on the brink of nuclear war
with other nations.
And you think you had a bad week?
Warfighters assigned to Air Forces Northern and
CONR are honing the skills needed to respond to
such threats during the exercise Vigilant Shield 2007,
which will continue until Thursday.
This annual homeland defense exercise, spon-
sored by the North American Aerospace Defense
Command, U.S. Northern Command and U.S.
Strategic Command, tests the synchronization
of the three commands in responding to complex
scenarios that challenge the homeland defense
matrix in the U.S. and Canada.
The two-week exercise challenges the joint team's
ability to respond to asymmetric, around-the-clock
attacks to better practice crucial warfighting skills,
according to Col. Mike Beale, Air Forces Northern
contingency action team director for VS07.
"I've worked on many staffs in my 25 years of
service and this is one of the most challenging
and rewarding assignments I've been associated
with," said Colonel Beale. "The U.S. and North
America are becoming increasingly hardened
targets for any adversary, and our homeland
defense is comprehensive, sophisticated and
effective, but only because we train the way we
fight, and that's what we're doing right now."
Vigilant Shield scenarios challenges USNORTH-
COM's command and control matrix and their ability
to provide defense support to the nation during a
potential limited ballistic missile attack and maritime
The command, based in Colorado Springs,
Colo., is also exercising its role in supporting a
lead agency in response to a simulated nuclear
At the national level, VS07 engages all military
services, including Canadian forces in the U.S. and at
the Canadian, Alaskan and U.S. NORAD regions.
Governmental agencies, such as the Department
of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investi-
gation and Department of Energy, are working in
conjunction with the State of Arizona and the city
of Tucson, Ariz., to improve interagency coopera-
tion while cementing relationships between local,
state and federal agencies in response to real-world
"Exercises like this help us protect Americans
where they work and live," said Colonel Beale.
"Working with our sister services and national
responders fosters the interagency cooperation
that is so vital to ensuring homeland security."
(Editor 's note: First Air Force, a tenant unit at
Tyndall, is charged with aerospace warning and
aerospace control of the North American Aeropsace
Defense Commands Continental U.S. region.)
Dec. 8, 2006
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Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Paul Stewart, 325th
Fighter Wing chaplain, blesses the altar
during the Chapel 1 rededication cere-
mony Dec. 1. The chapel closed Jan. 16
for renovation and reopened officially
9:30 a.m. Nov. 5 for weekly Sunday
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Deck the trailer
Staff Sgt. Michael Crawford, 325th
Maintenance Squadron munitions
storage crew chief, places a pink fla-
mingo in front of his squadron's tin
trailer decoration in Flag Park. During
the holiday season, Tyndall units dis-
play creative holiday greetings on the
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