R.A.P.T.O.R. is a program
where children ages 6-14
go through the deployment
The program will be
held Friday from 8:30 a.m.
to 2 p.m.
If you are interest in
Hurricane season starts
June 1. The 325th CivilEngineer
Squadron readiness flight will
be holding briefs for all base
personnel and their dependants to
help prepare you and your family
for hurricane season.
The briefs are scheduled to be
held June 7, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4
and Nov. 1 at the Tyndall Enlisted
Club at 2:30 p.m. Another set of
briefs are scheduled to be held
today, June 5, July 3, Aug. 7,
Sept. 4, Oct. 2 and Nov. 6 at
the 53rd Weapons Evaluation
Group at 9 a.m.
Please contactthe 325th CES
readiness flight at 283-2010 is
you have any questions.
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activities on and off base for
Airmen and their families
Wing celebrates annual Safety Day
AIRMAN IST CLASS
ANTHONY J. HYATT
325TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Summer time is right around the
corner, which means it's time for
For many reasons, summer months
tend to be a period when off-duty
The 325th Fighter Wing hosted
Safety Day 2007 Friday from 9:30
a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Heritage Park.
"The idea is to get safety on the
troops' minds," said Master Sgt.
Edward Best, 325th Fighter Wing
"Operation Summer-Survivor, Zero
in on Safety" was the theme of this
"It is important to have this day
because summer is approaching and
many people will be participating in
more outdoor and water activities,"
said Staff Sgt. Samantha Whitfield,
325th Mission Support Squadron
"Many outdoor activities require
extra precautions and can potentially
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Four members from 2nd Fighter
Squadron race to put on firefighter
suits against other squadron in the
bunker/hydrant drill competition.
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The 325th Communications Squadron and the 325th Medical Group
square off in trying to push the barrel to the opponents side during
the barrel competition in the Firefighter's Challenge Friday.
be harmful if the proper safety
measures are not taken," said
"Team Tyndall and their families
were all invited," said Sergeant
Safety Day emphasized "family
fun" this year.
"We want to put emphasis on kids
with activities such as canoe rides,
a bouncy castle, and fishing and by
hosting an expert who can address
child restraints for vehicles," said
Safety Day helped bring people
"Wing Safety day is an
opportunity for everyone to
regroup and concentrate on taking
proper safety measures in their
daily activities," said Sergeant
Many events where scheduled
throughout the day.
The most important events were
briefs for Airmen addressing
Each squadron conducted in-
house briefings related to mishap
prevention in the morning. The
in-house briefings included
organizational topics and summer
safety topics with an emphasis on
Softball games between enlisted
and officers were also played
during the Safety Day event.
The games fostered morale for
Tyndall Airmen and ushered in
summer activities. Games included
the "Airmen versus Lieutenants"
game and the "Chiefs versus
Display booths were stationed
throughout Heritage Park. A booth
for the Red Cross, the Bay County
Sheriff Police department, Airmen
against Drunk Driving and many
others were there to highlight
the importance of being safe this
The Safety Day events also
included the Firefighter's
A team of four Airmen from
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Airman 1st Class Robert Hereford
2nd Lt Patrick Casey
Airman Hereford, 325th Medical Operations
Squadron, received the Checkertail Salute Warrior
of the Week award from Brig. Gen. Tod D. Wolters,
325th Fighter Wing commander.
Airman Hereford educated 25 Air Force members in
the Healthy Living Workshop, which helps members
pass their Physical Training test. He also attended a
suicide risk assessment workshop that educated him
to better serve clients he works with.
Duty title: Mental health apprentice
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.
Time on station: Seven months
Time in service: Nineteen months
Hobbies: Playing softball and spend-
ing time with my family
Goals: Being accepted into the Air
Force physician's assistant program
and retiring as Colonel
Favorite thing about Tyndall AFB:
The beaches and wildlife
Favorite movie: "Butch Cassidy and
the Sundance Kid"
Pet peeves: People who don't listen
Proudest moment in the military: Re-
ceiving the Checkertail Salute from Gen-
eral Wolters. Knowing I help people with
their problems on a daily basis.
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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the 2nd Fighter Squadron, the 325th
Communications Squadron andthe 325th
Medical Group competed against each
other. The squadrons competed in the
bunker-hydrant, the bucket brigade, the
rescue maze and the barrel competition.
"It is very important that we have we
have this day because it is very easy for
people to become complacent, which can
lead to terrible accidents," said Sergeant
Safety Day was filled with fun
activities, but the main purpose was
to instill safety in the minds' of every
Summer can be a great, but dangerous
time, so be sure to take all precautions
while participating in outdoor
Can you identify this
object? If so, send an
e-mail to editor@tyndall.
af.milwith "Identify this"
in the subject line.
Three correct entries
will be chosen at ran-
dom and drawn from
a hat to determine the
final winner. The prize
can be claimed at the
Public Affairs office.
Tech. Sgt. Leon-
ard James, 325th
Fighter Wing, cor-
rectly guessed the
May 21 "Identify This"
as a ping pong paddle.
geant James, come
claim your prize!
Airman 1st Class Anthony Hyatt
Airman 1st Class Christopher Tyminski, 325th Air
Control Squadron aerospace control and warning system,
prepares to hit a softball during the Airmen versus
Lieutenants Softball Game during Safety Day.
May 29, 2007