Vol. 1, No. 11 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts June 25, 2007
S In Brief Tyndall goes 'overhead to underground'
Berg Liles Dining Hall is
open Monday through Friday,
5:30 to 7:30 a.m. for breakfast,
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch,
and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m for
During weekends and
holidays, Berg Liles is from
6:30 to 7:30 a.m. for breakfast,
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch
and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m for
Eagle Quick Turn is open
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday
through Friday for lunch and
dinner. Flight and ground
support meals are available
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Squadron Change of
Maj. Alisa Ricks takes
command of the 325th
during a ceremony at
2 p.m. Friday in the
Officers' Club on Tyndall.
Lt. Col. Donald Clocksin
will relinquish command
of the 325th Comptroller
The 95th Fighter Squadron
Change of Command:
Lt. Col. Kevin Huyck will
take command of the 95th
Fighter Squadron during
a ceremony at 3:35 p.m.
Friday in Hangar 2. Lt. Col.
William Routt will relinquish
command of the 95th Fighter
Airman 1st Class Anthony Hyatt
Two contractors from Cinch Constructions perform a direction bore
and pull conduit across the street from Bldg. 1046 where telephone
and cable wires will be installed underground.
AIRMAN IST CLASS
ANTHONY J. HYATT
325TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS
WhenHurricane Katrinahitthe Southeast
coast of the United States in 2005, nothing
stood in its way. The path of destruction
ripped apart houses and trees, and took out
electrical cables throughout the region.
To help facilitate Tyndall's recovery
from a catastrophic storm event, Tyndall
invested in a storm damage prevention
"We are going to convert over 19 miles
of electrical overhead power lines and
enhance Tyndall's electrical grid reliability
and aesthetics," said Tarone Watley,
325th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical
This base-wide project began in
September 2006 and is scheduled for
completion Oct. 1, 2008.
"Construction cost will range near
$24.5 million," said Watley.
'The project is referred to as the 'Pole
Away' project," said Ann Garner, 325th
CES flight chief. "Pole Away" means
to do away with the wooden or metal
poles that currently hold up lines.
Utilities that will be transitioned
underground will be overhead power
and voice communication lines. Other
equipment such as Giant Voice Speaker
systems and security video cameras will
be relocated to nearby buildings without
impact to the mission, said Watley.
It has been documented throughout
the United States that underground
distribution is "better looking" from an
architectural and landscaping standpoint
according to community residents and
Tyndall currently uses a mostly radial
feeder system, which basically means
that the electrical feeders extend out
from a single point to various residential,
commercial and industrial loads.
"We are pushing to make Tyndall a
loop feeder system, which means that
we now add 'rings' tying our feeders
together and the loads are then fed
from the rings," said Watley. "This will
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Tech. Sgt. William J. MacCarty
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Sergeant MacCarty, 325th Maintenance Operations
Squadron, receives the Checkertail Salute Warrior
of the Week award from Brig. Gen. Tod D. Wolters,
325th Fighter Wing commander.
Sergeant MacCarty helped reduce average aircraft
down time from 22 days to ten days per jet. He re-
duced manpower by 46 percent and saved an estimated
$100,000 dollars per aircraft. He also cut paperwork
processing time and administrative review requirements.
Duty title: 325 Maintenance Group NCOIC
Hometown: Boston, Mass.
Time on station: Two years and 11 months
Time in service: Seventeen years and
Hobbies: Coaching my son's baseball team
and restoring my 1960 Impala
Goals: To finish my master's degree and
earn myA/P license
Favorite thing about Tyndall AFB: The lo-
cation and weather
Favorite movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Favorite book: Marine Sniper
Pet peeves: Long lines
Proudest moment in the military: Winning
the top F-15E team in the 1993 and 1995
GUNSMOKE competition at Nellis AFB,
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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inherently increase the overall electrical grid
reliability at Tyndall."
Although Hurricane Katrina did not damage
Tyndall, personnel from the 325th CES and
other squadrons did deploy to the damaged
areas in support of DoD operations.
The storm damage prevention project is the
best solution against destruction caused by a
Because the winds and storm surge from
Hurricane Katrina destroyed cable lines,
entire cities went days without power. With
the Tyndall's cables installed underground,
power outage will be less of an issue during
Independence Day hours
of operations for AAFES:
AAFES facilities will have different
hours of operations for Independence Day,
*Main Store 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Shoal Point Shoppette 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
*Class Six Shoppette 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
*Felix Lake Shoppette 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
*Anthony's Pizza 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*GNC 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Civil Engineer Squadron,
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Airman 1st Class Anthony Hyatt
Peeling a banana
Pat Duke, Pate Electric employee, terminates a
high voltage cable near the fuel barn building
Thursday afternoon. Duke peels the insula-
tion covering off a cable and cuts it to the right
June 25, 2007