Vol. 1, No. 11 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts July 30, 2007
A TRICARE benefit brief-
ing is scheduled to be held
Aug. 7 at 9 a.m. in the Airey
NCO Academy auditorium
Health care information
will be provided for all cat-
egories of TRICARE ben-
For additional informa-
tion, call the 325th MDG
TRICARE Operations office
here at 283-7157.
The Gulf Coast Commu-
nity College registration for
the fall term is ongoing at the
Tyndall Education Center and
classes start Aug. 20.
Book buyback is Tuesday
and Wednesday from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m. at the main campus
For more information, call
Tryouts forthe 2007-2008
Tyndall Tigers Men's Varsity
Basketball team are sched-
uled to begin Aug. 27 at
6 p.m. in the fitness center.
For more information,
contact the fitness center
Air Force Ball
The Air Force Ball is sched-
uled to be held Sept. 14 at 6:30
p.m. at the Officers' Club.
More information will be
known as the date approach-
Staff Sgt Samantha Whitfield
Welcome to the Operational Air Force
Airman First Class EmilyAllsbrook, Airman First Class Kyle Armstrong, Airman First Class Joshua Bogner, Airman First Class
Tyler Borgstrom, Airman First Class Michael Brooker, Airman First Class Michael Cantrell, Airman Basic Jennyliz Correa-Ro-
driguez, Airman Angela Granados, Airman First Class Joshua Grant, Airman First Class Jason Johnson, Airman First Class
Jaceson Hardin, Airman First Class Michael Morehouse, Airman First Class Daniel Rodgers, Airman Ryan Smith, Airman
Rebecca Throop, Airman First Class Xiomary Torres Zayas, Airman First Class Christopher Vanduyn and Amn William Alla-
baugh graduated from FTAC July 20. FTAC is a two-week course to help transitioned Airmen to the Operational Air Force.
HAWC helping Airmen go healthy
TIMOTHY R. CAPLING
325TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS
For all of the Airman looking to shed
those few extra pounds, quit smoking,
lower that cholesterol or just live healthier,
help is here. The Air Force Health and
Wellness Center here and Air Force wide
offer free classes to teach Airmen how to
lead healthier lifestyles.
The classes, not a commonly known
resource for Airmen, are available to all
Department of Defense identification
card holders and some civilians with
"All of our classes are free," said
Tonya Nash, a health program manager
at the HAWC. "Referrals are not
necessary to attend."
The classes have a wide range and
vary from tobacco cessation classes
that assist students quitting smoking, to
weight management classes.
"Some of the most popular programs
include the Cholesterol and Tobacco
Cessation Classes," Nash said.
"Cooking demonstrations are also very
popular and are offered quarterly."
"Our Fitness Program Manager also
offers special classes each month. On
July 25, we will be offering a Weight
Training for Women class from 4 to
5:30 p.m." said Nash.
They also offer classes for active-duty
military members that score poorly on
their fitness test.
'These classes are designed to support
active-dutymembersto returnto optimal
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Staff Sergeant Daniel R. Smart
Duty title: Electrical and Environmental
Hometown: Clyo, Ga.
i Time on station: Three years
Time in service: Eight years
Hobbies: Playing basketball and pool
Goals: To have a degree within the next
Favorite thing about Tyndall AFB: All
the great people on the base
Favorite movie: "Life"
Favorite book: "Escape from Slavery"
Airman First Class Anthony J Hyatt Pet peeves: When individuals blow things
Sergeant Smart, 325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, out of proportion and make big deals about
inspects the landing gear of an F-15 Thursday after- things that can be solved easily
noon in Hangar 2. Sergeant Smart corrected a nose- Proudest moment in the military: Grad-
landing gear unsafe light and changed the up-limit uating from basic military training
switch at approximately a 1.3 percent repeat rate.
The Checkertail Salute is a 325th Fighter Wing
Sergeant Smart responded to oxygen system failure, commander program designed to recognize
quickly swapping bottle leads during aircraft launch. Tyndall's Warrior of the Week. Supervisors can
He also found a defective bypass valve. Sergeant nominate individuals via their squadron and
group commanders. Award recipients receive
Smart educated Air Force Cadet's tours on F-15 elec- a certificate, letter from the commander and a
tro/enviromental systems. one-day pass.
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shape to be 'Fit to Fight,"' said Nash
'The goal of the HAWC is to support our
community to optimize quality of life by
promoting healthier lifestyles," Nash said.
"Our classes help us accomplish this goal, one
person and one class at a time. Many people
need support and resources to make the push
towards a healthier lifestyle. We are here to
assist them in their efforts."
All the classes are taught by qualified
'We have a Registered Dietitian, an Exercise
Physiologist, a Diet Technician, and a Health
Educator that all teach classes." Nash said.
"Every one of our staff members has the
required certifications in their career field to
teach the classes offered."
In addition to the classes, tobacco cessation
medication is available for DOD cardholders
trying to quit tobacco.
"Chantix, Zyban, and the Patch are the
medications that we have available here at
Tyndall," Nash said. "Attendance in the
Tobacco Cessation classes or participation
in the ALA QuitLine Program is required to
For a schedule of classes; more information;
to enroll in a class; or make an individual
appointment with a nutritionist, call the HAWC
Can you identify
If so, send an e-
mail to editor@tyndall.
af.mil with "Identify this"
in the subject line.
Three correct en-
tries will be chosen at
random and drawn from
a hat to determine the fi-
nal winner. The prize can
be claimed at the Public
Class Calvin Smith, 325th
Air Control Squadron,
correctly guessed the
July 16 "Identify This" as
the cover of an Airman's
On July 20, family members and co-workers
sprayed down Col. Scott Davis, former 325th
Fighter Wing vice commander, during his fini-
flight. Colonel Davis had been vice commander
of the 325th FW since July 2006.
July 30, 2007