Vol. 1, No. 11 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts Sept. 10, 2007
The Fitness Center is
hosting a Team Tyndall
memorial formation run on
Sept. 11. The run will start
at 7:46 a.m. behind the Fit-
For more information,
pleass call 283-2631.
The 325th Civil Engineer
Flight is calling for volun-
teers with access to Tyndall
Air Force Base to help with
the annual beach clean-up
from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday
at the beach house.
For any questions, please
contact ChiQuita George at
In honor of the 60th birth-
day of the U.S. Air Force,
Headquarters Air Education
and Training Command
has authorized all retirees
and their family members
to dine at Air Force dining
facilities on Sept. 18.
For more information,
please contact Master Sgt.
Brian Denny at 283-2239
is scheduled for Oct. 20 at
Individuals interested in
participating can contact
2nd Lt. Kevin Lawracy at
Tyndall's new dorm project
Steve Lancer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Brig. Gen. Tod Wolters, 325th Fighter Wing com-
mander, Col. David Zeh, 325th Mission Support Group commander, Command Chief Master Sgt.
Benjamin Van Vleet, 325th FW, Airman Rebecca Throop, 325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
and Airman William Blue, 325th Operations Support Squadron, break ground on the dormitory
construction project Tuesday. The project is scheduled for completion December 2008.
Fiscal year brings retraining programs
AIRMAN IST CLASS
ANTHONY J. HYATT
325TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Air Force officials have announced
the start of the fiscal 2008 Non-
Commissioned Officer Retraining
Program that is targeting approximately
900 Airmen for retraining from Air Force
Specialty Codes with overages to AFSCs
with NCO shortages.
The targeted Airmen are staff
sergeants, technical sergeants and master
"The voluntary phase (Phase I) of
the program runs Aug. 7 through Sept.
21," said Staff Sgt. Avery Purington,
325th Mission Support Squadron
NCO in charge. "If all retraining-
out requirements have not been met,
an involuntary phase (Phase II) will
begin shortly thereafter."
Identified Airmen are ineligible
to initiate voluntary actions making
them ineligible for retraining for
the duration of the fiscal 2008,
such as volunteering for permanent
change of station, special duty
assignment, 365 -day temporary duty
deployment, physician assistant,
officer pre-commissioning program,
separation, retirement and palace
Some AFSCs that are available
to retrain into are Slavic crypto
linguist, vehicle maintenance,
information management and
diagnostic imaging. A complete list
of available AFSCs to retrain into
SEE RETRAIN PAGE 2
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Lt. Col. Patricia Smith
SDuty title: Family nurse practitioner
Hometown: Fort Walton Beach, Fla.
Time on station: Twenty one months
So l Time in service: Twenty two years
Hobbies: Antique shopping, furniture refin-
ishing and gardening
Goals: To learn how to relax and balance
work with recreation
Favorite thing about Tyndall AFB: The loca-
S .Favorite movie: Now Voyager
Favorite book: "Pride and Prejudice" by
Pet peeves: People not using common
sense and laziness
Airman First Class Anthony J Hyatt
Colonel Smith, 325th Medical group family nurse Proudest moment in the military: Every time
practitioner, receives the Checkertail Salute Warrior I am stopped by a civilian and thanked for
of the Week award from Brig. Gen. Tod Wolters, serving in the military
325th Figther Wing commander.
The Checkertail Salute is a 325th Fighter Wing
Colonel Smith personally covered the patient enrollment for commander program designed to recognize
four providers for three months during the 2007 permanent Tyndall's Warrior of the Week. Supervisors can
change of station season; 6,000 patients. She also crafted an nominate individuals via their squadron and
group commanders. Award recipients receive
innovative process for medication renewal and refills that a certificate, letter from the commander and a
saved the Air Force money, time and hassles for patients. one-day pass.
* FROM RETRAIN PAGE 1
is posted on the Virtual Military Personnel Flight
Web site. It's called the retraining advisory list.
What are the pros and cons of the NCORP?
First, members will be able to continue their
military careers. Also, during Phase I, members
will be able to choose the AFSCs they wish to
Staff Sgt. Ciara Robinson, 325th Mission Support
Squadron NCO in charge personnalist, volunteered
to retrain into a new AFSC.
"I would like to retrain into either Education
and Training or Military Equal Opportunity," said
Sergeant Robinson. .
"This would allow me to still work directly
with the personnel career field," said Sergeant "
On the other hand, some members may have '
to separate on their date of separation or earlier.
If phase II becomes necessary, members will be
placed in an AFSC that they might not like or be
interested in, according to Sergeant Purington.
"This will potentially be my third AFSC in seven
years," Sergeant Robinson. "I enjoy working in ...
some type of customer service.".
Airmen volunteering for Phase I will have some '
control over their retraining prospects. While
waiting for Phase II, the Airmen's new AFSC may "N.
be chosen for them.
(as of Sept. 10)
Team Win Loss
AMXS 2 0
MOS 2 0
SVS 2 0
601st 2 0
SFS 2 0
OSS 2 1
COMM 1 1
MSS/FW 1 1
MXS 1 1
823rd 1 1
ACS 2 2
CES 3 3
CONS 2 2
95th 2 2
AFRL 2 2
53rd 2 2
Can you identify
If so, send an e-
mail to editor@tyndall.
af.milwith "Identify this"
in the subject line.
Three correct en-
tries will be chosen at
random and drawn from
a hat to determine the
final winner. The prize
can be claimed at the
Public Affairs office.
Staff Sgt. Marlin
Anderson, 325th Mis-
sion Support Squadron,
correctly guessed the
Sept. 3 "Identify This"
as a football. Congratu-
lations Sergeant Ander-
Sept. 10, 2007