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Vol. 2, No. 5 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts Feb. 11, 2008


In Brief


Protecting four-legged family members


81st RCS COC
Lt. Col. Joseph Gilley will
take command of the 81st
Range Control Squadron dur-
ing a ceremony 2 p.m. Feb. 22
in Hangar 5. Lt. Col. Barbara
Omstead, who will relinquish
command has an assignment
as Deputy Operations Group
commander at Robins Air
Force Base, Ga.

Country Music Star
Aaron Tippin, a renowned
country music star, will perform
a free concert immediately fol-
lowing the USAF Thunderbirds
performance at the 2008 Gulf
Coast Salute air show March
29. The concert will begin at
4:30 p.m. For more informa-
tion about the air show, visit
www.tyndall.af.mil .

Bay County Job Fair
The 21 st Annual Bay Coun-
ty Job Fair is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday at the Haney Techni-
cal Center. More than 90
companies are looking to fill
a variety of positions. Bring
multiple copies of your re-
sume or employment history.
For more information, call
Jennifer Hall at 747-5500
or e-mail her at halljr@bay.
kl2.fl.us.

Tax Center
The Tax Center is open 8
a.m. to noon until April 15 at
the Wing Support Building,
bldg. 662. To schedule an
appointment, call Staff Sgt.
Charles Zaldivar at 283-4681.


STAFF SGT. TIMOTHY R. CAPLING
325TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIR
Purchasing or adopting a puppy is
an experience comparable to having a
child with all the feeding, bathing and
exercising it takes.
Like any member of the family,
canines need protection against other
animals, people, cars and disease.
Canine parvovirus-2, or CPV-2, is a
serious, often fatal disease dogs face
throughout this country, but is generally
preventable with proper measures.
"CPV-2 is a highly-contagious dis-
ease that destroys the crypt cells of
the intestinal tract of dogs," said Army


Capt. Sharon Daye, Tyndall Air
Force Base's veterinary treatment
facility's officer in charge. "It causes
sloughing of the tissues that line the
intestines."
Puppies and unvaccinated dogs are
most susceptible to CPV-2. Dober-
man pinschers, rottweilers, pitt bulls
and Labradors appear to be more
susceptible than other breeds, the
captain said.
According to the American Veteri-
nary Medical Association's Web site,
dogs usually become infected when
they ingest the feces of an infected
dog. CPV-2 is resistant to changes


in environmental conditions and
can survive for long periods of time.
Trace amounts of feces containing
parvovirus may serve as reservoirs
of infection and the virus is readily
transmitted from place to place on the
hair or feet of dogs or via contami-
nated cages, shoes or other objects.
"Common symptoms of CPV-2
are lethargy, vomiting, anorexia
and bloody diarrhea," said Captain
Daye.
Most dogs succumb to the disease
within 42 to 78 hours following the
onset of symptoms, according to the
AMVA Web site.
To prevent this disease, Captain
Daye recommends vaccinating all
puppies beginning at six to eight
weeks of age with boosters every
three to four weeks until the dog is
16 weeks old. The immunization is
also recommended for previously
unvaccinated adult dogs.
"It is important to realize that a
puppy's immune system may not ful-
ly protect him or her from parvo until
the full set of vaccinations has been
given," Captain Daye said. "There-
fore, I advise new puppy owners to
keep their puppies from coming into
contact with other dogs, and also to
avoid taking their puppies to places
where other dogs congregate, such
as dog parks or pet stores."
Human family members can also
unknowingly transmit parvovirus to
their dog.
"If you suspect that you have
walked through an infected area,
wipe off your shoes with one-part
household bleach to 30 parts of water
solution," Captain Daye said. "Use
the bleach and water solution as part
of a general cleaning process of areas
frequented by other dogs."
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Origins of Multiculturalism
Al McCambry, president of Knology, speaks to
Black History Month luncheon attendees at Tyndall
Air Force Base's Heritage Club, Thursday. The lun-
cheon is held annually in recognition of Black His-
tory Month.





Vol. 2, No. 5 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts Feb. 11, 2008


Staff Sgt. Bandele Howes


Photo by Chris Dahmer
Staff Sgt. Bandele Howes, a 325th Maintenance Group structural
maintenance craftsman, replaces a damaged screw underneath
the wing of an F-15C fighter jet.
He executed more than 50 aircraft depot-directed inspections
and identified cracks, which potentially prevented cata-
strophic structural failures. Sergeant Howes managed more
than 950 man-hours and trained 12 Airmen in new hazara-
dous materials. Howes is also the 325th MXS Booster Club
president.


Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Time on station: Four years
Time in service: Seven years
Hobbies: Working out, watching
movies, playing poker and foot-
ball
Goals: To become a technical
sergeant
Favorite thing about Tyndall
AFB: The people
Favorite movie: Equilibrium
Favorite book: The Bible
Pet Peeves: Being lied to
Proudest moment in the
military: Returning home from
the desert




The Checkertail Salute is a 325th Fighter Wing com-
mander 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
one-day pass.


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2008 Tyndall Intramural
Basketball scores
Feb. 5, 2008
5:30 p.m. COMM-39 AMXS2-47

6:30 p.m. SFS-37 WEG-45

7:30 p.m. AFCESA-43 AMXS1-61

Feb. 6, 2008
5:30 p.m. AMXS2-39 OSS-32


6:30 p.m. ACS-27

7:30 p.m. ACS-34


Feb. 7, 2008


5:30 p.m. MXS-55

6:30 p.m. WEG-42

7:30 p.m. 2FS-39


2008 Tyndall Intramural
Basketball standings
(as of Feb. 10)

Team Win Loss

MXS 7 1
53 WEG 7 1
AMXS2 6 1
OSS 8 2
MOS 7 2
AMXS1 6 3
COMM 6 5
AFCESA 6 5
SVS 4 4
ACS 5 6
SFS 3 6
CES 2 7
2FS 2 7
MSS 2 8
AOC 0 11


AFCESA-42

SVS-54


AOC-26

COMM-39

SVS-36


FROM PARVO PAGE 1

She added that bringing a puppy to
a household that may have previously
housed an infected dog can be a little
risky, but that risk can be decreased
by cleaning any suspected areas with
the same cleaning solution.
While there are no drugs to cure
the disease, treatment consists of
controlling dehydration and other
symptoms to prevent secondary
infections, according to the AMVA
Web site.
In addition to the CPV-2 immuni-
zation, Captain Daye also strongly
stresses the importance of immu-
nizing dogs against rabies, canine
distemper and adenovirus.
All of these vaccinations are avail-
able at the Tyndall AFB veterinary
treatment facility.
For more information or to sched-
ule your dog for an appointment call
the veterinary treatment facility at
283-4038.


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