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Language: English
Publication Date: February 25, 2008
Copyright Date: 2008
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Vol. 2, No. 7 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts Feb. 25, 2008

In Brief

The Call of Duty sweeps Tyndall

The base commissary
Wheel'n Deal'n sale for ac-
tive-duty personnel and their
families is 4 p.m. Wednes-

The Airmen and Family
Readiness Center, 'Adoption is
an Option' seminar are 11 a.m.
and 5:30 p.m. March 4 at build-
ing 743. To reserve a seat, call
283-4204 by Wednesday.

Relay for Life
A Relay for Life bowling
fundraiser is 11:30 a.m. Feb.
29 at Raptor Lanes bowling
Each five-person team is
asked to raise $100 for the
fundraiser, which will also
cover lane fees and shoes.
Registration is open to the
first 12 teams. Interested par-
ticipants, call Senior Master
Sgt. Bob Love at 283-2017.

Dining Facility
The Berg-Liles dining facil-
ity is closed March 1-31 due
to drainage system repairs.
For additional information,
call the food service staff of-
fice at 283-4422.

Country Music Star
Country music starAaron Tip-
pin will perform a free concert
at the 2008 Gulf Coast Salute
Air Show March 29. For more
information about the air show,
visit www.tyndall.af.mil.

Tyndall Air Force Base
servicemembers have found a
way to interact with one another
outside of work without actually
seeing each other in person.
A group of Airmen have been
spending a majority of their off-
duty time playing a game called
"Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare,"
for the Xbox 360 gaming-console.
Call of Duty 4, also referred to
as COD4, is a first-person shooter
game released Nov. 9, 2007. COD4
is the fourth installment in the Call
of Duty video game series, but the
first one to transition away from
the World War II setting.
"COD4 is a present-day game
that deals with a fictional war
between the U.S. and Europe
against Russian Ultranationalists
and Middle Eastern rebels," said
Senior Airman Robert Schmidt,
325th Air Control Squadron pilot
simulator technician. "You play as
United States Marines and British
Special Air Service Regiment
The multiplayer mode in Call
of Duty 4 includes a character
class system that allows players
to create custom infantry classes
with numerous weapons and
special equipment to assign to
their soldier.
The game has a variety of
weapons in several different
categories such as assault rifles,
pistols, submachine guns, light
machine guns, shotguns and sniper
rifles. As a player progresses
through experience levels, he or
she can unlock more weapons.
Furthermore, when a player gets

Airman Tyminski's screen turns red playing Call of Duty 4, be-
cause he is being shot by the enemy.

a certain number of kills for an
individual weapon, they unlock
certain upgrades to the weapon,
such as red dot sights, silencers,
under-barrel grenade launchers
and scopes. All the available
weapons used on Call of Duty 4 are
accurate to those used in modern-
day combat.
There are many different game
modes on multiplayer: team death
match, mercenary team death
match, free-for-all, domination,
search and destroy, headquarters,
sabotage, hardcore team death
match and hardcore search and
destroy, old school free-for-all and
old core.
One of the first things Airman
1st Class Christopher Tyminski,
325th ACS weapons technician,
does when he gets off work is turn
on his 360, sign on to Xbox LIVE,
search for friends and start playing
"Bearski2787 (Airman Tymin-

ksi's Xbox LIVE tag) has just
signed on to Xbox LIVE," the
Xbox 360 reads.
Xbox LIVE, an online-
multiplayer gaming and digital
media delivery service created by
Microsoft Corporations, connects
these Airmen together.
"The game is intense and it's so
realistic," said Airman Tyminski.
"I usually play five days a week,
anywhere from one hour to five
hours a session."
Ready to play, Bearski2787
sends party invites to other Airmen
around the base and around the
"There are a few Airmen from
my squadron and other squadrons
around Tyndall that I play with,"
said Airman Tyminski. "Through
LIVE, I am also able to play Call
of Duty with my brother, who
lives in Illinois, and other Airmen

ITrust,- Teamok Tranin

Vol. 2, No. 7 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts Feb. 25, 2008

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Maj. Lawanda Clark

Hometown: Cantonment, Fla.
Time on station: Three years
Time in service: 13 years
Hobbies: Walking and watch-
ing movies
Goals: Finish Air Command
and Staff College
Favorite thing about Tyndall
AFB: The weather


Maj. Lawanda Clark, 325th Medical Group Family Practice flight
commander, demonstrates proper usage of the Pulmonary Func-
tion Test machine to Senior Airman Otis Latson, a 325th Medical
Group technician.
Major Clark transformed the personal health assessment
process, increasing the 325th Fighter Wing medical readiness
rate from 71 percent to 92 percent. She personally raised
more than $1,000 for New Hope Primitive Baptist Church's
133rd anniversary celebration.

movie: Color Purple

Favorite book: TD Jakes "Re-
position Yourself, Living Life
Without Limits"

The Checkertail Salute is a 325th Fighter Wing com-
manderprogram 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.

2008 Tyndall Intramural
Basketball scores
Feb. 14, 2008
5:30 p.m. OSS-49 WEG-43

6:30 p.m. AMXS2-56 MOS-47

7:30 p.m. MXS-71 2FS-29

Feb. 19, 2008
5:30 p.m. CES-41 OSS-52

6:30 p.m. AMXS1-72 AOC-36

7:30 p.m. AMXS2 forfeits WEG

Feb. 20, 2008

5:30 p.m. WEG-48 2FS-45

6:30 p.m. MSS-25 MOS-99

7:30 p.m. AMXS2-61 MXS-44

2008 Tyndall Intramural
Basketball standings
(as of today)

Team Win Loss

53WEG 10 1
MXS 9 2
AMXS2 9 2
MOS 10 3
OSS 9 3
AMXS1 7 5
COMM 7 5
SVS 5 4
SFS 5 6
ACS 5 7
2FS 3 9
CES 2 10
MSS 2 11
AOC 0 13

Talking through headsets, each
Airman can interact with one
another as if they were holding a
conversation in the same room or
on the phone together.
Airman Schmidt and four other
Airmen from the Air Control
Squadron are in a group together
called "SoCo." Being in a group
shows other players online that
they are a team. Their team is
also comprised of family members
spread across the United States
and friends from back home.
Next door to the 325th ACS is
the 81st Range Control Squadron,
which also houses players of the
To compete against the ACS
Airmen and other players around
the world, Senior Airman Travis
Eckenroth, 81st RCS weapons
director technician instructor, also
is part of team -- team "!." Airman
Eckenroth's group is comprised of
friends from Tyndall and friends
from other military bases.
"The war that's going on in the
game is similar to the war that we
(United States) are fighting now,"
said Airman Eckenroth.
The two groups, "SoCo" and "!"
have not yet battled against each
other, but there is a great possibility
in the near future according to
Airman Tyminski.
"It's just a fun game to play when
you get a bunch of your friends
online," said the RCS Airman.
"The real-life action in the game
is unreal and just pulls you in."

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