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Vol. 2, No. 9 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts Mar. 10, 2008


In Brief


AFAF Kick-Off
The Air Force Assistance
Fund drive begins March 24
with a free kick-off event, 11
a.m. at the 95th Aircraft Main-
tenance Unit.
For more information, call
Master Sgt. Lisa Winders at
283-8986.

RAO Meeting
The quarterly retiree com-
mittee meeting is 10 a.m. April
8 at the 325th Fighter Wing,
bldg. 662, Rm. 204.
For more information, call
the Retiree Activity Office at
283-2737.
Dining Facility
The Berg-Liles Dining Fa-
cility is closed until April 1
due to drainage repairs. For
additional information, call
the food service staff office at
283-4422.

GCCC
The next GCCC placement
test is 1 p.m. Wednesday. For
more information, call the Ed-
ucation Center at 283-4332.

Country Music Star
Country music star Aaron
Tippin 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 .


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Falcon Loan


takes flight

STAFF SGT. VESTA M. ANDERSON
325TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Airmen of all ranks in urgent need
of money are now able to apply for
the Air Force Aid Society's Falcon
Loan at the Tyndall Airmen and
Family Readiness Center beginning
Monday.
"The Falcon Loan is a great
new program for Airmen in need,"
said Gen. William R. Looney III,
commander of Air Education and
Training Command. "This gives
every Airman enlisted and officer
- a means to avoid high-interest
payday loan places. The Air Force
Aid Society has made it simple for
Airmen to get the interest-free money
they need for emergencies."
The Falcon Loan, a $500 maximum
interest-free loan, can be utilized for
emergency needs such as car repairs,
emergency travel or other approved
needs.
"The Falcon Loan differs from
regular bank loans in that the interest
rate is zero," said Senior Master Sgt.
David Brett, 325th Mission Support
Group Airmen and Family Readiness
Center NCO in charge.
Since financial concerns often affect
readiness, the Falcon Loan helps
Airmen with immediate financial
issues and opens up dialog with the
Airmen and Family Readiness Center
for further assistance in improving
their readiness level, explained
Sergeant Brett.
To be eligible for the loan,
applicants must be active-duty Air
Force members or an AF spouse
with a power of attorney. Air Force
Reserve and Air National Guard
members who are on Title 10 orders


by allotment within
by their separation
than 10 months.


10 months or
date, if less


For more information on the
Falcon Loan program, please
contact the Airman and Family
Readiness Center at 283-4204
or visit the AFAS Web site, http:
www.afas.org.


ITrust,- Teamok Tranin


Salute
Col. Darryl Roberson assumes command of the 325th
Fighter Wing at a ceremony in Hanger 2, Friday morning.
Colonel Roberson receives his first salute to the wing, a
custom for new wing commanders.


are also eligible.
Airmen must not have a current
Air Force Aide Society loan still
open to be eligible.
Applications can be downloaded
from the AFAS Web site, http://
w ww. a fa s. org /d o c s /A FAS -
Application-March2008 .pdf.
Bring a completed application,
ID card and current Leave and
Earning Statement to the Tyndall
Family Readiness Center. AFR and
ANG who meet the requirements
are additionally required to provide
a copy of their orders and a voided
check, explained Sergeant Brett.
Individuals approved for the
Falcon Loan are expected to repay





Vol. 2, No. 9 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts Mar. 10, 2008


Tyndall AFB hoopsters take aim at Air Force team


STAFF SGT. TIMOTHY CAPLING
325TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Four Tyndall Lady Tiger
basketball players were selected
to participate in the 2008 All-Air
Force Women's Basketball Trial
Camp March 2-19 at Travis Air
Force Base, Calif.
If selected, they will represent the
Air Force team in the 2008 Armed
Forces Women's Championship
March 20-28 at Fort Indiantown
Gap, Penn., and if mission permits,
the National Counseil International
du Sport Militaire April 12-23 at
Lackland AFB, Texas. Six out of
the 19 tryout slots went to players
from Air Education and Training
Command.
The four selected from Tyndall
are: 2nd Lt. Monica Mason, 325th
Mission Support Squadron officer
in charge of customer service
and readiness, Staff Sgt. Mariela
Miles, 325th Civil Engineer
Squadron firefighter, Airman 1st


Class Richere Harrison, 325th
Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
integrated avionics technician,
and Airman 1st Class Tiffanie
Guthrie, 325th Communications
Squadron assistant base forms and
publications manager.
Lieutenant Mason is trying out
for the Air Force team for the first
time, but herbasketball background
is extensive. In addition to playing
for the Tyndall Lady Tigers, she
also played basketball at the
collegiate level and coached the
325th MSS intramural basketball
team for the 2007-2008 season.
"I am definitely eager, excited
and grateful to be given the
opportunity to represent Tyndall
Air Force Base and the Air Force
while playing a sport I've always
enjoyed," Lieutenant Mason said.
"I've been spending the last month
trying to get in the best physical
and mental condition before the
camp. I know it is going to be


challenging, but I think we are all
up for the challenge!"
Sergeant Miles was selected for
the tryout for the third time, but
will not be able to attend due to
an injury.
"With the talent coming from
this base, there's no doubt in my
mind that they'll make it," she
said. "I played on the gold medal
winning teams in 2004 and 2005.
Personally, I wanted this year
to be another gold winning one.
The players take a lot of pride in
representing the Air Force and
I know that this year will be no
different so I'll be cheering on our
girls and hoping they bring home
the gold."
Airman Harrison has been
playing basketball since she was
in the ninth grade, to include a
two-year stint playing at the junior
college level, is trying out for the
first time and looking forward to
the challenge.


"I know it's going to be a lot of
hard work for me," she said. "I
know it's not going to be all fun
and games when we get down there,
but I'm excited to be going."
Tech. Sgt. Tricia Bell, 95th
Fighter Squadron aircrew flight
equipment NCO in charge, coached
all four players for the Tyndall
Lady Tigers who recently lost to
the Ft. Benning Lady Bandits in
the Southeastern Military Athletic
Conference championship after a
perfect regular season.
Sergeant Bell expects her players
to perform well at the tryout.
She said the players performed
outstanding throughout the
season, even when the team had a
shortage of players due to mission
requirements.
"They were the best choices
to represent Tyndall and the Air
Force," she said. "I expect all of
them to make it."


Tech. Sgt. Francisco Garza


Photo by Chnris Dahmer
Tech. Sgt. Francisco Garza, 325th Aircraft Maintenance
Squadron resource advisor, conducts a newcomer orien-
tation briefing to newly arrived personnel.
Sergeant Garza managed his squadron's $67.1 million budget
by advising the commander on financial planning, allocation,
management and documentation according to the fiscal year
requirements. He also processed more than 500 temporary
duty orders. As an avid volunteer, Sergeant Garza served as
the president of a local breast cancer fundraiser walk, raising
$1,500, and coaches the Rutherford weight-lifting team.


Hometown: Lubbock, Texas.
Time on station: Three years and
nine months
Time in service: 23 years
Goals: To retire one day
Hobbies: Collecting Hot Wheels,
working on his Chevy pick-up
Favorite thing about Tyndall AFB:
the weather
Favorite movie: Clueless and The
Godfather
Proudest moment in the military:
When I got married to my wife, Don-
na, and having the two greatest kids a
Dad could have.

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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