Vol. 1, No. 11 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts Sept. 4, 2007
planners, schools and lo-
cal groups are requesting
service members to speak
about their mission and ex-
periences in the Air Force.
If you are interested in
speaking in the local com-
munity, join the Speaker's
Bureau by contacting the
325th Fighter Wing Public
Affairs Office at 283-4500
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. Sept. 15
at the beach house.
For any questions, please
contact ChiQuita George at
The Fitness Center bas-
ketball and racquetball
courts will be closed today
so the floors can be recon-
The fitness Center will
reopen Sept. 10.
is scheduled for Oct. 20 at
Individuals interested in par-
ticipating can contact 2nd Lt.
Kevin Lawracy at 523-3838.
Dental Clinic receives new glasses
AIRMAN IST CLASS
ANTHONY J. HYATT
325TH FIGHTER WING PUBLIC AFFAIRS
First a movie comes out at the movie
theatres. Second, it then comes out on
DVD. Last it comes to you local dental
The 325th Aeromedical-Dental
Squadron received "DVD glasses" three
weeks ago that patients can wear.
The DVD glasses are a pair of glasses
that have monitors inset into the glasses.
When viewing a DVD movie while
wearing the "DVD glasses," it gives the
same viewing experience as watching
a 50-inch television from 10 feet away.
Patients have earphones so they can listen
to the movies.
"Dental visits are not usually a
'fun experience,"' said Lt. Col. Gary
Piorkowski, 325th Medical Group Dental
Flight commander and dentist. "Laughter
and enjoyment are now the standard
during longer dental visits at Tyndall dental
Patients have used them for two weeks
"I must have laughed a half-dozen
times while watching 'Bruce Almighty'
during my 90-minute dental visit," said
Master Sgt. Anthony Jones, 325th Medical
Operations Squadron NCO in charge.
DVD glasses are now available for
longer dental appointments at Tyndall Air
Force Base and both patients and dental
staff are enjoying the experience said
'This was the best dental visit I've had
in 21 years," said Sergeant Jones. "Those
'DVD glasses' are awesome."
There is no cost for using the glasses.
They are hooked up to a portable DVD
player that is placed on the patients lap so
they can control the volume.
The purpose of the DVD glasses are to
give the patient a distractedr," or something
interesting to focus their attention on
other than the dental treatment at hand
stated Colonel Piorkowski.
The glasses are best suited for longer
dental visits. The staff will offer
glasses to the patient at the start of the
appointment if they have a lot of work
to do on the patient.
"One bad thing about the glasses is
that the patient usually does not get to
finish the whole movie," says the dental
"Ultimately, the glasses will reduce
the patient's anxiety," said Colonel
Piorkowski. "This will lend to a more
enjoyable dental visit."
The next time you have a longer
appointment scheduled at the dental
clinic, bring your favorite DVD from
home, kick back in the dental chair and
enjoy both your dental appointment and
your favorite movie. But if you forget
to bring a DVD, the dental clinic has a
DVD library to choose from.
ITrust,- Teamok Tranin
Linda Redman, 325th Medical Support Squadron magnetic
resonance imaging technologist, views a patient's MRI images
utilizing the latest equipment upgrades in the clinic, Thursday.
The clinic began using it Aug. 9.
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Tech. Sgt. Joshua Wiener
Airman First Class Anthony J Hyatt
Sergeant Wiener, 325th Maintenance Squadron aero-
space propulsion craftsman, receives the Check-
ertail Salute Warrior of the Week award from Brig.
Gen. Tod Wolters, 325th Figther Wing commander.
Sergeant Wiener led seven Airmen as a swing shift supervi-
sor in the testing and repair of more than 100 aircraft engines
in a four-month period. He produced six flight-line courtesy
F 100 engine uninstalled test in a four-month period, posting a
96-percent in-house repair rate to beat the goal by six percent.
Duty title: Aerospace propulsion craftsman
Hometown: Pine City, Minn.
Time on station: Two years and three
Time in service: Eight years and 11 months
Hobbies: Spending time with my wife, rid-
ing motorcycles and working on my classic
Goals: To make the ranks of chief master
sergeant and to finish my degree
Favorite thing about Tyndall AFB: The
Favorite movie: Braveheart
Favorite book: "Flight of the Intruder" by
Pet peeves: People being late
Proudest moment in the military: Putting on
the rank of technical sergeant
The Checkertail Salute is a 325th Fighter Wing
commander 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
(as of Sept. 3)
Team Win Loss
MOS 2 0
601st 2 0
SFS 1 0
AMXS 1 0
MXS 1 0
CES 1 1
COMM 0 0
SVS 0 0
OSS 0 1
MSS/FW 0 1
823rd 0 1
CONS 0 1
95th 0 1
AFRL 0 1
53rd 0 1
SCan you identify
* this object?
^ If so, send an e-
*i, mail to editor@tyndall.
Saf.mil with "Identify this"
i 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.
man Joshua Miazga,
tions Squadron, cor-
rectly guessed the
Aug. 13 "Identify This"
Sas a telephone earpiece.
Airman 1st Class Anthony J Hyatt
Down. Set. Hike!
The 325th Air Control Squadrons flag football
team runs a play against the 325th Medical
Group's team Thursday evening. The season
will continue into November.
Sept. 3, 2007