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Vol. 1, No. 11 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts Sept. 24, 2007

In Brief

CFC kick-off
The 2007 Team Tyndall
CombinedFederal Campaign
runs from Sept. 17 to Oct. 29.
For additional information,
please call Capt. Edward
Mangual at 282-4317 or
1st Lt. Patrick Wilkinson
at 283-4858.

The Hispanic Heritage
Luncheon is scheduled for
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at
the Club. The cost for club
members is $12 and for
non-club members is $13.
Live entertainment will be
available. For more details,
call Staff Sgt. VanessaGoris at
283-7026 or Capt. Francisco
Vega at 282-4623.

RAO meeting
The next Retiree Committee
meeting is at 10 a.m. Oct. 9 in
the 325th Mission Support
Squadron Conference Room
204 of Building 662. All
retired military members and
their spouses are welcome to
attend. For more information,
please call 283-2737.

Tyndall Tri/Dualthlon is
scheduled Oct.20 at7 a.m. The
cost is $30 for DOD card hold-
ers and $40 dollar fornon-DOD
card holders.
Individuals interested in
participating, contact 2nd
Lt. Kevin Lawracy at 523-

AADD; getting our Airmen home safe

The word "saves" can represent
a variety of things, to the Airmen
Against Drunk Driving program, it
signifies a career and life. According
to Senior Airman Christopher
Griggs, AADD program director and
325th Air Control Squadron weapons
technician, the number of AADD
saves for 2007 so far is approximately
AADD is a Tyndall Active Airmen
Association program designed by
Airmen to provide Tyndall personnel,
who have a valid Department of
Defense identification card, a free
safe ride home in the local area.
By dialing 867-0220 when they've
had too much to drink and their
coordinated plan has fallen through,
Airmen can receive a free ride from
volunteers in the local area. Local
areas include: Tyndall, Panama City,
Panama City Beach, Mexico Beach
and Wewahitchka.
The program is activated on Fridays
and Saturdays, 5 p.m. through 5 a.m.
These hours are extended forholidays,
and they can also be activated for
organized functions during the duty
week with proper notification.
"It's not a taxi service; it's a last
resort for airmen in the situation
where they have been drinking and
need a safe ride home," said Airman
Griggs. "It's an anonymous program
that encourages Airmen to make
the right decision without fear of
According to the Manual for Courts-
Martial United States (2005 Edition),
provided by the 325th Fighter Wing
legal office, any military person who
operates or physically controls any
vehicle while impaired by alcohol,

equal to or exceeding the blood-
alcohol content limit under the law
of the state in which the conduct
occurred, is subject to punishment
under Article 111 of the Uniform
Code of Military Justice.
Incidents resulting in personal
injury carry the maximum
punishment of a dishonorable
discharge, forfeiture of all pay
and allowances and confinement
for 18 months. Incidents resulting
in no personal injury include a
bad-conduct discharge, forfeiture
of all pay and allowances and
confinement for six months.
Airmen designed this program to
not only save careers but also the
lives of their fellow wingmen.
"The threat of death and injury
from driving intoxicated can
wipe out years of experience and
training, not to mention the impact
on family, friends, community

and unit morale," said Master Sgt.
Edward Best, 325th Fighter Wing
Ground Safety manager. "There are
many risks to our people and one
such risk is the danger of getting
behind the wheel after drinking
According to the National
Highway Traffic Safety
Administration, the 2006 Annual
Assessment of Motor Vehicle
Traffic Crash Fatalities and
Injuries, published Aug. 20,
2006, more than 17,600 people
were killed in the United States
in alcohol-related motor vehicle
traffic crashes.
"Using the AADD program is
highly encouraged," said Sergeant
"It is the responsibility of every
Airman to make the right decision
when they have had too much to

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Everyone is doing it
Ron Sharpe, United Way employee, helps Brig. Gen. Tod
Wolters, 325th Fighter Wing commander, sign his pledge to-
ward the 2007 Combine Federal Campaign. This year's CFC
will continue until Oct. 5 and the wing goal is $185,325.

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Senior Airman Christopher Griggs

Duty title: Weapons technician
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Time on station: Two years, six months
Time in service: Two years, nine months
Hobbies: Boating and spending time with
my wife
Goals: To own a house, have a family, re-
tire from the Air Force and travel the world
Favorite thing about Tyndall AFB: The
location near the water and the Auto Hob-
by shop
Favorite movie: Gangs of New York
Pet Peeves: People who make grammar
Airman First Class Anthony J Hyatt mistakes in e-mails
Airman Griggs, 325th Air Control Squadron, coordinates Proudest moment in the military: The
with Air Traffic Control agencies as he supports a live day I received my first coin, the Airman's
control team by maintaining safety of flight for Tyndall coin
flyers during live missions.
The Checkertail Salute is a 325th Fighter Wing
Airman Griggs simulated 18 hours of high performance commander program designed to recognize
fighter and Offensive Counter Air mission scenarios and Tyndall's Warrior of the Week. Supervisors can
nominate individuals via their squadron and
aided 24 undergraduate Air Battle Managers through train- group commanders. Award recipients receive
group commanders. Award recipients receive
ing. He is also the 325th ACS Airmen Against Drunk Driv- a certificate, letter from the commander and a
ing program director. one-day pass.

drink. Tyndall Airmen established
a no-excuse program when they
created AADD; it's not only free and
anonymous, it can save your career and
life," said Brig. Gen. Tod D. Wolters,
325th Fighter Wing commander.
AADD is a program supported
throughout the Tyndall community.
The volunteer dispatchers and drivers
are comprised of servicemembers of all
"The flexibility and reliability of
this combined volunteer pool has
strengthened the program," saidAirman
Griggs. "Recurring volunteers can
expect reimbursement for fuel, a benefit
made possible by Tyndall Top 3 (a non-
profit organization comprised of master
sergeants, senior-master sergeants and
chief-master sergeants)."
For those interested in volunteering,
or for general information regarding
the AADD program, a meeting is held
on the second Tuesday of each month
at 3:30 p.m. in the Community Activity
Center's Diamond Room. For more
information, call Airman Griggs at


Flag Football

(as of Sept. 24)
Team Win Loss

AMXS 5 0
SFS 4 0
SVS 4 1
COM 3 1
MOS 4 2
OSS 3 2
MXS 3 2
MDG 3 2
MSS/FW 3 2
601st 2 3
ACS 1 2
CES 2 4
CONS 1 3
53rd 1 6
823rd 0 4
AFRL 0 5



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with "Identify this" in
the subject line.
Three correct entries
will be chosen at ran-
dom and drawn from
a hat to determine the
final winner. The prize
can be claimed at the
Public Affairs office.
Tech. Sgt. Ryan
Johnson, 43rd Fight-
er Squadron, cor-
rectly guessed the
Sept. 17 "Identify
This" as a men's re-
stroom sign. Con-
gratulations Sergeant

Sept. 24, 2007

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Beach cleaning
Left: Eric and Wendy Butts take a not-so-average stroll on Tyndall Beach Sept. 15 along with 268 other people participating in the
annual beach clean up. The event is co-sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy and Bay County Solid Waste Division.
Right: Natalie Fuller, far right, digs a bottle out of the sand with the help of fellow girl scouts Jazmine Bell and Meara Goodman
during the beach clean up project. Girl Scout Troop 422 made up some of the 268 base volunteers who participated in the base

325th Security Forces Squadron honors fallen Airmen

Tyndall fitness center staffgathered Airmen together
to participate in a Team Tyndall memorial formation
run for Sept. 11. The run, which started at 7:46 a.m. to
coordinate with the minute the first plane hit the World
Trade Center, was led by Brig. Gen. Tod Wolters,
325th Fighter Wing commander.
"More than 400 Airmen crossed the finish line," said
Tech. Sgt. Ed Flanders, fitness center NCO in charge.
The memorial run was to remember all those
affected by Sept. 11 events.
One squadron, the 325th Security Forces Squadron,
also remembered fellow Airmen that have been killed
in action since the 9/11 attacks.
As the participants formed up by squadron, lead by
their senior ranking member, every runner looked as
one, but the 325th SFS's physical training uniform
differed from all the other squadrons; in that on their
pt shirt they had a picture of an Airmen's face.
"I came up with the idea to do the run while wearing
a picture of one of our fallen Security Forces brethren
on our shirts," said Maj. Paul Quigley, 325th SFS
commander. "My Airmen were excited about the idea
and began doing research on the Airmen that have
given everything."

The pictures were of:
Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson, 17th
Security Forces Squadron, Goodfellow Air Force
Base, Texas
S Airman 1st Class Jason Nathan, 48th SFS,
Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England
S Airman 1st Class Leebrand Chavis, 824th
SFS, Moody AFB, Ga.
S Airman 1st Class Carl Ware Jr., 15th SFS,
Hickam AFB, Hawaii
S StaffSgt. Brian McElroy, 3rd SFS, Elmendorf
AFB, Alaska
S Staff Sgt. John Self, 314th SFS, Little Rock
AFB, Ark.
Technical Sgt. Jason Norton, 3rd SFS,
ElmendorfAFB, Alaska
Some of the 325th SFS troops had been deployed
with these fallen Airmen.
"All of us have been there at one point since 9/11,"
said Major Quigley. "Those Airmen will never be
forgotten and they will always be in our hearts and
thoughts but on this day we wanted to wear them on
our hearts."
"When people ask us the question, 'who is that?' we
would say, 'that's A1C Liz Jacobson, a security forces
heros," said the major.
"Airman Chavis was a funny, happy-go-lucky guy

that always had a smile on his face and loved playing
basketball," said Senior Airman Christopher, 325th
SFS patrolman.
"Sergeant McElroy would have given you his shirt
of his back," said SeniorAirman Pedro Medina, 325th
SFS sentry.
"Airmen Jacobson was a fun, young Airman who
wore funny-looking brown plastic librarian glasses,"
said Major Quigley.
"This was a perfect opportunity to honor those
affected by the 9/11 events, but also to remember our
fellow brothers and sisters," said Senior Master Sgt.
Ricky Grimes, 325th SFS first sergeant.

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A battle of two

unbeaten teams

Three teams in Tyndall's 2007 intramural football
season remained unbeaten going into Wednesday
night. By nights end only two teams remained that
way, because the 325th Services Squadron, with a
4-0 win-loss record, squared away with the 325th
Security Forces Squadron, who had a 3-0 record.
Who walked away still undefeated?
"My thoughts going into the game were if our
defense can stop the 325th SVS offense and make
the necessary adjustments that are needed to be
made to stop their offense, that our offense can
be successful," said Staff Sgt. Eric Schell, 1st Air
Force security and force protection and security
forces team coach.
The two teams gave the crowd what they wanted,
a good game.
Security Forces' first drive stalled when services
defense intercepted SFS's quarterback, Airman 1st
Class Raymond Taboada, on their third play.
"We didn't panic because our team usually starts

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slow and gets better throughout the game," said
Sergeant Schell.
"We came in with a game plan of how to play the
security forces squad, and afterthe first interception
my thought was our game plan is working," said
Tech. Sgt. Brian Denny, 325th SVS dining facility
manager and services team coach.
Services got on the board first.
After the interception, Services quarterback
Staff Sgt. Jason Brandy took advantage of the
great field position and connected with running
back Sergeant Denny for an easy, fast score.
Security Forces quickly answered back moving
the ball down the field effectively, scoring on a
short pass from Airman Taboada to wide receiver
Staff Sgt. Travis Jordan. They missed their point
after touchdown, putting them down 6-7.
On services' next drive they were forced to
attempt a field goal. Airman 1st Class Fanor
Ramos, services kicker, missed the shot, leaving
the score 7-6.
Airman Taboada and his crew quickly
capitalized on the missed field goal by going deep
to wide receiver Capt. Michael Bernatt. This time,
security forces went for the two-point conversion
and converted to make the score 14-7 cops.
Down by a touchdown, services answered with
a touchdown pass of their own from Sergeant
Brandy to receiver Senior Airman Marcelo Sierra

to even the score at 14-14.
Security forces seemed to have their passing
game on, as they scored one more time on a short
pass before the end of the first half to make the
score 21-14, cops back on top.
"At halftime, I told my team to calm down, play
smart and have fun," said Sergeant Denny.
On a crucial drive late in the second half, services
could only come away with three points, making
the score 21-17 cops.
"A roughing the passer penalty against security
forces gave services a first down after failing to
score on fourth down inside their 10 yard line,"
said Sergeant Schell. "Our defense played with a
lot of heart when we stopped Services seven plays
straight inside the 10 yard line."
As the game started to twirl down, security
forces proved to be the better team that night
scoring another touchdown to make the final score
"Security forces have a fast, young, talented team
and they matched up well against us," Sergeant
Denny said after the game.
Security forces next game is 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24
against 325th Contracting Squadron and services
next game is 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 against the 325th
Air Control Squadron.
Come out and support your squadron's flag
football team.

Airman First Class Anthony J Hyatt

Running to remember
Left: Col. John Bird, 325th Fighter Wing vice commander, finishes the first lap alongside Senior Airman James Mitchell, 81st
Range Control Squadron mission director technician and instructor evaluator. The 2007 POW/MIA vigil run began 3:30 p.m.
Thursday and ended 3:30 p.m. Friday with a ceremony for prisoners-of-war.
Right: Senior Master Sgt. Martin Mazurek, 325th Aero-Medical Dental Squadron, signs the dental clinic up for the run.

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