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Publication Date: November 5, 2007
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Vol. 1, No. 11 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts Nov. 5, 2007

In Brief

Focus 56
Focus 56 will meet 3 p.m.
Friday at the enlisted lounge.
All staff sergeant selects,
staff sergeants and technical
sergeants are encouraged to
attend. For more information,
call Tech. Sgt. Latoya Jones-
Sanders at 283-2283 or Tech.
Sgt. Publio Casillas at 283-

Health Fair
The annual Health Benefits
Fair for civilian employees is
8 a.m. Nov. 13 in room 267,
bldg. 650.

Turkey Bowl
The Officers' Spouses
Club Turkey Bowl is 11
a.m. Nov. 13. Interested
participants must sign up no
later than Nov. 9. For more
information, call 271-0299.

Turkey Trot
The Turkey Trot 5k walk
and run is Nov. 15 at the
fitness center track. The
walk will start at 2:30 p.m.
and the run will start at 3
p.m. Formore information,
call the fitness center at

The Health and Wellness
Center wants everyone
to go tobacco-free for
24 hours on Nov. 15 to
support the Great American
Smokeout Campaign. For
more information, call

Tyndall Air Force Base Airmen gather at the base youth center to receive briefings from the 325th
Security Forces Squadron on how to protect base children from harm during trick-or-treat hours.

Pumpkin patrol keeping children safe

One of the biggest concern parents
have is to ensure the safety of their
children, which becomes especially
important during holidays.

More than 100 volunteers geared
up and hit the streets Wednesday in
support of the 325th Security Forces
Squadron pumpkin patrol for Tyndall
Air Force Base's Halloween trick-or-

Staff Sgt Timothy Capling
Sergeant Keller informs two volunteer Airmen on what base hous-
ing section they will be patrolling Halloween night.

"The annual-patrol event provides
security forces and Airmen from other
squadrons the opportunity to volunteer
their time to patrol base housing,
ensuring children have a safe trick-or-
treat experience," said Staff Sgt. Jared
Keller, 325th SFS NCO in charge of
police services and pumpkin patrol
Volunteers patrolled from 4 to 7:30
p.m. to curtail hazards associated with
"Halloween can be a great time for
our children, however, we have a large
quantity of children walking around in
the streets at night," Sergeant Keller
said. "Many of the children will be
wearing masks that limit visibility
and hide their identity. This can
create a problem for vehicle traffic
and children getting lost or separated
from their parents."
Safety was the biggest concern for


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Staff Sgt. Angelique Fabiano

Staff Sgt. Angelique Fabiano, 325th Mission Sup-
port Squadron, helps a customer, via phone, by
scheduling them for their pre-final and final out-
processing appointments.

Sergeant Fabiano, completed 47 Administrative Dis-
charge cases and improved Team Tyndall's discharge
rate timeline 50 percent in only 15 days. She also guar-
anteed Air Dominance by recruiting 36 of Tyndall's
finest for the Unites States Air Force Reserve duty.

Duty title: NCO in charge, Separations and
Hometown: Sumter, S.C.
Time on station: One year and four months
Time in service: Eight years and six months
Hobbies: Chasing after my 3 and 5 year olds
Goals: To complete my Community College of
the Air Force and moving onto my Associates
Favorite thing about Tyndall AFB: It is in
closer proximity to home.
Favorite movie: The Princess Bride
Pet Peeves: Slow drivers in the left lane and
other people's inabilities to use their blinkers
when switching lanes and turning.
Proudest moment in the military: Graduat-
ing from basic military training.

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
one-day pass.

the evening.
"Using some safety tips and common
sense can help you make the most of your
Halloween season and make it as enjoyable
and memorable as possible for our base
community," said Capt. Darren Stastny,
325th SFS deputy commander and pumpkin
The evening concluded incident free.
"The night was a success," said Sergeant
Keller. "There were no reported injuries,
making it another great Halloween and
pumpkin patrol."

OLCII oy L IIII ULIly ^ca pInly
Airmen patrol base housing by foot
and by vehicle Oct. 31 to ensure
safety among trick-or-treaters.


Flag Football

(as of Nov. 4)
Team Win Loss

SFS 11 1
AMXS 11 1
COMM 10 2
SVS 8 2
MDG 10 3
OSS 8 4
MXS 7 5
ACS 7 5
MOS 6 7
CES 6 8
MSS/FW 5 8
601st 3 8
53rd 2 10
CONS 1 11
AFRL 1 11
823rd 1 11

2007 Varsity


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Tyndall Tigers Men
The men's Tigers beat Eagles
of Eglin AFB 83-74 to even
their record at 1-1 Oct. 20.

Tyndall Lady Tigers
The lady Tigers beat the Eg-
lin Lady Eagles with a score
of 74-70 to up their record to
2-0 Oct. 20.


this ,,

Can you identify this
If so, send an e-mail
to editor@tyndall.af.mil
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.
David Marut, 325th
Maintenance Group,
correctly guessed the
Oct. 29 "Identify This"
as the nose of an air-
craft. Congratulations
Mr. Marut.

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Principal recognized for outstanding leadership

You can find her in the
mornings roaming the front
circle at the Tyndall Elemen-
tary School. She greets the
children with a smile each
morning. As she opens the
car doors, they leap out of
their cars with a quick wave
goodbye to their parents.
"Make it a good day or
not; the choice is yours,"
says Libbie Pippin, Tyndall
Elementary School principal,
to her kids daily.
Principal Pippin always
knew she wanted to be in a
position to have an impact on
a child's education and life.
She grew up in Bay County
and is a product of its schools.
Having graduated from Bay
High School, Principal Pip-
pin said she has personally
seen what the public school
does and what it has to offer
Early in October, after
competing with one princi-
pal from every district in the
state, Principal Pippin was
presented the 2007 Principal
Achievement Award for Out-
standing Leadership.
"I was voted on by my
peers in other elementary
schools," explained Principal
Pippin. "It means a lot."
Principal Pippin has been a
principal since January 1993.
She's held many positions in
the education field to include
being a first-grade teacher, a
primary specialist, an assis-
tant principle, and a district
supervisor of the Primary
"Kids are so genuine," said
Principal Pippin. "You never
know what they are going
to say. I enjoy working with
Principal Pippin has a vari-
ety of responsibilities. A usual
routine involves interacting
with the students during her

classroom walk-throughs and
child study teams.
"I love kids and teaching,"
said Principal Pippin. "I real-
ized early that I was good
with managing," she said.
Principal Pippin said that
when she was a teacher, she
began to pick up certain things
from her mentors. She found
a bigger direction she wanted
to follow and was soon on
a path towards becoming a
"Principal Pippin is an
amazing leader," said Glenda
Greier, Tyndall Elementary
School assistant principal,
"not only to the faculty and
staff, but with the children
"The way she can commu-
nicate with others and make
them feel important is what
makes Principal Pippin stand
out amongst her peers," said
Assistant Principal Greier.
"I think this job is per-
fect because the children are
perfect," said Principal Pip-
pin. "We have the best staff,
perfect to none. This is an
'A-School' and it's been one
for eight years."
Her outlook on the children
reflects in the story she shares
about the day she returned Or-
lando, Fla where she received
the award.
While the she was gone, the
children arranged a special
day for their principal.
After she returned from her
trip Oct. 2, she went outside to
the flag pole one morning for
a ceremony, Principal Pippin
explained. There, she found
the students and staff waiting
for her arrival and in their
hands was a jeweled crown
and a white sash that read
"Principal of the Year".
"The children made me a
queen for the day," said Prin-
cipal Pippen. "Everywhere
I went that day the children
would say 'the queen is com-

Libbie Pippin, Tyndall Elementary School principal, spends one-on-one time
with second grade student Bryden Anderson.

Her accomplishments have
been recognized by her peers
and her leadership has been
recognized by the children.

Principal Pippin has followed
her advice and has made the
best of her days at Tyndall
Elementary, setting a good
example for the students to

"There is no sacrifice to
this job," said Principal Pip-
pin. "It's more about the

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Children author visits Tyndall Elementary

Children at Tyndall Elementary
School received a visit Oct. 25
and 26 from Michael Shoulders,
Clarksville, Tenn. children's
book writer.
Mr. Shoulders, a retired teacher
and administrator, made the visit
as part of his nation-wide school
"At the beginning of the
school year, a county committee
selects from a list of authors to
come read to the children," said
Pat Mader, teacher at Tyndall
Elementary School and event
coordinator. "We usually get one
author a year here at Tyndall,"
Ms. Mader said.
To date, Mr. Shoulders has
published nine books. Six are
available for purchase, and
three others are scheduled to be
available in the future. His most
recent creation, a book titled
"Say Daddy!" is slated to arrive
in stores in January.
Mr. Shoulders, who grew up in
an Army family, started writing
in 1995 and first published in
Duringhis school presentations,
he uses magic, humor and self-
made rap lyrics to explain the
writing and publishing with
an emphasis on revision and
On his Web site, Mr. Shoulders
said, "For me, a school visit is
exciting because I get to meet
the teachers, boys and girls who
read my books!"
His appearance drew positive
response from the students and
"We were fortunate to have
Michael Shoulders visit," Ms.
Mader said. "I have heard
nothing but rave reviews from
students and teachers alike.
Some have said he's the best
we've ever had."

Children author Michael Shoulders demonstrates writing a rap song and acting it out to children
at Tyndall Elementary School, who were actively involved throughout the program. Shoulders is
scheduled to tour other Bay County, Fla. schools throughout November.

The administration was pleased
with the presentation as well.
"It's good for students to see
how to connect what they are
learning in school to the real
world," said Libbie Pippin,
Tyndall Elementary School

principal. "When they have
a chance to meet a published
author who can demonstrate his
work and answer their questions,
they make a vital connection to
the importance of learning."
Mr. Shoulders is scheduled

to appear at various locations
throughout Bay County during
the next three weeks. For
a detailed schedule, visit
his Web site at http://www.
michaelshoulders.com .

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Staff Sgt Timothy Capling
Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat
Col. William Mott, 325th Operations Group commander, participates in the trick-or-treating activities Oct. 31. Superheroes, witches and
ghosts roamed and haunted Tyndall Air Force Base Halloween night. Parents are encouraged to inspect candy for safety.

A team effort
Brig. Gen. Tod Wolters, 325th Fighter Wing commander, presents a check to Ron
Sharpe, United Way Regional Resource director. Tyndall's goal for the 2007 Com-
bined Federal Campaign was $185,325, which the base personnel surpassed with a
total of $199,720 in donations.

Airman 1st Class Anthony J Hyatt
Red alert
Airman 1st Class Shevetta Elder, 325th Main-
tenance Squadron, volunteers in a beach
clean up at Crooked Beach Oct. 26. In honor
of Red Ribbon week, the majority of the vol-
unteers came out in a red shirt.

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