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Vol. 1, No. 11 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts Nov. 13, 2007

In Brief

Cookie Drive
A cookie drive collection
is scheduled from 7-9 a.m.
Dec 10 at the docking bay
behind the commissary.
Approximatley 500 dozen
homemade cookies for
Tyndall's dormitory
Airmen are needed for the
event. Send an email to
com for more information.

Turkey Bowl
The Officers' Spouses Club
Turkey Bowl and dessert
auction is 10 a.m. Nov. 13.
Interested participants must
sign up no later than Nov. 9.
For more information, call

CFC Tally
Tyndall Air Force Base
Airmen donated $204,696
in support of the 2007 Com-
bined Federal Campaign,
surpassing their goal by 10
percent and earned kudos
from 325th Fighter Wing
commander, Brig. Gen. Tod
Wolters. During the cam-
paign, all of Tyndall AFB's
4,600 members were con-
tacted, 18 percent of whom
donated an average $245 per
Air Force Sergeant's Asso-
ciation members are request-
ing volunteers at 7:30 a.m.
Nov. 17 to assist with a 5K
run that will benefit Tyndall
Elementary School. For more
information, call 1st Lt. Pat-
rick Wilkinson at 283-3443.

Courtesy photo
Six local teens arrange furniture to their liking in the youth center's teen room here Monday. The
center recently added teens to their Friday recreation night. Recreation hours are from 3-10 p.m.

Center offers base youth more options

Statistics from the The Afterschool
Alliance study show the hours between 3
p.m. and 6 p.m. are peak hours forjuvenile
crime, and Tyndall's Youth Center is doing
everything to make sure their youth are not
a statistic.
Recently, the center added teens to their
Friday night open recreation program hours
of 3 to 9 p.m., with an additional hourjust
for teens from 9 to 10 p.m.. This is in ad-
dition to the operating hours of 3-7 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday. On Saturday,
the center is open for preteens, ages 9-12,
from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and teens from 7
p.m. to 10 p.m.

"We want to try and reach the teens
right when they get out of school,"
said Joe McLeer, Tyndall Youth Center
Last week teens decorated their new
room in the centerwith furniture, to pre-
pare forthe grand opening is set forNov.
14. Some of the furniture was donated
by the base's Sand Dollar Inn while
other items were purchased through
AETC funding.
"When you are a teen you want to
hang out with your own age group," said
Ms. McLeer. "Their likes and dislikes,
and conversations are different from
younger children. A sense of belonging
for all youth is our goal. "

It is a self-help project creating this
teen space and the teen council enjoyed
making decisions about what would
make the center comfortable for them.
"Now we have our own T.V," said Nick
Wheeler, 17, teen council member.
"I just hope it is notjust me and a few
others that will come but others willjoin
us being that we have our own separate
Nick and his friends helped design
the space and are looking forward to
splashing black paint and some colorful
lighting on the walls.
"It gives them a place to hang out

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Staff Sgt. Christopher Montville
Duty title: Maintanence training instructor
Hometown: Henniker, N.H.
Time on station: Three years
Time in service: 6.5 years
Hobbies: Shooting guns
Goals: To make technical sergeant this year
Favorite thing about Tyndall AFB: Its location allows for
lots of good travel
Favorite movie: The Boondock Saints
Proudest moment in the military: Attaining the rank of staff

Staff Sgt. Christopher Montville,
325th Maintenance Operations
Squadron training instructor,
prepares an aircraft for a train-
ing session.

Sergeant Montville developed the F-15 "Hot pit"
program. As the unit deployment manager, he
managed 158 personnel mobility folders with zero
defects during a mobility readiness inspection.
He also teaches the F-15 weapons maintenance

The Checkertail Salute is a 325th Fighter Wing commander pro-
gram designed to recognize Tyndall's Warrior of the Week. Su-
pervisors can nominate individuals via their squadron and group
commanders. Award recipients receive a certificate, letter from the
commander and a one-day pass.

right in their neighborhood," said Ms. McLeer
who stressed the importance of having a place
for youth after school that they don't have to
drive to.
More than 14 million school age children are
on their own after school. Among them are more
than 40,000 kindergarteners according to The
Afterschool Alliance.
Whether it is video games, pool, internet or
any of the planned activities offered each day
such as cooking, crafts, or physical activity, there
is always something to do at the Youth Center.
"We provide a safe environment where chil-
dren can foster new friendships while having
fun," said Ms. McLeer. "With a fully-trained
staff and modem facility, the youth center offers
a lively environment that will interest kids and
reassure parents."
TheYouth Center's Open Recreation program
membership cost $30 a year or $15 a quarter.
Teens and staff will decide on activities to
do at the recreation center so that every night
has a main event like an X-box Tournament,
flag football or a friendly game of pool. Food
and beverages are available at the recently
redecorated snack bar. There is a meal deal on
Friday for $3 and snacks are always available
for purchase.
The Youth Center's calendar is full of events.
For more information call them at 283-4366 or
stop by Bldg 3223.


Can you identify
this object?
If so, send an e-mail
to editor@tyndall. af.mil
with "Identify this" in
the subject line.
Three correct en-
tries will be chosen
at random and drawn
from a hat to deter-
mine the final win-
ner. The prize can be
claimed at the Public
Affairs office.
Monique Hart-
son, 325th Servic-
es Squadron, cor-
rectly guessed the
Nov. 5 "Identify This"
as a Dell computer


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Wing CC gives tobbaco users 24-hour goal

Tyndall Air Force Base
is being challenged by
none other than the wing
commander to support the
Great American Smokeout
by going 24 hours without
a cigarette being lit, or a dip
being spit.
Brig. Gen. Tod D.
Wolters, 325th Fighter Wing
commander, encourages
all wing personnel to go
tobacco-free from 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 15 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16
to support the 31st Annual
American Cancer Society's
Great American Smokeout.
More than a quarter
of Tyndall AFB active-
duty Airmen, and a large
percentage of base civilians
and contractors, use tobacco
products. With exactly half
of the United States now
enforcing smoke-free laws,
and a variety of cessation
resources available, there
has never been a better time
to quit tobacco and enjoy the
health benefits.

People who quit smoking,
regardless of age, live longer
than people who continue to
smoke and quitting smoking
substantially decreases
the risk of lung, laryngeal,
esophageal, oral, pancreatic,
bladder and cervical cancers,
according to a 1990 U.S.
Surgeon General report.
The Health and Wellness
Center offers a series of
tobacco-cessation classes
to the entire Tyndall Team
- all active-duty, dependents,
retirees, base civilians and
contractors. Individuals
with Tricare are also eligible
to receive a prescription
for tobacco-cessation
Classes offered are a series
of three one-and-a-half hour
sessions that address dealing
effectively with withdrawal,
eliminating stress, preventing
weight gain, relapse and
more. If desired, attendees
with Tricare benefits can
receive a prescription
for one of the tobacco-
cessation medications the

base pharmacy now carries
- including the new Chantix,
Zyban, and the Nicotine
Transdermal System Patch.
Base members may also
call the American Lung
Association Quitline at 1-
800-548-8252 and let the
facilitator know they are
from Tyndall AFB and need
help quitting tobacco. The

worker will help set up a
plan to quit and put a referral
in to HAWC personnel for
a tobacco-cessation aid
prescription. Weekly calls
to the support line and just
two quick appointments at
the HAWC are required for a
prescription and subsequent
refills. This option is designed
for individuals unable to
attend classes.

"We just want to get the
word out to the entire Tyndall
community about how many
options are available,"
said Tonya Nash, HAWC
Health Education Program
manager. "Tobacco-use
is the leading preventable
cause of premature death in
the United States."
There are also nationwide
resources for those not
eligible to receive Tyndall
AFB-specific support,
including calling the
American Cancer Society's
Quitline, a free telephone-
based counseling program,
at 1-800-227-2345, or
visiting the American Cancer
Society's Great American
Smokeout Web site at www.
The Great American
Smokeout Web site features
desktop helpers, including
a Quit Clock and a Craving
Stopper. These tools can be
downloaded to a personal
computer desktop to help
smokers pick a quit day,
prepare for quitting, and

offer support during and after
The Great American
Smokeout is part of the
American Cancer Society's
Great American Health
Challenge, a year-round
initiative that encourages
Americans to adopt healthy
lifestyles to reduce their risk
of cancer.
This initiative is very
similar to the mission of the
base HAWC staff, who is
there to assist any individual
in making healthy lifestyle
changes. In keeping with this,
the HAWC is kicking off the
tobacco-free activities at the
14th Annual 5K Walk/Run
Turkey Trot at the fitness
center track at 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 15, where they will
give individuals a "quit kit"
to assist them through their
24-hour tobacco-free pledge.
To register for the Great
American Smokeout or for
more information on tobacco
cessation assistance or any
healthy lifestyle initiatives,
call the HAWC at 283-3826.

OG/MXG host air

dominance turkey
The 325th Operations Group and 325th
Maintenance Group personnel will be
showcasing their skill in one of the most
anticipated competitions here: the 2007
Turkey Shoot, Nov. 6 through Nov. 15.
This legendary competition, which has
been held at Tyndall Air Force Base for
over a decade, takes on a new structure in
how pilots, controllers, maintainers, and
intelligence personnel conduct business
throughout the contest, where one team
will prove themselves as top winners in
air dominance.
"This year, three Composite-Force
teams will be pinned against each other,"
explained Capt. Jonathan Gration, 325th
Operation Support Squadron Chief of F-
22 Weapons and Tactics.
According to the 325th OG commander,


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1st Lt Amanda Ferrell

Bird Bath
Airman 1st Class Randy Guijo, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, cleans the
glass canopy of an F-15 Eagle before launching it for a routine training mission here.

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Col. William Mott, "The flying
portion of the competition will
be a composite-force competition
with assets from each squadron
working together to solve a
tactical problem. These teams
will be composed of members
from different squadron flights,
allowing squadron flights to
compete against each other."
For example, during the live
portion of the competition, the
A-flight 10-man team will be
comprised of two A-flight pilots
pulled from the 2nd Fighter
Squadron, 43rd Fighter Squadron
and the 95th Fighter Squadron;
two weapons controllers and
a weapons technician from A-
flight in the 325th Air Control
Squadron; and one intelligence
personnel from one of the fighter
In addition to the composite-
force teams, the competition
expands to include the aircraft
maintainers and the 325th ACS
pilot-simulation technicians.
These are the only portions of the
competition where squadrons will
be competing against each other.
The Turkey Shoot is two-fold;
there is a simulation portion
and a live flying potion. During
both the simulation and the live
competition, teams will manage
large-force exercises where a large
number of aircraft will interact in
an intricate air picture of threats
and targets simulating a combat
environment. During simulation,
each squadron will fly an offensive
and defensive counter air mission.
During the live portion of the
competition, each composite-
force team will fly one defensive
counter-air mission.
The Turkey Shoot also includes
a weapon and tactics training test,
which all competitors must pass.
The live portion of the Turkey
Shoot is slated to begin Nov.13.
The 2007 Turkey Shoot awards
ceremony is scheduled for Nov.
16, where the coveted Top Gun
award will be presented to the
overall air-dominate pilot. Other
Top Gun awards will be bestowed
upon winners in the air controller,
maintenance and intelligence team

1St Lt Amanda -errell
Study up
Airman 1st Class Randy Guijo, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, cleans the glass
canopy of an F-15 Eagle before launching it for a routine training mission here. Crew chiefs are
experienced maintenance experts who care for and inspect aircraft before and after sorties to
ensure safe flying operations.

Operation drops turkeys on Tyndall


Tyndall Air Force Base chapel
staff and first sergeant's have
organized the 2007 Operation
Turkey Drop to provide
underprivileged families on base
with holiday meals.
"This is a great opportunity to
express Team Tyndall's care and
concern," said Lt. Col. Douglas
Hall, 325th Fighter Wing
The Turkey Drop volunteers
held a non-perishable food drive
Nov. 3 at the commissary and are

scheduled to hold another 9 a.m.-
4 p.m. Nov. 17. A blue drop-box
is at the commissary along with
a shopping-suggestion list for
anyone who wishes to donate to
the cause.
At 1 p.m. Nov. 18, the chapel
has scheduled an assembly line
to build the food boxes for each
"Each box is tailored to each
family based on how many
members they have, ages of
their children and whether or not
they have a baby," said Airman
Wesley Sutton, 325th FW

chaplains' assistant and event
coordinator. "In addition to the
boxes, the chapel has been taking
an offering to buy each family a
The event has been held for
more than five years.
"We do it so every family at
Tyndall has the opportunity to
have a Thanksgiving meal," said
Airman Sutton. "We want them
to be able to relax, celebrate and
enjoy their holiday thoroughly."
To volunteer for the program,
contact any base first sergeant or
Airman Sutton at 283-2925.

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