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  • Updated privately owned firearms policy in effect(DoD New Policy)

    07/10/2020 5:58:48 AM PDT · by devane617 · 24 replies
    Tyndall Air Force Base ^ | 0710/2020 | enior Airman Cheyenne Larkin, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
    “This new policy does not allow…privately owned firearms onto the installation for the purpose of concealed carry,” Wright continued. “It cannot be stored in your vehicle.” The POF may only be transported to an individual’s residence to store if residing in Privatized Housing or Fam Camp. Those residing in the dormitories or billeting may transport on base to store the POF in the 325th SFS Armory.
  • Air Force uncertain how long devastated Tyndall will be closed;

    10/14/2018 11:59:51 PM PDT · by robowombat · 50 replies
    STARS AND STRIPES ^ | October 12, 2018 | COREY DICKSTEIN
    Air Force uncertain how long devastated Tyndall will be closed; F-22s possibly damaged in hurricane By COREY DICKSTEIN | STARS AND STRIPES WASHINGTON — How long Tyndall Air Force Base will remain closed is unknown after the coastal Florida installation sustained catastrophic damage from Hurricane Michael, which left nearly every building and some aircraft wrecked, service officials said Friday. While the vast majority of Tyndall’s operational aircraft were evacuated from the base before the storm, some aircraft were left in base hangars for maintenance or safety reasons, said Erica Vega, a spokeswoman for the Air Force’s Air Combat Command. The...
  • Tyndall Air Force Base a ‘Complete Loss’ Amid Questions About Stealth Fighters

    10/13/2018 5:40:05 PM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 92 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10-11-2018 | Dave Philipps
    Sitting in the ruined airplane hangars of Tyndall Air Force Base, which was shredded on Wednesday when Hurricane Michael swept across the Florida Panhandle, may be some of the Air Force’s most advanced — and most expensive — stealth fighter jets. Tyndall is home to 55 F-22 stealth fighters, which cost a dizzying $339 million each. Before the storm, the Air Force sent at least 33 of the fighters to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Air Force officials have not disclosed the whereabouts of the remaining 22 planes, other than to say that a number of aircraft were left...
  • Tyndall AFB Hurricane Destruction Video

    10/11/2018 2:12:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 46 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/11/2018 | Live Storms Media
    ***NOT FOR BROADCAST*** Contact Brett Adair with Live Storms Media to license. brett@livestormsnow.com Extreme damage to Tyndall AFB after Hurricane Michael shot from Helicopter.
  • ANG fighter wing preps for alert missions at Tyndall

    02/07/2011 4:59:11 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies
    F-16.new ^ | 2/1/2011 | Angela Pope
    Shooting down enemy aircraft over American soil is an event U.S.-based alert pilots train for. They run exercise scenarios on a constant basis, preparing for that call to scramble. But all the dry runs in the world can't prepare a pilot for that moment when a live missile is released from the jet. That's why the 148th Fighter Wing out of Duluth, Minn., is spending two weeks here working with the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group. "We came here to shoot missiles and drop live ordnance to be better prepared for our Air Sovereignty Alert mission," said Lt. Col. Reed Bowman,...
  • Squadron tests newest F-22s and live-firing of missiles

    11/05/2010 12:19:50 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies
    United States Air Force-Pacific Air Forces ^ | 11/4/2010 | Senior Airman Cynthia Spalding
    The 90th Fighter Squadron, 3rd Wing, deployed F-22s and personnel to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 30, to participate in exercise Combat Archer, the air-to-air evaluation portion of the United States Air Force's Weapons Systems Evaluation Program. The 90th FS is training and being evaluated with the maintainers of the 90th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and their reserve counterparts from the 302nd Fighter Squadron, 477th Fight Group, for this temporary duty assignment. During this three-week deployment, pilots and maintainers are working together to validate the air-to-air combat capability of the newest F-22 Raptors in the Air Force inventory. The jets...
  • Guard pilots retrained to fly

    04/20/2010 9:05:16 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 14 replies · 584+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | 4/20/2010 | Kahrin Deines
    Imagine flying a fighter jet at a speed of sound and reaching out for your radio switch only to discover that the control you’ve hit unexpectedly triggers your speed brake. That points to just one of the many differences pilots in the 120th Fighter Wing have had to ask their bodies to memorize as they’ve switched from one aircraft to another over the last year and a half. “It’s a game of milliseconds and split decisions that you have to make up there,” said Maj. Matt Ohman. “We can fly the plane in relatively few hours, but to be able...
  • Per FNC -Norad launched 2 fighter jets- Tyndall AFB, unruly passenger Muhammad Abu Tahir (#145)

    01/08/2010 1:25:46 PM PST · by STARWISE · 218 replies · 9,476+ views
    Neil Cavuto just read news crossing the wire. Two fighter jets were launched by NORAD from Tyndall AFB in FL due to an issue with an unruly passenger on an Air Tran flight from Atlanta to San Francisco. Hopefully, more follows soon. Plane has landed at Colorado Springs airport. A young man was taken into custody after the flight was diverted. The man was thought to be intoxicated and locked himself in the bathroom. The crew radioed the situation, and the fighters were launched. Everyone's safe on the flight .. the passenger is in custody.
  • F-22 Taken Out By A CF-18

    04/21/2009 5:34:14 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 978+ views
    April 21, 2009: For the second time in a month, a U.S. Air Force F-22 suffered a "Class A" accident (one causing over a million dollars of loss). This one was the result of an F-22 colliding with a Canadian CF-18 while taxiing at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. This is the fifth F-22 Class A accident in the last six years. The last one was a crash, in which the pilot was killed. The only other crash did not result in the loss of the pilot. It’s easier to have a Class A accident for an F-22, as...
  • Air Force: Both Missing Pilots Rescued

    02/20/2008 4:49:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies · 219+ views
    cbs ^ | Feb 20, 2008 3:41 pm US/Pacific
    MIAMI (CBS News) ― The Air Force says both pilots from two missing fighter jets have been rescued in the Gulf of Mexico. Eglin Air Force Base spokeswoman Shirley Pigott confirmed the pilots' rescue. Their single-seat F-15C Eagles disappeared about 2 p.m. CST Wednesday off the Florida Panhandle, about 35 miles south of Tyndall Air Force Base. More than 60 Coast Guard personnel had been involved in the search using multiple helicopters, cutters and jets, said Coast Guard Petty Officer James Harless. Air Force officials are investigating. Coast guard officials in New Orleans told CBS News affiliate WWL-TV that they...
  • First Air Force dive course graduates 17 Airmen

    03/16/2006 4:47:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 542+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Chrissy Cuttita
    3/16/2006 - TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) -- This was the final test. An underwater compass and a buddy harnessed three feet from their bodies provide direction. A 25-pound breathing device strapped to their chests provides vital oxygen while underwater without making surface bubbles. A 50-pound rucksack and weapon weighted on their backs are the tools they’ll need to infiltrate the beach when they get there. These teams of two kick underwater in murky water more than 2,000 yards to reach the shore. They have to hit a precise, targeted objective there without being spotted by anyone on boat...
  • 5 new F/A-22 fighter jets land at base

    01/11/2005 3:51:19 PM PST · by klpt · 72 replies · 3,100+ views
    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE -- (AP) -- Five more F/A-22 Raptors landed Friday at this Florida Panhandle base where Gen. John P. Jumper, Air Force chief of staff, is among the first pilots being trained to fly the new stealth fighter. The five Raptors arrived from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. plant in Marietta, Ga., a day after all F/A-22s were cleared to resume flying for the first time since a Dec. 20 crash at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The additional planes increased the number of Raptors at Tyndall to 18, more than half of the 33 now in...
  • 5 new F/A-22 Raptors land at base

    01/08/2005 5:48:14 PM PST · by iso · 181 replies · 3,164+ views
    TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE -- (AP) -- Five more F/A-22 Raptors landed Friday at this Florida Panhandle base where Gen. John P. Jumper, Air Force chief of staff, is among the first pilots being trained to fly the new stealth fighter. The five Raptors arrived from the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co. plant in Marietta, Ga., a day after all F/A-22s were cleared to resume flying for the first time since a Dec. 20 crash at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The additional planes increased the number of Raptors at Tyndall to 18, more than half of the 33 now in...
  • Tyndall aircraft crashes [F-15 Eagle, 5/21/04]

    05/21/2004 5:04:44 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 13 replies · 181+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | 5/21/2004 | AF Link Staff
    5/21/2004 - TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) -- An F-15 Eagle crashed into the Gulf of Mexico at about noon May 21. The plane, assigned to the 325th Fighter Wing here, was on a training mission. Lt. Col. Patrick Marshall, 1st Fighter Squadron commander, piloted the aircraft and is reported in good condition. A board of officers will investigate the accident.
  • First Raptor arrives at Tyndall

    09/30/2003 12:36:13 PM PDT · by Spruce · 69 replies · 602+ views
    Air Force Link ^ | Sep 29, 2003 | Tech. Sgt. Dan Neely
    First Raptor arrives at Tyndall TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The 325th Fighter Wing's first permanently-assigned F/A-22 Raptor lands here Sept. 26. Tyndall, an Air Education and Training Command installation, was selected to serve as the Air Force's primary F/A-22 training base. The aircraft was piloted by Lt. Col. Jeff Harrigian, 43rd Fighter Squadron commander here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Steve Wallace) by Tech. Sgt. Dan Neely 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs 9/29/2003 - TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFPN) -- The first operational F/A-22 Raptor was delivered to the Air Force’s F/A-22 schoolhouse here Sept. 26. Tyndall, once known as...