Vol. 1, No. 11 Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Training Expeditionary Airpower Experts June 25, 2007
In Brief Tyndall goes ‘overhead to underground’
Berg Liles Dining Hall is
open Monday through Friday,
5:30 to 7:30 a.m. for breakfast,
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch,
and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m for
During weekends and
holidays, Berg Liles is from
6:30 to 7:30 a.m. for breakfast,
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch
and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m for
Eagle Quick Turn is open
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and
5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday
through Friday for lunch and
dinner. Flight and ground
support meals are available
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Ceremonies Airman 1st Class Anthony Hyatt
325th Comptroller Two contractors from Cinch Constructions perform a direction bore
Squadron Change of and pull conduit across the street from Bldg. 1046 where telephone
Maj. Alisa Ricks takes and cable wires will be installed underground.
command of the 325th
Comptroller Squadron aIRman 1St ClaSS engineer. impact to the mission, said Watley.
during a ceremony at anthony J. hyatt This base-wide project began in It has been documented throughout
2 p.m. Friday in the 325th FIghteR WIng PublIC aFFaIRS September 2006 and is scheduled for the United States that underground
Officers’ Club on Tyndall. completion Oct. 1, 2008. distribution is “better looking” from an
When Hurricane Katrina hit the Southeast “Construction cost will range near architectural and landscaping standpoint
Lt. Col. Donald Clocksin
coast of the United States in 2005, nothing $24.5 million,” said Watley. according to community residents and
will relinquish command
stood in its way. The path of destruction “The project is referred to as the ‘Pole visitors.
of the 325th Comptroller
ripped apart houses and trees, and took out Away’ project,” said Ann Garner, 325th Tyndall currently uses a mostly radial
electrical cables throughout the region. CES flight chief. “Pole Away” means feeder system, which basically means
The 95th Fighter Squadron
To help facilitate Tyndall’s recovery to do away with the wooden or metal that the electrical feeders extend out
Change of Command:
from a catastrophic storm event, Tyndall poles that currently hold up lines. from a single point to various residential,
Lt. Col. Kevin Huyck will
invested in a storm damage prevention Utilities that will be transitioned commercial and industrial loads.
take command of the 95th
project. underground will be overhead power “We are pushing to make Tyndall a
Fighter Squadron during
“We are going to convert over 19 miles lines, cable television lines and telephone loop feeder system, which means that
a ceremony at 3:35 p.m.
of electrical overhead power lines and and voice communication lines. Other we now add ‘rings’ tying our feeders
Friday in Hangar 2. Lt. Col.
enhance Tyndall’s electrical grid reliability equipment such as Giant Voice Speaker together and the loads are then fed
William Routt will relinquish
and aesthetics,” said Tarone Watley, systems and security video cameras will from the rings,” said Watley. “This will
command of the 95th Fighter
325th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical be relocated to nearby buildings without
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inherently increase the overall electrical grid
reliability at Tyndall.”
Although Hurricane Katrina did not damage
Tech. Sgt. William J. MacCarty Tyndall, personnel from the 325th CES and
Duty title: 325 Maintenance Group NCOIC other squadrons did deploy to the damaged
AFSO21 areas in support of DoD operations.
Hometown: Boston, Mass. The storm damage prevention project is the
Time on station: Two years and 11 months best solution against destruction caused by a
Time in service: Seventeen years and natural disaster.
three months Because the winds and storm surge from
Hobbies: Coaching my son’s baseball team Hurricane Katrina destroyed cable lines,
and restoring my 1960 Impala entire cities went days without power. With
Goals: To finish my master’s degree and the Tyndall’s cables installed underground,
earn my A/P license power outage will be less of an issue during
Favorite thing about Tyndall AFB: The lo- natural disasters.
cation and weather
Favorite movie: Raiders of the Lost Ark
Independence Day hours
Favorite book: Marine Sniper of operations for AAFES:
2nd Lt. Patrick Casey Pet peeves: Long lines AAFES facilities will have different
Sergeant MacCarty, 325th Maintenance Operations Proudest moment in the military: Winning hours of operations for Independence Day,
Squadron, receives the Checkertail Salute Warrior the top F-15E team in the 1993 and 1995 July 4.
of the Week award from Brig. Gen. Tod D. Wolters, GUNSMOKE competition at Nellis AFB, •Main Store 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
325th Fighter Wing commander. Nev. •Shoal Point Shoppette 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Checkertail Salute is a 325th Fighter Wing •Class Six Shoppette 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sergeant MacCarty helped reduce average aircraft commander program designed to recognize •Felix Lake Shoppette 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
down time from 22 days to ten days per jet. He re- Tyndall’s Warrior of the Week. Supervisors can •Anthony’s Pizza 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
duced manpower by 46 percent and saved an estimated nominate individuals via their squadron and
group commanders. Award recipients receive •GNC 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
$100,000 dollars per aircraft. He also cut paperwork a certificate, letter from the commander and a
processing time and aministrative review requirements. one-day pass.
Can you identify this ob-
ject? If so, send an e-mail
with “Identify this” in the
Three correct entries will
be chosen at random and
drawn from a hat to deter-
mine the final winner. The
prize can be claimed at
the Public Affairs office.
Senior Airman Bruce
Civil Engineer Squadron,
correctly guessed the Airman 1st Class Anthony Hyatt
June 18 “Identify This” Peeling a banana
as a 325th Fighter Wing Pat Duke, Pate Electric employee, terminates a
hat. Congratulations Air- high voltage cable near the fuel barn building
man Thomashunis, come Thursday afternoon. Duke peels the insula-
claim your prize! tion covering off a cable and cuts it to the right