Air Force

October 12, 2012

Air Force News – October 12, 2012

F-22 mission takes Tyndall AFB to Air Combat Command

Tyndall Air Force Base transitioned from Air Education and Training Command to Air Combat Command Oct. 1 to reflect the new operational mission of the 325th Fighter Wing.

As part of the F-22 fleet management program announced by the Air Force in July 2010, Tyndall Air Force Base, which currently has one F-22 training squadron, will gain a combat-coded F-22 squadron from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M.

Colocating a combat-coded F-22 squadron together with F-22s assigned to the formal training unit at Tyndall Air Force Base provides training, maintenance and operational advantages that benefit combatant commanders and ensure operational readiness. The F-22 consolidation will send aircraft to the existing F-22 locations to leverage facilities, manpower and equipment.

Tyndall with be redesignated as an ACC installation, with one notable exception: the 325th Air Control Squadron, a unit that trains air battle managers for assignment to combat Air Force units, will remain an AETC unit.

While Tyndall aligned with ACC Oct. 1, the current Defense Department force structure freeze has impacted the timing of the arrival of assets. No specific timetable will be available until the freeze is lifted.

http://www.aetc.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123320495

 

Maryland:

Two Airmen were recognized and awarded with coins Oct. 3 by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III for the jobs they do at the Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations day-in and day-out at the annual Air Force Association Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C.

 

Alaska:

Members of the 428th Fighter Squadron participated in a 10-day air combat training exercise known as Red Flag-Alaska at Eielson Air Force Base.

 

Antarctica:

The U.S. military recently kicked off the 2012-2013 Operation Deep Freeze, the Defense Department’s support of the U.S. Antarctic Program and the National Science Foundation. Service members from all branches joined to provide operation and logistical support of the NSF’s scientific research activities in Antarctica.

 

New Zealand:

Airmen from the 62nd and 446th airlift wings showcased the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Oct. 3 to thousands of New Zealanders as part of New Zealand’s first-ever IceFest, an event with Antarctic-themed attractions throughout the city in Christchurch.

 




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