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Panama City Gulf Defender Newspaper Archives May 10 1986, Page 1

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Panama City Gulf Defender (Newspaper) - May 10, 1986, Panama City, Florida Welcome Home on behalf of the Tyndall family i extend warmest greetings to our retired military participating in the annual Retiree appreciation Day program. Welcome Home we Hope that you do consider Tyndall your a a Home in the military Community. Tyndall is fortunate to have More than 5,000 military families living in this area. The Retiree appreciation Day gives us an Opportunity to express our gratitude for your service to our country and to let you know we rely on your continued support and guidance. We Are Here to serve you and we Are always trying to improve our Quality of life for Active duty and retired families. A recent example of this is our satellite pharmacy in the mall. We solicit your suggestions in helping to make Tyndall better for All of us. The volunteers in our Retiree activities office along with the 325th combat support group staff have a full Day of interesting activities planned for you. We sincerely Hope the program of special services will be beneficial and the picnic lunch will offer an Opportunity to renew old friends and make new ones. Enjoy a your Day and come Back to see us often maj. Gen. Richard a. Pierson Usa Fadwa commander vol. 34 no. 17 Green Flag Homecoming maintenance personnel from the 325th tactical training Wing beam with Pride As they return from a successful Green Flag deployment. See Page to for Story. Gulf defender Panama City Fla. Fod prevention pays dividends Tyndall members with an Eagle Eye can turn trash into treasures by supporting the foreign object damage prevention program. Fod is damage caused by any object alien to an aircraft missile or drone. It costs the air Force millions of dollars and More importantly possible loss of life if the Fod results in a major Accident. A the engines in our flying inventory Are like Hugh vacuum cleaners a said col. Eldon a cd Henderson 325th tactical training Wing vice commander and manager of the Fod prevention program. A a piece of trash such As a Rock or Bolt can easily be sucked up and ruin the entire engine. We must give emphasis to Fod prevention. It s everybody a business and it takes All of us to make it this trash on the flight line or maintenance areas can be turned into treasures in the Money and lives saved. With this in mind colonel Henderson conducts a monthly awards program. It recognizes units and individuals supporting Fod prevention. This month a new unit was added to the Fod Honor Roll when the rag service company was recognized for eight years of Fod free operations. During this period. Some 7,754 sorties were flown by manned and unmanned full scale and sub scale target drones. Ria holds the contract for maintenance of the target drones. Accepting the award from colonel Henderson was Jack Mcghee Ria s Fod prevention Monitor. A a we re extremely pleased As a civilian contractor to be included in the Fod awards program a said or. Mcghee. A we realize Fod prevention is important to All of us and the Ria team makes it a priority individuals May compete for the a Golden bolts award. Its purpose is to increase awareness stimulate interest and provide an incentive in the fight against Fod. The incentive for members of the 325th Tow maintenance Complex is a three Day pass to Golden Bolt winners. The or for the Golden Bolt program is it. Col. Joseph m. Desch. 325th Tow Deputy commander for maintenance. Sgt. Delano Brooks 325th Tow Fod Monitor a a plants a Small card identified As the Golden Bolt in the maintenance and flight line areas. A the Golden Bolt can be sergeant Brooks explains a in a tool Box. Vehicle hangar or on the flight line. When discovered and turned in to me the Holder earns the sergeant Brooks plants the Golden Bolt about three times a week. He notes interest is High and see Page 16 Friday May 2, 1986 Retiree Day offers socials and services Tyndall will Salute military retirees from throughout Northwest Florida at the eighth annual Retiree Day tomorrow. The program begins at 9 30 . At the base theater. Other activities locations and times include the following a hangars i and 2,10 30 to 11 30 .f-15, t-33 and target drone Static display. A consolidated base personnel office. Bldg. 757, 10 30 . To 1 30 counselling and services by personal affairs and customer service to include deers and id cards. Pass and id. Bldg. 632.10 30 . To 1 30 registration. Id card renewal and Issue. A accounting and finance. Bldg. 647. 10 30 . To 1 30 and pay inquiries. A civilian personnel. Bldg. 761. 10 30 . To 1 30 counselling by representatives of champs. The Legal office. Veterans administration social Security and medicare. Information on champs supplemental insurance will also be available. A sap Hospital Tyndall 10 30 a in to 2 30 screening hypertension class in main lobby Oral cancer screen in dental clinic. Times for medical and dental screenings will be assigned alphabetically according to sponsors last name. A list of these times will be published in the program. A heritage Park 11 30 . To 1 30 Buffet picnic entertainment and a Craft fair. A officers club. 6 15 to 8 20 . Social hour and dinner. A no club beginning at 6 . Dinner with 15 percent discount. A Golf course sunday i . Third annual Retiree Golf Day

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