Around the Air Force: Tyndall Update / BRS Deadline / Solar Power

Around the Air Force: Tyndall Update / BRS Deadline / Solar Power


HEY THERE EVERYONE, I’M
AIRMAN FIRST CLASS ANGELO ROSARIO WITH YOUR LOOK
AROUND THE AIR FORCE. FOLLOWING HURRICANE
MICHAEL, SEVERAL IMPORTANT MISSIONS WILL RESUME AT
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, AND
OTHERS WILL TEMPORARILY SHIFT TO OTHER LOCATIONS. AS THE BASE BEGINS ITS
LONG-TERM RECOVERY, ALL BUT 500 AIRMEN WILL RETURN
TO THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE. AFFECTED AIRMEN WILL BE
CONTACTED BY THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND OR THE AIR
FORCE PERSONNEL CENTER. IN THE MEANTIME, AIRMEN
CAN MONITOR THE TYNDALL FACEBOOK PAGE AND THE AIR
FORCE PERSONNEL CENTER WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL
DETAILS AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE. THE AIR FORCE ALSO
ANNOUNCED THE TEMPORARY RELOCATION OF
F-22S FROM TYNDALL. THE AIRCRAFT WILL BE
MOVING FROM THE 95TH FIGHTER SQUADRON TO JOINT
BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HAWAII, AND JOINT BASE
ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, ALASKA. CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT
OF THE AIR FORCE KALETH WRIGHT RECENTLY POSTED
ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE THAT IT’S NOW OPEN SEASON FOR
THE BLENDED RETIREMENT SYSTEM OR B-R-S. THE B-R-S IS INTENDED TO
BENEFIT SOME AIRMEN, WHO MIGHT NOT HAVE A 20-PLUS
YEAR CAREER IN MIND. SERVICE MEMBERS WHO JOINED
AFTER TWO THOUSAND SIX BUT BEFORE JANUARY FIRST
TWENTY EIGHTEEN HAVE THE CHOICE TO STAY WITH THE
EXISTING RETIREMENT PLAN OR OPT INTO B-R-S. AIRMEN HAVE LESS THAN 60
DAYS TO DECIDE WHETHER THEY WANT TO OPT IN TO THE
BLENDED RETIREMENT SYSTEM. THE OPT-IN WINDOW
ENDS DECEMBER 31ST. IF YOU’RE STILL UNDECIDED
AND NEED A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION CHECK OUT THE
B-R-S EPISODE OF F-Y-I WHERE WE COVER THE ACTIVE
DUTY AND RESERVE BLENDED RETIREMENT SYSTEM. JUST GO TO YOUTUBE AND
SEARCH A-F-T-V RADIO. THE AIR FORCE IS STARTING
TO USE SOLAR ENERGY MORE TO MODERNIZE BASES AND
RELY LESS ON FOSSIL FUELS. CHECK OUT OUR LATEST
EPISODE OF TECH REPORT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT
SOLAR POWER. JUST GO TO OUR YOUTUBE
PAGE AND SEARCH A-F-T-V RADIO. AND THAT’S YOUR LOOK
AROUND THE AIR FORCE.

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