Airmen at Tyndall AFB, Fla., celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated base exchange. Under a $6.7 million overhaul project that began last October, the exchange received lighting upgrades, “fast lane” checkouts, and food court additions, said base officials. Military clothing sales also came into the exchange, they said. “I spend a lot of time thinking about how we can make the quality of life for the airmen and their families, both on and off duty, better,” said Brig. Gen. John McMullen, commander of Tyndall’s 325th Fighter Wing. “The base exchange is a huge part of that.” The ribbon-cutting ceremony for the revamped facility took place on Aug. 16. (Tyndall report from SSgt. Rachelle Elsea)
After a long period in which munitions were almost an afterthought and sacrificed to pay for other priorities, the Air Force needs to focus on them in order to have the right “package” of capabilities for future conflicts, Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. said June 7.