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ESPN features Bucs safety John Lynch, MacDill

by Tech. Sgt. Chris Miller
Thunderbolt editor

Photo by: Chad Chisholm
Bucs safety John Lynch tries his hand on the weaponry aboard the MH-47 Chinook.

Tampa Bay Buccaneer safety John Lynch visited MacDill Tuesday and brought an ESPN television crew with him as they were doing a feature on Lynch to air prior to the Bucs season opener Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. The four-minute feature will be shown on ESPN during its Monday Night Countdown show between 8 and 9 p.m.

While at MacDill, Lynch took controls of the KC-135 simluator under the watchful eye of pilot Capt. Jason Pavelschak. Following the simulator, Lynch met with Col. Tanker Snyder, 6th Air Mobility Wing commander. Colonel Snyder introduced Lynch to a crowded wing conference room where the weekly staff meeting was taking place. The room erupted with cheers when Lynch entered and he took the time to go around the room and shake everyone's hands. Colonel Snyder then presented Lynch with a wing community coin.

Next stop was the 6th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog section where Lynch received a demonstration of the canine's abilities.

Lynch is a big supporter of the military and has visited MacDill many times, but Tuesday was extra special. It was the day of the change of command for U.S. Special Operations Command and the incoming commander, Gen. Doug Brown, took time out of his busy day to meet with Lynch and show him around the military hardware assembled for the change of command ceremony.

Lynch's last stop was to the MacDill Fire Department where he rode in a P-23 fire truck and fired the water cannons.





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