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  • Air Force, industry meet to discuss rebuilding Tyndall

    Air Force representatives met with more than 450 industry professionals and community leaders Jan. 31 to begin a dialogue and partnership that will eventually lead to the rebuilding of Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, as an “installation of the future.”
  • Tyndall to host first Industry Day in rebuild effort

    The Air Force will host the first industry day for the Tyndall Air Force Base rebuild at Florida State University, Panama City, Florida, on January 31, 2019, from 8:00 am-12:00 pm. This “state of the installation” presentation will inform the Air Force’s potential partners in industry and elected officials of the condition of Tyndall and the goal to develop an installation for a 21st Century Air Force. Planned speakers for the event will include the Honorable John Henderson, assistant secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and energy; Terry Edwards, Air Force Civil Engineer Center director; Col. Brian Laidlaw, commander, 325th Fighter Wing; and Amy Vandeveer, AFCEC subject matter expert for installation planning.
  • Air Force proposes to base F-35s at Tyndall AFB, supplemental funds needed to build advanced fighter base

    Following the damage to Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, caused by Hurricane Michael, the Air Force is recommending that Congress use supplemental funding for rebuilding the base to prepare to receive the F-35 Lighenting II fighter at the north Florida installation.
  • Hanscom lays groundwork for comms at Tyndall

    Program managers in the Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate here are exercising every one of the words in their five-word title by reconstituting a communications network almost totally wiped out by winds, flooding and infrastructure damage. First responders have set up interval communications systems relying on a few existing nodes, coupled with generator-powered satellite truck systems. The Air Force’s long-term goal is to build an organic communication infrastructure from scratch using an as-a-service model.
  • Task Force Raptor completes mission

    Within five days of Hurricane Michael devastating Tyndall, the five-person Task Force Raptor leadership team from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and Tyndall Air Force Base conducted an initial assessment on the remaining F-22 Raptors. Following this assessment, the team was confident the Raptors would fly. Moore credits her leadership team of Chief Master Sgt. Eric Butts, Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Case, both from the 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Senior Master Sergeants Johnny Hatfield, 325th Maintenance Group and Marion Elsas, 325th Maintenance Squadron, with solving this “gigantic problem by providing level headed leadership, vision and lots of humor.”
  • Air Combat Command proud of Tyndall progress

    The commander of Air Combat Command and command chief visited Tyndall Air Force Base Nov. 7 for the second time since Hurricane Michael caused catastrophic damage four weeks ago. Nearly 2,000 military members are currently working alongside civilians and contractors to recover and reconstitute.“The progress we have made in the last couple weeks has
  • Air Force announces return of units to Tyndall AFB

    The Air Force announced the return of several key Tyndall Air Force Base missions, as the base begins its long-term recovery following Hurricane Michael.
  • (Commentary) 2nd CWSS helps restore operations after Hurricane Michael

    129 miles per hour...that was the last wind speed recorded at Tyndall Air Force Base and the highest official on-land wind report recorded before the weather sensors were shredded as Hurricane Michael made landfall just after noon directly over the Florida Panhandle’s 325th Fighter Wing. The sensors were not the only thing decimated as the rest of the base faced the wrath of the hurricane’s northern and western eyewall. By the time the skies finally cleared later that evening on Oct. 10, 2018, the storm had crippled the base’s infrastructure and left a trail of catastrophic damage across the local area. When the 821st Contingency Response Group arrived on-scene at Tyndall AFB Oct. 12, 2018, to provide relief, supplies, and professionals to establish air-worthy base operations again at the beleaguered fighter base, they discovered the flight line’s crippled infrastructure no longer had sensing equipment to land aircraft in inclement weather.
  • ‘Tent City’ brings relief to Airmen

    One thousand service members from around the United States are set to call Tyndall Air Force Base’s “Tent City” their temporary home. In just over two weeks since Hurricane Michael made landfall along the base’s coastline, a blend of civil engineering Airmen have worked around the clock to successfully bring basic necessities to the installation.
  • 53 ATCS cleared for takeoff for Hurricane Michael recovery

    Before the winds stopped blowing in Georgia and Florida, the 53d Air Traffic Control Squadron jumped into action to bring connectivity back to the National Airspace System. A four-person team departed for Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 11, 2018, aboard a MC-130 aircraft to assess damage to the fixed base navigational aids and to initiate the transition from Special Tactics Teams/Combat Control Teams to a fixed base operation at Tyndall’s airfield.
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