Skip to comments.Tyndall (AFB, Fla.) Proposes New Construction Projects Amid 2019 Spending Sprint
Posted on 08/18/2019 4:53:57 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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I had heard the damage was so bad Tyndal would be closed.
Well, now it's back! Hooray, my favorite base!
Sorry to see the F-22s go, but they're only a few minutes away at Eglin. And now Tyndall will have F-35s.
You live near?
Must be some great picture taking opportunities.
Eglin and Hulburt house the USAF Special Forces. (I think)
I enjoyed hanging out in Lower Alabama...
About a two hour drive away.
I always go there when I go to the beach.
And yes, great pictures!
Throw some up here some time :)
It’s a patriotic board.
I’d love to see some.
We’ve got plenty of bases. Seen on you’ve seen them all. Gotta admit it was nice when I was there in 74’. 2 weeks TDY.
I’m a Mexico Beach full-time resident(we’re rare) and there’s lots more to the story, but another time.
Concur, small base that can easily be absorbed by Eglin. And since the South Eastern Air Defense Sector (SEADS) was absorbed by NEADS it is not really needed.
And one flying over Panama City (?) beach:
I hope that any new Construction of Buildings is done in a way that they will be able to withstand Hurricane Winds and Storms. They should take a page out of the Buildings they built on the Air Force Base in Okinawa Japan.
This base is already busy in Eglin. The Tyndall occupancy is much larger than people think. Residing there under the guise of the Air Combat Command is:
325th Fighter Wing
First Air Force
53d Weapons Evaluation Group
Continental NORAD Region
Air Force Civil Engineer Support
and others that aren’t mentioned.
This is a lot to house at Eglin with the diversity of the base. And as it is the planned training spot for the F-35’s coming within a couple of years, and the availability of Avon Park, it will be a busy training base.
MY GOD the hurricane did a lot of damage.
You think they rebuild stronger after this, if that’s possible?
I’m no architect nor do I know much about construction!
Beautiful jets. Just beautiful.
They are beautiful, and quiet, too.
Years and years ago when I was a young airman—40 years ago?—I used to go to the beach at Tyndall when they had F-4 Phantoms (either assigned there or visiting).
Anyway, you could not sleep on the beach when they were doing touch and go’s. It was just about deafening.
F-22s are sleekly quiet. A purr almost, like an A-10.
I could sleep all day (under my handy beach umbrella) when the 22s were there...
Also, a drone wing from NV was scheduled to move in this year. Close to 5k people into the area to support.
The base beach is only open to military ID card holders, so is almost empty, evan in the afternoon, as these pictures were taken about 2:30 PM, last year, before Hurricane Michael.
Tyndall beach looking landward Northeasterly:
Southeast (towards Mexico Beach):
And South, out-to-sea:
Feb 1967...Tyndall AFB. Brand new 2/Lt, and I sign in to the orderly room on a Sunday for Weapons Controller training. Not looking forward to keeping track of all those pistols and rifles. Ha! I ask the NCO about the training. He takes me down the hall to a dark room and shows me a radar scope. “You’ll sit behind one of these and talk to pilots flying interceptors,” he said. Never had to be in Air Defense Command but loved my time in Tactical Air Command and controlling fighters in Vietnam (call sign: Portcall 24).
The repairs would cost HALF AS MUCH if they weren’t required to use ‘green building codes’...but hopefully Trump will end that crap in his next term.
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