Air Force to spend $3 billion to rebuild Tyndall AFB as ‘an installation of the future’

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2 February 2019

The Air Force just won’t let go of its Panama City locale.

Service officials announced Thursday that they plan to spend $3 billion over the next five years to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael on Oct. 10.

Air Force Assistant Secretary John Henderson, left, and Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, right, look at the aftermath of Hurricane Michael from a CV-22 Osprey Oct. 14. (Joseph Pick/Air Force)

During an “industry day” event, the Air Force representatives told more than 450 industry professionals and community leaders that they intend to rebuild the base as an “installation of the future.”

The event was hosted at Florida State University-Panama City, a 30-minute drive from Tyndall. The meeting highlighted for local construction companies how bad the damage was to Tyndall after the hurricane, while reassuring the community that the Air Force intends to operate the base for decades to come.

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