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  • Florida Senator Rick Scott visits Tyndall Air Force Base

    Florida Sen. Rick Scott speaks with U.S. Air Force Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, and other local military leaders at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 15, 2019. Scott opened up discussions for challenges and accomplishments the base is facing along with what the base still needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman
  • Drones launch in support of Checkered Flag 20-1

    Airman 1st Class Treyzhaun, left, Senior Airman Ryan Breton, center, and A1C Jose Gallardo, right, 325th Operations Support Squadron, air traffic controllers, communicate with inbound and outbound pilots trafficking the runway in support of exercise Checkered Flag 20-1 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 13, 2019. Checkered Flag is a
  • TAFB participates in Panama City Veterans Day parade, wreath laying ceremony

    Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander, delivers a speech at the annual Veterans Day parade celebration and wreath laying ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at Panama City, Florida. The annual event celebrated those who served in the past and to honor the sacrifices made by the service member, as well as their families, both at home and abroad.
  • 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group hosts immersion tour for Tyndall Airmen

    First lieutenant Matthew Gill, 53rd Test Support Squadron special devices engineering section chief, facilitates an immersion tour at the special devices flight metal fabrication shop for members assigned to the 325th Fighter Wing on Nov. 8, 2019, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. Airmen visited multiple units of the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group
  • TAFB and Florida Department of Transportation groundbreaking ceremony

    Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, left, and Col. Brian Laidlaw, right, are interviewed by a press pool during a groundbreaking ceremony for the U.S. 98/Tyndall Air Force Base Flyover held at Tyndall’s Flag Park on Nov. 6, 2019. at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The flyover will improve mobility by separating through traffic on U.S. 98 from drivers entering and exiting Tyndall.
  • Tyndall hosts Checkered Flag 20-1

    The aircrew assigned to an F-22 Raptor perform maintenance checks Nov. 6, 2019, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The pilot, airframe, and maintenance team supported Checkered Flag 20-1, which is a large-scale aerial exercise designed to integrate fourth and fifth-generation airframes to enhance mobility, deployment, and employment capabilities
  • Senate Appropriation Committee

    Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, military members, and civilian partners, pose for a photo on Oct. 28, 2019, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida. The professional staff members toured the base with Col. Brian Laidlaw, 325th Fighter Wing commander and his leadership team, to see the progress Tyndall had made since the devastation
  • The race to save supplies, equipment

    The 325th Logistics Readiness Squadron recently vacated the unit’s warehouse, which was permanently damaged by Hurricane Michael last year. The warehouse held 500,080 items that needed to be moved as quickly as possible to save from damage by the elements.

    To the Airmen and families of Team Tyndall, I wasn’t planning to write another letter to all of you just because it is the one year anniversary of the hurricane, but that changed after I walked through the one year anniversary gallery that Chaplain Robert Tilley and our FSS set up in the Horizons Chapel.
  • Tyndall one year after Hurricane Michael

    In the early hours of Oct. 10, 2018, many communities in Northwest Florida prepared for a storm expected to make landfall as a Category 2 hurricane. Tyndall Air Force Base was also preparing for the storm named Hurricane Michael. Prior to Hurricane Michael, Tyndall was home to two F-22 squadrons including the training school house for that weapons system. Today, some aspects of that mission are still here at Tyndall, like the academics and simulator facility, while others have moved temporarily. As for the rebuild of Tyndall, the base is preparing to take on a new mission consistent with the long range goals of the U.S. Air Force.