Tyndall

Air Force Base

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LOCATION:  

Tyndall Air Force Base is located on the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle, 12 miles east of Panama City.  The Panama City area is best known for its sugar-white sand and emerald-green waters and is a popular tourist destination.

HISTORY:

On Dec. 7, 1941, the first of 2,000 troops arrived at Tyndall Field.  Although construction was incomplete, instructors and students began preparing for the first aerial gunnery class.  The first class of 40 gunnery students began on Feb. 23, 1942.  Over the years Tyndall experienced command changes and gained additional missions as other units were stationed on the base.  In 1991 as the base entered its 50th year, Tyndall underwent reorganization and the 325th Fighter Wing became the installation host.  Today, a tradition of training continues.  The 325th FW is responsible for building an "Air Dominance Force."  The wing conducts training for F-15 Eagle and F/A Raptor pilots, air battle managers (ABM), air traffic controllers, F-15 specific intelligence personnel, weapons controllers and crew chiefs (Mission Ready Airmen) specially trained on the F-15 and F/A-22.

MISSION:  

Train America's Air Dominance Force

POPULATION SERVED:

Total population assigned/served: 20,344
Active Duty: 3,539
Family Members: 5,113
Retirees: 9,104
Civilian Employees: 2,068
ANG/Reserve Component: 426
Traditional Guard/Reserve: 104

SPONSORSHIP:

A sponsor will send you a sponsor package, answer your questions about the base and the area, make lodging/dorm arrangements for you, and meet you upon your arrival - your sponsor will help you and your family until you are settled into the new community.

  • Air Force Permanent Party personnel - contact your unit Commander's Support Staff for a sponsor. Sponsorship is mandatory for all personnel below the grade of colonel. If you still do not receive a sponsor, contact the Tyndall AFB Family Support Center for assistance.
  • Department of Defense civilians - contact your selecting official or personnel office for a sponsor. Sponsorship is mandatory for all personnel below the grade of colonel or civilian equivalent. If you still do not receive a sponsor, contact the Tyndall AFB Family Support Center for assistance.
  • ABM Students will receive a sponsor package from the school.

Members may request a Post Office Box up to 60 days prior to arrival; or, sponsor may bring in a copy of member's orders. Orders may also be faxed directly to the Post Office. Any member may contact the above number to request that GENERAL DELIVERY mail be held until member arrives or receives a permanent address. General Delivery address: General Delivery, Your Name, PSC Box 5000, 730 Suwannee Road, Tyndall AFB, FL 32403. Contact the Postal Service Center at (850) 283-2366; DSN 523-2366 for addition information.

TEMPORARY QUARTERS:

Upon your arrival to Tyndall, visit the 24-hr arrival point located in Building 1332 (Lodging/Billeting) for assistance in contacting your sponsor and obtaining general information about the base. The Visitor Center is open 7 days per week. It is located at the Gate on Sabre Drive.


RELOCATION ASSISTANCE:

Newcomer Orientation/Warrior Welcome is held at the Tyndall Enlisted Club the last Thursday of each month, beginning at 8:00 a.m. It is mandatory for incoming, permanent-party Air Force members; sister services and spouses are encouraged to attend, contact MPF at (850) 283-2242; DSN 523-2242. To assist spouses in attending, free childcare is available by contacting the Child Development Center at 283-4747.

CRITICAL INSTALLATION INFORMATION:

Letters of credit from utilities companies (telephone, electric, etc) may result in waiver for deposits.

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