Tyndall Air Force Base

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Tyndall Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located 12 miles (19 km) east of Panama City, Florida. The base was named in honor of World War I pilot 1st Lt Frank Benjamin Tyndall. The base operating unit and host wing is the 325th Fighter Wing (325 FW) of the Air Education and Training Command (AETC).


Major units

325th Fighter Wing (325 FW)

The 325th Fighter Wing’s primary mission is to provide air dominance training for F-22A Raptor pilots and maintenance personnel and air battle managers to support the combat Air Force. Training for F-22 pilots is performed in the 43rd Fighter Squadron. The 325th Air Control Squadron trains air battle managers for assignment to combat Air Force units. Additionally, wing personnel manage the southeastern air combat maneuvering instrumentation range and provide mission-ready F-15, F-16 and F-22 air dominance forces in support of the Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)/First Air Force contingency plans.

From 1983 until 2010, training for F-15C/D Eagle pilots was performed at Tyndall by the now inactive 1st, 2nd, and 95th Fighter Squadrons. The 1 FS inactivated in 2006, while the 2 FS and 95 FS inactivated in May and September of 2010, respectively. During this time, Tyndall also hosted training for F-15C/D Maintenance personnel and Intelligence Officers assigned to F-15 units.

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