Tyndall Air Force Base
Tyndall Air Force Base is positioned 12 miles from Panama City, Florida. The base was named for 1st Lt Frank Benjamin Tyndall, a World War I pilot. Tyndall’s assignment is to train America’s Air Dominance Force.
The first 2,000 troops reported to Tyndall Field on December 7, 1941. Instructors and students planned for the first aerial gunnery class despite construction being unfinished. On February 23, 1942, the first class of gunnery students was introduced. Several units have been stationed at the base since opening. The 325th Fighter Wing became the installation host in 1991. The wing conducts training for F/A Raptor pilots, air battle managers, air traffic controllers, weapons controllers and crew chiefs.
When arriving at Tyndall, call your sponsor. They will assist with inprocessing. If you have not contacted your sponsor or have not been assigned, contact Tyndall’s INTRO manager prior to reaching the base. A sponsor will then be provided. If you still have not secured a sponsor after arriving at Tyndall, please call the Airman and Family Readiness Center at (850) 283-4204.
There are more than 20,000 military personnel, DoD civilians, and contractors, assigned to Tyndall Air Force Base.