Tyndall Air Force Base

Tyndall AFB is a United States Air Force Base located 12 miles east of Panama City, Florida. The base was named in honor of World War I pilot 1st Lt Frank Benjamin Tyndall. It is home to 325th Fighter Wing, Headquarters, 1st Air Force, 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group and the 601st Air Operations Center.

Location

Tyndall Air Force Base is located in Bay County on the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle, 12 miles east of Panama City.


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History

On December 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 February 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 (FW) 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/A Raptor pilots, air battle managers (ABM), air traffic controllers, weapons controllers and crew chiefs (Mission Ready Airmen) specially trained on the F/A-22.

Mission

Tyndall’s mission is to train America’s Air Dominance Force.

“TRAIN AND PROJECT UNRIVALED COMBAT POWER!”

Population Served

20,011 Active Duty, Family Members, Retirees, Civilian Employees, Guard and Reserve Components.

Base Transportation

The Base Taxi is available for official appointments, free of charge. Call 850-283-4872 for reservations.

Sponsorship

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 Airman and Family Readiness Center for assistance, 850-283-4204 or DSN 312-523-4204/4205.

Temporary Quarters

Room assignments are made through the Centralized Dorm Management Office located in Dorm 1052, first floor. For further information, call (850) 283-3112/3228.

Married Airmen, E-1 through E-3, and single Airman, E-4, may be able to reside off base with permission from the dormitory manager and their unit first sergeant. For information, call (850) 283-3112/3228.

On weekends and holidays, report to the Sand Dollar Inn for temporary lodging until the next duty day, when Airmen should report to the dormitory manager’s office. To contact lodging, call (850) 283-4681.

Relocation Assistance

Contact Military Personnel Flight at 850-283-2242 or DSN 312-523-2242 for assistance in relocation orders.

Contact Information

500 Minnesota Avenue
Tyndall AFB, FL 32403

Phone 850-283-4204
Phone (DSN) 312-523-4204/4205
Fax 850-283-4220
Fax (DSN) 312-523-4220/4226

The base operator’s phone number is 850-283-1110, or DSN 312-523-1110.