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  • Writer's pictureDien Tran

Ground Breaking, Facilities for F-35A begin.

A groundbreaking ceremony at Tyndall AFB on Sept. 13, 2022, as Tyndall began construction on flight line facilities to directly support the F-35A Lightning II aircraft and military personnel beginning September 2023.

The $532 million contract was awarded to the Hensel Phelps Construction Company by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “In order for us maintain air superiority that we need, it starts right here,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Russ L. Mack, deputy commander Air Combat Command. “It starts with these 11 projects that they will begin breaking ground on as soon as possible so we can bring that mission right back here to Team Tyndall.”

the construction projects includes several aircraft hangars, a maintenance complex, and other supporting facilities.

“It’s our partnership we’ve forged here over the past three years that could deliver this moment today,” said U.S. Army Col. Jeremy J. Chapman, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District commander. “The hard work and dedication that I’ve witnessed up to today will be a critical attribute to achieving this Installation of the Future.”

“Tyndall is going to evolve into a more lethal, ready, and resilient base,” said Mack. “The primary focus will remain on prepping the buildings, prepping this runway, and prepping this mission to support the F-35s.”

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