F-35 squadrons coming to Tyndall Air Force Base post-Hurricane Michael

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - According to Congressman Dr. Neal Dunn, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced Friday Tyndall Air Force Base will be the home of three squadrons of F-35s.

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This as Tyndall Air Force Base is recovering from Hurricane Michael.

They say Tyndall will become a purpose-built base for the fifth generation fighter with the addition of the F- 35 squadrons. This will bring as many as 72 F-35s to Tyndall by 2023.

“These squadrons of F-35s are the future of the Air Force and will strengthen our national security, while reinforcing the role of our airmen at Tyndall Air Force Base,” said Dr. Dunn. “Bringing these next generation warplanes to Tyndall is in line with our efforts to rebuild a modern and state-of-the-art Air Force base post-Hurricane Michael.”