PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Tyndall Air Force Base held an industry day at FSU's Panama City campus Thursday.
This comes on the heels of Wednesday's announcement the base will not receive the requested federal supplemental money to continue new construction on the base. Tyndall estimates recovery costs will total $3 billion.
Ret. Air Force Colonel John Henderson said now projects will have to begin tapering off. He added Tyndall had to use funds from other parts of the Air Force and even take some risks with the expectation Congress would help financially.
"Congress has always stepped up and done this in the past so there was an expectation this would eventually happen and so we took some risk in order to recover the base and to take care of our people, take care of the mission. They're just budget risk but now we have to mitigate some of that risk for the rest of FY-19 at least," said Henderson.
Current repairs that have already been allocated money will continue through July.