After removing debris from Hurricane Michael, Tyndall Air Force base is now inviting the construction industry, architectural firms and others to share what they see as a great opportunity to rebuild the base.
Tyndall Program Management Office Director Colonel Scott Matthews says Industry Day gives them a chance to show the progress and plan the future.
“When you have this level of damage on the installation it gives us an opportunity, more of a clean slate to be able to reshape and rebuild what we want this installation to be." Matthews said. "So the air force is going to take an opportunity to deliberately plan the future Tyndall as the model or first 21st century air force base.”
The meeting in collaboration with 325th Fighter Wing. It will allow them a chance to share information about what they expect to be their base for the next half-century.
“We’re looking to design in and plan in things upfront like resiliency, flexibility on which aircraft or which mission set we can do 30 to 40 years from now, or beyond into the future. Then give a timeline on what we think the repair is going to take and what we think the major efforts are going to be along that timeline for the next 4 to 5 years," said Col. Matthews.
Tyndall’s Industry Day will take place at the Holley Center on Florida State University’s Panama City campus on January 31st. People who want to attend can register on Eventbrite.com by searching for "Tyndall Industry Day."