About Tyndall AFB, FL
Tyndall Air Force Base is located in the northwestern part of the Florida panhandle, about 12 miles east of Panama City. As of the 2000 census, Tyndall AFB had a population of 2,757 with 663 households; however, by the 2010 census, the population on the base rose to 2,994 individuals.
Tyndall AFB is the headquarters for the ACC (Air Combat Command) as well as the 325 Fighter Wing, the 44th Fighter Group, the 325 Fighter Wing Associate Unit, First Air Force and the 53d Weapons Evaluation Group as well as several other organizations.
Tyndall Field was originally opened as a gunnery range on January 13, 1941 and was named after 1st Lt Frank Benjamin Tyndall, a World War I pilot. When the USAF was established in 1947, Tyndall Field was renamed to Tyndall Air Force Base. Today it is home to the F-22 Raptor, the newest aircraft of the USAF.