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    They got hammered pretty good.

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    I'd be surprised if they rebuild it. Sell it off to developers, and put the fighter squadrons somewhere else.

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    Yup. Waterfront property in Florida. I'll bet it'll sell fast. After all, climate change is fake.
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    Any idea if they can repair those airplanes in the damaged hanger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donn View Post
    I'd be surprised if they rebuild it. Sell it off to developers, and put the fighter squadrons somewhere else.
    Most likely, especially since Eglin is only about forty miles away, is much larger, more modern, and hosts multiple fighter wings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Yup. Waterfront property in Florida. I'll bet it'll sell fast. After all, climate change is fake.
    Re-built and lifted waterfront Sandy wrecks are selling nicely up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    Most likely, especially since Eglin is only about forty miles away, is much larger, more modern, and hosts multiple fighter wings.
    You also have Hurlburt Field in Crestview.

    Been TDY to Tyndall a bunch of times. It's sad to see. I'll see if I can't find out what the future holds for Tyndall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by willmarsh3 View Post
    Any idea if they can repair those airplanes in the damaged hanger?
    Why are they even there? It's SOP to fly the aircraft out of danger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnw View Post
    Why are they even there? It's SOP to fly the aircraft out of danger.
    I know they flew everything out that could fly.

    I'm sure aircraft in the hangers were there for maintenance and couldn't fly.
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    Multi million $ Planes in the way of an approsaching Hurricane and they don't have the wisdom to fly them somewhere else?????
    Whoever is responsible should be on the carpet in the big house.....
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    If it’s the same video I saw earlier, I believe the planes with orange wing tips were target drones, not worth saving. Next to them were MU-2s. I honestly don’t know what that’s all about. Their a Japanese corporate turboprop from the 70’s. The very beginning of the video are overturned display jets from the 1950s or 60s.

    I say Shut it it down. Return it to nature.
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    Heard from some of my friends.

    The base has been declared by the AF as 95% uninhabitable.
    All flyable aircraft was dispersed well in advance of the storm.
    All base personnel have been notified that it will be some time before they can return to the base.
    All computer systems (to include data and hardware) on the base were moved days in advance. (Interesting to note that much of the data is already dispersed as cloud solutions have been in place for awhile, i.e. messaging is stored and managed at Scott AFB.)

    My guess is right now the AF is still trying to evaluate the damage in terms of long term plans for the future of the base.
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    They will rebuild - it is good local pork. It is what Trump can award the area. Maybe build a Trump hotel near by for the training Saudi pilots...

    Doesn’t keeping fighter squadrons spread over multiple bases a desirable military strategy - or is this outdated thinking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Hoppe View Post
    They will rebuild - it is good local pork. It is what Trump can award the area. Maybe build a Trump hotel near by for the training Saudi pilots...

    Doesn’t keeping fighter squadrons spread over multiple bases a desirable military strategy - or is this outdated thinking?
    My guess is they will rebuild as well. Tyndall is a huge financial asset for Panama City. Could the mission be moved to another base, probably but again, I think not likely. Eglin field has more actual real estate than any AF base in the country and it could be moved there. But, again I'm not sure. It appears to me that they sustained more damage than Homestead AFB (I was on active duty then and toured the base shortly after Andrew) but it's close and of course we all know about Homestead. BTW, Homestead is still a very active reserve base. They didn't rebuild base housing there but instead sold it off and the facilities that were completely blown away were never rebuilt. In the end it will all come down to dollars.
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