Thursday, September 6, 2012

Storage facility nears completion

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- A project to build a new addition and repair the F-22 Raptor parts storage facility will be finished March 2013. GCC Enterprises Inc., of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., was awarded the $1 million contract in September 2011 and began work in April 2012. The 3,000-square-foot vault is designated to secure F-22 parts, and for a 800-square-foot weapons vault expansion. The new vault construction has been completed and the expansion on the weapons vault is scheduled to begin within the week. Tyndall will undergo a transition from Air Education and Training Command to Air Combat Command Oct. 1. The change requires adding additional support facilities, aircraft and personnel to the installation. (Source: 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, 09/05/12)