Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Tyndall hosting Checkered Flag

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Tyndall Air Force Base is hosting more than 2,000 personnel and more than 70 fighter jets from the Air Force and Navy for Checkered Flag air-to-air combat training. Checkered Flag started last week and will run through Friday. Tyndall hosts Checkered Flag twice a year, with the other one usually scheduled in November. Tyndall resembled the Air Force base of old on Friday with the number of jets that were on the flight line. Tyndall has been in rebuild mode since it was devastated by Hurricane Michael in 2018. There were F-18E Super Hornets, F-22 Raptors, F-15E Strike Eagles and the F-35A Lightnings, which will land at Tyndall with three squadrons in 2023. (Source: Panama City News Herald, 05/17/21)