Saturday, June 12, 2021

Tyndall getting back wall money

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — Tyndall Air Force Base is set to get money back to build a fire/crash rescue station that was taken almost two years ago to fund the Trump administration's U.S.-Mexico border wall plan. In total, more than $2.2 billion is being returned to the military. Of that, more than $25 million will be redirected from construction of the now-defunct wall to Tyndall for the facility. The station is designed to support up to 15 firefighting vehicles and provide space for physical fitness, training and living quarters for military personnel. In a press release from the Office of Management and Budget Friday, the Biden administration said funds from the wall will be redirected to the military. In September 2019, Tyndall lost $17 million in funding for the station after the Department of Defense reshuffled $3.6 billion for the U.S.-Mexico wall. (Sources: Panama City News Herald, Department of Defense, 06/11/21)