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- Apr 15, 2006
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The single largest military construction contract on record in the Air Force database was awarded to build Tyndall Air Force Base up to be the Base of the Future.
Wednesday, Tyndall officials announced the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded a $532 million construction contract to Hensel Phelps to deliver 11 projects that will directly support flightline operations for the F-35A Lightning II aircraft. The jets are expected to arrive at Tyndall in September 2023. Officials say accounting for contingencies and contract oversight, this represents a $604 million investment in rebuilding Tyndall.
We’re told the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Natural Disaster Recovery Division is leading the rebuild. It is part of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center enterprise.
Officials say this will support the 325th Fighter Wing and their F-35 Program Integration Office. The flightline facilities will directly support the wing and its new F-35 mission.
“The rebuild gives us the unique opportunity to reimagine how we accommodate the needs of the F-35,” Col. Travis Leighton, NDR division chief, said. “We’re leveraging cutting-edge technology to increase cybersecurity and perimeter defense, enhance base safety and equip Airmen to execute the missions of today and tomorrow.”