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Tyndall Air Force Base - PCS resource guide

Welcome to Tyndall Air Force Base, an essential hub for the United States Air Force located in the sunny panhandle of Florida. Established in 1941, Tyndall AFB is renowned for its strategic importance and serves as a premier training and operational base for a variety of military units. This Tyndall Air Force Base resources guide aims to provide you with a comprehensive overview of the base, its history, facilities, and the wide range of services and support available to the men and women who serve here.

Tyndall AFB is situated on the Gulf of Mexico, offering breathtaking views and a unique blend of coastal and military environments. The base is named after World War I pilot 1st Lt. Frank Benjamin Tyndall and has played a crucial role in training countless Air Force personnel over the years. In recent times, Tyndall AFB has undergone significant redevelopment following the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael in 2018. The rebuilding efforts have transformed the base into a state-of-the-art installation that incorporates cutting-edge technologies and sustainable infrastructure, making it a model for the Air Force and the surrounding community.

Whether you are an active-duty service member, family member, or a civilian employee, this resource guide will serve as your go-to companion, providing valuable information about the base’s facilities, recreational opportunities, and much more. We understand the unique challenges that military life can present, and our goal is to make your time at Tyndall AFB as seamless and enjoyable as possible. Whether you are new to the area or a seasoned veteran, we hope that this Tyndall Air Force Base resources guide will serve as a valuable tool in helping you navigate and make the most of the many opportunities available at Tyndall.

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Tyndall Air Force Base Location & Missions

Map of Tyndall Air Force Base
Map of Tyndall Air Force Base

Tyndall Location & Statistics

Tyndall Air Force Base is located in the Florida Panhandle, near the city of Panama City, in Bay County, Florida. The base is situated on the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 12 miles east of Panama City Beach. Tyndall Air Force Base covers an area of approximately 29,000 acres. Its coastal location provides a unique environment for training and operational activities, and the nearby cities offer various amenities and recreational opportunities for military personnel and their families.

Tyndall Air Force Base Missions

Some of the primary missions and units stationed at Tyndall AFB include:

Tyndall Air Force Base is home to multiple missions that contribute to the defense and security of the United States. Let’s explore some of the key missions carried out at Tyndall AFB:

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F-22 Raptor
  1. 325th Fighter Wing: The 325th Fighter Wing is responsible for providing air dominance training to U.S. and allied combat air forces. They accomplish this mission through the operation of the F-22 Raptor, the world’s premier fifth-generation fighter aircraft. The wing conducts advanced training, tactics development, and operational testing to ensure air superiority for the nation.
  2. 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group: The 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group (53 WEG) at Tyndall AFB conducts operational testing and evaluation of air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons systems. The group assesses the performance, suitability, and effectiveness of various weapons platforms to enhance the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force.
  3. 601st Air Operations Center: The 601st Air Operations Center (601 AOC) is responsible for planning, directing, and executing air and space operations for U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). The 601 AOC plays a crucial role in ensuring the security and defense of North America by monitoring and controlling the airspace over the United States and coordinating responses to potential threats.
  4. Distributed Common Ground System: Tyndall AFB is home to the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) Integration Testbed. The DCGS is a network of systems that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) information to support combat operations worldwide. The testbed at Tyndall AFB evaluates new technologies and techniques to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of ISR operations.

These missions, among others, make Tyndall Air Force Base a vital asset in maintaining U.S. air superiority, enhancing operational capabilities, and safeguarding national security. The base’s strategic location and advanced facilities contribute to its significance as a center of excellence for Air Force operations and training.

Top Things to Know Before Your Tyndall PCS

PCSing is a guaranteed time of uncertainty, because of all the changes and unknowns. Sometimes moving to a new area (and base) has it’s own unique challenges. Our team has a list of the Top 6 things to know before PCSing to Tyndall. We hope this list will help prepare you a little more for your PCS.

  • The Base Housing Waitlist is long. The waitlist varies from months to a year plus depending on the housing you qualify for. Once you have hard orders for Tyndall get on the housing waitlist asap, even if you are unsure if you want to buy, or rent. This gives you another option incase you change your mind about buying or renting. Check out our Facebook group for monthly updates for the waitlist timeline.
  • The Base Child Development Centers (CDC) Waitlists are long. As with every base, these time frames can vary significantly depending on your priority. Single Parent Active Duty Military has first priority, followed by Dual military, followed by Single Military and working parent, and then Single Military and stay at home parent. Make sure you add yourself to the waitlist as soon as you know you are PCSing to Eglin.
  • Off Base Rentals are hard to find. Rentals are just hard to find, especially pet friendly. Plus the rental rates are pretty high. Further away from base the easier it will be to find a rental.
  • Temporary Housing is hard to find. This is even more difficult to find than rentals. Try your best to get TLF on base. You can always try to rent an AirBnB while waiting for a home to open.
  • Drive times and Commutes. Driving time may take longer than you expect. We live where others vacation, so during peak tourist season traffic can be horrendous.
  • Panama City is still rebuilding. Hurricane Michael hit the area in 2018 and caused major destruction. The area is still rebuilding including base, so just be aware of the time restraints this may cause for base.

If you have any questions or need help finding a home please reach out to our team. You can reach us here: www.facebook.com/group/panhandlepcs . We would love to answer your questions and assist you with your PCS!

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Tyndall Air Force Base Lodging

Tyndall Air Force Base Temporary Lodging Facility (TLF)
Tyndall Air Force Base TLF

Tyndall AFB lodging can be booked either online or by phone. You make a reservation by phone by calling: 850.283.4211 or to make a reservation online, visit their website at: https://af.dodlodging.net/propertys/Tyndall-AFB . Lodging may fill quickly, especially during peak PCS season, so be sure to make a reservation as soon as you can.

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New Tyndall AFB TLF (expected completion 2024)

Tyndall DITY Move Weigh Stations

So you have decided to do a Personally Procured Move (PPM), previously called a DITY move, but now what? Well there are several things you need to do to ensure you are reimbursed for your move. First thing you will need to find weigh stations. You will need a certified weight ticket for both the empty container, and again once your belongings are inside. When you are weighing your truck try to ensure you have the same fuel levels so it is most accurate. Keep your receipts for the certified weight tickets and all paperwork needed for your PPM move. (It’s always helpful to make copies of all receipts and weight tickets for yourself) The average weight tickets will cost around $10, but some companies do charge more. You will find a list of local weigh stations below.

Note that operating hours and availability of weigh stations may vary, depending on the location and season. Contact the weigh station ahead of time to inquire about their hours of operation. This will help you plan your travel route accordingly and avoid any unplanned stops or delays.

List of DITY Move Weigh Stations for Tyndall Air Force Base

  • Pilot Travel Center 2209 Highway 71 Marianna, FL 32448 | (850)482-2148
  • Love’s Travel Stop 2510 Highway 231 Cottondale, Fl 32431 | (850)352-2041
  • Dar-Bee’s Kwik Stop 6189 Highway 90 Marianna,FL 32446 | (850)592-5945
  • Weigh station westbound 7370 Florida 10, Grand Ridge, FL 32442 | (850) 482-1281
  • Pilot Travel Center (850)482-2148 2209 Highway 71 Marianna, FL 32448 | (850)482-2148
  • Love’s Travel Stop 2510 Highway 231 Cottondale,Fl 32431 | (850)352-2041
  • Dar-Bee’s Kwik Stop 6189 Highway 90 Marianna,FL 32446 | (850)592-5945
Tyndall Air Force Base Weigh Stations for DITY Move - Tyndall Air Force Base Resources Guide
Tyndall Air Force Base Weigh Stations for DITY Move

Where to Live Near Tyndall Air Force Base

You just received orders to Tyndall Air Force Base, and now you need to find a place to stay. Not sure where to start? Let us help. Check out this video for a review of where Military Families choose to live near Tyndall Air Force Base: Where to live near Tyndall AFB

  • Calloway – Home to a lot of military families. Popular because it has new builds, and the huge advantage is you are super close to the base.
  • Sandy Creek – Newer communities/builds, but further from base and things to do in Panama City.
  • Panama City Beach – Not as many military families, but a lot of things to do and a great option for real estate investing. Tourist season will extend your
  • Lynn Haven – An area that is being built up, can be a 30-35 minute commute depending on traffic, but it is an option where you can get a bigger home with a smaller price tag.

As you can see there are several options to consider when deciding where to live while stationed at Tyndall Air Force Base. Feel free to reach out to our team so we can help you narrow down your search!

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Tyndall Air Force Base Housing and BAH

Tyndall Air Force Base Housing

Tyndall Air Force base housing is privatized and currently undergoing post Hurricane Michael restoration. When complete it will consist of five different neighborhoods for Active Duty families. Several of the neighborhoods are expected to be complete in 2024. Due to the limited amount of housing, the base housing waitlist is long. It is very important that you get your name on the list as soon as possible. Once you officially have orders you can begin the process to be added to the waitlist. Feel free to join our Facebook community where we update our members on the Housing waitlist monthly. To join simply click here: www.facebook.com/groups/panhandlepcs

For more detailed instructions on how to apply for housing check out this link: https://www.tyndallafbhomes.com/how-to-apply.aspx

BAH Rates for Tyndall: 

  • E1 – E4 –  $1752 w/ Dependents | $1629 w/o Dependents
  • E5 –   $1764 w/ Dependents | $1689 w/o Dependents
  • E6 –   $2226 w/ Dependents | $1740 w/o Dependents
  • E7 –   $2328 w/ Dependents | $1767 w/o Dependents
  • E8 –   $2436 w/ Dependents | $1860 w/o Dependents
  • E9 –   $2550 w/ Dependents | $1992 w/o Dependents
  • W-1 – $2247 w/ Dependents | $1764 w/o Dependents
  • W-2 – $2376 w/ Dependents | $1857 w/o Dependents
  • W-3 – $2508 w/ Dependents | $2007 w/o Dependents
  • W-4 – $2571 w/ Dependents | $2247 w/o Dependents
  • W-5 – $2643 w/ Dependents | $2352 w/o Dependents
  • O1E – $2346 w/ Dependents | $1773 w/o Dependents
  • O2E – $2487 w/ Dependents | $1965 w/o Dependents
  • O3E – $2577 w/ Dependents | $2220 w/o Dependents
  • O1 –   $1824 w/ Dependents | $1737 w/o Dependents
  • O2 –   $2223 w/ Dependents | $1770 w/o Dependents
  • O3 –   $2505 w/ Dependents | $2058 w/o Dependents
  • O4 –   $2667 w/ Dependents | $2328 w/o Dependents
  • O5 –   $2778 w/ Dependents | $2391 w/o Dependents
  • O6 –   $2802 w/ Dependents | $2493 w/o Dependents
  • O7+ – $2823 w/ Dependents | $2529 w/o Dependents

Access the DOD BAH Calculator here (zip code for Tyndall is 32403): https://www.travel.dod.mil/Allowances/Basic-Allowance-for-Housing/BAH-Rate-Lookup/

Tyndall Phone Numbers

Here are essential Tyndall Air Force Base Phone Numbers.

  • Housing Office: (850) 283-2737
  • Privatized Base Housing: (850) 286-1700
  • Lodging: (850)283-4211
  • Security Forces: (850) 283-2254
  • Airman & Family Readiness Center: (850) 283-2400
  • Outdoor Recreation: (850) 283-2255
  • Appointment Line: (850)283-2778
  • Commissary: (850) 283-4825
  • School Liaison: (850)283-2201
  • Transportation Management Office (TMO): (850) 283-4262

Full Tyndall Air Force Base Phone Directory

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Tyndall Air Force Base Area Schools and School Registration

Moving to a new area can be an adventure, and sometimes a nightmare. PCSing with kids can also add an additional level of stress. Best schools, how to register for schools, transportation, and so on are some of the questions that are often asked. Luckily there are resources available to help ease your transition. Bay County Schools allow you to register online. Below you can find the website with all the required documents needed to proceed in registering your child. Please note, you will need a physical address in order to complete the registration process. You also have the opportunity to reach out to the School Liaison Officer on base so they can help guide you through the process! You can reach the Tyndall Air Force Base School Liaison by phone or email. 

School Liaison

New Student Registration for Bay County: https://www.bay.k12.fl.us/student-registration

Military Resource: https://www.bay.k12.fl.us/military

Tyndall Elementary School - Tyndall Air Force Base Resources
Tyndall Elementary School

Tyndall Air Force Base Child Development Centers & Area Daycares

CDC Waitlists are long, and are based on priority. If you are in need of childcare be sure to get added to the waitlist as soon as you know you are PCSing. Register at: www.MilitaryChildCare.com.

Tyndall Air Force Base Child Development Center Child Care

Be sure to contact the correct CDC/Youth Center for your child. The CDC and Youth Center offer several options for children from the age of 6 months to 12 years. Both CDC’s offer full time options as well as other options. Reach out to the CDC for more information.

Additional Resources: https://www.tyndallfss.com/tykids | www.dafchildandyouth.com/ 

  • CDC 6 months – 1 year:  (850)283-2227 | 1601 Mississippi Ave (Fitness Center)
  • CDC 2 years – 4 years: (850)283-2227 | 21470 Suwannee Avenue
  • Youth Center 5 years- 12 years: (850)283-2220 | 1601 Mississippi Ave (Fitness Center)

(Off base facilities coming soon)

Tyndall Air Force Base Hospital (325th Medical Group)

Tyndall Air Force Base Jobs

The 325th Medical Group at Tyndall Air Force Base is dedicated to providing comprehensive medical services and healthcare support to military personnel, their families, and retirees in the area. The medical group offers a range of services, including primary care, dental care, mental health services, and specialty clinics. Their mission is to ensure the medical readiness of the base’s personnel, promote health and wellness, and provide high-quality medical care to enhance the overall well-being of the Tyndall AFB community. The 325th Medical Group plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and readiness of the base’s personnel, ensuring they are fit to serve and carry out their military duties effectively.

  • Tyndall AFB Appointment Line: (850)283-2778
  • Tyndall AFB Pharmacy: (850) 283-7557 / Refills: (850) 283-7177
  • Tyndall Mental Health: (850) 283-7511
  • Tyndall Dental: (850) 283-7448

For a complete list of base phone numbers be sure to check out the post here.

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Things to Do On and Near Tyndall Air Force Base

Tyndall Air Force Base Resources and Things to Do
Russell Fields Pier- A popular fishing pier and the longest on the Gulf!

Living where people vacation has some perks! One being there are a lot of activities available for the family! Below you will find a few of the many activities and attractions near Tyndall Air Force Base. Whether you prefer outdoor adventures, beach relaxation, cultural experiences, or family-friendly activities, the area around Tyndall AFB has something for everyone to enjoy.

Tyndall AFB St Andrews State Park
  1. Panama City Beach: Just a short drive from Tyndall AFB, Panama City Beach offers beautiful white sandy beaches and clear Gulf waters. Enjoy swimming, sunbathing, water sports, and beachfront dining.
  2. St. Andrews State Park: This picturesque state park is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Hike nature trails, enjoy picnics, go fishing, or take a boat tour to Shell Island, a nearby pristine barrier island.
  3. Pier Park: A bustling shopping and entertainment district in Panama City Beach, Pier Park offers retail stores, restaurants, entertainment venues, and a fun-filled amusement park.
  4. Golfing: Tee off at Bay Point Golf Club, which features two championship courses with scenic views of St. Andrew Bay.
  5. Museum of Man in the Sea: Learn about the history of diving and underwater exploration at this fascinating museum located in Panama City Beach.
  6. Dolphin Tours: Experience the thrill of seeing dolphins in their natural habitat on one of the many dolphin-watching cruises available in the area.
  7. Charter Fishing: Join a fishing charter for an exciting angling adventure in the Gulf of Mexico, known for its diverse marine life.
  8. Science and Discovery Center of Northwest Florida: Great for families and children, this interactive museum offers hands-on exhibits and educational programs.
  9. Shell Island: Take a short boat ride to Shell Island, a secluded and unspoiled island known for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. You may even see sea turtles in their natural environment. 

Weather at Tyndall Air Force Base


Tyndall Air Force Base experiences a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures often soaring into the 90s°F and occasional thunderstorms bringing heavy rainfall. Winters are mild and pleasant, with daytime temperatures in the 50s°F to 60s°F range. Rainfall is moderate throughout the year, averaging around 60 inches annually. Due to its coastal location, Tyndall AFB faces the risk of tropical storms and hurricanes during the Atlantic hurricane season, necessitating preparedness and response measures.

More Resources

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The Military Home Team is dedicated to helping you find your next home, or sell your current home. Our team is made up of Military veterans, and spouses, so we understand the PCS process because we have all experienced it ourselves. We are focused on serving our military members, and, we are dedicated to making the process as simple as possible.

Our lender partners charge no fees for VA loans, offer competitive rates and offer unrivaled service. Our Title partners also offer steeply discounted title fees for military families. Not only do we help our military clients find their next home, we also help support the local community by running a Facebook group that provides valuable information for military families, feel free to join the group here: www.facebook.com/groups/panhandlepcs .

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