JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Tyndall Air Force Base transitioned from Air Education and Training Command to Air Combat Command Oct. 1 to reflect the new operational mission of the 325th Fighter Wing.
As part of the F-22 fleet management program announced by the Air Force in July 2010, Tyndall Air Force Base, which currently has one F-22 training squadron, will gain a combat-coded F-22 squadron from Holloman Air Force Base.
Co-locating a combat-coded F-22 squadron together with F-22s assigned to the formal training unit at Tyndall Air Force Base provides training, maintenance and operational advantages that benefit combatant commanders and ensure operational readiness. The F-22 consolidation will send aircraft to the existing F-22 locations to leverage facilities, manpower and equipment.
Tyndall will be re-designated as an ACC installation, with one notable exception: the 325th Air Control Squadron – a unit that trains air battle managers for assignment to combat Air Force units – which will remain an AETC unit.
While Tyndall aligned with ACC Oct. 1, a continuing resolution has impacted the timing of the arrival of assets. No specific timetable is available at this time.