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Airmen from the 820th Base Defense Group, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, survey the wreckage on the marina of Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 14, 2018, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael. Air Combat Command has mobilized multiple squadrons across the major command to aid in the restoration of base functions following massive damages from high winds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keifer Bowes)

Senior Airman Keifer Bowes

Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane Oct. 10, with Tyndall Air Force Base directly in its path. While active-duty and National Guard service members were pre-positioned to provide assistance during the storm, within hours after it ended additional Airmen began arriving from across the country to assess the damage, clear the path for first responders, begin repairs to the base and provide humanitarian assistance to the area.