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Tyndall Air Force Base on path toward normalcy post-hurricane

Tyndall Air Force Base on path toward normalcy post-hurricane

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Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Nearly two months after Hurricane Michael rocked the Florida Panhandle, Tyndall Air Force Base is on the path toward resuming normal operations, officials said. Some 90 percent of debris has been removed and assessors have determined 20 percent of the base's facilities need to be demolished, 325th Fighter Wing Vice Cmdr. Jefferson Hawkins told the Panama City News-Herald newspaper. "The base is actually doing really well," Hawkins said. "We've got a lot of assets that the community doesn't have, which is unfortunate for the community." Rebuilding the decrepit facilities, however, will likely take up to five years, Hawkins said. Most airmen will return to the base on Dec. 10 and that they will "work at full capacity." Before the storm hit in October, the base contained mor...