Tyndall Air Force Base in the Running for New Drone Wing

TYNDALL AFB, Fla. - Tyndall Air Force Base is in the running for a new drone operation that could mean many new jobs for our area. 

Tyndall is one of five possible locations that could host a full MQ-9 wing. 

Don Arias, Chief of Media operations for the 325th Fighter Wing said Thursday that the new wing would include launch, recovery, mission control, maintenance and operations and support personnel along with 24 MQ-9 aircraft.

Tyndall is competing against four other locations: Eglin Air Force Base, Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina, and Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Arias cautioned that it is still early in a process that can take up to two years. 

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