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Good afternoon Team Tyndall,
I have nothing significant to report since my last message to you. What I can say is that today is a better day than yesterday, and things are going to keep getting better. Each day we recover more of Tyndall Air Force Base. Teams from around the country have arrived with the people and equipment we need to recover from Hurricane Michael.
I want to take a moment to review some of the information we shared with you yesterday. Your primary source for information during this ongoing evacuation is www.AFPC.AF.mil/hurricane. You will find answers to many of your questions there. You can also call (210)-565-0102 for assistance.
Then we touched on some of the recovery teams, who have arrived at Tyndall and the great work they are doing here, such as combat COMMS, combat controllers, and Red Horse.
Finally, I worked with Maj. Anthony George, 325th Comptroller Squadron Commander, to amend the evacuation order to decrease the minimum and increase the maximum evacuation distance for you. I also did my best to address some of your questions. If you have more questions, send them to Tyndall's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/325FWTyndall. This will act as your direct line to me. I will continue to provide information to you in a timely manner.
Continue to take care of yourselves, and continue to take care of each other.
Col Brian S. Laidlaw
325th Fighter Wing Commander
originally posted by: RadioRobert
Unless there is some other underlying story, it is mind-boggling to me that 34% of the Raptors on site could not be put in the air for a relatively short hop in the span of a couple days. "Mission capable", okay, I buy that we are in such sorry shape that 30+% aren't mission capable on a given day. But "airworthy"? Over the course of a few days? I hope they start firing people in the Puzzle Palace soon.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: RadioRobert
When I was on B-1 we held a 0% MC rate for 6 months, not from a lack of work we were working 7 days a week 12-16 hours a day.
We would fix it, it would take off and IFE back in day in and day out while the maintenance crews were 50% manned and OP's was 125% manned.
The USAF has a laundry list of problems.