10/1/2012 - JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Tyndall Air Force Base will transition 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 with 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 will align with ACC Oct. 1, the current Defense Department force structure freeze has impacted the timing of the arrival of assets. No specific timetable will be available until the freeze is lifted.