HomeNewsArticle Display

Special Tactics Airmen open Tyndall AFB airfield for operations

U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron load water onto a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, Oct. 11, 2018.

Special Tactics Airmen with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron load water onto a CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 11, 2018. Special Tactics are prepared to assess, open and control major airfields to provide support during humanitarian operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Pick)

U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron unload an all-terrain vehicle from a CV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 11, 2018.

Special Tactics Airmen with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron unload an all-terrain vehicle from a CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Pick)

U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron access Tyndall Air Force Base’s airfield, Florida, Oct. 11, 2018.

Special Tactics Airmen with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron access an airfield on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Pick)

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) -- Air Force Special Tactics Airmen with the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron assessed, opened and controlled air traffic at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 11.

The Special Tactics Airmen cleared and established a runway at Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., and received the first aircraft at 7:06 p.m.

Special Tactics Airmen have the ability to assess, open and control major airfields to clandestine dirt strips in any environment, including those that have been impacted by a natural disaster.

Special Tactics Airmen are in control of the airfield and are prepared to support airfield operations until further notice, which will allow support to facilitate humanitarian assistance to Tyndall AFB.

Tyndall AFB received extensive damage in the wake of Hurricane Michael.

For any questions regarding Special Tactics Airmen, contact Jackie Pienkowski at 850-884-3902 or 413-237-4466, or jaclyn.pienkowski@us.af.mil.

Engage

Facebook Twitter
This #HercWork was truly herculean! Eight units. Seven days. One team. Recently #C130 J units from around the globe… https://t.co/QzsEWlCOqK
#ICYMI, @SecAFOfficial recently met with @Offutt_AFB leaders & elected officials to discuss the base's rebuilding e… https://t.co/FDVGeNlTi0
The #USAF is looking for men and women for the 2019 Armed Forces Triathlon June 19-23, in Ventura County,… https://t.co/Dqjgj02qC8
Part of being in the military involves traveling to foreign countries. The #380AEW Host Nation Coordination Office… https://t.co/6mKtO5NWqj
Sharp eyesight is key to an #Airman’s readiness to fly, fight & win. This #AirForce Tech Report highlights how… https://t.co/MaxAEXIOpz
Next-generation warfighting is all about data...yet sometimes our email doesn’t even load. @USecAF_Official is driv… https://t.co/5DsspMgYv8
Today is #MedalofHonorDay and we take a moment to honor our nation’s greatest heroes who have received the highest… https://t.co/B5CVsuV3vX
From foster kid to #Airman, mentor and raising the #AirForce’s next generation. @TeamMisawa https://t.co/7NmxHqOJGe https://t.co/vVoVVnjEgf
Riveting story! Learn more about Ms. Mae Krier, a #WorldWarII pioneer who joined legions of other Rosies in the wor… https://t.co/0QUBOzh4Rr
RT @HollomanAFB: Happy #NationalPuppyDay! Our #MilitaryWorkingDogs protect and defend us each and everyday. Check out these #adorable photo…
RT @AirForceMag: HIT THE BOOKS: Check out a non-exhaustive list of Air Force Chief of Staff @GenDaveGoldfein's reading recommendations from…
Some of us are women, but we are all Airmen! #WomensHistoryMonth https://t.co/pcBtWWIiE6
.@GenDaveGoldfein: "Celebration of #diversity and making sure we understand the flesh colored band aids is not abou… https://t.co/iUqNbSpCPB
.@RAFMildenhall #KC135 crew strengthened relationship with Romanian #AirForce through air refueling training. For m… https://t.co/8dGvm2HQwC
RT @SecAFOfficial: Mother nature can’t beat the 55th Wing! We will recover @Offutt_AFB from the devastating flood. Amazing American 🇺🇸 spir…
Today the #AirForce announced a new Infrastructure Investment Strategy following a yearlong review that brings a ne… https://t.co/i1yDRQkaPl
RT @Offutt_AFB: As the water has begun to recede, Team Offutt is in full recovery mode. https://t.co/6QPZ96UNZY
RT @SecAFOfficial: Thanks to Iowa leaders who just signed a bill to recognize out of state licenses for our military spouses! @SenJoniErnst
RT @SecAFOfficial: This will make a difference on our bases for decades to come...getting more out of every dollar we spend on #infrastruct