As a result of a recent Air Force decision, the aircraft and personnel for an operational F-22 Raptor squadron are now scheduled to transfer to Tyndall in the spring of 2014.
The transfer of the fighter squadron from Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., involves 620 active duty and 230 Air Force Reserve manpower authorizations. Twenty-one F-22s and seven T-38 Talons will move from Holloman to Tyndall.
The timing of the move allows the approved actions to be synchronized in a way that minimizes disruption to Airmen and their families while optimizing combat capabilities and continuity in training for the units affected by the decision.
Until the time of the arrival, Tyndall will continue the critical mission of training pilots in the world's first 5th generation fighter aircraft, the F-22, while preparing for the expanded mission of projecting unrivaled combat power and supporting the additional personnel and aircraft associated with the move.