Tyndall Air Force Base evacuates aircraft and equipment to Texas

HURRICANE IRMA UPDATE via TAFB 325th FW Facebook Post:

Team Tyndall,

Tyndall Air Force Base is being conservative and relocating our high value equipment, including aircraft, to Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas as a precaution of Hurricane Irma.

We are leaning forward, but an evacuation of all base personnel has not been ordered at this time. Continue to remain in a prepared and ready status by updating your information on AFPAAS and remaining on telephone standby for phone recall.

If the storm shifts toward Tyndall, personnel may be ordered for mandatory evacuation. Personnel living off-base should evacuate if instructed by local authorities.

In case of mandatory evacuation:
– Orders and reimbursement upon return
– Government Travel Card use authorized
– If not issued a GTC, cash advances will be available
– Evacuation distance range 100-500 miles (If unable to find accommodation in designated range, contact your unit commander for approval)

Note: Orders, reimbursement, GTC authorizations are NOT authorized unless a mandatory evacuation is declared.

Details will be provided as they become available. For further HURCON updates, monitor the Tyndall hurricane page at http://www.tyndall.af.mil/Hurricane and the Tyndall Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/325FWTyndall/

Tyndall personnel and their family members should be taking the following steps:

1. Ensure you have completed all steps/precautions listed for HURCON 4
2. Continue to monitor local T.V. and radio.
3. Prepare home for hurricane
4. Update Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System (AFPAAS)
– Login through AF Portal
– Click Here (Airmen/Civilians)
– Login
– Click My Info Tab (top of page)
– Click Contact Information (left side of page)

If information is correct, then verify Info as current under Sponsor’s Contact Info & Sponsor’s Work Location. If information needs to updated, then click edit contact info. Confirm your username and password, so you are able to check in using the AFPAAS mobile site on your cellphone or mobile device.

5. Ensure Government travel cards are activated
6. Identify closest shelter and hotels along evacuation routes
– http://hotels.petswelcome.com/ features a list of pet friendly hotels

The 325th Medical Group officials have no plans at this time to reduce patient care hours, but there are steps beneficiaries can take to be prepared medically for any contingency.

– All obstetrics patients who are within three months of delivery are advised to contact their doctor and consider requesting a copy of medical records for safekeeping.
– Patients who need prescriptions refilled within the next 48 hours should call the satellite pharmacy the toll free number is (800) 356-5273.

The satellite pharmacy hours have been extended from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sept. 8, 2017. Stay up-to-date on medical care information at  https://www.facebook.com/325thMedicalGroup and Tricare resources at  https://www.tricare.mil/…/Disas…/09_05_17_PuertoRico_FL_Irma

Image Notice:

Emergency management vehicles sit at the ready at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 8, 2017. Members of Team Tyndall leadership made these vehicles readily available for repairing potential damages and to ensure accessible paths and roadways in case of debris caused by Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook/Released)

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., takes off from the Tyndall flightline as part of an asset evacuation due to Hurricane Irma Sep. 8, 2017. Tyndall relocated its high value equipment, including aircraft, to Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas as a precaution of Hurricane Irma. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released)

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