Future-proofing installations following devastation of Hurricane Michael

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Timothy Dischinat
  • Defense Media Activity - Air Force

VIDEO | 04:54 | Future-proofing Installations

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In 2018, Hurricane Michael traveled through the Gulf of Mexico and decimated the infrastructure at Tyndall Air Force Base. Since the Air Force made the decision to rebuild, the base has consistently been referred to as the ‘Installation of the Future.’ Civilians and Airmen of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center's Natural Disaster Recovery Division are responsible for fielding the technology that will make Tyndall, and potentially other Air Force bases, more lethal, agile and resilient.

The Natural Disaster Recovery Division is working with AFWERX to foster relationships with small businesses on the cutting edge of innovative technology. Some of the technologies being tested at Tyndall Air Force Base have been procured through a process that allows for rapid prototyping and makes it easier to replicate a successful process or product at multiple military installations.

In this video, officials with the Tyndall Program Management Office discuss the project's inception, goals, process, status and future.