Tyndall Air Force Base, situated 12 miles east of Panama City, is undergoing a $5 billion reconstruction following Hurricane Michael’s devastation in 2018. This transformation involves transitioning from F-22 training to operational F-35s, aiming to become the Air Force’s “Installation of the Future.”
The Pacwest-Korte Joint Venture is responsible for designing and constructing the MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) pool and recreation facility as part of the base’s rebuilding efforts.
The new pool complex includes a 3,931-square-foot facility that houses men’s and women’s restrooms with toilet, shower and changing areas. It also features individual men’s, women’s and family restrooms. Other components of the bathhouse include the admissions, lifeguard, storage and mechanical and electrical rooms.
The outdoor pool features two splash pads and provides accessible zero-entry and accommodations for five lap lanes. The 923-square-foot pump house facility houses the pump room and chemical storage areas.
The scope also includes a playground, three softball fields, one multi-purpose field and a new 3,038-square-foot facility to house men’s and women’s restrooms. The ball field facility offers family restrooms and a mother’s room. Other components of the ball field building include the concessions, storage and mechanical and electrical rooms.
These facilities will improve the lives of Tyndall’s airmen and families by promoting physical activity and relaxation, enhancing fitness, resilience and readiness. This strategic base, offering access to extensive air training ranges, is receiving significant investment and is preparing to host new F-35A Lightning II fighters, which will eventually dominate its operations.