Humanitarian Aid

Video: Tyndall: After the Storm

Oct. 24, 2018 | BY Army Staff Sgt. Alexander Henninger

Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida panhandle on Oct. 10, 2018, and Tyndall Air Force Base took a direct hit. These are the stories from the service members involved in the cleanup after the storm.

Damage at Tyndall Air Force Base after Hurricane Michael.
Wrecked Cars
Vehicles at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., are reduced to smashed metal after Hurricane Michael made landfall on Oct. 10, 2018.
Photo By: Army Staff Sgt. Alex Henninger
VIRIN: 181014-A-LJ797-547
Vehicles at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., are reduced to smashed metal after Hurricane Michael made landfall on Oct. 10, 2018.
The 325th Maintenance Group's building is in ruins following Hurricane Michael, Oct. 10, 2018.
Damage at Tyndall Air Force Base after Hurricane Michael.
Tyndall Ruins
The 325th Maintenance Group's building is in ruins following Hurricane Michael, Oct. 10, 2018.
Photo By: Army Staff Sgt. Alex Henninger
VIRIN: 181014-A-LJ797-761
Damage at Tyndall Air Force Base after Hurricane Michael.
Tower View
Hangers once used to keep aircraft out of the elements now lie scattered across the flight line following Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 10, 2018.
Photo By: Army Staff Sgt. Alex Henninger
VIRIN: 181014-A-LJ797-472R
Hangars once used to keep aircraft out of the elements lie scattered across the Tyndall Air Force Base flightline, Oct. 10, 2018.
The base barber shop at Tyndall Air Force Base was completely destroyed Oct. 10, 2018, after the hurricane made landfall.
Damage at Tyndall Air Force Base after Hurricane Michael.
Barber Shop
The base barber shop at Tyndall Air Force Base was completely destroyed after Hurricane Michael made landfall on Oct. 10, 2018.
Photo By: Army Staff Sgt. Alex Henninger
VIRIN: 181014-A-LJ797-988
Damage at Tyndall Air Force Base after Hurricane Michael.
Student Housing
The courtyard of a student housing complex sits flooded with water and debris following Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 13, 2018.
Photo By: Army Staff Sgt. Alex Henninger
VIRIN: 181013-A-LJ797-189
The courtyard of a student housing complex at Tyndall sits flooded with water and debris, Oct. 13, 2018.
Army photos by Staff Sgt. Alex Henninger

 

Resources

FEMA
An aerial view shows devastated buildings along a sandy coast.
Florida Coastline
Damaged structures along Florida coastline are visible during a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers aerial assessment, Oct. 17, 2018.
Photo By: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
VIRIN: 181017-A-CE999-003Y
National Hurricane Center
A satellite image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration taken at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Oct. 10, 2018, shows the position of Hurricane Michael over a map of the Florida panhandle.
Hurricane Michael Map
A satellite image taken at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Oct. 10, 2018, shows the position of Hurricane Michael over a map of the Florida panhandle.
Photo By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
VIRIN: 181010-O-EE902-1001

National Guard Hurricane Response
Air Force civil engineers use hand tools to repair a roof.
Roof Repair
Air Force civil engineers repair a roof at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 21, 2018, while supporting base restoration efforts in Hurricane Michael's aftermath.
Photo By: Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz
VIRIN: 181021-F-AI558-2620C
DVIDS Hurricane Michael Feature Page
Airmen work together to build a frame for a shelter.
Shelter Construction
Airmen build shelters at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 15, 2018, during reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael.
Photo By: Air Force Senior Airman Keifer Bowes
VIRIN: 181014-F-ZD147-0016C