Air Force plans to spend $3 billion to rebuild Florida base

Air Force officials say they are committed to spending $3 billion during the next five years to rebuild a Florida base heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael

The News Herald report s Assistant Secretary John Henderson said the plans will be submitted to Congress this spring.

Bay County officials said the effort likely will create up between 4,000 and 5,000 jobs.

Tyndall is home to the nation's 325th Fighter Wing. More than 3,600 men and women are stationed there.

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Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, http://www.newsherald.com