Compared to the rest of the country, Panama City's cost of living is 8.25% lower than the U.S. average.
The cost of living index is based on a US average of 100. An amount below 100 means Panama City is cheaper than the US average. Panama City cost of living is 93%. Housing is the biggest factor in the cost of living difference.
The unemployment rate in Panama City is 5.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%)
- That Job Growth in Panama City has been Positive.- Jobs have Increased by 2.0% over the past year.- The average salary in Panama City is $51,569.- The median home cost in Panama City is $252,800
For emergency assistance please contact:
AIR FORCE'S PERSONNEL CENTER
TYNDALL AFB UPDATES
Letters of credit from utility companies (telephone, electric, etc.) may result in a waiver for utility deposits; please contact Housing Referral at 850-283-2737 for more information.
Passports and Visas
Ensure member and/or dependents have the required passports and/or visa prior to final out-processing. Member and/or dependents are not allowed to final out-process without the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents. Members electing the accompanied tour will not be permitted to out-process without having the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.
These actions are necessary to prevent unforeseen hardships to the military members and their families. Therefore, as a last reiteration, it is essential, members do not out-process without having the appropriate passports/visas for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number, and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included. The operator can be reached at commercial (850)-283-1110. Please note that long distance charges may be incurred.
The 325th Fighter Wing's primary mission is to train and project unrivaled combat air power.
In December 1940, a site board determined that Flexible Gunnery School No. 9 would be located 12 miles southeast of Panama City, Florida on East Peninsula. On May 6, 1941, Army and local dignitaries held an official ground breaking for the school. Panama City's mayor, Harry Fannin, dug the first spade full of sand, and Colonel Warren Maxwell, Tyndall's first commander, wielded the first ax on the stubborn palmetto plants, so common on the East Peninsula.
On December 7, 1941, the first of 2,000 troops arrived at Tyndall Field. Although construction was incomplete, instructors and students began preparing for the first aerial gunnery class. The first class of 40 gunnery students began on February 23, 1942. Over the years, Tyndall experienced command changes and gained additional missions as other units were stationed on the base. In 1991, as the base entered its 50th year, Tyndall underwent reorganization and the 325th Fighter Wing (FW) became the installation host. Today, a tradition of training continues. The 325th FW is responsible for building an "Air Dominance Force." The wing conducts training for F/A Raptor pilots, air battle managers (ABM), air traffic controllers, weapons controllers and crew chiefs (Mission Ready Airmen) specially trained on the F/A-22. For additional history visit Tyndall's Tyndall Heritage.
On Oct. 1, 2012, the 325th Fighter Wing transitioned to Air Combat Command and the Ninth Air Force. On Aug 20, 2020, 15th Air Force was reactivated (combining 12th and 9th Air Force) at Shaw AFB, which is responsible for generating and presenting Air Combat Command's conventional forces. The wing remains committed to its goal to "Train and Project Unrivaled Combat Power."
In Tyndall AFB, 31.6% of the 18 and older civilian population are veterans — compared to 7.5% of adult civilians nationwide and 8.9% of the civilian population in all of Florida.
Panama City metro: 179,168
Median Age: 41.1
Tyndall Air Force Base is located in Bay County, 12 miles east of Panama City, on the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle. The Panama City area, best known for its sugar-white sand and emerald green waters, is a popular tourist destination. The cost of living in this area is high and the wages are relatively low. The base operator's phone number is 850-283-1110 or DSN 312-523-1110. Please select the appropriate response from the phone tree.
Tyndall Air Force Base is located on the Gulf of Mexico, in the Florida panhandle, 12 miles east of Panama City on Highway 98 or locally known as Tyndall Parkway. Tyndall can also be reached via I-10, exit highway 231 South to Panama City, then exit left on Transmitter Road to Highway 98, then left on Highway 98 and drive 6 miles to Tyndall AFB. The Panama City area is best known for its sugar white sand and emerald green waters and is a popular tourist destination.
From the AirportThe Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is located at 6300 West Bay Parkway, Panama City, FL 32409 and is approximately 32 miles from the base. If your sponsor is unable to meet you, transportation can be arranged through a commercial taxi, ride-share, or shuttle service. The Bay Town Trolley does not go to the base.
By CarHighway access is via U.S. Highways 98 and 231, as well as State Routes 20, 22, 77, and 79. Interstate 10 is approximately 45 miles north of Panama City. U.S. Highway 98 is the only highway to and from the base. If arriving via U.S. Highway 231 from the north, you must access East US Highway 98. Tyndall is about 13 miles east of Panama City and 20 miles west of Port St. Joe.
The Base Taxi is available for official on base appointments free of charge in unique situations. The Taxi service runs from 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 850-283-9340 for reservations.
There is no shuttle bus on Tyndall AFB.
850-283-1110 or DSN 312-523-1110.