President Donald J. Trump meets military personnel, State officials, and local citizens on his tour of areas effected by Hurricane Michael Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. (Official White House Photos by Joyce N. Boghosian )
Ahead of a re-election rally in Panama City Beach Wednesday, President Donald Trump is scheduled to survey Hurricane Michael damage at Tyndall Air Force Base.
The Category 5 storm damaged as many as 22 F-22 fighter jets when it struck Florida in October 2018. Each of the jets held an estimated value of $330 million.
The official White House schedule indicates Trump will arrive at the base at approximately 4:50 p.m. Central Time and be taken to Hangar 5, which was missing portions of its roof when photographed last month.
Vice President Mike Pence promised to rebuild the base during a visit just weeks after Michael damaged the facility.
“President Trump and I are committed to providing the resources necessary to rebuild Tyndall Air Force Base so that it can continue to be a vital and critical part of our national defense,” Pence said.