Officials at Tyndall say millions in additional funding has expedited rebuilding efforts following a hurricane last October.
Tyndall Air Force Base
When the storm had passed on Oct. 11, the prospect of resurrecting Tyndall appeared too daunting to even imagine.
Hurricane Dorian bypassed Northwest Florida's military bases, but Hurricane Michael has remained front and center.
Vice President Mike Pence tweeted Tuesday that squadrons of F-35 fighter jets will be based at Tyndall Air Force Base.
Last year's hurricanes were particularly destructive for some of the military's most critical bases.
Trump was greeted by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and local elected officials as he arrived at Tyndall Air Force Base.
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson on Tuesday said the service has been forced to postpone rebuilding efforts.
A renovation of the Air Force Academy chapel has been canceled after funds were transferred to a Florida base.
The service wants to make Joint Base Langley-Eustis the formal training unit base for its stealth fighter jets.
The Air Force has already deferred 61 projects in the U.S. and overseas to find repair money.