TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The 325th Fighter Wing’s contracting squadron was the first in Air Education and Training Command to award contracts for all of the money Tyndall received under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (“Recovery Act”).
The $23.3 million of stimulus funding Tyndall received will go to projects ranging from simple painting and drain repair, to large-scale electrical repair work and ramp lighting improvements, with costs spanning as low as $35,000 to as high as $4.5 million.
The Recovery Act is an effort to jumpstart the American economy, create and save jobs, and build the foundation for long-term economic growth. It includes approximately $7.4 billion in Defense-related appropriations, which accounts for less than 1 percent of the total $787 billion stimulus package signed Feb. 17 by President Obama.
Investment in Department of Defense and Air Force-related projects will further President Obama’s goal of providing much-needed stimulus to the economy while improving the quality of life for our Airmen and their families.
The Air Force fully supports the Administration’s commitment to invest Recovery Act dollars with an unprecedented level of transparency and accountability so Americans know where their tax dollars are going and how they are being spent.
The public can monitor what projects were selected and how the funds are spent by visiting the Department of Defense website www.defenselink.mil/recovery or www.recovery.gov.