Scott Air Force Base is Housing Airmen Displaced by Hurricane Michael

Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida is struggling

Brad Choat
October 22, 2018 - 9:55 am

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Scott Air Force Base is housing some airmen displaced by Hurricane Michael's devastation of Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.

The base is suggesting - anyone who wants to help - can make a donation to the Air Force Aid Society.

The group's CEO is retired Air Force lieutenant general John Hopper. He says donations will be converted into grants to help hurricane victims.

"Part of the intent of the Stabilizing the Systems grant is to give folks a chance to catch their breath," Hopper told KMOX. "And figure out 'what's next?'"

Hopper says so far the Air Force Aid Society has paid out $2.5 million to Hurricane Michael victims.

If you would like to donate, check out their Facebook or Twitter pages.

The issue hits even further home for General Hopper. He served as commander of the 375th Airlift Wing at Scott from 1993 to 1994 and later spent a year as director of operations for the base's Air Mobility Command.