U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson says that Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida's Panhandle was destroyed, but vow's that it will be rebuilt.
On Sunday, Nelson visited the military base just days after Hurricane Michael ripped across the region. He said that older buildings on the base were demolished, while newer structures are in need of great repair.
Nelson, who sits on the Senate Armed Forces Committee, said that fears that Tyndall will close are "unfounded." He said that Tyndall is in a strategic location for its training missions.
The base was home to some of the nation's most advanced fighter jets, but Nelson said he could not confirm how many planes were on the base during the storm or how many were damaged.