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Default Air Force Logo Real ID Act, compliance extended
Oklahoma’s Department of Homeland Security extension that was set to expire Jan. 29 has been extended to June 6. On this date some identification cards, such as the Oklahoma driver’s license, will no longer be acceptable forms of identification to enter Tinker Air Force Base unescorted.
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This is the letter sent out by Oklahoma Publishing Company President and General Manager E.K. Gaylord inviting members of the Industries Foundation to a meeting to discuss pursuing an air depot or aircraft factory. The letter is dated Dec. 20, 1940. (Photo courtesy of Tinker History Office) TINKER HISTORY: The Genesis of Tinker AFB
In celebration of Tinker's 75th anniversary, we're looking back at how the base began. In the early 1940s, Oklahoma City entrepreneurs Edward K. Gaylord, Wilbur E. Hightower, Tom Braniff, Frank Buttram, and Stanley Draper and others formed the Oklahoma Industries Foundation after learning that the War Department was looking for an appropriate site to build three aircraft depots, one in the American Midwest.
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Work on a modification to the B-24D nose turret takes place at Tinker Field. The major modification on 65 B-24D Liberators began July 15, 1943. (Photo courtesy of Tinker History Office) TINKER HISTORY: Tinker modifies armament on B-24
The Consolidate B-24 “Liberator” was a four-engine, heavy bomber produced for the Army Air Corps prior to and during World War II. The aircraft was used in all theaters of the war with particularly heavy use in the European campaign. According to official Tinker history documents, the Oklahoma City Air Depot had a short, but meaningful association
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Group photo of the Leadership Oklahoma group at Hollywood and Vine inside building 3001 during a tour of the  Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex and Tinker Air Force Base Jan. 5, 2017. Leadership Oklahoma allows key civic leaders from across the state to learn about the capabilities and importance of military installations within Oklahoma and to interface with key military leaders to build partnerships and mutual understanding. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) Leadership Oklahoma tours Tinker
Group photo of the Leadership Oklahoma group at Hollywood and Vine inside building 3001 during a tour of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex and Tinker Air Force Base Jan. 5, 2017. Leadership Oklahoma allows key civic leaders from across the state to learn about the capabilities and importance of military installations within Oklahoma and to
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Default Air Force Logo 72nd MDG moves training days
The 72nd Medical Group is changing how it conducts readiness training. The group will now remain open every Wednesday morning for patient care and pharmacy services, while readiness training will now occur on the third Wednesday afternoon of every month. Jan. 18 will be the first afternoon with a training day schedule. On that day, hours of operation -- including the pharmacy drive-thru --will be 7 to 11 a.m.
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Default Air Force Logo Racing to celebrate Tinker’s 75th anniversary
The Tinker Half Marathon is one of many events planned to commemorate the base's 75th anniversary. The event, which will also include a shorter 5K race, will begin at 8 a.m. Feb. 25 in front of Bldg. 3001.
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2017
Hector G. Rodriguez, Federal Emergency Management Agency accountable property officer, inventories massive electrical generators delivered to the Glenwood Training Area Jan. 15, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. FEMA established an Incident Support Base where emergency assets and FEMA personnel like Rodriguez, who lives in Gardena, California, stage in response to the ongoing ice storm impacting the Central Plains region of the U.S. FEMA and the 72nd Air Base Wing have an agreement in place to use Tinker AFB due to its strategic location where two major interstate highways intersect along with a robust base infrastructure such as an 11,000 foot runway and cargo-handling facility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) FEMA sets up Incident Support Base at Glenwood
Hector G. Rodriguez, Federal Emergency Management Agency accountable property officer, inventories massive electrical generators delivered to the Glenwood Training Area Jan. 15, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. FEMA established an Incident Support Base where emergency assets and FEMA personnel like Rodriguez, who lives in Gardena, California,
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2017
Inside the cockpit of the first of 24 E-3 Sentry aircraft to undergo glass flight deck modification known as DRAGON.  (Air Force photo by Kelly White) New year, new Sentry – DRAGON
The first E-3 Sentry aircraft with the glass flight deck modification known as DRAGON (Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation) arrived at Tinker Jan. 9.
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Yellow conditioned air hoses stretch from the underside of a B-1B Lancer to a large heating unit as maintenance work on the aircraft continues despite the rare accumulation of snow at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Jan. 6, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Significant snowfall occurred overnight and in the early morning hours of Jan. 6th in the Oklahoma City region, but did not halt maintenance operations at the sprawling base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) Tinker works through snow event
The Oklahoma City region received its first significant snowfall of the year during the overnight hours of Jan. 5-6. Due to hazardous road conditions the base authorized delayed reporting for employees and liberal leave for non-essential personnel. “Working with the Tinker Severe Weather Working Group, I directed late reporting procedures be
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2017
Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander AFSC/CC MESSAGE: Honoring a leader
This month we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights leader, a courageous patriot, and a man of integrity who espoused peaceful actions to obtain equality for African Americans in this country. Our nation’s founding fathers enshrined the idea of equal rights for all Americans in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal….” Dr. King envisioned a country that truly embraced that declaration, and he courageously fought to make equal rights for all Americans a reality.
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