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Participants in the groundbreaking for the 75th Anniversary Time Capsule were, from left, JROTC Cadet Col. Avery Stout, with Carl Albert High School and representing a future Airman; retired Air Force Lt. Col. Steve Auchter, with Tinker Heritage Foundation; 72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Kenyon Bell; 72nd ABW Command Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Erb; and Airman 1st Class Alexander Williams, with the 72nd Medical Group and representing the youngest Airman. Officials hold ceremony to bury Tinker Time Capsule
On an unusually warm Nov. 17, Team Tinker senior and civic leaders, airmen and civilians attended the burial ceremony of a time capsule to be opened in 2092 at Maj. Charles B. Hall Memorial Airpark.Col. Kenyon Bell, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, described the many commemorative special events that have marked Tinker Air Force Base’s 75th
0 12/01
2017
Air Force Special Operations medics delivered care and rebuilt infrastructure after Caribbean hurricanes Air Force Special Operations medics delivered care and rebuilt infrastructure after Caribbean hurricanes
In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Irma this September, disaster relief efforts mobilized across the Caribbean as soon as the storm returned to sea. Small teams of Air Force Special Operations medics from the 27th Special Operations Wing were among the first disaster relief teams on the ground, executing a mission for which they are uniquely suited.
0 11/29
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces continuation pay rates
Air Force leaders recently announced the Air Force’s continuation pay rates which are part of the new Blended Retirement System.
0 11/27
2017
Keith Parks, 72nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, checks the C-Bag of Senior Airman Ryan Shirk, 72nd Force Support Squadron, in the mobility processing line Oct. 4, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Redesigned Deployment Processing Center saves time, money
A newly redesigned facility, which opened in June 2016, has better streamlined the deployment process and provided cost savings for the Air Force.Military personnel are subject to deployments, but civilian Airmen volunteer for deployments as well. With tremendous mission requirements to support for each deployment, the 72nd Logistics Readiness
0 11/22
2017
Mental health readiness Good mental health critical to readiness
Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health issues get better quickly without any negative career impact.
0 11/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo First Stop Initiative improves access to mental and behavioral health care
Navigating a complex healthcare system and seeking out a mental health specialist can be overwhelming and time consuming. As a result, many are reluctant to address treatable mental health concerns. To make it easier for patients, the Air Force has implemented a program called First Stop Initiative, making the primary care clinic the first stop for all mental and behavioral health concerns.
0 11/15
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A Delta Airlines Boeing 737 carrying the remains of Marine Corps Pvt. Vernon Paul Keaton is sprayed with water in a symbolic water-cannon salute as the aircraft arrived November 14, 2017, Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. U.S. Marine killed during Pearl Harbor receives warm Oklahoma welcome
U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Vernon Paul Keaton, 18, was killed along with 428 of his shipmates during the attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941, while serving on the USS Oklahoma.Hit by numerous torpedoes, the USS Oklahoma and several battle and transport ships in the U.S. Pacific Fleet disappeared that day after being sunk during a
0 11/15
2017
Deployed Pharmacy Air Force pharmacists support deployed missions
When most people think of pharmacists, they imagine a local drug store or the pharmacy counter at their military treatment facility. Those are common locations to encounter pharmacists, but many people might not know that Air Force pharmacists also provide critical deployed medical support, offering their medication expertise in deployed theaters around the world.
0 11/15
2017
Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results
With 1 in 3 Americans at risk for diabetes, researchers and health professionals at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, found it critical to implement and test the Group Lifestyle Balance program. The GLB program is a diabetes prevention program that was originally developed at the University of Pittsburgh and piloted at seven Air Force bases. The program targets those at risk for developing diabetes, including anyone with elevated blood sugars, metabolic issues, or a family history of diabetes.
0 11/14
2017
Take command with TRICARE changes Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage
On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions.
0 11/09
2017
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