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A 507th Air Refueling Wing aircraft maintenance team installs a Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures pod onto the underside of a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 25, 2017 at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison) AFRC tests KC-135 defense system
A 507th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker here is fulfilling a critical role within the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard in the testing and fielding efforts to employ an operational Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures-based pod defensive system.
0 12/18
2017
Kevin Stamey, Air Force Sustainment Center executive director, speaks to members of the Tinker Business Industrial Park during their November luncheon. One of the items Stamey discussed was status of the KC-46A Pegasus campus. Stamey shares initiatives with corporate partners
The new executive director of the Air Force Sustainment Center recently visited with members of the Tinker Business Industrial Park about current and future AFSC initiatives.One of the main topics Kevin Stamey discussed centered on the KC-46A Pegasus workload. Though the KC-46 is a commercially driven platform, personnel at Tinker Air Force Base
0 12/15
2017
Default Air Force Logo Pegasus Gate to open Jan. 16
The Pegasus Gate will open at 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 16, enhancing security on Tinker Air Force Base. Four of the base gates will receive various upgrades, most visible will be the implementation of serpentine “s-curves” that are currently installed at other gates across the installation.The Pegasus Gate, located south of the Gott Gate on South Air
0 12/15
2017
A group from the Tinker’s 72nd Air Force Base Wing’s Civil Engineering Directorate gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony introducing 10 new bikes that Team Tinker members can use across the base in four-hour segments. Ten new bikes enter service at Tinker
A group from Tinker’s 72nd Air Force Base Wing Civil Engineering Directorate gathered Dec. 11 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the introduction of 10 new silver and blue bikes that Team Tinker members can use across the base in four-hour segments. The bikes are located in a bicycle hub near the dorms at Unaccompanied Housing.
0 12/15
2017
Battlefield acupuncture shows promising results in alternative pain management downrange Battlefield acupuncture shows promising results in alternative pain management downrange
Air Force providers are using acupuncture as an effective holistic treatment option for pain relief, even in combat settings.
0 12/08
2017
Default Air Force Logo Gate renovations will enhance base security
A $9.7 million four-gate construction project is set to kick off in mid-January that will enhance the security on Tinker Air Force Base. Over a three-year period, four gates will close one at a time, in order to meet with Department of Defense facility criteria for entry control points. Capt. Michael Olson, operations officer with the 72nd Security
0 12/07
2017
Red-painted fire-suppression pipes are shown near an opened vertical roll-up door in Bldg. 3001 on Nov. 17, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Areas like this have a higher potential for proximity freezing if not monitored closely and doors aren't closed to keep the heat in during below-freezing periods. Vigilance important as winter arrives
Winter is upon us and now is the time to prepare for freezing temperatures not just at home, but in the facility where you work.Marc Owen, infrastructure planning chief, 76th Maintenance Support Group, said, “Failure or loss of even part of a facility can have a significant impact to the delivery of engines, airplanes and commodities, plus impact
0 12/06
2017
An MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, piloted by Col. Lex Turner flies a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt) Air Force Marathon to feature MQ-9 Reaper
The MQ-9 Reaper has been selected as the featured aircraft for the 2018 Air Force Marathon.  Built by General Atomics Aviation Systems Inc., the Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely-piloted aircraft that is employed primarily against dynamic execution targets and secondarily as an intelligence collection
0 12/06
2017
Buzz driving AFMC encourages sober driving during the holiday season
The holiday season is a time of year for family gatherings, office parties, and socializing with friends, but the holiday season is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to buzzed driving. A driver’s license mixed with a few alcoholic beverages is dangerous. No one intends for alcohol-impaired accidents to happen, but they
0 12/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo New Oklahoma firearms law won’t apply on TAFB
While a new Oklahoma law went into effect Nov. 1 which authorizes active duty military members to carry handguns without a license, Tinker Air Force Base officials say the law will not apply while military members are on the installation.Under the new law, active duty members as well as those in the Reserves or National Guard, who are 21 years or
0 12/05
2017
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