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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
2017
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
Recent change to civilian tuition assistance; course limits increased for FY18 AF civilian tuition assistance increases course limits
Air Force officials have raised the course limit for civilian tuition assistance from one course per semester or quarter to two courses for fiscal year 2018.
0 11/08
2017
The North American B-45A Tornado shown during an early test flight from Muroc Dry Lake in California. B-45A model can be distinguished by the two-place cockpit under one single Plexiglas canopy. TINKER HISTORY: North American B-45 aircraft
The North American B-45 “Tornado” was a four-engine, light bomber produced almost immediately after World War II. The aircraft was the first all-jet bomber built for the newly established United States Air Force and proved to be a transitional aircraft built in low numbers and with relatively little operational success.  The Tornado had a crew of
0 11/07
2017
Chief Master Sgt. Paul Thomas, superintendent of the 72nd Medical Group, was the guest speaker at the Community College of the Air Force Graduation held in the Tinker Club Oct. 27. Education is the key message at CCAF fall graduation
Education is the key that unlocks the door for opportunities.That was the message Chief Master Sgt. Paul Thomas drove home as he spoke to a room full of Community College of the Air Force graduates, family and friends. The commencement ceremony was held Oct. 27 in the Tinker Club ballroom, celebrating 126 graduates.Chief Thomas, the superintendent
0 11/06
2017
A group of senior leaders from across Tinker show their support for the Combined Federal Campaign. This year’s workplace charity campaign runs through Dec. 15. Tinker leaders pledge to "Show Some Love" during CFC
A group of senior leaders from across Tinker show their support for the Combined Federal Campaign. This year’s workplace charity campaign runs through Dec. 15. Signing CFC pledge cards are, back row from left, Col. Michael Price, HQ Air Force Flight Standards Agency commander; Col. Christopher Amend, 507th Operations Group commander; Col. Thomas
0 11/06
2017
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