Tinker Public Affairs

Air Force Public Affairs AFSC BadgeThe U.S. Air Force engages in Public Affairs to provide trusted counsel to leaders; build, maintain, and strengthen Airman morale and readiness; enhance public trust and support; and achieve global influence and deterrence.

The Public Affairs mission is to tell the Tinker Air Force Base story to the American public. We also strive to enhance Airman morale by keeping Airmen and their families informed about Air Force issues. Our office is responsible for providing accurate, timely information on Tinker issues, programs and base events to the people in the community and members of the news media.

Core Functions

Internal Information
Articles, Multimedia Products, Commander’s Call Topics, Biographies, Fact sheets

External Information

Tinker AFB Facebook
552nd ACW Facebook




Tinker AFB RSS Feed

Community Outreach
Civic leader liaison, Honorary Commanders Program, National Strategic Forum (NSF) & Joint Civilian Orientation Conference (JCOC), Air Show, Tours, Speakers, Volunteer Programs, Community Events, Orientation Flights, Community Council, Public queries.

Media Communications
Point of contact (POC) for media outlets, Includes TV, radio, print & internet based media, Installation spokesperson, Media training, Press releases, News conferences, Media escort, Editorial boards, Emergency notifications, Severe weather, Public health

Crisis Communications
Incident Control Center and Emergency Operations Center support, Public notification, Congressional Delegation, Media civic leaders, Crisis training, Straight Talk Center, Media Center, Digital Communication Network, CAC, Marquees, E-mail, web, Liaison for media support, TV helicopter cooperation

How to Reach Us
Please do not call Public Affairs for directory assistance. Visit the Phone Book page to view the Tinker Phone Directory. 

Need to verify employment? Visit our Employment Verification directions page.

Normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding federal holidays and family days.

72nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs
4385 Air Depot Blvd.
Bldg. 1002
Tinker AFB, OK  73145
Commercial: 405-739-2026 DSN: 312-339-2026

Media Inquiries & Interview Requests

All media queries and requests for interviews must be coordinated through the Public Affairs office. During normal duty hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays), you can contact the Chief of Media Relations at 405-739-2035 or via email at 72abw.pa.workflow@us.af.mil. If you have an urgent media query after normal duty hours, contact the Command Post at 405-734-7313 and ask to have the on-call Public Affairs representative return your call.

Community Engagement Program

Active community relations programs enable commanders to enhance morale, public trust and support. Air Force professionals involved in the communities where they live become front-line ambassadors for the Air Force. Through active programs, the Air Force demonstrates it is a community partner and a responsible steward of resources. The objective of Community Engagement is to increase public awareness and understanding of the Air Force and Tinker's mission. We support surrounding communities in all aspects, ranging from tour requests, speaker's bureau or participation in local events. Our goal is to foster positive relations with the surrounding communities.

Contact the Chief of Community Engagement for more information at 405-739-2026 or 72abw.pa.workflow@us.af.mil

Community Engagement offers the following programs:

The Speaker's Bureau
The speaker's bureau gives Air Force people the chance to directly interact with its neighbors in the community, professional organizations, schools, businesses and civic organizations. Most organizations request speakers to talk about Tinker's mission, specific job descriptions or personal experiences in the Air Force.

Your organization may request those topics listed above or anything else you feel appropriate. We will try to match up a speaker to your specific request. If you would like to schedule a speaker for one of your organization's meetings, please call 405-739-2026 or fill out a Speaker Request Form and email it to 72abw.pa.workflow@us.af.mil

Base Tours
Tours tell a portion of the Air Force story to visitors and will be tailored to coincide with the interests of different age groups. The 72nd Air Base Wing offers organized group tours. Tours are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours are limited to groups no smaller than 10 and no larger than 30. Tours are not provided to individuals, non-organized groups, or groups under the age of 12.

For questions or to schedule a tour, please call: 405-739-2026 or email: 72abw.pa.workflow@us.af.mil

Please request your speaker or tour at least three weeks prior to your date when making a request, thank you!

Unit Public Affairs Representative Program

The Public Affairs Office want to tell your unit's story. To do that we need representatives in the field-people like you who are experts on your unit and mission. As a Unit Public Affairs Representative (UPAR), you are the eyes and ears of your organization. You are a vital link in the commander's communication programs; you are telling the Tinker Story!

UPARs are individuals most qualified, by Air Force knowledge, experience, aptitude and interest. UPARs will provide necessary support and facilities for tenant organizations, including Reserve and National Guard forces, to conduct Public Affairs activities.

If you are interested, please call 405-739-2026 or email 72abw.pa.workflow@us.af.mil

Security and Policy Review

Security and policy review is a Public Affairs process that provides review of material proposed for public release by Department of Defense members and contractors. Most of the material will be technical papers, technical reports, abstracts, news releases, photos, displays or models, speeches, scripts, videotapes, and book or chapter manuscripts. The process assures authors and producers that their material does not contain classified material, is not in violation of contractors' proprietary rights and does not conflict with established Air Force, DoD, or national policy. This is a service that responds to requests for review. For more information contact the Security & Policy Review Office at 405-739-2026 or via email at 72abw.pa.workflow@us.af.mil