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  • Photos: Tinker Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting and Party

    Tinker welcomed the holidays with their annual parade, tree lighting and celebration at the Tinker Club Nov. 28. The 72nd Force Support Squadron hosted Tinker families at the Tinker Club with a magical candy bar, face painting, photos with Santa and holiday dancing from children in Youth Center programs. 72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Kenyon
  • 4 tips to manage holiday stress tobacco-free

    Navigating the holidays without tobacco can be challenging, but not impossible. Make sure you are prepared to fight the urge to use tobacco with these four tips: 1. Treat your body well. The holidays are often filled with busy schedules and obligations. Instead of turning to tobacco, give your body what it needs to manage holiday stress more
  • Dressing for cold weather

    Hypothermia is defined as abnormally low body temperature caused by prolonged exposures to very cold temperatures. When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it’s produced. Lengthy exposures will eventually use up your body’s stored energy, which leads to lower body temperature.Body temperature that is too low
  • Team Tinker’s Joy 3-3-3 Campaign in full swing

    Team Tinker personnel may notice green plastic eggs around Tinker Air Force Base, but that doesn’t mean Easter has come early. The eggs reflect that Tinker AFB’s Joy 3-3-3 Campaign is now in full swing across the base.The 72nd Air Base Wing’s Community Support Coordinator Karen Blackwell kicked off the campaign on Oct. 1 and so far 2,500 eggs have
  • Group makes rosaries for deploying Tinker AFB Airmen

    Four hours a month, a group of six women meet in the Tinker Air Force Base Chapel, talking, laughing and beading rosaries. Some are spouses of retired Airmen, others have other family who serve. They talk, laugh and pray as they spend hours threading strings through bead after bead, producing 500 to 700 rosaries each meeting.Formed in the early
  • Wingman culture promotes healthy mental fitness

    Any member of the military community may at one time or another struggle with mental fitness issues. Service members and their dependents, as well as Tinker Air Force Base civilian employees, have a variety of prevention options open to them.One way to direct them to services is by being an effective wingman.“Building relationships with peers is
  • Environmental department tackles planting season on Tinker AFB

    The 72nd Air Base Wing Civil Engineering Direcorate Natural Resources Department is nearing the end of the planting season for more than 3,000 native prairie plants received in September. When deciding what to plant on base, Natural Resources Program Manager John Krupovage said the department focuses on ensuring a diversity of plants.“We try to get
  • Always dial 9-1-1 for all emergencies

    The 9-1-1 emergency reporting system has been around since the late 1960s. Tinker Air Force Base has adopted this method and modernized to 2018 standards to accurately and efficiently serve the Tinker AFB community for all police, medical and fire emergency needs.The Tinker AFB Fire and Emergency Services Prevention recommend that individuals
  • Event encourages positive professional relationships

    In an effort to promote positive professional office relationships across Tinker Air Force Base, the Community Support Office organized the “Working With You is Draining Me” talk Nov. 7 at the Tinker Club.At the event, motivational speaker Rosanne Collens spoke to Airmen and civilians about working better with difficult coworkers.Tech. Sgt.
  • Tours of Tinker AFB units to happen quarterly

    A new program at Tinker Air Force Base kicked off Nov. 2, marking the beginning of a series of tours, open to the installation community, meant to build stronger relationships between units.The program will involve a tour and operations brief from a different unit quarterly. It started with the 72nd Operations Support Squadron in Bldg. 240.The 25