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  • Tinker expands service access to more veterans

     Veterans previously unable to access Tinker Air Force Base and other U.S. military installations now have expanded access to the commissary, Military Service Exchange and other services under a new Department of Defense policy.The new policy began Jan. 1 and applies to veterans with service-connected disabilities, veterans who received the Purple

    Tinker Air Force Base was awarded the Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award by the International Council of Air Shows in Las Vegas, Nevada December 16, 2019 for the Star Spangled Salute Air and Space Show. The Dick Schram Memorial Community Relations Award is presented each year to the military base which in planning and implementing its
  • Air Force graduates first all non-prior service basic flight engineer class

    The Air Force’s 344th Training Squadron Career Enlisted Aviator Center of Excellence graduated the first basic flight engineer class, comprised completely of non-prior service students, Dec. 13, here.Nine students began training Nov 8. and all of them earned their wings, becoming the first class in the history of the flight engineer three-level
  • Clothe the Children kicks off Christmas season

    For the 28th year in a row, Tinker Air Force Base has held its Clothe the Children event as a perfect start to the Christmas season. On Friday, Dec. 6, Tinker volunteers from the Commercial Derivative Aircraft Division (CDAD) under Air Force Materiel Command were paired with children from kindergarten through 8th grade in the Mid-Del area to go
  • Changes to VA-guaranteed home loans to take effect Jan. 1

    Beginning January 1, 2020, the VA Funding Fee will increase for some Veterans, however, the effective 'cap' on VA no-down payment loans will be eliminated, according to the Veterans Affairs website.
  • Two OAY medics share how they support USAF

    Two medical Airmen selected as the Air Force’s 2019 Outstanding Airmen of the Year award share their experiences, and how they support the Air Force both at home and abroad.
  • Lt. Gen. Kirkland provides readiness update to Congress

    Air Force Sustainment Center Commander Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee on Nov. 21.The testimony pertained to the organic industrial base within the United States Air Force, and allowed the general to update the members of the committee on the challenges, solutions and
  • Lengthening life for the B-1 Lancer

    The B-1 Lancer has been flown hard in the theater of war and terror for the past 15 years. In order to keep the fleet serving the Air Force for the next 20 years and beyond, it needs dedicated structural repair and maintenance, and that’s where Tinker Air Force Base comes in.“It’s been flown past its certified service life and as such, it’s
  • Year-end town hall updates residents

    The final town hall of the year was held in the Tinker Auditorium on Dec. 3 with 72nd Airbase Wing Commander Col. Paul Filcek and Balfour Beatty Communities leadership providing updates in base housing remediation and addressing housing concerns from residents.“Trust will only be restored with real progress,” Filcek said during the meeting. Project
  • Natural Resources sticking up for trees

    The Natural Resources Office at Tinker Air Force Base is working to bring back the tree canopy that has been drastically shrinking over the past decade.Tinker’s once robust tree population was significantly impacted after an ice storm in 2007 left 1,300 trees destroyed. “In the course of 13 years, we’ve lost 45% of our trees (3,000 of 6,600) which