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  • Health Beat: Vaccines save lives, get your flu shot

    With winter weather approaching, members of Team Tinker are being encouraged to get their annual flu vaccine.“Historically, the new flu vaccine comes out in August and the way the DOD handles it is by distributing it to the people who are deployed first, then the other people overseas like European Command, Pacific Command and AFRICONN before it
  • EC-135 ready for training

    The mission of an EC-135 once used by the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group for aircraft battle damage repair is far from over.In May, the aircraft was transferred to the Tinker Fire Department to be utilized as a training aid. However, after nearly 25 years in the sky and another 25 of training usage by the 76th AMXG, it was looking a little rough,
  • Is the State Constitutional Carry allowed on Tinker AFB?

    On Feb. 27, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed Constitutional Carry into state law, effective Nov. 1. Although eligible citizens and military members will be allowed to carry firearms without a permit within the state of Oklahoma; this state law does not supersede federal laws regarding firearms on Tinker Air Force Base. Personnel residing in
  • Air National Guard position betters the enterprise level

    Brigadier Gen. David Weishaar, commander of the Kansas Air National Guard, recently toured Tinker Air Force Base after being named the Air National Guard Assistant to the Air Force Sustainment Center Commander.In this position, Weishaar will ensure guard equities are intertwined with AFSC goals while providing input and insight to the AFSC
  • Ribbon cutting marks official unveiling of the new KC-46A campus

    Air Force and state leaders gathered Oct. 18 at Tinker Air Force Base’s new KC-46A Pegasus campus for the official ribbon cutting of the first of 14 hangars that will accommodate the installation in providing depot maintenance for the new tanker.Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Commander, Brig. Gen. Chris Hill, said that the KC-46 campus
  • Increasing visibility for invisible wounds

    The Center for Disease Control reports that around 2.5 million people experience a traumatic brain injury during a given year and the National Institute of Mental Health estimates that more than 8 million adults experience post-traumatic stress disorder.Within the 72nd Medical Group on Tinker Air Force Base, resources and services for these
  • Tinker’s big DROP from first to fourth in energy consumption

    After two years of cost-effective modernization of its energy infrastructure, Tinker Air Force Base dropped from first to fourth place in Air Force energy consumption.  It’s been almost four years since Tinker began looking at ways to reduce its status as the highest energy consuming installation in the Air Force and since then the base has made
  • Honorary Commanders receive day of combat immersion

    The Tinker Air Force Base class of 2019 Honorary Commanders returned to Tinker last week for another day of familiarization with the goings-on of Tinker and some immersion into military life.During this particular visit, the group received a day of combat immersion, starting with a first-hand look at the training and partnering between Tinker and
  • Tinker’s Cuban Missile Crisis connection

    It was on Oct. 16, 1962, that photographs were revealed to the administration of President John F. Kennedy that the Soviet Union was constructing sites for long- and short-range nuclear missiles in Cuba.This revelation sparked what would become known as the Cuban Missile Crisis and represented some of the darkest hours in the tense relationship
  • Never Forgotten: Tinker remembers 9/11, POW-MIA

    Tinker Air Force Base’s annual 9/11 POW-MIA Memorial 5K/2K Run/Ruck/Walk was carried out on Sept. 27, ensuring that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and all American soldiers who have ever been prisoners of war or are still missing in action  are never forgotten.The run was originally scheduled for the day following this year’s 24-hour POW-MIA