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  • Beating opioid addiction with true grit: Tinker employee tells story of recovery

    In 2018, an average of one Oklahoman died each day due to an opioid overdose.Opioids include illegal drugs such as heroin and fentanyl, but are also legally prescribed by doctors as pain relievers in drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone and codeine.Tinker Air Force Base employee Randy Jack was preparing to go through surgery for a torn rotator cuff
  • Helping Agencies Q&A: Mental Health is a constant resource for Airmen

    The Mental Health Clinic in the 72nd Medical Group works year-round to put out messages of resiliency, self-care and burnout prevention while also providing patients with an array of mental health assistance, including emergency mental health screenings, triage and crisis intervention, assessment interviews, psychological testing and treatment
  • Military Retiree News

    We need volunteers! I’m hoping that some of you reading this will be willing to share three hours a week of your time to support the mission of Tinker Air Force Base. We all served our time on active duty but now it is time to “continue to serve” by helping man locations where active military manning needs help to speed up their service to you. We
  • Facilities, IT top themes in AFMC We Need study

    Facility quality and information technology infrastructure topped the list of concerns identified through the Air Force Materiel Command’s AFMC We Need initiative, now in the survey analysis and implementation stage. The command-wide study launched by Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr. shortly after he took command in May, aims to identify ways to best posture the command to meet the demands of the National Defense Strategy and the Air Force of the future.
  • 552nd Air Control Wing integrates with Australia

    Time zones couldn’t stop the 552nd Air Control Wing from visiting the Royal Australian Air Force in September 2019.The 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron represented the 552nd ACW and traveled to RAAF Base Williamtown, Australia to integrate and train with the RAAF after they visited Tinker Air Force Base in 2018.While the 552nd ACW operates the
  • Commander shares State of the Air Force Sustainment Center message with community

    Attendees of the Sept. 5 “State of the Aerospace Industry” luncheon got a comprehensive look at the structure, purpose, opportunities and challenges of the Air Force Sustainment Center.AFSC Commander Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland spoke about the State of the AFSC at the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber event to approximately 300 aerospace professionals and
  • Remembering POW-MIA with 24-hour Vigil Run/Walk

    As the Oklahoma sun rose over Tinker Air Force Base on Sept. 12, members of the community gathered at the track for the opening ceremony of the first 24-hour POW-MIA Vigil Run/Walk.This year’s 24-hour walk was a new addition, prefacing annual 9/11 POW-MIA Memorial 5K/2K Run/Ruck/Walk, which has been rescheduled for Sept. 27 due to inclement
  • Tech. Sgt. Brewer speaks at B-52 resiliency tactical pause

    U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein recently said in a note to commanders that suicide is an adversary killing more Airmen than any enemy on the planet.In order to address rising suicide rates in the Air Force, a resiliency tactical pause was ordered with each wing at liberty to handle the day how they felt best.  A combined B-52
  • Tinker Firefighters negotiate new Local Supplement Agreement

    Members of the Tinker Fire Department, along with 72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Paul Filcek, gathered in Fire House #1 on Sept. 6 for the signing of a renegotiated Local Supplement Agreement between Tinker Air Force Base and the International Association of Fire Fighters Local F-211, Tinker Professional Fire Fighters.This is the first time the
  • Intentional prairie restoration

    The tall grasses lining Mitchell Avenue are a sign of Tinker Air Force Base rebuilding a robust, native ecosystem to benefit everyone who lives and works on and off the installation.Tinker is restoring land back to its original prairie, and though it is a different approach to managing urban land, it is making the base much more resilient and
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