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  • Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown

    Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.

  • BUFF still providing global reach

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (AFLCMC) – With more than 60 years of service, the B-52 Stratofortress is an icon of global reach and central to the Air Force’s ability to project power anywhere, anytime.  And that isn’t likely to change soon.  Col. Louis Ruscetta, as an Air Force brat, has spent much of

  • Oklahoma County Commissioners transfer land to Tinker AFB

    Members of the Oklahoma County Commissioners Board formally transferred 50 acres of land to Tinker Air Force Base senior leaders during their board meeting May 17, 2021. The commissioners voted unanimously to transfer the land, located west of Douglas and south of I-40, to Tinker Air Force Base.

  • Air Force readies for return to enhanced CHES collaboration

    As Microsoft Commercial Virtual Remote Teams phases out on June 15, a cross-functional team of Air Force communication and acquisition experts are working diligently to welcome the workforce back to the enterprise Office 365 platform, primed to offer more robust features than ever before.

  • Tinker Talks: Navy commodore fulfills dream of flying

    When he was a child growing up in a small North Carolina town, Cedrick Jessup never dreamed he would one day become the commodore of Strategic Communications Wing ONE at Tinker Air Force Base.“Coming out of a small town like [Mount Airy] I would have never imagined becoming the commodore of an

  • Newest KC-46A Pegasus candidate bases announced

    A total of 12 KC-46As will replace Air Force Reserve Command KC-135 Stratotankers at one of the six candidate locations and 24 KC-46As will replace active-duty KC-135s at one of the two candidate locations.

  • B-1B “Spectre” finds retirement job with 76th EDMX

    The sight of a B-1B Lancer aircraft rolling down the runway at Tinker Air Force Base is a pretty common sight. Seeing one rolling down Patrol Road is quite another. Aircraft 86-109, “Spectre,” left the flight line for the last time April 10, 2021, as it was retired and towed to an Aircraft Battle

  • Tinker’s new state-of-the-art air traffic control tower opens

    The new air traffic control tower, which stands as a landmark on the Tinker Air Force Base flightline, is open for business.The 72nd Air Base Wing held a ribbon cutting ceremony May 5, 2021, to officially open the larger, taller and more advanced tower.“This tower transforms the flying business on