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  • Tinker AFB Airmen return from competitions

    Two Airmen are back at Tinker Air Force Base following brief sabbaticals to compete in the U.S. Armed Forces Sports competitions.2nd Lt. Markez Davis, an interim military personnel flight chief in the 72nd Force Support Squadron, competed with the rugby team, which took second place to the Army team.2nd Lt. Anna Cherry, a program manager for the
  • Change your health insurance before the clock runs out

    Unlike in years past, all TRICARE participants have the chance to change their health insurance plan during open season, Nov. 12 to Dec. 10, according to information provided at a town hall meeting held by 72nd Medical Group Commander Col. Jennifer Trinkle on Sept. 5 here.More than 200 Tinker Air Force Base beneficiaries attended the town hall to
  • A Day That Resonates

     By looking at him you wouldn’t know it, but Tech Sgt. Trevor Brewer, a flight chief with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, has deep scars from a day seven years ago that took the lives of two fellow Airmen, and severely wounded two others. His wounds are invisible. He has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Resilient kids, ready Airmen

    One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.
  • Operational Support Teams work inside “beating heart” of USAF

    Each squadron in the Air Force faces different stressors and health challenges that require unique solutions. General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, is leading an effort to revitalize Air Force squadrons.
  • SAPR empowers, supports Airmen

    Sexual assault can be a deeply traumatizing event in anyone’s life. Across the Air Force, Airmen and their families have access to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response or Family Advocacy Program resources to get support and guidance on how to move forward.
  • Take a break on base for your mental fitness

     Editor’s note: This article is part of a series dedicated to highlighting mental health resources on base. Look for related articles in the weeks to come.When life gets busy, it is easy for stress or overwhelming feelings to build up. However, finding the space and time during a busy week to take a moment and decompress can be beneficial.Here are
  • Rules for weapons on base remain strict

    Following an incident in which an individual attempted to bring an improperly secured firearm onto Tinker Air Force Base, members of the 72nd Security Forces Squadron want to emphasize the protocol for personally owned firearms, weapons and ammunition.While residents permanently stationed at Tinker AFB living in base housing can keep weapons at
  • Tinker employee makes faux injuries an art

    As an office manager for the women’s health and pediatric clinic at Tinker Air Force Base, Sunny Schones greets and assists patients in the 72nd Medical Group, Bldg. 1094.However, come time for training for those responding to a car or plane crash, triage or the twice-yearly base active shooter training, Schones spends hours meticulously
  • Active shooter training conducted at medical group

    When the 72nd Medical Group in Bldg. 1094 at Tinker Air Force Base closed for monthly training Aug. 15, several forces on base jumped into action.Maj. Denise Zona, mental health flight commander, with moulage makeup forming a neck wound and fake blood splattered onto the front and back of her uniform, pressed a duress alarm in her office.From