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  • Citing health, safety concerns, Wilson and Goldfein order commanders to conduct ‘100% review’ of all base housing

    Responding to reports of poorly maintained and unsafe housing across several installations, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein on Feb. 19 directed commanders at every base worldwide to conduct a “100 percent review” of the condition and safety of all military housing by March 1.
  • --- Base Operating Status – 20 Feb

    The 72nd Air Base Wing / Installation Commander has announced that the base will be Open for Day Shift (1st Shift) on Feb. 20.Tinker officials will continue to monitor the weather and will notify personnel if the operating status will change.  Please maintain awareness and use caution on roadways and bridges that may freeze overnight.Base personnel
  • --- Base Operating Status (Update) – 19 Feb, 1130

    Effective immediately, the 72nd Air Base Wing / Installation Commander has authorized early dismissal for Day Shift (1st Shift), as well as closing the base for Swing Shift (2nd Shift) and Mid Shift (3rd Shift / Grave) today. For military supervisors, please excuse non-mission essential personnel during the base closure.
  • KC‐46 arrives for combat training

    Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron here, dignitaries and Air Force leaders accepted the new KC‐46A Pegasus during a historic arrival celebration Feb. 8.
  • First KC-46 delivered to Air Force, Tinker designated as maintenance center

    A ceremony introducing the first KC-46A Pegasus delivered to the Air Force was held Jan. 25 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas.With a primary function as an aerial refueling and airlift aircraft, the KC-46 will be maintained at the 158-acre maintenance campus being prepared at Tinker Air Force Base.The strip of land on the south side of Tinker AFB
  • Civilian Developmental Education offers opportunities to learn, grow

    The Air Force Civilian Developmental Education program is a portfolio of courses and training designed to address the developmental needs of the civilian workforce at all levels. Programs help civilians to achieve short or long term goals at a level appropriate to their needs and desired path of future growth. These include opportunities for civilians to attain associate through advanced college degrees in Air Force institutions and spots in military professional education programs. Applications for Academic Year 2020 open on March 1.
  • KC-135 beam replacement expedited by Tinker units

    The recent discovery and repair of corrosion on a structurally-crucial part in 15 KC-135 Stratotankers, accomplished jointly by several units at Tinker Air Force Base, has increased the safety of the fleet and gained recognition by high-ranking Air Force officials.
  • New EMNS requires AFMC personnel to update emergency contact information

    An Air Force-wide migration of the Emergency Mass Notification System requires all Air Force Materiel Command military and civilian personnel to take critical steps to update their after-hours contact information for emergency notifications.
  • Air Force accepts KC-46A from Boeing

    The Air Force accepted the first KC-46A Pegasus tanker from The Boeing Company Jan. 10. This is a major milestone for the next generation tanker and will allow Airmen to begin operational testing and flight training.The Air Force has identified, and Boeing has agreed to fix at its expense, deficiencies discovered in developmental testing of the
  • Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

    More than fifty years ago, our nation lost the man who was to become recognized as the most influential crusader for advancing civil rights and racial equality in this country’s existence.This month, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth month, we set aside time to remember him and consider the challenge he put forth that still applies to all