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  • Town Hall tracks improvements to Tinker housing

    Base residents gathered at the Tinker Event Center on Tuesday evening for updates from 72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Paul Filcek and Balfour Beatty Communities management regarding the progress of base housing repairs and issues. Residents were also welcome to state concerns to BBC management and ask questions about the improvement process.“We
  • Photo: Aircraft 61-0011 returns to Tinker

    B-52H Stratofortress, serial # 61-0011, arrives at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma on July 17, 2019 for induction to major overhaul by the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex after a ferry flight from San Antonio, Texas. 61-0011 was flown gear-down by a crew from the 10th Flight Test Squadron, Air Force Reserve Command, from Boeing's facility after
  • Navy Strategic Communications Wing ONE adds new element

    The U.S. Navy’s Strategic Communications Wing ONE and Task Group 114.2 have a strong presence at Tinker — it just became stronger.Last week, the wing announced the addition of another element to its “Take Charge and Move Out” mission during a commissioning and assumption of command ceremony at Bldg. 820.“I’m proud to announce the establishment of
  • 72nd MDG celebrates 500 days in pursuit of Zero Harm

    On March 6, the 72nd Medical Group achieved and celebrated surpassing 365 days without a Serious Safety Event, which is defined as a patient safety event that resulted in moderate to severe harm or death. As the Medical Group continued forward in their Trusted Care journey and pursuit of Zero Harm, a new goal of 500 days without a Serious Safety
  • Tinker center of new ATC testing

    The Air Force Flight Standards Agency was recently granted an $8 million budget to conduct an evaluation of technology that could change air traffic control for the U.S. Air Force. AFFSA is a tenant unit at Tinker.An operational assessment by the Air Force and Navy will begin in March 2020 at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida to determine whether

    Tinker Natural Resource Manager John Krupovage and Donna Nowlan, spend a hot July morning removing fallen cedar trees on Tinker Air Force Base, and dragging them into Primrose Pond near base housing and the Child Development Center. Cedar trees are an invasive species in Oklahoma and once moved into the pond, which lacks covered structure on the
  • Photo: Keeping the canine sharp

    Capt. Leah Rankin, general dentist, and Airman 1st Class Noah Harris, dental technician, both with the 72nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, perform a root canal on one of Military Working Dog DDelarge, while Dr. Heather Cameron with the Tinker Veterinary Clinic monitored his vitals and anesthesia. DDelarge is a K-9 member of the 71st
  • Tree planting commemorates Integrated Battle Station

    The idea for planting a tree at the Oklahoma Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Technical Center was discussed for several years and recently a Shumard Oak tree was planted. The Integrated Battle Station team wanted something that would symbolize and commemorate all the hard work, commitment and dedication of all the employees that have been part of,
  • Airman & Family Readiness Center provides support

    Editor’s note: This article is an installment in a Tinker Take Off series focused on highlighting the work of Tinker helping agencies.
  • People of AFMC: Path of change for Air Force captain

    Thirty minutes northwest of Austin, Texas, a girl from Lago Vista was raised by a young mother and a father who battled cancer in his late twenties and early thirties. Life wasn’t easy, but living through these challenges played an instrumental role in the development of a future United States Air Force Officer.Capt. Olivia Unzueta is one of the