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  • Unseen threads run through historic career

    A background which includes threads of both typical and atypical events, led to the appointment of Col. Robert Marks, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Surgeon, as the first male Nurse Corps general officer, as well as the first male chief nurse of the Air Force Nurse Corps.
  • Air Force Research Lab studies trust between surgical teams and robots

    The Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, has been studying how surgical teams gain trust in new robotic surgery technology to improve training, and expand the adoption of improved surgical techniques.
  • Tinker AFB opens; delayed reporting for 2nd shift

    Tinker Air Force Base is open for normal business operations. Due to inclement weather, the 72nd Air Base Wing Commander has authorized a two-hour delayed reporting for 2nd (Swing) shift employees on Feb. 22. 3rd (Grave) shift employees will report for duty as normally scheduled on Feb. 22. Supervisors should use discretion on a case-by-case
  • Advancements in telehealth improve access to healthcare

    The Air Force offers a wide and expanding range of telehealth services giving patients the opportunity to receive more efficient, convenient, and patient-centered care.
  • Base Operating Status to remain closed; essential personnel only

    Due to inclement weather, the 72nd Air Base Wing Commander will continue the base closure to include 3rd (grave) shift on Wednesday evening through 1st (day) shift on Thursday, Feb. 22. Although the base remains closed, essential personnel ARE required to report for duty as scheduled. Road and weather conditions will continue to be monitored and a
  • Successful tele-genetics pilot makes genetic counseling easily accessible

    A new telehealth program is expanding access to expert genetic counseling by making it available remotely, connecting families with trained genetic specialists who can help interpret their results.
  • “I wanted my life back” – An Airman’s recovery after a mysterious diagnosis

    A mysterious pain in Chief Master Sgt. Chad Caden’s right foot led to years of pain, uncertainty, and a life-changing decision that proved to be the best one he ever made. Caden’s recovery and return to active duty reinforces the Air Force Medical Service’s commitment to its Airmen and patient-centered care.
  • INCLEMENT WEATHER EARLY RELEASE

    Due to inclement weather, the 72nd Air Base Wing Commander has authorized early dismissal for Day Shift (1st shift) and the base will be closed for Swing Shift (2nd shift) beginning immediately.  Base operating status will be updated later this evening prior to grave shift.Liberator and Eaker Gates are currently open for outbound traffic.Base
  • Base Operating Status, Feb. 21 - Remains OPEN

    The operating status for Tinker Air Force Base for Wednesday, Feb. 21 remains "OPEN". Although liberal leave HAS NOT been authorized, supervisors will consider the individual situations of their employees when making individual leave decisions. Tinker officials will continue to monitor the weather and will notify personnel if the operating status
  • Unseen threads run through historic career

    A background which includes threads of both typical and atypical events, led to the appointment of Col. Robert Marks, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Surgeon General Command Surgeon, as the first male general officer, as well as the first male chief nurse of the Air Force Medical Corps.
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