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  • Tricare prescription coverage changes for beneficiaries

    The 72nd Medical Group Pharmacy has seen some changes over the past year, one of the most notable changes are the availability of certain medications in the pharmacy.With this change, there are certain non-formulary medications that the pharmacy is no longer carrying.“There are certain medications that are considered non-formulary and we’re unable
  • Tinker assists Metro Tech in mass casualty exercise

    The Metro Technology Center in Oklahoma City holds a mass casualty exercise for their health careers students with the participation of high school students across the metro annually. This year however, they had some assistance from volunteers from Tinker Air Force Base.“We brought roughly 70 volunteers from the 552nd [Air Control Wing], 72nd Air
  • Take action for teen dating violence

    This is the 10th year that Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month has been observed in February and this year’s theme, Action into Outrage, calls on parents and teens to be aware of the signs of dating abuse in order to help stop it.According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, teen dating violence can include physical
  • Extra security measures keeping Tinker safe

    The Department of Defense and U.S. Northern Command have directed additional force protection measures at military bases across NORTHCOM, which has caused some noticeable backups at Tinker Air Force Base gates.“Tinker has been directed to implement some Force Protection measures as random anti-terrorist measures,” said Senior Master Sgt. Brian
  • Tinker graduates 2019 Honorary Commanders, inducts 2020 class

    A new class of 13 Tinker Honorary Commanders were inducted as the outgoing class graduated during the annual Honorary Commander Graduation and Induction Ceremony Jan. 30 at Midwest City’s Reed Conference Center.Hosted by Col. Paul Filcek, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, the ceremony brought together community and state leaders alongside Tinker Air
  • AFMC virtual town hall updates command, focuses on readiness

    The theme of readiness wove throughout the Air Force Materiel Command Virtual Town Hall, Feb. 3. Resiliency, fitness, the AFMC We Need, Space Force and more among the topics of focus during the hour-long event. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., AFMC commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Stan Cadell, AFMC senior enlisted advisor, fielded dozens of questions from across the command during the event which was livestreamed on the AFMC Facebook page.
  • Winter Storm Update

    Team Tinker, Swing and Grave shifts today, Feb. 5, will NOT be operating, with the exception of designated emergency essential personnel.  Civilian employees now on duty (Feb. 5) who wish to leave prior to the end of their approved duty schedule can request leave through their supervisor.  Military personnel should coordinate any absences from duty
  • Coronavirus: What providers, patients should know

    With news of the contagious and potentially deadly illness known as novel coronavirus grabbing headlines worldwide, military health officials say that an informed, common sense approach minimizes the chances of getting sick.Many forms of coronavirus exist among both humans and animals, but this new strain’s lethality has triggered considerable
  • Mentoring Viewpoints: Tell me, teach me, involve me

    “Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I may remember.  Involve me and I learn.” -- Benjamin FranklinThe value of mentorship is widely recognized by both the private and public sectors today, but it's important to note this is not a new idea.  The term "mentor" actually comes from ancient Greece and Homer's Odyssey, where Odysseus entrusted his son's
  • The next transition from ABUs to OCPs: What to expect

    The next transition before the final uniform change from the Airman Battle Uniform to the newly regulated Operation Camouflage Pattern combat uniform will be effective June 1, 2020, for all Airmen.