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  • Food Safety Tips for 4th of July

    Did you know, according to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, more than 150 million hot dogs are consumed during the 4th of July Holiday? Amazing fact, right? However, there is a down side. Along with the awesome fireworks, patriotic parades and events, it is expected that approximately 48 million Americans will become sick from foodborne illness, approximately 128,000 will be hospitalized, and 3,000 will die all due to foodborne diseases? Your Tinker Air Force Base Public Health office would like to share some food safety tips that can help prevent you, your friends and your loved ones from becoming statistics.
  • Air Force “What a Wonderful World” photo contest set to launch July 1

    Photographers of all ages and experience, get your cameras ready for the annual Air Force Photo Contest set to launch July 1. The theme for this year’s contest, which runs July 1 – 31, is “What a Wonderful World.”
  • Air Force, Army build on joint contracting operations with JFCE 2021

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Army and Air Force contracting experts are strengthening joint operations by reviving joint exercises, beginning with the Joint Force Contracting Exercise 2021 June 21-25 at numerous locations.The JFCE, the first Air Force/Army training exercise since 2017, gave contracting teams the chance to practice unity of
  • Okies refuel jets bound for Qatar

    One of three F-15QAs (Qatar Advanced) in a formation from the Boeing Company operating out of Mid America Airport, Illinois, receive fuel from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., June 14, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lauren Kelly)
  • Emergency paid leave funds still available to civilian employees

    Federal employees may be eligible to receive up to 600 hours, or 15 weeks of emergency paid leave for reasons relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. The qualifying period runs now through Sept. 30, 2021. Paid leave is made available through the American Rescue Plan, which Congress passed into law in March, creating a $570 million emergency paid leave fund.
  • Men’s Health – Invest in Your Future

    June is Men’s Health Month, a time to emphasize men’s well-being and create awareness by providing men with powerful tips and information they can utilize to continue making their health a top priority.
  • Tinker Mitigates Invasive Weeds

    A nefarious enemy has found its way to Tinker Air Force Base, but there is no cause for alarm as this enemy is a weed.The Musk Thistle, sometimes called the nodding thistle, is an aggressive and invasive noxious weed from the sunflower family that is a prolific seed producer. That may not seem too distressing, but according to Natural Resources
  • Improving run times for the PT test

    The Air Force will resume physical fitness testing on July 1, 2021. The 1.5-mile run component is weighted as the highest scored portion of the assessment, accounting for 60 component points of the 100 point composite score.
  • Commentary: Staying connected lifts spirits

    First Sergeant's Corner: a commentary the impact of staying connected on morale.
  • Contracting Airmen, Soldiers ready for joint contracting exercise

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Contracting Soldiers from across the U.S. Army’s Mission and Installation Contracting Command are joining their Air Force counterparts June 21-25 for the virtual 2021 Joint Forces Contracting Exercise.With the 2021 Joint Forces Contracting Exercise, or JFCE-21, contracting teams will execute the
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