HomeNewsArticle Display

Daily Update: 5 June 2020

Update from the Installation Commander

Update from the Installation Commander


For 5 June, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Charlie due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As a reminder, the Trusted Traveler program has been suspended indefinitely. However, visitors are allowed onto Tinker Air Force Base via a visitor pass from the Visitor Control Center (VCC) or a Base Entry Authority List (EAL).  The VCC is now open 24-hours a day/7-days a week for all services.  Social Distancing guidelines will be enforced and personnel cannot enter the VCC without a face mask or face covering.  To avoid longer wait times, personnel are recommended to visit the VCC during non-peak hours for their servicing needs.  Personnel who do not have valid DoD credential for base access will be required to be sponsored onto the base via a base visitor pass from the VCC. DoD credential holders should bring their visitor to the VCC and request a single-day or multi-day base pass.

COVID-19 testing sites are now open in every county around the state; people no longer need to exhibit symptoms to be tested. All testing sites can be found here: https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/testing-sites  As every location has different hours and appointment requirements, individuals should look on the website for their specific testing-sites requirements. Note that Oklahoma City, Canadian, Cleveland and Pottawatomie County sites are FREE of charge, but individuals must make an appointment through the phone numbers online.

Beginning today, the Straight Talk Center will no longer be available. For any remaining non-COVID related questions, contact the Public Affairs Office at 405-739-2026.  

REMINDER: Violations of OPSEC endanger national security! Never discuss mission capabilities or details on social media. Also, please refrain from mentioning names of potentially ill individuals for privacy.