72nd Air Base Wing
/ Published June 16, 2020
Update from the Installation Commander
For 16 June, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Bravo due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest COVID-19 confirmed case is a member of the 552 ACW who works from building 201. Health officials are actively tracing all recent movements and contacts in conjunction with affected units and local health authorities. Anyone considered to have been exposed to increased risk will be contacted directly.
Many factors drive installation commanders’ decisions to change HPCONs. Among these factors are transmission levels across a base and local area compared to medical capacity both locally and on base. Commanders always seek advice from base Public Health officials and evaluate inputs from other health organizations across the state. More information about HPCONs can be found here: https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Inside-DOD/Blog/Article/2128863/hpcon-understanding-health-protection-condition-levels/fbclid/IwAR3WuR28CSZYbbvZQ7Rb4zM4Kqf_83Ivej9MQdEaeAbAkclOBXYqiPv8Uws/
On Sunday, we celebrated Flag Day, commemorating the adoption of the United States Flag. As a review, we created articles on rules of reveille and retreat and for displaying Old Glory. The rules for reveille and retreat can be found here: https://www.tinker.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2219305/rules-of-reveille-and-retreat/ The rules on displaying the Flag can be found here: https://www.tinker.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2219302/dos-and-donts-for-displaying-old-glory/
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