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  • 552nd ACW E-3 Sentry aircraft conduct weather flush exercise

    E-3G Sentry aircraft assigned to the 552nd Air Control Wing line up on Runway 18 at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, March 21, 2023. The weather flush gives air crews, support squadrons and maintainers a chance to practice generating the E-3G Sentry to evacuate the area quickly in the event of a

  • My Perspective: The right ‘Design’ is vital for our future

    (Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of commentaries laying out the priorities of the Tinker installation commander.) This month, we will discuss Action Order D: Design Implementation. Action Order D directs us to accelerate the transition from the force that exists today to the Air Force

  • Tinker welcomes new honorary commanders, bids farewell to graduating class

    Tinker Air Force Base welcomed its newest class of honorary commanders while graduating its outgoing class in a ceremony held here Feb. 16. The incoming commanders as well as the graduating class, civic leaders from across Oklahoma, attended the dinner and met with their partner commanders from

  • OC-ALC donates advanced light microscope to OU under education agreement

    The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex donated an advanced light microscope to the University of Oklahoma in a ceremony held here Jan. 25, 2023. Attended by OC-ALC and OU leadership, the microscope was officially signed over to the Samuel Roberts Noble Microscopy Laboratory. The microscope, a Zeiss

  • OC-ALC’s 544th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron Brings Home DoD Award

    The 544th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron’s F135 Heavy Maintenance Center won the Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Maintenance Excellence, which was presented at the awards banquet held in conjunction with 2022 DoD Maintenance Symposium at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on

  • VQ-3 Sailors help Oklahoma community

    Fleet Air Reconnaissance (VQ) 3 Sailors volunteered to help feed hungry children in the community at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Volunteer Center Jan. 14, as part of a monthly VQ-3 Power Plant Work Center initiative. Sailors joined the assembly line at the local food bank, contributing their

  • Tinker lodging to close, last weekend for reservations

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – The Indian Hills Inn here will close permanently December 31, 2022, in accordance with the Department of the Air Force divestiture of lodging operations at nine installations to meet a Defense Department requirement that all lodging is self-sustaining without taxpayer

  • KC-135s evacuate to Tinker ahead of hurricane

    KC-135s assigned to the 6th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, land at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, November 11, 2022 ahead of Hurricane Nicole making landfall. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mary Begy)