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  • USAF/USSF Surgeon General visits Tinker

    Lt. Gen. Robert I. Miller, surgeon general of the U.S. Air Force and Space Force, and Chief Master Sgt. Dawn Kolczynski, Medical Enlisted Force and Enlisted Corps chief, visited Tinker Air Force Base, August 5, 2021. The visit to Tinker is part of Miller’s immersion tour after becoming Surgeon General June 4. Miller and Kolczynski were guided through the different clinics of 72nd Medical Group, briefed by Airmen on the workings of each section and how they have enhanced their processes in spite of COVID-19.
  • Congressman Cole visits Tinker

    U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, Oklahoma District 4, visited Tinker Air Force Base Aug. 3, 2021. Cole visited to get mission updates from Tinker organizations including the Air Force Sustainment Center, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, 552nd Air Control Wing, 72nd ABW, 507th Air Refueling Wing and the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Communications Wing ONE.
  • Q-Anywhere allows 72nd MDG patients to activate new prescriptions via text

    The 72nd Medical Group has a new option for getting prescriptions filled at its pharmacy. Dubbed Q-Anywhere, the text-based system allows patients to activate new prescriptions by sending a text. “By not having to commute and wait in the clinic or be placed on hold when attempting to activate the medication via phone, it gives patients the opportunity to use their time elsewhere,” said Capt. Brittney Walker, 72nd Medical Support Squadron chief of clinical pharmacy services. Patients who want to use the system simply have to text the phrase “get in line” to 1-877-460-2335. Prompts will walk the patient through activating the prescription.
  • Sebren takes command of 72nd Air Base Wing

    The Wildcatters of the 72nd Air Base Wing welcomed a new commander on June 25, 2021. Col. G. Hall Sebren, Jr. accepted command of the wing from Air Force Sustainment Center Commander Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland during a ceremony at the Tinker Event Center. Sebren, who succeeds Col. Paul Filcek, is no stranger to the AFSC. He was previously the vice commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. While Sebren is “humbled and honored to lead the Wildcatter team,” he said he is also looking forward to working with the base’s mission partners including the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, 552nd Air Control Wing, 507th Air Refueling Wing, and the Navy’s Strategic Communications Wing ONE.
  • Tinker participates in OKC Energy FC Military Appreciation Night

    Volunteer military members from Tinker Air Force Base displayed the U.S. flag as part of a military appreciation night at Taft Stadium, Okla., July 2, 2021. Over 30 volunteers from Tinker AFB participated in the event, hosted by the OKC Energy FC professional soccer team.
  • Tinker AFB remains a no fly zone for drones

    The 72nd Air Base Wing continues to prohibit the use of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in restricted airspace in an effort to ensure the safety and security of the base personnel, facilities and aircraft.
  • AFMC Command Chief visits Tinker

    Chief Master Sgt. Stan Cadell, command chief of Air Force Materiel Command, visited Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 7-10, 2021, to get an overall understanding of the 72nd Air Base Wing as well as the Air Force Sustainment Center mission as the supporting command for readiness in the Air Force.
  • Tinker AFB Memorial Day 2021 Command Video

    A special Memorial Day message from the command team at the 72nd Air Base Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, OK.
  • 72nd MDG physician assistant delivers CPR at home

    The skills and quick actions of a physician assistant assigned to the 72nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron potentially saved a life on Sept. 30, 2020. First Lt. Aaron O’Meara and his girlfriend, Erica Arellano, who had just received a food delivery in the lobby of their apartment, discovered an unconscious man struggling to breathe in the elevator. O’Meara determined the man was unresponsive and proceeded to drag him out of the elevator so that he could safely assess him. At the same time, Arellano called 911. “I realized he wasn’t breathing,” O’Meara said. “He just had some agonal gasps, meaning he was sort of making the effort to breathe but not getting a full breath.” Unable to find a pulse, O’Meara began CPR compressions while instructing the apartment’s security guard to go find an automatic external defibrillator.
  • Commentary: Tinker remembers OKC bombing 26 years later

    At 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995, the Oklahoma City skyline was forever changed as smoke billowed from a bomb that exploded in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 innocent men, women and children. Through the catastrophic event that unfolded in the heart of our city, the world saw Oklahomans show up, ready to overcome this tragedy together in service, honor and kindness.  This became known as the “Oklahoma Standard.” That event also forged a bond between Oklahoma City and Tinker Air Force Base during the rescue, recovery and relief operations following the bombing devastation. While we see the Oklahoma Standard on display inside the gates day-in and day-out, it was never more evident than on that day, 26 years ago.
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