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  • PT test pushed to July, updates to scoring, physical components ahead

    When assessments resume, the three-component fitness test (1.5 mile run, 1 minute of pushups and situps) will be reset with scores calculated on a new three component scoring table. In addition, work is underway to separate scoring into five-year age groups as opposed to the previous ten – for example, age groups will start at <25, 25-29 years old, 30-34, years old, etc.
  • COVID-19 Vaccines: Changing the course of the pandemic

    A coronavirus is a type of common virus that can cause illnesses such as the common cold, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).  In early 2020, after a December 2019 outbreak in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) identified SARS-CoV-2 as new type of coronavirus. The disease it causes is called
  • COVID-19 vaccine does not affect fertility, immunization experts say

    You're pregnant, or you’re breastfeeding. Should you get a COVID-19 vaccine? That’s a question on the minds of many military frontline health care workers today. The short answer is that it’s an individual’s choice, and military health experts say the vaccine is well worth considering.
  • New Defense Secretary Arrives at Pentagon, Convenes COVID Meeting

    Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III arrived at the Pentagon today and hit the ground running, greeting the senior staff and then immediately heading into meetings on combating coronavirus.
  • Free FEEA tutoring program benefits AFMC employees, families

    Air Force Materiel Command employees whose children might be losing educational ground while out of the classroom as a result of COVID-19 may be eligible for free tutoring through the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund.
  • 2021 Tinker Air and Space Show cancelled

    Tinker Air Force Base officials have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Tinker Air and Space Show.
  • First Tinker personnel receive COVID-19 vaccine

    The 72nd Medical Group began delivering COVID-19 vaccinations Jan. 4. The first three were given to two Tinker AFB first responders and a health care professional.
  • Tinker prepared for vaccine arrival

    Tinker Air Force Base’s 72nd Medical Group is prepared to deliver coronavirus vaccinations quickly when supplies arrive. According to Department of Defense plans, Tinker’s initial doses will be prioritized for medical workers, emergency services and public safety personnel.
  • New hours for Tinker’s COVID hotline

    Tinker’s COVID hotline, 405-582-6297, is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The hotline is specifically intended for those who receive positive notifications and known close contacts. People with general public health questions on sanitization can also call the hotline.
  • Operation Warp Speed official: First COVID-19 vaccines to arrive Monday

    The nation's first vaccines for the COVID-19 virus will be distributed Monday, following the emergency-use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, Army Gen. Gustave F. Perna said.