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  • First COVID-19 vaccine may be distributed next week

    An assessment by the Food and Drug Administration shows the COVID-19 vaccine developed by U.S. drug company Pfizer is around 95% effective and could be distributed next week.
  • Department of the Air Force restores leave charged during restriction of movement

    Effective Nov. 20, the Department of the Air Force announced the ability to restore leave charged to members during a required restriction of movement after Aug. 6.
  • Department of the Air Force moves Physical Fitness Assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently

    To ensure social distancing practices remain in place during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and to give Airmen and Space Professionals time to prepare, testing was delayed from October to January and is now further delayed to April.
  • Tinker Talks: A conversation with a COVID surivivor

    When Anthony Baumann finished his quarantine after a 10-day hospital stay, he knew he could make a difference by telling his story of surviving the coronavirus.
  • Installation Commander reinstates HPCON Charlie

    Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma, surrounding counties, and Tinker Air Force Base, the Installation Commander has reinstated Health Protection Condition Charlie. Balancing the health and safety of our workforce with our national defense mission requirements is the top priority.  This decision did not come without a great deal of thought
  • Commander declares Public Health Emergency at Tinker AFB

    Tinker Installation Commander Col. Paul Filcek declared a Public Health Emergency for the installation on Nov. 5, 2020. Filcek cited the “increasing risk to force and risk to mission with COVID-19 cases on the rise in Oklahoma, the surrounding counties and Tinker AFB” as the reason behind the declaration, which will be in effect for at least the next 30 days.
  • Commander releases trick-or-treat guidelines

    Guidelines for on-base trick-or-treating were released Oct 20 by the Tinker installation commander. Trick-or-treating will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31 and is open to base housing residents only.
  • Tinker Frontlines: Meet David Garza

    David Garza is an aircraft engine mechanic inspector in the 546th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron.
  • Tinker Air Force Base tightens COVID-19 guidelines

    With the continued rise in COVID-19 cases in the state and surrounding counties, the installation commander has implemented additional policy and tighter restrictions for on-base gatherings and events. “The health and safety of Tinker members remains our highest priority,” said Tinker Installation Commander, Col. Paul Filcek. “We cannot forget that we must balance safety with the national defense missions we accomplish every day.”
  • Tinker Frontlines: Meet Craig Richards

    Craig Richards is a jet engine mechanical work inspector in the 546th Propulsion Maintenance Group’s F108 Assembly Shop.