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  • AFMC begins phased COVID-19 surveillance testing

    Air Force Materiel Command began a phased roll-out of COVID-19 surveillance testing Oct. 1, 2020.
  • Tinker Frontlines: Meet Jarrod Boggs

    Jarrod Boggs is a cruise missile jet engine mechanic in the 546th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron. The Midwest City, Oklahoma, native has seven years of federal service.
  • Tinker Frontlines: Meet Myron Knight

    Myron Knight is a logistics management specialist in the 429th Supply Chain Management Squadron.
  • DOD educates military service members, civilian employees on Social Security Payroll Tax Deferral

    In order to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Presidential Memorandum was issued on August 8, 2020, followed by Internal Revenue Service guidance issued on August 28, 2020, to temporarily defer the withholding of Social Security taxes for certain individuals beginning September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
  • Tinker Frontlines: Meet Debra Tilley

    Debra Tilley is the guest services manager at the Indian Hills Inn.
  • Tinker Frontlines: Meet Tech. Sgt. Nadia Hamilton

    Tech. Sgt. Nadia Hamilton, an Airman Dorm Leader in the 72nd Air Base Wing Civil Engineering Directorate, has been in the Air Force for seven years.
  • Tinker Frontlines: Meet James “Don” Alsup

    James “Don” Alsup is the engineering supervisor of hydraulic accessories in the 423rd Supply Chain Management Squadron.
  • Tinker Frontlines: Meet Kevin Caras

    Kevin Caras provides direct executive support to the Air Force Sustainment Center leadership by facilitating preparation and execution of meetings, preparing read-ahead materials, building agendas, acting as project officer, and working special projects.
  • Options available for parents of school-aged children

    With the new school year upon us, educators are faced with a number of uncertainties about how to keep children safe from the coronavirus. Working parents are also facing difficult choices about when their children will return to school in the fall, such as deciding between in-person and virtual learning. This is a conversation Tinker Air Force Base employees need to have with their supervisors as to how they plan to balance work and home life, so everyone is informed and on the right path to success.
  • 72nd MDG COVID-19 clinic receives upgrades

    With the onset of coronavirus in March, the 72nd Medical Group clinic operations were significantly diminished in order to protect both its patients and staff, now as much as possible, operations are returning to normal. The response to the pandemic has progressed and what initially began as a pop-up tent clinic for COVID-19 patients has now evolved into three hardened structures, providing increased capabilities. The new clinic area is now located on the south end of the Medical Group parking lot, next to the Hill Conference Center. The Respiratory Clinic will feature new signage to direct vehicles in the proper direction, to streamline the process and make treatment more patient centered. “Once a vehicle enters, one of our teams will tend to the vehicle,” Capt. Audrick Yee, nurse practitioner said. “We’ll triage the individuals and keep them separate from the main clinic. Based off their screening results, they will be escorted to the appropriate area.” Yee is one of nearly 40 providers in the 72nd MDG, and is part of a rotational team servicing the Respiratory Clinic. In order to offer the best and safest care, the clinic will operate Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Providers will rotate as well, Yee said, so there will be lower rates of possible exposure.