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  • 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.
  • 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.