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  • Halloween festivities around Tinker

    Little ghouls and werewolves rejoice, Halloween is just around the corner! This year's base housing trick-or-treat hours will be Sunday, October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., which mirrors Midwest City's hours. The 72nd Security Forces Squadron will have a lost child center set up at the Youth Center. If you need lost child or security assistance that evening, call the Security Forces Base Defense Operations Center at 405-734-3737. As in Halloweens past, parents and trick-or-treaters alike should remember to exercise safety when heading out on Halloween night.
  • Tinker Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

    Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. The observation was first introduced in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson. It was later expanded by President Ronald Reagan to cover a 30-day period, as it coincides with the national independence days in several Latin American countries.
  • COMMENTARY: 10th Anniversary of Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal

    The United States military has come a long way in protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ military members over the past 10 years, spurred on with the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. When the issue was being debated in Congress, LGBTQ+ military advocates were bolstered by research and testimony from the American Psychological Association.
  • Three Sports, One Race: Tinker's Triathletes

    For many, swimming nearly a mile then riding a bike for 25 miles then running 6 miles isn’t their idea of a fun time. But for one Tinker commander, it’s a passion that she hopes to inspire in others. Col. Abigail Ruscetta, vice commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, is the newest addition to the Air Force Triathlon Team. She was selected to coach the team in preparation for the Armed Forces competition that was held on Sept. 11 in California. Ruscetta is no stranger to the Air Force sports world, having participated as both a competitor and alternative coach in previous seasons. “I’m super proud to coach elite athletes and represent the Air Force at the Armed Forces Championship,” Ruscetta said.
  • Skeeter Meter; Take Precautions Outdoors

    Although, the overall disease risk for Tinker Air Force Base is currently low, it’s always a good idea to follow mosquito and tick precautions when outdoors. More than a nuisance, mosquito species local to the area can potentially carry diseases such as Zika, Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, and the West Nile Virus. Since April 2021, Public Health has captured Aedes Epactius, Psorophora Ciliata, Psorophora Columbiae, Psorophora Horrida, and Anopholese puncitpennis mosquito species during routine surveillance in various areas of the installation. All were submitted for analysis and all tested negative for disease.
  • 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 to hold mass COVID vaccine clinic March 27

    The 72nd Medical Group has partnered with the Oklahoma County Public Health Department to do a mass COVID vaccination clinic on March 27 for FIRST DOSE of Moderna. The clinic will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bldg. 1094 (the base medical treatment facility). Anyone 18 and older with base access is eligible to be vaccinated. Active duty military and dependents will have designated priority times. Due to the partnering with the local county, the DOD vaccination schema is not being followed. A valid base ID is required. The medical group wanted to stress there is a large volume of vaccines available to reach military, military dependents, civilians, contractors, retirees and anyone else with base access and ID.
  • 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.
  • Show some love, Combined Federal Campaign returns

    The Combined Federal Campaign is returning to Tinker Air Force Base for 2020, encouraging the Tinker community to “show some love.” The pledge drive, which runs through Jan. 15, allows service members; federal employees; federal and military retirees and federal contractors across the government to contribute to their choice of over 20,000 charities.
  • 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.”
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