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  • Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

    In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19. Airmen who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral to the Disability Evaluation System or consideration for administrative separation.
  • Columbus AFB Spark Cell shares best practices with Tinker AFB Airmen

    The Columbus Air Force Base Spark Cell is leading the way across the Air Force for what an innovation lab should be, so much so, that a team from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, visited Columbus AFB Feb. 13 to gain insight of how to develop a spark cell at their base.
  • SENTRY REX provides joint-service training opportunities

    Air Combat Command’s 552nd Operations Group led a joint-service exercise from Tinker Air Force Base January 14-17 focusing on Combat Search and Rescue mission integration. SENTRY REX 19-01 marks the first time in more than 20 years the 552nd OG has hosted such an exercise. A statement provided by the unit commander explained the exercise provided
  • Family of deployed 552 ACW member honored by VA

    Christmas came early this year for one Tinker family when the Oklahoma City Veteran Experience Team with the Department of Veteran Affairs Health Care System honored a family with a deployed member with a holiday celebration on Dec. 19 at the OKC-VAHCS.Rebecca and Bella Gunner, the family of Staff Sgt. Joshua Gunner of the 552nd Air Control Wing
  • Having the confidence to save a life outside the emergency room

    “I heard a breath--a gasp--leave his body,” said Master Sgt. Charles Phillips, 705th Combat Training Squadron superintendent. “There was no confidence in my body at that moment. I had to do CPR on this guy or he was not going to live.”
  • Acclaimed speaker Dr. Eric Thomas motivates Airmen

    Acclaimed motivational speaker Eric Thomas “ET,” Ph.D., spent the morning of Dec. 7 sharing his own personal story mixed with inspirational messaging to a crowd of more than 400. He emphasized to Airmen they should continue to bring excellence to their jobs during his “Take Control: Respect the Process” presentation at the Tinker Club at Tinker Air
  • Tinker’s STEM Explorer Post tours E-3 Sentry and base

    The Tinker Engineers and Scientists Leadership Association at Tinker Air Force Base is working closely with about 20 youth, ages 14-20, who have joined Tinker’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Explorer Post.The co-ed STEM Explorer Post was organized in September by Tinker AFB’s TESLA volunteers. Co-leaders of the troop, Capt. Sean
  • Gate changes, Dec. 14

    - Piazza Gate becomes truck traffic only - Truck Gate closes - Gott Gate opens
  • Air Force Secretary announces Tinker home for B-21 Raider maintenance

    Tinker Air Force Base has been selected as the maintenance hub for the B-21 Raider — a new Air Force bomber expected to be delivered in the mid-2020s.Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the decision Nov. 16 in a media opportunity at the base. She said Tinker AFB was selected because of its experience and expertise in large aircraft
  • Diamond Sharp Award Winners

    Each quarter, Tinker’s First Sergeants Council recognizes outstanding Airmen who set the standard among their peers and make a difference in their organizations across Team Tinker. The Airmen are handpicked by their respective squadron first sergeants for excellence and superb performance in daily operations.Airman 1st Class Pamela HernandezUnit: