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  • 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.
  • CSAF visits Tinker AFB, shares ‘Accelerate Change or Lose’ approach

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and his spouse, Sharene, visited Tinker Air Force Base, learning the installation’s diverse mission and meeting with Airmen.
  • Congressman Cole visits Tinker

    U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, Oklahoma District 4, visited Tinker Air Force Base Aug. 3, 2021. Cole visited to get mission updates from Tinker organizations including the Air Force Sustainment Center, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, 552nd Air Control Wing, 72nd ABW, 507th Air Refueling Wing and the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Communications Wing ONE.
  • Commander’s Summit Applies CSAF Action Orders to Center Priorities

    Commanders and command chiefs from every Air Force Sustainment Center wing and complex, along with staff two-letter directors, are returning to their units with a common vision after attending the AFSC Commander’s Summit held at Headquarters AFSC, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., May 11 and 12. Using the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s Action Orders as a framework, leaders discussed strategy for addressing the most pertinent issues facing the AFSC today. According to AFSC Commander Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, the goal of the summit was to align issues, document them, and develop solutions as a unified team.
  • B-1B “Spectre” finds retirement job with 76th EDMX

    The sight of a B-1B Lancer aircraft rolling down the runway at Tinker Air Force Base is a pretty common sight. Seeing one rolling down Patrol Road is quite another. Aircraft 86-109, “Spectre,” left the flight line for the last time April 10, 2021, as it was retired and towed to an Aircraft Battle Damage Repair training pad at the 76th Maintenance Group’s Expeditionary Depot Maintenance Flight on the south side of the base. The Lancer joins two other aircraft serving as maintenance trainers: a B-52 Stratofortress and a C-135 Stratolifter, "Speckled Trout," which has the same airframe as the KC-135 Stratotanker.
  • Commentary: Tinker remembers OKC bombing 26 years later

    At 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995, the Oklahoma City skyline was forever changed as smoke billowed from a bomb that exploded in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 innocent men, women and children. Through the catastrophic event that unfolded in the heart of our city, the world saw Oklahomans show up, ready to overcome this tragedy together in service, honor and kindness.  This became known as the “Oklahoma Standard.” That event also forged a bond between Oklahoma City and Tinker Air Force Base during the rescue, recovery and relief operations following the bombing devastation. While we see the Oklahoma Standard on display inside the gates day-in and day-out, it was never more evident than on that day, 26 years ago.
  • Sustainment Center’s engineering director helping bring diversity to future STEM force

    The top engineer in Air Force Sustainment Center is determined to demystify Air Force STEM careers, especially among groups currently underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields. As one of the volunteers for the 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Awards Virtual STEM Conference Feb. 12 and 13, Alphonso Thomas, AFSC Engineering and Technical Management director, was able to reach hundreds of high school students from around the country with the message that an Air Force career in STEM offers opportunities they may not have considered before. “Most people don’t understand the spectrum of jobs we have in the Air Force, both civilian and military,” said Thomas, who participated in a recruiting event, a mentoring session, an engineering panel, and a military service awards banquet during the conference.
  • Veterans Day message from the commander

    Veterans Day is a time to honor American veterans of all wars. Originally known as Armistice Day to commemorate the signing of the armistice that ended World War I, it wasn’t until 1954 that the holiday became Veterans Day.From those who made daily sacrifices to those who fought and died, the men and women of our Armed Forces deserve our respect
  • 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.
  • Labor Day Message to the Workforce

    Monday, we will celebrate Labor Day, a day to recognize you—the Air Force Sustainment Center workforce and its faithful work throughout the year. 2020 has tested us all, but your dedication and patriotism have shown through as you’ve fought through uncertainties and continued to meet mission requirements to support needs of the warfighter. Thank
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