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  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    In an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 and to prioritize the health and safety of Department of the Air Force personnel, the following modifications have been made:
  • Tricare Selected Reserve termination explained

    Office of the Secretary of Defense will allow members up to five months, instead of the original three-month period, to pay overdue premiums to have coverage reinstated and will honor any medical services and bills incurred during that time, once premiums are paid.
  • Daily Update: 27 May 2020

    For 27 May, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Charlie due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest COVID-19 confirmed case is a member of the 507 ARW from building 1030. Health officials are actively tracing all recent movements and contacts in conjunction with affected units and local health authorities. Anyone considered to have been exposed to increased
  • Fitness testing suspended until Oct. 1

    The change, which is an update from the original June 1 resume date, is effective immediately.
  • Daily Update: 13 May 2020

    For 13 May, Tinker AFB remains in HPCON Charlie due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, extreme Microsoft Outlook email latency issues were found across the AF Network (AFNET), impacting Tinker and multiple other bases throughout the AF.  Impacted users are instructed to use webmail (https://webmail.apps.mil/owa/) where possible. Thank you for
  • America Strong: Blue Angels, Thunderbirds to conduct multi-city flyovers championing National Unity Behind Frontline Responders

    America Strong is a collaborative salute from the Navy and Air Force to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Hey what's up, Doc?

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Col. Miles Heaslip, 507th Air Refueling Wing Commander, and Lt. Col. Alvin Bradford, 507th Medical Squadron commander, address the wing's COVID-19 questions April 20, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Mary Begy)
  • More than 770 AF Reservists called up providing medical support

    More than 150 additional Air Force Reserve medical specialists were mobilized in the latest Air Force Reserve call-up in support of COVID-19 relief efforts with most Reservists set to assist medical staff in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
  • Reserve nurses mobilize to support COVID-19 response

    Three Air Force Reservist nurses with the 507th Medical Squadron here mobilized and departed for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, between April 13-21, 2020, to provide medical treatment to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • President signs Executive Order calling up Air Force Reserve medics, other specialties

    On March 27, the President signed an Executive Order authorizing mobilization of the Reserve Component in response to COVID-19 operations.  For the Air Force Reserve, personnel already serving in the Selected Reserve and Participating Individual Ready Reserve, as well as those assigned to the Individual Ready Reserve, may be asked to volunteer to activate in support of COVID-19 response.  If taskings exceed the volunteer pool, mobilization of the IRR to active status is now authorized to ensure mission accomplishment. 
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