This week, kids at Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden summer camp are learning about “Animal Heroes and Spies.” Can you think of a better (or cooler😏) way to learn than a demonstration from our own military working dog heroes?!
AFSC Commander Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II was a keynote speaker for the new lecture series, "Intersection of Innovation + Armed Services," hosted by the University of Oklahoma's Michael F. Price College of Business.
America's pastime last night was made that much sweeter with this surprise. Thank you for your service, SSgt. Condiff. Welcome home!!
It's #TriviaTuesday! Time to test your Air Force knowledge. Don't worry, we'll start off easy.
Tinker AFB can't wait for you to get here!
Big thanks to the team at Carlson Gracie Oklahoma for holding three top-notch self-defense courses for women. Making women feel empowered, strong and safe is something the world needs more of.
The AFMS - Tinker - 72d Medical Group phone lines are still down due to a server failure. The issue is currently being worked, but it could take 4-5 days to garner a restoration of services.
If you have an emergency, call 911. For non-urgent issues, the phones have rolled over to the Nurse Advice Line: 1-800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273).
We'll be sure to keep you updated. Have a great weekend!
Proud of the exceptional cadre at the schoolhouse. Kudos to you, on some well-deserved MAJCOM praises!
IMPORTANT INFO: The 72nd MDG phones are down. We'll keep you updated, but see below for additional information.
The 72d Medical Group's phone lines are currently out of order. We are working diligently to resolve the issue. If you need to speak with a nurse regarding an urgent health issue, contact the Nurse Advice Line at 1 (800) TRICARE, opt 1. You can also contact your provider team with any non-urgent issues at www.tolsecuremessaging.com.
What could be better? Welcome home, Airmen.
#Didyouknow the first woman enlisted in the @usairforce #onthisday in 1948?
Staff Sgt. Esther Blake joined the Army Air Corps in 1944 and became the first woman to enlist in the Air Force on the first day women were accepted into the service. Blake, who had sons in World War II, wanted to join the military to help end the war and bring her sons home. Women weren’t allowed in combat, but they were able to serve, freeing up the men from clerical roles and sending them to the battlefield. Blake served active duty until 1954.
As of March 31, 2017, there were 66 confirmed or pending cases of suicide of Airmen that occurred during CY 2016.
The same data suggests that 19.7 percent of those who died by suicide had communicated their desire prior to engaging in the behavior.
Suicide is not limited to Airmen who have deployed or will deploy, nor is it bound by rank or gender or ethnicity. Always remember the importance of embracing the wingman culture. We are all integral pieces in the machine, and we cannot run effectively without one another.
Resources are available.
National Suicide Prevention 1-800-273-8255
Tinker AFB Community Support Coordinator 405-736-3215
Wishing you a safe and happy Independence Day. 💙❤️🇺🇸
We posted our adjusted gate hours for the holiday tomorrow, but here are some other important times to be aware of.