Tinker Air Force Base

On Valentine’s Day 1986 a USAF FB-111 Supersonic Bomber Transported a Donor Heart from Oklahoma to Connecticut in two hours to save a patient

On Valentine’s Day 1986 a USAF FB-111 Supersonic Bomber Transported a Donor Heart from Oklahoma to Connecticut in two hours to save a patient

USAF FB-111 transports a Donor Heart On Feb. 14, 1986 a 48-year old Pine Plains, N.Y. man received a most… Read More

2 months ago

KC-135 saves the day: Stratotanker crew refuels B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber in emergency situation after long-range test mission

The weather conditions were poor due to a nearby storm, but the KC-135 crew was able to extend the boom… Read More

1 year ago

Disassembled B-52H arrives in Oklahoma City ending a Road Trip of almost four weeks. The BUFF will support the B-52 Bomber Fleet Modernization Effort.

After nearly 1,500 miles and a month on the road, the B-52H Stratofortress nicknamed “Damage Inc. II” has arrived in… Read More

2 years ago

41 USAF F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters are currently without engines

Since there are 272 F-35A jets in the Air Force’s inventory, nearly 15 percent are without an engine. 41 US… Read More

3 years ago

USAF retires B-1B “Spectre,” the Lancer that made dramatic emergency landing at Midland airport after the number 4 engine had a fire in mid-air

The B-1B Lancer 86-109, “Spectre,” that had an in-flight fire in one of its engines and a subsequent ejection seat… Read More

3 years ago

The story of B-52 Ghost Rider, the first BUFF to be resurrected from AMARG to rejoin USAF Strategic Bomber Fleet

Tinker’s 565th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron completed the overhaul, modernization and restoration work of B-52 Ghost Rider in 272 calendar days.… Read More

4 years ago

The first ever video filmed inside the cockpit of the B-2 Stealth Bomber: One of the most secret places on earth finally revealed.

The historic video in this post shows B-2’s full array of instrumentation, as well as a dramatic in-flight refueling from… Read More

5 years ago

USAF selects Tinker AFB and Edwards AFB to support B-21 Raider mission

Robins AFB, Georgia, and Hill AFB, Utah, will support Tinker AFB to ensure the advanced B-21 Raider is maintained The… Read More

5 years ago

USAF thinks about an upgraded B-52J bomber

B-52J's upgrades would include a defensive systems and avionics modernization, a crash-survivable flight data recorder, a weapons system trainer, advanced targeting… Read More

6 years ago

IOWA ANG 185TH ARW RECEIVES 1st “DIGITAL” KC-135

The Block 45 major avionics update is forecast to prolong the life of the KC-135 into its 80th or 90th… Read More

7 years ago

COOL PHOTO SHOWS LIGHTNING AS IT STRIKES BEHIND “STRIPPED” B-1B LANCER

Tinker AFB Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex is responsible for depot maintenance on the C/KC-135, B-1B, B-52 and E-3 aircraft… Read More

7 years ago

NEWLY MODIFIED U.S. NAVY E-6B MERCURY AIRBORNE COMMAND POST AIRCRAFT COMPLETES TEST MISSION AT EDWARDS AFB

This modification includes three changes to the outer mold line of the E-6B consisting of three new radomes According to… Read More

7 years ago

FIRST E-3 SENTRY WITH DRAGON MODIFICATION DELIVERED TO TINKER AFB

DRAGON modernization will bring a whole new level of communication, navigation and surveillance to the U.S. and NATO E-3 operational… Read More

7 years ago

Cool air-to-air refueling time lapse video shows four F-22 Raptors receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker in less than ten seconds

Four F-22 Raptors receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker in less than ten seconds Filmed during Rim of the Pacific… Read More

8 years ago