Tinker Air Force Base: a look inside the fence line

Published: Friday, May 24, 2019 By: Chamber Staff Source: VeloCity

If you’ve driven east on I-40 from downtown OKC or east on I-240 from I-35, you have seen the highway signs that point to Tinker Air Force Base. You may have even seen a massive B-52 bomber take to the skies. Or maybe you’ve seen, heard and felt the thunderous roar of an F-16 (or two) fighter as it seemingly leaps off the runway and climbs high into the Oklahoma skies.

But what, exactly, goes on inside the fence line of the massive facility that long has been a part of the Greater OKC community?

Tinker Air Force Base’s history began in 1940 when a group of Oklahoma City civic leaders and businessmen learned that the War Department was considering the central United States as a location for a maintenance and supply depot. On April 8, 1941, the order was officially signed awarding the depot to Oklahoma City.

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