Tinker AFB

Tinker Air Force Base is located in the “heart” of Oklahoma about five miles from downtown metro Oklahoma City.

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Beginning in July 1941, a massive construction project on the new Midwest Air Depot began south of Southeast 29th Street. The depot received a new name, the Oklahoma City Air depot and the installation was officially activated. In October 1942, it was named Tinker Field to honor an Oklahoma native, Maj Gen Clarence L. Tinker, who had lost his life leading bombers on a long-range strike against Wake Island. Immediately after the war, the depot acquired the Douglas plant, now Bldg. 3001, and received a new name: Oklahoma City Air Materiel Area – OCAMA.


The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center is the largest of 3 ALCs in the Air Force Materiel Command and provides depot maintenance, product support, services and supply chain management, as well as information support for 31 weapon systems, 10 commands, 93 Air Force bases and 46 foreign nations.

Population Served

Tinker AFB employs over 1,600 active-duty sailors1 11,000 families, 22,000 retires, over 12,000 civilians  and 100 contractors to provide maintenance, security, operations, administration, training and logistic support.

Base Transportation

The Vehicle Operations Branch in the 72nd Air Base Wing operates the shuttle bus system. Bus stop signs are displayed throughout the base. Buses can be met at each stop every 30 minutes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Once the Tinker AFB INTRO office receives notification of your Permanent Change of Station (PCS) you should be assigned a sponsor by your gaining unit. If you are not contacted by your sponsor within 30 of assignment notification, you may contact the Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) and we will ask the gaining unit to assign you a sponsor. To contact us concerning a sponsor or any other PCS related issue, please call 405-739-2747 or DSN 312-339-2747.

Temporary Quarters

Call the Indian Hills Lodge at 405-737-1475 or DSN 312-884-2822 to make temporary lodging reservations for families. To make a reservation you will need the member’s name, social security number, arrival date, and number of family members. There are a limited number of “pet approved” rooms available. Off-base lodging is only authorized in the event that no rooms are available at on-base facilities. The normal length of stay in TLF is currently 20 days. Check-in time is 3;00 pm. daily.

If you are a single person, be sure to check with your unit regarding the policy for temporary lodging for unaccompanied personnel.

Relocation Assistance

The Newcomers Briefing is held at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. You must coordinate your one-day orientation through the Base INTRO Office, 405-736-7912 or 312-336-7912. To help you with your transition we have a loan closet with all of your basic needs such as air beds, dish packs, coffee pots, etc. You only need a copy of your orders to borrow items for up to 30 days. The Airman & Family Readiness Center is located in Bldg. 6001. You may also contact us for a Welcome Packet which will contain information on the base and the surrounding area, 405-739-2747 or DSN 312-339-2747. We can also issue you a certificate for 20 hours of free childcare while you are getting settled at Tinker.

Critical Installation Information

For general assistance at Tinker AFB please call 405-739-2747.

Passports and Visas

Ensure member and/or dependents have the required passports and/or visa prior to final out-processing. Member and/or dependents are not allowed to final out-process without the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents. Members electing the accompanied tour will not be permitted to out-process without having the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.

These actions are necessary to prevent unforeseen hardships to the military members and their families. Therefore, as a last reiteration, it is essential, members do not out-process without having the appropriate passports/visas for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.

Contact Information

Barracks/Single Service Member Housing
Unaccompanied Housing
7615 5th Street
Tinker AFB, OK 73145
Phone 405-734-5049
Phone (DSN) 312-884-5049
Fax 405-734-4461
Fax (DSN) 312-884-4461

Child Development Centers
Child Development Center East
3590 East Drive
Tinker Air Force Base, OK 73145
Phone 405-734-4212

Beneficiary Counseling Assistance Coordinators
Health Benefits Advisor
5700 Arnold Street
Tinker AFB, OK 73145
Phone 405-734-2614 / 405-734-8647
Phone (DSN) 312-884-2614/8647
Fax 405-734-7123

EFMP – Enrollment
SNAIC – EFMP Enrollment
5700 Arnold Street
72 MDOS/SGOH, Bldg 5801
Tinker AFB, OK 73145
Phone 405-734-4393
Fax 405-734-5399

Base Exchange- AAFES
3360 N Avenue
Tinker AFB, OK 73145
Phone 405-733-4561
Phone (DSN) 312-884-2641

Emergency Relief Services
Air Force Aid Society
6001 Arnold Street
Tinker AFB, OK 73145
Phone 405-739-2747
Phone (DSN) 312-339-2747
Fax 405-739-7250
Fax (DSN) 312-339-7250

Financial Institutions
Tinker Federal Credit Union
Tinker AFB Branch
Bldg. 3001, North of Hollywood & Vine
Tinker AFB, OK 73145-3009
Phone 405-732-0324

Housing Office/Government Housing
Government Family Housing
5601 Twining Dr
Tinker AFB, OK 73145
Phone 405-734-7350
Phone (DSN) 312-884-7816
Fax 405 734-4461
Fax (DSN) 312-884-4461

Legal Services/JAG
Tinker Legal Office
Tinker Air Force Base, OK 73145
Phone 405-739-5811

Loan Closet
Airman & Family Readiness Center – Family Services
6001 Arnold Street
Tinker AFB, OK 73145
Phone 405-739-2747
Phone (DSN) 312-339-7250

Relocation Assistance Program
Reserve Family Support Office
7435 Reserve Road
507 Air Refueling Wing
Bldg 1043, Room 4
Tinker AFB, OK 73145-8267
Phone 405-734-6869 / 405-734-1890 / 1-800-753-3487
Phone (DSN) 312-884-6869/1890
Fax 405-734-3123
Fax (DSN) 312-884-3123