Find the Tinker Air Force Base 75th an­niver­sary sec­tions and sto­ries on­line at

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - WEATHER - Alan Herzberger aherzberger@ok­la­

We are two-thirds of the way through the 2017 cel­e­bra­tion of the 75th an­niver­sary of Tinker Air Force Base.

The cov­er­age started in Jan­uary, when we re­leased the first of four list ar­ti­cles that high­light some fun facts about Tinker Air Force Base. The first list was the most pop­u­lar — “How Tinker’s gates got their name.”

We re­leased a few more lists, and then fol­lowed up when the first special sec­tion ap­peared in The Ok­la­homan. The 20-page special sec­tion re­leased on May 14 cov­ered the his­tory of the base.

We con­tin­ued the se­ries a week ago Sunday (Aug. 20) with a sec­tion fo­cus­ing on the peo­ple that make Tinker func­tion. It’s called ‘The Faces of Tinker.’

Both sec­tions can be found on the special page on News — Tinker-Air-Force-Base.

All the sto­ries from the year are on the page, and we’ve cre­ated a special col­lec­tion of sto­ries from the special sec­tions that have been re­leased.

You can also see the sec­tions from May 14 and Aug. 20 in their en­tirety, just as they were printed and de­liv­ered to Ok­la­homans through­out the state.

But we’re not fin­ished. The Ok­la­homan is still pre­par­ing the fi­nal in­stall­ment of the three-part se­ries. It will cover the eco­nomic im­pact that Tinker Air Force Base has had on the com­mu­nity through the years. It will un­doubt­edly be the largest sec­tion, which is per­fect to help com­plete the cov­er­age.

The fi­nal sec­tion (and the col­lec­tion of sto­ries on will be re­leased on Oct. 8. The news­room is cur­rently work­ing on the sto­ries and the ad­ver­tis­ing de­part­ment is cur­rently plac­ing the ads.

As you await the fi­nal sec­tion, go on­line and browse through what we’ve al­ready pub­lished. The page on NewsOK is easy to find on the home page — just scroll down and look for the graphic about the Tinker 75th an­niver­sary. On News OK’s mo­bile app, just click on the nav­i­ga­tion at the top and tap on ‘Tinker AFB 75th An­niver­sary.’

An im­age of the front page of the ‘Faces of Tinker’ sec­tion that ap­peared in The Ok­la­homan on Aug. 20 is avail­able on the NewsOK page for the 75th an­niver­sary of Tinker Air Force Base.

A screen cap­ture shows the col­lec­tion of sto­ries avail­able on’s page for the 75th an­niver­sary of Tinker Air Force Base.

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