So you are in the Navy or a Navy family and you just received orders going PCS to Tinker AFB, OK. SURPRISED ????? Yes, I can imagine what you were thinking. First of all - an Air Force Base????? Oklahoma ?????? Right in the middle of the United States....They don't connect to the Navy for obvious reasons. But hold on, as I am going to tell you about the Navy and Tinker AFB, OK . TACAMO is a Navy Air Wing fully integrated on an Air Force Base, carrying out missions in joint operations with the Air Force. On October 1, 1998 - the U.S Navy's fleet of E-6Bs replaced the EC-135s in performing the "Looking Glass" mission flown for over 29 years by the U.S Air Force. This new mission carries a battle staff that now flies with the TACAMO crew. TACAMO commands moved from six different homeports to a central location: TINKER AFB, OK. The result is a 25 percent reduction on operations and personnel expenses. Over 1300 active duty sailors, 100 contractors and 5 DOD civilians work out of Tinker AFB, OK to accomplish the TACAMO mission. These dedicated Sailors and Civilians working together as a team to provide logistic support for the Navy's E-6B Mercury aircraft fleet. These Sailors maintain around the clock alert operations requiring tremendous dedication, effort and many sacrifices. We appreciate your dedication and thank you for your service. *** WELCOME TO TINKER AFB, OK ***
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