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

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 –

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 NewsOK’s mobile app, just click on the navigation at the top and tap on ‘Tinker AFB 75th Anniversary.’

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Alan Herzberger

Alan Herzberger is the Vice President of Audience Development at The Oklahoman Media Company. He focuses on digital strategies for The Oklahoman and for He’s been with The Oklahoman since 1997, when he joined the sports department.... Read more ›