About Tinker AFB, OK
Located in Oklahoma City, Tinker Air Force Base acts as the base of operations for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, part of the Air Force Materiel Command. The 72d Air Base Wing is the primary host unit at Tinker Air Force Base, which was named after Major General Clarence L. Tinker, the first Native American to reach that rank.
Tinker Air Force Base was built in 1941, and currently houses close to 8,600 active duty personnel, and more than 11,400 family members. The base employs more than 26,000 people, making it the largest single-site employer in the state. In 1957, Buddy Holly and The Crickets records 4 songs at the base.
The United States Navy's Strategic Communications Wing One resides at Tinker, and is responsible for supporting the E-6 Mercury fleet of aircrafts. The E-6 Mercury fleet acts as a national security and nuclear deterrence fleet.