Tinker Air Force Base is an Air Force Base located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is home to the E-3 AWACS aircraft, and is one of the most important military installations in the continental United States. After humble beginnings as an Army Air Depot in World War II, it is currently paving the way for aeronautical businesses to open up shop in the state of Oklahoma by showcasing the state's potential as an open-air, flying friendly location for testing and building.
Tinker Air Force
Base (AFB) was first founded in late 1940 as a part of the military expansion
for World War II. Built in Midwest City, Oklahoma, its original mission was to be an air depot focused on
repairing aircraft. And throughout the war years, the air depot had built a
reputation of excellence in aircraft maintenance and repair. The Air Depot
focused its work on bombers, maintaining the B-17’s, B-24’s, and B-29’s that
the US Military used in the war. It was officially named Tinker Air Force Base
in 1947, after the creation of the Department of the Air Force. Then, it was
opened up that they would also work on fighters and became one of the top
maintenance bases in the US.