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Default Air Force Logo Gott, Piazza Gates’ hours changing Aug. 1
The Gott and Piazza Gates on the southwest side of Tinker Air Force Base will switch hours of operation as of Aug. 1, base officials have announced.Gott Gate near the 72nd Medical Group clinic will change hours from 24 hours, seven days a week, to 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Piazza Gate, east of Bldg. 9001 on the base’s south
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Tech. Sgt. James Swann, the 72nd Security Forces Squadron’s kennel master, plays with Military Working Dog Ritz, before a training session. Sergeant Swann’s responsibilities as kennel master include training and certification of the MWDs and handlers, among other duties, as well as being a handler to Ritz. Meet Tinker’s new kennel master: Sgt. Swann
The 72nd Security Forces Squadron has a new kennel master. Tech. Sgt. James Swann recently took over the position and said he loves his job and his team. “It’s a good program we have here,” said Sergeant Swann. “We’re like brothers and sisters here. We work hard and help each other, even when we’re fighting, because the dogs come first.” As the
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Team members are Gary McCracken (Engineering, CE), Aruna Abhayagoonawardhana (Operations, CE), Kevin Saunders (Operations, CE), Ilesh Patel (Operations and Engineering, CE), Candice Dittmer (Engineering, PZ) and Kim Delong (Operations, PZ). AROUND TINKER: Teams show Wildcatter spirit
The 72nd Air Base Wing knows how to put the “team” in Team Tinker. Two teams were recently honored with Wildcatter Awards from 72nd ABW Commander Col. Stephanie Wilson. The Tinker Chaplain Corps team has really shined this year through exceptional service and leadership to the Tinker community.  During the first quarter of 2016, the chapel team
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Default Air Force Logo Quest for Zero: Driving while wearing headphones is dangerous
Among the many distractions vehicle drivers encounter on a daily basis — from eating a meal or reading to applying makeup or checking in on social media and texting — driving while wearing headphones or ear buds can extract very deadly ramifications for the driver, passengers and other fellow motorists. Since the invention of the Sony Walkman
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JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 11, 2016) Master Sgt. Steven Switzer, a KC-135R in-flight refueling technician with the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., operates the boom July 11, 2016 over the Pacific Ocean in support of Rim of the Pacific exercise 2016. RIMPAC is the world's largest international maritime exercise which provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Grady Epperly) Citizen Airmen keep RIMPAC flying high
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Default Air Force Logo AFMC successfully transitions to Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Some 12,500 Air Force Materiel Command civilian employees have transitioned to the Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project, or AcqDemo, pay system, effective June 12.Under AcqDemo, employees no longer carry their general schedule, or GS, designation and numbered grade. Instead, they have been placed in
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Jeffrey Allen, Air Force Sustainment Center executive director, left, presented Don Davis, AFSC Financial Management Directorate deputy director, with the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal prior to the June 7 AFSC staff meeting. Joining Mr. Davis for the presentation was his wife, Charlotte. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) Davis awarded Meritorious Civilian Service Medal
For 15 months, Don Davis, deputy director for the Air Force Sustainment Center's Financial Management Directorate, managed the organization all by his lonesome prior to Eddie Lewis' arrival to Tinker Air Force Base earlier this year.During last week's AFSC staff meeting, Jeffrey Allen, AFSC executive director, presented Mr. Davis with the
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Brig. Gen. Mark Johnson, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex commander, left, congratulated Christina Johnson and Erin Marinko July 12 for being the first OC-ALC employees to complete all requirements in the GS-series Maintenance Workforce Development Program. Their supervisor, Marshall Riley, was also honored for providing the leadership and resources needed for them to obtain the technical skills needed to further enhance the 551st Commodities Maintenance Squadron’s mission capabilities. (Air Force photo) OC-ALC Workforce Development Program reaches milestone
On Tuesday morning, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Commander Brig. Gen. Mark Johnson recognized a pivotal point in the Maintenance Workforce Development Program maturation by congratulating Christina Johnson and Erin Marinko for being the first OC-ALC employees to complete all GS - (MWDP) requirements. The general also thanked their
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Col. Richard Land III accepts the 552nd Operations Group guidon from Col. David Gaedecke, 552nd Air Control Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony held July 8. Awaiting the guidon is Chief Master Sgt. Delano Barney, 552nd OG superintendent. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) Col. Richard Land III takes command of the 552nd Operations Group
Col. Richard Land III succeeded Col. Alain Poisson as commander of the 552nd Operations Group in a change of command ceremony held July 8.  Col. David Gaedecke, 552nd Air Control Wing commander, was the presiding officer for the ceremony.Prior to coming to the 552nd ACW, Colonel Land served as the Joint Staff (J35), Joint Forces Coordinator lead
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Current and former members of the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, along with members of the Tinker Honor Guard, gather at the Wright Flyer memorial following a special military retreat service honoring past, present and future members of the 960th that concluded the unit’s 15-year anniversary celebration July 1. (Air Force photo) 960th AACS 'Vikings' celebrate unit's 15-year anniversary
The 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron celebrated its 15-year anniversary July 1. The day was dedicated to celebrating the "Vikings" lineage, honoring its distinguished history and success in the future. Events kicked off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the 960th AACS Heritage Room followed by social activities involving past and present
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