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Retired Master Sgt. Lisa Hodgden speaks Nov. 23 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center about her combat injuries and ongoing recovery. The Moore resident said her participation in the Wounded Warrior Games, in shot put and discus, was key to overcoming depression and anger about her injuries, the loss of two Air Force comrades, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. At her side is her service dog. (Air Force photo by Kimberly Woodruff) Wounded Warrior Program reaches beyond combat
A retired master sergeant credited the Air Force’s Wounded Warrior Program with turning around 10 years of anger and bitterness following wrong diagnoses and missed treatment opportunities after she survived a roadside bomb attack in Iraq. Nineteen-year Air Force veteran Lisa Hodgden spoke to first sergeants, base leadership and others Nov. 23
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Default Air Force Logo 72nd Air Base Wing to host Tinker Town Hall Dec. 7
The 72nd Air Base Wing will host a Tinker Town Hall on Dec. 7 in the Tinker Club Ballroom. There will be two sessions, 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The first hour will be briefs with time for questions, and the remainder of the time dedicated to information booths.
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Scott Appleton, with HGL Construction in Midwest City, left, and Capt. Ed McCabe, commander of Strategic Communications Wing ONE and Task Force 124, cut the ceremonial ribbon Nov. 22, officially opening Bldg. 824, TACAMO’s newest hangar. The 36,000-square-foot building will be able to accommodate depot-level maintenance on the Navy’s E-6B Mercury. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) TACAMO cuts ribbon on new hangar
The Navy’s Strategic Communications Wing ONE recently cut the ribbon on a new $17.8 million maintenance hangar that packs significant new repair and overhaul capabilities for its E-6B Mercury aircraft. The hangar at the Navy facilities on Tinker Air Force Base features the wing’s first 9-ton overhead bridge crane that will improve efficiency when taking planes apart for depot-level maintenance, overhaul, repair or modification.
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Default Air Force Logo EEP accepting applications
The 72nd Force Support Squadron’s Civilian Training Office is currently accepting applications for the Employee Enhancement Program, scheduled to begin April 2017.
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The dock area behind Bldg. 1 is now clean and free of debris, thanks to the initiative of the members of the 72nd Air Base Wing XP and the IG team. They are informing the Tinker community not to dump garbage, old furniture and other refuse in walkways and along the dock area, which causes safety issues and fire hazards. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Teams clean up illegal dumping at Bldg. 1
If you’re eating rice and some falls outside the bowl, you are responsible for picking up said rice and disposing of it properly. That’s how XP facility representative Laura Williams metaphorically described the recurring issue on the dock of Bldg. 1, illegal dumping. Unidentified organizations and contractors have continued to drop trash and unwanted furniture on the dock of Bldg. 1, creating safety and fire hazards, as well as cluttering up the dock with garbage.
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Default Air Force Logo KC-46A public hearing to be held Dec. 6
All members of the public are invited to attend a public hearing scheduled Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. in Midwest City, regarding the possible environmental impacts associated with the proposed bed down of KC-46A tanker aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base. The public hearing is scheduled to be held at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel Reed Conference Center, located at 5750 Will Rogers Rd. in Midwest City, Okla.
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Phil Burkholder, president of Defense North America, Rolls-Royce, and Wade Wolfe, vice director of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, cut the ceremonial ribbon signifying the opening of the F137 engine maintenance line in Bldg. 3221 Nov. 15. Also present are three representatives with Rolls-Royce; Mr. Phil Burkholder, President, North America Rolls-Royce; Mr. Wade Wolfe, OC-ALC vice director; Ralph Garcia, director of Propulsion Directorate; Robert Helgeson, director of the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group; and Mike Opela, director of the 544th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) OC-ALC, Rolls-Royce partner in Department of Defense depot
The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (OC-ALC) continues to remain the superior maintenance site for global aerospace power. Adding to its vast repertoire of production the OC-ALC recently stood up the overhaul and repair capability for a new workload in the F-137 engine. This new workload is a partnership with Rolls-Royce, and the first venture of this kind with this engine manufacturer.
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Default Air Force Logo CFC: Tinker campaign extended
The Combined Federal Campaign for Tinker, the annual workplace giving opportunity for federal employees, has been extended to Nov. 30 to encourage federal employees and military members to contribute.
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Noland Voss, safety instructor for Alutiiq Commercial Enterprises, checks water fluoridation levels at the Fluoride Feed Station. The underground station, located by the Tinker Golf Course, houses 250-gallon batch tanks that run to base housing and other locations on the west side of base. After a raw sample is taken from the water main at the station, hydrofluorosilic acid is injected into the tanks and samples are taken from locations such as the Youth Center and Base Chapel to assure correct levels are consistently maintained. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Base wins honor for optimal fluoride levels
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently honored Tinker’s water treatment plant for excellence in maintaining proper fluoridation levels that boost public health. The base is one of only 30 public water systems in Oklahoma to earn the honor, and among 1,510 nationwide.
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Walter Chrysler, past president of Tinker Inter-Tribal Council, was the guest speaker at the Native American Heritage Month lunch and learn at the Base Chapel Nov. 9. Mr. Chrysler spoke about the history of the Iroquois and Mohawk and Native American culture. November is Native American Heritage Month and the Tinker Inter-Tribal Council also held a craft fair and retreat ceremony to celebrate and bring awareness to their culture. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Tinker celebrates Native American Heritage Month
Tinker’s Inter-Tribal Council celebrated Native American Heritage Month with a “lunch and learn” event at the chapel, Nov. 9. Col. Stephanie Wilson, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, spoke to the efforts and improvements in diversity she has seen during her tenure at the installation. She pointed out that Chief Walter Chrysler has been instrumental in the development and strengthening of the relations between the Native American tribes in Oklahoma and Tinker Air Force Base.
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