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Senior Airman Micheal Thomas, 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group security forces member, provides armed overwatch for contractors and air advisors performing maintenance on an Afghan Air Force MD-530 Light Attack Helicopter, April 16, 2017, at Kandahar Air Wing, Afghanistan. Thomas is deployed with other Citizen Airmen from the 507th Security Forces Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa) Reserve defenders keep watch
A group of Citizen Airmen from the 507th Security Forces Squadron here deployed March 31 to Kandahar Air Base, Afghanistan, to support the Afghan Air Force in their fight against insurgents in support of NATO’s Resolute Support mission.
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Vultee-Stinson L-5 TINKER HISTORY: Stinson L-5
The Stinson L-5 “Sentinel” was a high-wing, single-engine liaison aircraft with a tricycle landing gear configuration.The L-5 was an improved version of Stinson’s commercial Model 105 Voyager and earned the nickname “Flying Jeep” due to its versatility and ruggedness.The Stinson L-5 competed against what would become the Piper L-4 for the Army Air
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Debra Toufel, University of Oklahoma Price College of Business director of public private partnerships, and member of the Tinker Air Force Base Honorary Commander's 2017 Class takes a photo through the fuselage window of a KC-135R Stratotanker during a local training flight April 6, 2017, from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The Honorary Commander's learned about the mission of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, during an air refueling mission with F-16 Fighting Falcons of the 138th Fighter Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) Tinker Honorary Commanders take flight with 507th ARW
Debra Toufel, University of Oklahoma Price College of Business director of public private partnerships, and member of the Tinker Air Force Base Honorary Commander's 2017 Class takes a photo through the fuselage window of a KC-135R Stratotanker during a local training flight April 6, 2017, from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The Honorary
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As part of Tinker's 75th Anniversary festivities, the Tinker and Community Dining Out was held at The Skirvin Hilton in downtown Oklahoma City Apr. 7. Oklahoma State Gov. Mary Fallin was the featured speaker at the black-tie event. A commissioned painting commemorating the 75th anniversary of Tinker Air Force Base, and painted by one of Tinker's own, Senior Master Sgt. Darby Perrin, with the 507th Air Refueling Wing, was unveiled during the celebration. Tinker, community gather for 44th annual Dining Out
Tinker Air Force Base and community leaders gathered together April 7 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel to celebrate the 44th annual Dining Out, an event also commemorating the installation’s diamond anniversary. The time-honored tradition seeks to further enhance the relationship between the community and the military installation.Since the base’s
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Jeffrey Allen, Air Force Sustainment Center executive director, served as the guest speaker at the Employee Enhancement Program Graduation at the Tinker Club March 23. There were a total of 97 graduates from the program.  (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Ninety-seven graduate from Employee Enhancement Program
Ninety-seven individuals graduated from Tinker’s Employee Enhancement Program in a March 23 ceremony at the Tinker Club. The graduation marks a significant personal and professional development over the last 12 months, augmenting leadership roles as supervisors.Through the demonstration of continuous improvement, professionalism and excellence, Air
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Korean War veterans who are residents of the State of Oklahoma Veterans Home, Norman, Oklahoma, are framed by the American flag as they listen to remarks given by Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, as he recognizes their service March 30, 2017. Many of the veterans are wearing donated commemorative shirts honoring them. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) Lt. Gen. Levy speaks to ‘hall of heroes’
Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II addressed Korean War veterans at a Norman Veterans Center honor ceremony March 30, calling them heroes for their service in the three-year conflict.The ceremony began with young uniformed service members escorting each of the 106 veterans and assembling them into rows in a large community room. The majority of the veterans
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Lt. Col. Kristen Thompson 960th AACS commander completes historic training
Lt. Col. Kristen Thompson, commander of the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, recently made history when she became the first command and control intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and E-3 AWACS pilot to complete the Joint Warfare Plans course and be certified as a mission commander. According to Col. David Gaedecke, commander of the
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2017
The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are highlighting the 2017 Star Spangled Salute Air Show May 20-21 at Tinker Air Force Base. Thunderbirds to headline May 20-21 Star Spangled Salute
Tinker Air Force Base will open its gates for the 2017 Star Spangled Salute Air Show May 20-21 and headlining will be the Air Force Thunderbirds. The theme of the day will be the 70th birthday of the U.S. Air Force, the 75th Anniversary of Tinker AFB, and the 40th anniversary of the E-3 Sentry at Tinker AFB.The free event is open to the public from
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Sunny Schones, with the 72nd Medical Operations Squadron, sprays fake blood on the arm of Janet Whatley, with the Air Force Sustainment Center’s Personnel Directorate, to simulate an arm wound. Whatley was one of approximately 50 people to volunteer as a moulage victim in an emergency response exercise held April 6. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Air Show Exercise
Sunny Schones, with the 72nd Medical Operations Squadron, sprays fake blood on the arm of Janet Whatley, with the Air Force Sustainment Center’s Personnel Directorate, to simulate an arm wound. Whatley was one of approximately 50 people to volunteer as a moulage victim in an emergency response exercise held April 6. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)
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Default Air Force Logo Engineering Directorate to host major hiring event
The Engineering Directorate is gearing up for one of its biggest hiring events on April 28.The invitation-only day of interviews will be the fifth hiring event since 2014. They are now held each spring and fall and primarily benefit the 76th Software Maintenance Group.“On average, we’ve hired at least 40 to 50 people from each of these events,”
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