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Senior Master Sgt. Corey Still, 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintenance unit superintendent, wields a torque wrench while posing for a photo Dec. 20, 2017, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. Still provided lifesaving assistance to a motorcyclist following a vehicle accident in November 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) Citizen Airman provides critical aid following wreck
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- An off-duty Reserve Citizen Airman with the 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here provided lifesaving assistance to a motorcyclist who suffered critical injuries following a vehicle accident in Norman, Oklahoma, Nov. 2, 2017.
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Maj. Stephanie Proellochs carefully inspects her leg and prosthesis after a round of physical therapy exercises at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Nov. 15, 2017. Proellochs underwent an amputation as a result of a malignant tumor that spread. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karina Luis) Embracing the uncharted life as an amputee – An Airman’s story of resiliency (Part 2)
Maj. Stephanie Proellochs (PRE’-locks), a recent amputee, gazes up at the rock climbing wall at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s physical therapy center in Bethesda, Maryland. She recalled the time she witnessed a Service member who had lost his arm effortlessly climb his way to the top.
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Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander AFSC commander sends holiday message to Airmen
Happy Holidays!Fellow Airmen, As 2017 draws to a close, the holiday season offers us a time for reflection and celebration.  As we look back over the last twelve months, you should be enormously proud of your accomplishments.  Together, as one team, you produced 692 aircraft, 416 engines, over 289,000 commodities, and 750 software products,
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This graphic represents service members from around the world who participate in the Blended Military Retirement System. Blended Military Retirement System to take effect Jan. 1
One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Stephanie Proellochs relies on her wheelchair as she heads in to her daily physical therapy session at Walter Reed Medical Center, Nov. 8, 2017. Proellochs received a below-the-knee amputation in September 2017 to treat a malignant tumor that had metastasized and spread. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karina Luis) Every journey begins with a single step – An Airman’s story of resiliency (Part 1)
This started as a story about an Airman fighting cancer, overcoming the odds, and returning to active duty. Unfortunately, stories about cancer are rarely so simple, and just when the finish line is in site, new challenges can present themselves. Such is the case for Maj. Stephanie Proellochs, a Medical Service Corps (MSC) officer, who after a year of treatment and the amputation of her left foot, thought she was cancer-free in November.
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507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Tech. Sgts. Michael Dunning, crew chief, and Eric Harmon, avionics technician, from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., observe flight operations while preparing a KC-135R Stratotanker for flight at Eglin AFB, Fla., Nov. 28, 2017. 507th Air Refueling Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen from Tinker AFB flew the KC-135R to Eglin AFB for testing of the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures modification recently installed on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison) Reservists support LAIRCM testing at Eglin AFB
A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing here returned Dec. 4, 2017, from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, following testing of the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system recently installed on the aircraft.
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Default Air Force Logo Take Command: Increases to TRICARE Pharmacy copayments coming Feb. 1, 2018
On Feb 1, 2018, copayments for prescription drugs at TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and retail pharmacies will increase. These changes are required by law and affect TRICARE beneficiaries who are not active duty service members.
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2017
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be difficult to detect with its typical lack of physical markers. Knowing the signs and symptoms of TBI is critical and ensures Airmen can return to duty. (U.S. Air Force photo) Air Force tackles Traumatic Brain Injury with early detection and holistic approach to treatment
With over 3,000 cases of traumatic brain injury on average per year, TBI continues to be a significant issue for Airmen and readiness. TBI is an invisible wound, meaning the lack of physical markers often makes it difficult to detect or for others to understand the severity. Understanding the symptoms of TBI is crucial for immediate evaluation and treatment and to ensure medical readiness with minimal downtime. The Air Force Medical Service continues to improve TBI care with the upcoming Invisible Wounds Center at Eglin Air Force Base.
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A 507th Air Refueling Wing aircraft maintenance team installs a Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures pod onto the underside of a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 25, 2017 at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison) AFRC tests KC-135 defense system
A 507th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker here is fulfilling a critical role within the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard in the testing and fielding efforts to employ an operational Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures-based pod defensive system.
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Kevin Stamey, Air Force Sustainment Center executive director, speaks to members of the Tinker Business Industrial Park during their November luncheon. One of the items Stamey discussed was status of the KC-46A Pegasus campus. Stamey shares initiatives with corporate partners
The new executive director of the Air Force Sustainment Center recently visited with members of the Tinker Business Industrial Park about current and future AFSC initiatives.One of the main topics Kevin Stamey discussed centered on the KC-46A Pegasus workload. Though the KC-46 is a commercially driven platform, personnel at Tinker Air Force Base
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