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Harold Isenhower, an aircraft painter with the 566th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, credits his required CPR training for his job as the reason why he was able to save his grandson from potentially drowning earlier this summer. Aircraft painter saves life thanks to CPR training
Resuscitating an individual can be a pressure-filled situation – no pun intended. Like most people who earn CPR certification, Tinker veteran Harold Isenhower hoped a situation would never present itself where the training and skills he learned were necessary.An aircraft painter with the 566th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Isenhower received
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Retired Lt. Col. William Melton, a Vietnam veteran, is a Bronze and Silver Star Medal recipient. Vietnam vet remains young at heart
He’s 80 years old this year, but retired Lt. Col. William Melton has an ambiance about him that would have an innocent bystander believing he was in his twenties. The 37-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps originally hails from Marysville, California, but has called Oklahoma – and Tinker Air Force Base – his home since the 1970s.He
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The Swingers gather at home plate Aug. 17 after winning two finals games, 20-15 and 10-6, against Davy Jones for the 2017 Intramural Softball League base championship. Swingers sink Davy Jones for championship
The perennially powerful Swingers bowed out of intramural softball for good Aug. 17 with a perfect “10” performance – their 10th base championship. The Swingers fought back out of the losers bracket, beating Davy Jones twice, to emerge as the 2017 Intramural Softball League champions. Longtime coach Robert Mahan said the team won’t take the field
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Graphic Air Force Selects Airmen for the 2017 All-Air Force Golf Championship
The Air Force has selected candidates to participate in the 2017 All-Air Force Golf Championship to be held in Millington, Tennessee from Sept. 4-9, 2017. If selected, candidates will move on to represent the Air Force at the 2017 Armed Forces Championship in Millington, Sept. 10-15, 2017.
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Default Air Force Logo Navy commandeers Rec League crown
An early upset forced the top-seed VQ-7 RoughNecks to battle their way out of the losers bracket, but they left no doubt Aug. 8 about their status as the best team in the Rec League.The Navy team drubbed NGC, Northrop Grumman Corporate, in the doubleheader finals, 14-3 and 11-2, to convincingly clinch the 2017 Rec League base
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Master Sgt. Andre Thomas, career assistance adviser for Tinker's First Term Airman Course, gives an introduction of Tinker and FTAC's course work to the 32 participants in FTAC's most recent class. Tinker completes initial revamped First Term Airmen Course
The First Term Airmen Course has always been part of an airman’s in-processing to base, likely their first base assignment after finishing technical school. Included in the week-long introductory course is a range of topics designed to further develop airmen.In December 2016, reconstruction efforts began to revamp FTAC and switch the focus from
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Default Air Force Logo Tinker spotlight on OETA
OETA host Will Schwab takes us behind the scenes of some of Oklahoma’s favorite, as well as hidden, treasures. We will meet the people who make it possible for the rest of us to enjoy these wonderful additions to our cultural landscape. We will see a side of these locations that many of us have never experienced. Follow Schwab as he explores a B-1B
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Tyler Miner of the 72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight conducts a gas mask fit test to a military member while a civilian member is getting his industrial respirator fit tested so they will be protected from potential airborne hazards produced during their specific maintenance processes Bioenvironmental Engineering makes changes to improve fit-testing
Tinker AFB has the largest Respiratory Protection Program in the Air Force and fit-testing is a critical step in ensuring the safe use of respiratory protection in industrial work areas and military-unique settings. With approximately 2,600 personnel requiring annual industrial fit tests and 800 military gas masks being fitted each year, it is
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Lt. Col. Keith Quick, 72nd Security Forces Squadron commander, right, Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, second from left, and Col. Kenyon Bell, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, discuss perimeter security issues with U.S. Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., during a brief visit to Tinker Air Force Base Aug. 10. Congressman visits Tinker
Lt. Col. Keith Quick, 72nd Security Forces Squadron commander, right, Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, second from left, and Col. Kenyon Bell, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, discuss perimeter security issues with U.S. Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., during a brief visit to Tinker Air Force Base Aug. 10. Tinker is
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A T-33A Shooting Star wearing natural-metal and large aircraft identification markings sits inside a hangar at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma in this undated photo from the Tinker archives. TINKER HISTORY: Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star is a jet trainer with origins in Lockheed’s P-80 pursuit jet developed by the United States toward the end of World War II. The general characteristics of both jets are tricycle landing gear; a long straight wing with wingtip fuel tanks and rounded, vertical tail with horizontal stabilizers mounted where the fuselage
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