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Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results
With 1 in 3 Americans at risk for diabetes, researchers and health professionals at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, found it critical to implement and test the Group Lifestyle Balance program. The GLB program is a diabetes prevention program that was originally developed at the University of Pittsburgh and piloted at seven Air Force bases. The program targets those at risk for developing diabetes, including anyone with elevated blood sugars, metabolic issues, or a family history of diabetes.
0 11/14
2017
Take command with TRICARE changes Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage
On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions.
0 11/09
2017
Recent change to civilian tuition assistance; course limits increased for FY18 AF civilian tuition assistance increases course limits
Air Force officials have raised the course limit for civilian tuition assistance from one course per semester or quarter to two courses for fiscal year 2018.
0 11/08
2017
The North American B-45A Tornado shown during an early test flight from Muroc Dry Lake in California. B-45A model can be distinguished by the two-place cockpit under one single Plexiglas canopy. TINKER HISTORY: North American B-45 aircraft
The North American B-45 “Tornado” was a four-engine, light bomber produced almost immediately after World War II. The aircraft was the first all-jet bomber built for the newly established United States Air Force and proved to be a transitional aircraft built in low numbers and with relatively little operational success.  The Tornado had a crew of
0 11/07
2017
Chief Master Sgt. Paul Thomas, superintendent of the 72nd Medical Group, was the guest speaker at the Community College of the Air Force Graduation held in the Tinker Club Oct. 27. Education is the key message at CCAF fall graduation
Education is the key that unlocks the door for opportunities.That was the message Chief Master Sgt. Paul Thomas drove home as he spoke to a room full of Community College of the Air Force graduates, family and friends. The commencement ceremony was held Oct. 27 in the Tinker Club ballroom, celebrating 126 graduates.Chief Thomas, the superintendent
0 11/06
2017
A group of senior leaders from across Tinker show their support for the Combined Federal Campaign. This year’s workplace charity campaign runs through Dec. 15. Tinker leaders pledge to "Show Some Love" during CFC
A group of senior leaders from across Tinker show their support for the Combined Federal Campaign. This year’s workplace charity campaign runs through Dec. 15. Signing CFC pledge cards are, back row from left, Col. Michael Price, HQ Air Force Flight Standards Agency commander; Col. Christopher Amend, 507th Operations Group commander; Col. Thomas
0 11/06
2017
Kevin Stamey, Air Force Sustainment Center executive director, visits with his administrative assistant, Audrey Tilley, outside his new office in Bldg. 3001. Stamey named new AFSC executive director
Air Force Sustainment Center Commander Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II didn’t have to go far to find a successor for his recently retired executive director.Kevin Stamey, who had previously served as the AFSC’s Director of Engineering and Technical Management, physically moved from the second floor of Bldg. 3001 to the first floor to succeed Mr. Jeffrey
0 11/06
2017
Dennis D'Angelo addresses attendees of the 448th Supply Chain Management Wing Change of Leadership ceremony Oct. 17, 2017, at the Tinker Club after he assumed command of the wing. D’Angelo assumes command of 448th SCMW in first-ever ceremony
For the first time in the wing’s history, an exchange of flags representing a change in leadership took place between two distinguished Senior Executive Service civilians, Frank Washburn and Dennis D’Angelo, signaling the end and beginning of a new era in the Supply Chain Management Wing.
0 11/06
2017
Susan Still, a women's rights activist and keynote speaker on domestic violence, gave her first-hand account of being a survivor of physical and emotional abuse during a Domestic Violence Awareness Month Storyteller event. Domestic violence survivor tells story
Susan Still was an 18-year-old college student when she met and fell in love with a rising blues guitarist named Ulner Lee Still. They married several years later and had three children. During their first 12 years of marriage, her husband became increasingly controlling, and verbally and emotionally abusive.
0 11/06
2017
Maj. Damien Miller, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, receives the Bronze Star Medal from Col. Doug Gullion, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander, during a medal presentation here, Nov. 5, 2017. Miller received the medal for meritorious service in Iraq from Jan. 7 to July 8, 2017, while serving as the 442nd Air Expeditionary Squadron commander. Miller commanded all six coalition aerial ports within Iraq to transport 33,600 tons of cargo and 37,800 passengers on more than 4,500 missions. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech Sgt. Samantha Mathison) LRS commander awarded Bronze Star
The commander of the 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron here, Maj. Damien Miller, received the Bronze Star Nov. 5 for his meritorious service in Iraq from Jan. 7 to July 8. The Bronze Star is the fourth highest individual military award, and is awarded to any person who distinguishes himself or herself by heroic or meritorious achievement or service, not involving participation in aerial flight.
0 11/05
2017
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