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Brig. Gen. Andrea Tullos, director of Security Forces and Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., visited with members of the 72nd Security Forces Squadron at the Base Theater July 11. As the Air Force's new Top Cop, Gen. Tullos briefed the room on upcoming training policies and procedures and manpower as well as the Air Force Chief of Staff's initiative to revitalize squadrons. Top cop visits 72nd Security Forces Squadron
The director of Security Forces Brig. Gen. Andrea Tullos engaged with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron during her two-day tour at Tinker Air Force Base, July 10-11.Primarily, General Tullos briefed the defenders on the latest news from the Pentagon as well as praised them for their unparalleled professionalism and skill sets. She covered hot
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Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Erb, command chief for the 72nd Air Base Wing, joins the ABW after nearly 26 years with Security Forces. A new chief for the Air Base Wing
The 72nd Air Base Wing welcomed its new Command Chief in May, Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Erb. A career defender, Chief Erb joins the ABW after nearly 26 years with Security Forces. Her 27-year mark in the Air Force will come in August. Starting out from a small farming town in Wisconsin, the chief neared graduation unsure of the options ahead.
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Master Sgt. Roger Carr, crew chief with the 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., moves a fire extinguisher across the flightline prior to a KC-135R Stratotanker refueling flight at RAF Mildenhall, England, as Senior Master Sgt. Justin Henry, 507th AMXS NCO in charge, looks on, July 25, 2017. In a long-standing partnership between the Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing July 1-29, to provide KC-135R air refueling support to the European theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Lauren Gleason Reservists maintain aircraft, relationships via Operation Atlantic Resolve
RAF MILDENHALL, England -- Total Force Airmen of the 507th Maintenance Group from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, maintained KC-135R Stratotankers here in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, strengthening the relationship between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa, July 1-29.
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Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., prepare to land a KC-135R Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, England, July 15, 2017. In a long-standing total force partnership between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are supporting Operation Atlantic Resolve and augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing here July 1-29, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) Total Force Airmen maximize refueling capacity in Europe
In a long-standing total force partnership between Air Force Reserve Command and U.S. Air Forces in Europe, members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing are augmenting the 100th Air Refueling Wing here to provide KC-135R Stratotanker air refueling support to the European theater of operations, July 1-29.Total Force Airmen, along with their KC-135s,
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Lt. Col. Kirk Hansen, right, incoming commander of the 552nd Training Squadron accepts the unit guidon from Col. Richard Land III, 552nd Operations Group commander, during a change of command ceremony July 12, in Dock 2 of Hangar 230. Waiting to receive the guidon is Master Sgt. Antonio Quinonez, 552nd TRS first sergeant. 552nd Training Squadron changes command
Lt. Col. Kirk Hansen, right, incoming commander of the 552nd Training Squadron accepts the unit guidon from Col. Richard Land III, 552nd Operations Group commander, during a change of command ceremony July 12, in Dock 2 of Hangar 230. Waiting to receive the guidon is Master Sgt. Antonio Quinonez, 552nd TRS first sergeant.
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Senior Airman Colt, left, and his mother Maj. Donna, right, reunite at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, July 20, 2017, after spending two years apart. Donna decided to surprise her son with a brief visit when their deployment windows overlapped. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marjorie A. Bowlden) Family values: Mother and son reunite while deployed
The routine of Senior Airman Colt, currently deployed with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, recently took a departure from the norm when his mother paid him a surprise visit.
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F-105 midair refueling (Courtesy photo) TINKER HISTORY: Republic F-105 Thunderchief aircraft
The Republic F-105 Thunderchief was a heavy fighter/bomber which was a workhorse of the Vietnam War. The single-engine “Thud,” as it was known, sat on tricycle landing gear with a standard tail configuration and highly-swept wing with mid-fuselage intersection. Dual air-inlets, one on each side of the fuselage, fed the Pratt & Whitney J75 engine on
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Lt. Col. Randall Stevens took command of the 72nd Medical Operations Squadron in a formal change of command ceremony in Heritage Hall June 28. 72nd Medical Group Commander Col. Christopher Grussendorf presided over the cermony in which Lt. Col. Michael Blowers relinquished command and 72MDOS Superintendent Manny Suprai served as the guidon bearer. Col. Stevens will lead 162 military, civilian and contract personnel in Family Health, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Gynecology, Physical Therapy and Mental Health. Col. Stevens will also provide executive management of comprehensive healthcare for more than 59,000 beneficiaries and has oversight authority for an annual budget of $35 million. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) 72nd MDOS gets new commander
Lt. Col. Randall Stevens took command of the 72nd Medical Operations Squadron in a formal change of command ceremony in Heritage Hall June 28. 72nd Medical Group Commander Col. Christopher Grussendorf presided over the cermony in which Lt. Col. Michael Blowers relinquished command and 72MDOS Superintendent Manny Suprai served as the guidon bearer.
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Col. Kenyon Bell, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, passes the guidon of the 72nd Comptroller Squadron to Maj. Yesun Yoon during a change of command ceremony July 12 at the Tinker Club. As the squadron commander, Major Yoon will be responsible for 194 Comptroller and Wing Staff Agency personnel. As chief financial officer of the 72nd Air Base Wing, she will plan and execute a $307 million operating budget and provide financial customer service to more than 65,000 military, civilians, retirees and Reserve personnel. The squadron certifies over $15 billion annually for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, 552nd Air Control Wing, Navy Strategic Communication WingONE, 507th Air Refueling Wing and 45 other associate units. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) 72nd Comptroller Squadron welcomes new commander
Col. Kenyon Bell, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, passes the guidon of the 72nd Comptroller Squadron to Maj. Yesun Yoon during a change of command ceremony July 12 at the Tinker Club. As the squadron commander, Major Yoon will be responsible for 194 Comptroller and Wing Staff Agency personnel. As chief financial officer of the 72nd Air Base Wing, she
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Tech. Sgt. Blake Manuel, a health professions recruiter with the 342nd Recruiting Squadron, speaks with Airman Leadership School Class 17-E June 7. ALS leadership plans for at least four guest speakers to help augment curriculum material, promote resiliency and to help students learn more about career fields and organizations, such as the Air Force Sergeant’s Association and Network 5/6. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Molding Tinker’s young Airmen for the future
The cadre at Tinker’s Airman Leadership School staff, comprised of four instructors and a commandant, is the force behind the schoolhouse that releases bundles of junior enlisted Airmen with a bevy of leadership tools in tow. As molding young Airmen into strong leaders is critical to the mission of the United States Air Force, the successful
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