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Senior Airman Thriston Noel, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting this exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland,
one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, B-52s from RAF Fairford, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany are supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Fueling the Fight
Senior Airman Thriston Noel, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon, 510th Fighter Squadron, from a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise over Latvia, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting this exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy,
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2017
Airman 1st Class Andrew Winkler, left, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Eric Stevenson, right, 100th AMXS, inspect a KC-135R Stratotanker during BALTOPS exercise at Powidz Air Base, Poland, June 6, 2017. The U.S. Air Force is supporting the exercise with approximately 900 Airmen, eight F-16s from the 52nd Fighter Wing, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, four KC-135 Stratotankers from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.S. and U.S. Air Force Reserve 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andres, Maryland, one Air Force Reserve E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) from the 513th Aerial Control Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma and Airmen from the 1st Combat Communication Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany will be supporting this multinational exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) BALTOPS 2017 Kicks Off
Exercise BALTIC OPERATIONS (BALTOPS) is underway in the Baltic Sea region until 16 June. Air, maritime, and ground assets from several NATO Allies and Partner Nations are involved in the live training event that started from Szczecin, Poland and finishes in Kiel, Germany.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo 75 year partnership, Tinker and Midwest City
For 75 years, Tinker Air Force Base and Midwest City have shared a mutually beneficial partnership that has enhanced the lives of those who live and work here. During his recent the state of the city address, Midwest City Mayor Matt Dukes said this is an exciting time.“This year, we celebrate our 75th anniversary and join Tinker AFB in celebrating
0 6/05
2017
Nature's Hazards: Hornets, wasps and bees Nature’s hazards: Bees, wasps, and hornets
Bees, wasps, and hornets are the deadliest non-human animals in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bee, wasp, and hornet stings cause an average of 58 deaths yearly, and the best way to avoid being stung is prevention. These insects sting primarily to defend themselves, their hives, and nests. Effective
0 6/02
2017
Miss Oklahoma 2016, Sarah Klein, adjusts her hair after doffing her helmet before getting out of the  in the backseat of a Thunderbirds F-16D May 18, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Klein was flown by Lt Col. Kevin Walsh, Thunderbirds operations officer, during an orientation flight in which she pulled 9.2 Gs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) Hometown Hero takes flight with Thunderbirds
The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, more commonly known as the Thunderbirds, headlined the Star Spangled Salute Air Show May 20-21. Part of their tour at Tinker included two media flights with Sarah Klein, Miss Oklahoma 2016, and Midwest City Police Maj. David Huff.Hometown Hero Huff, who in 2014 received the Oklahoma
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2017
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Commander Brig. Gen. Mark Johnson thanks members of the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the 76th AMXG’s Expeditionary Depot Maintenance Flight for working together to repair and recover a damaged KC-135 from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Johnson honors EMXG for saving broken KC-135
Brig. Gen. Mark Johnson recently honored a special 12-member team of civilian and military maintenance and repair experts that deployed to a Middle East air base to rescue a stranded and critically unsafe aerial refueling tanker. The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander visited the shop floor of the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
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2017
Chinh Nguyen, left, with the 558th Software Maintenance Squadron, and David Walton, with the 557th SMXS, discuss the resume and skills of a prospective hire during the 76th Software Maintenance Group’s recent hiring event. The 76th SMXG is still hiring for engineering positions as well as computer science degree holders and entry-level and experienced professionals. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) SMXG hiring event spurs 47 job offers
The Engineering Directorate’s recent one-day hiring event resulted in 47 job offers for engineers to join the approximately 1,000 employees of the 76th Software Maintenance Group. Justin Thomas, supervisor of the 76th SMXG organizational development section, said that as of last week, 21 candidates ranging from recent college graduates to working
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2017
72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Kenyon Bell gives Jessica Cox, a motivational speaker born with no arms, a "foot five", her version of a handshake. Mrs. Cox presented an inspirational speech on how to "think outside the shoe" during two sessions at the Tinker Club May 11. Jessica Cox: ‘Thinking outside the shoe’
Combing your hair, washing your face, getting dressed or even keeping your balance. Surfing, obtaining a black belt in tae kwon do and scuba diving. All are things we utilize, even “require,” two arms and two hands for. To an ordinary individual, that’s the norm, that’s what we know.For Jessica Cox, her normal has never been the same as everyone
0 5/30
2017
Default Air Force Logo Security Forces slides by Supply Chain in playoffs
The 72nd Security Forces Squadron narrowly took out the 423rd Supply Chain Management Squadron, 6-3, in their quarterfinals faceoff May 16.With the first possession of the game, SCMS managed to make it 10 yards downfield before being forced to punt. SFS quarterback Eric Huston had back-to-back gains, running 5 and 3 yards, respectively. Earning
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2017
Brendan Facey teaches a room of Tinker Youth Center participants recently on “Investing 101,” part of the “Money Matters: Making it Count” education program. “We have something for everybody here, which is what’s so special about our programs,” Facey said. “And we have a very innovative staff that is always trying to see what these kids like. We want to make sure they get the most out of our programs.” (Air Force photo by John Parker) Money really matters at Tinker Youth Center
Lots of parents wish schools would teach their kids money basics: how to spend it wisely, budgeting, the difference between a want and a need.While not technically a school, the Tinker Youth Center got an award for doing just that.The Oklahoma Boys & Girls Club Area Council gave the center a 2017 program honor award for its “Money Matters: Make it
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