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Sheet metal mechanics with the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group working on the KC-135 Programmed Depot Maintenance line perform a double belly skin removal. Although a single belly removal is normally called for in PDM, double belly removals are not unusual and are required when both sides of the aircraft have corrosion and other defects. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Looking inside: The massive undertaking of a KC-135 double-belly removal
The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex recently performed its second double-skin removal this year on a KC-135 Stratotanker, the refueling aircraft which can carry up to 83,000 pounds of cargo. Although single belly skin removals are fairly common, the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron performs less than 10 double-skin removals annually. In
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Weight checks register $1.2 million in savings
The Tinker AFB office that helps military members with their residential moves saved more than $1.2 million since fiscal year 2013 by increasing how often it weighs trucks hauling household goods. Expanding the number of moneysaving “reweighs” was also adopted at the regional Joint Personal Property Shipping Office at Joint Base San
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2017
Glenn Grubis, with the Airman and Family Readiness Center, gives a brief rundown of 72nd Force Support Squadron services available during a Tinker Family Orientation class May 11. The class is held every two weeks at the Airman and Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 6001 and gives Active Duty Airmen who are new to Tinker helpful information about services, facilities and amenities available on base. An Information Fair is held for the second half of the class for Airmen, Sailors, civilians and family members, allowing attendees to meet representatives from numerous helping agencies and receive information on all of them. For more information about Tinker Family Orientation, contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 739-2747. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Tinker Family Orientation
Glenn Grubis, with the Airman and Family Readiness Center, gives a brief rundown of 72nd Force Support Squadron services available during a Tinker Family Orientation class May 11. The class is held every two weeks at the Airman and Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 6001 and gives Active Duty Airmen who are new to Tinker helpful information about
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Maintaining for the upcoming OC-ALC AS9110 audit
The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex will receive an external transition audit for Aerospace Standard 9110C to ensure that the OC-ALC is still meeting stringent “industry standards” for an aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul facility. Two auditors from Great Western Registrar will visit June 12-16 to perform a transition audit of the
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2017
Candy Johnson, left, and Caroline Oliver, right, pinned the rank of major general onto their husband and son, respectively, Maj. Gen. Mark K. Johnson, during his promotion ceremony June 2 at Bldg. 3001’s Hollywood and Vine. Air Force Sustainment Center Commander Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II officiated over the prestigious ceremony in which fewer than one percent of career officers have the honor of being promoted to brigadier general or higher. Gen. Johnson is the commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex and serves a 9,800 personnel team responsible for $3 billion in revenue. The major function of the OC-ALC is programmed depot maintenance on the KC-135 Stratotanker, B-1B Lancer, B-52 Stratofortress, E-3 Sentry and Navy E-6B Mercury as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul of a multitude of engines and components for the Air Force, Navy and foreign military sales and the development and sustainment of a diverse portfolio of mission critical software. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) OC-ALC promotion ceremony
Candy Johnson, left, and Caroline Oliver, right, pinned the rank of major general onto their husband and son, respectively, Maj. Gen. Mark K. Johnson, during his promotion ceremony June 2 at Bldg. 3001’s Hollywood and Vine. Air Force Sustainment Center Commander Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II officiated over the prestigious ceremony in which fewer than
0 6/09
2017
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.
0 6/06
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
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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
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