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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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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
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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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2017
The 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Detachment team lines up with the CAN/US Cup after defeating the Americans 5-1 in the ninth annual match-up at the Blazers Ice Center in Oklahoma City on May 12.  The series is now 6-3 Americans. Canadians reclaim cup in 5-1 romp
The Canadian Flyers launched an offensive blitz in the last period to deliver a lopsided rout of the Americans last Friday. With the 5-1 win, the 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Detachment earned custody of the CAN/US Cup and full bragging rights for the next year at their new headquarters in Bldg. 255. Family members and fans crowded the ninth
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2017
Four Thunderbird F-16s accelerate down the runway with the Tinker Air Force Base signage on building 3001 visible above them to begin their display during Tinker Air Force Base's Star Spangled Salute air show May 21, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The Thunderbirds performed to record crowds during the weekend as the stars of the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds highlight 2017 Star Spangled Salute
Four Thunderbird F-16s accelerate down the runway with the Tinker Air Force Base signage on building 3001 visible above them to begin their display during Tinker Air Force Base's Star Spangled Salute air show May 21, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The Thunderbirds performed to record crowds during the weekend as the stars of the show. (U.S.
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2017
Airmen stop woman from jumping off bridge Airmen stop woman from jumping off bridge
What started as an ordinary day for three Tinker airmen, soon turned into anything but ordinary. Their quick reaction and application of the Air Force’s Wingman concept saved a life May 10.  Captain Justin Phelps and 1st Lt. Camden Rogers of the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, were returning to
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2017
Airman Leadership School Class 17-D graduates. (Air Force photo) Airmen and Sailors graduate from Tinker Airman Leadership School
Thirty-seven Airmen and two Sailors graduated from Tinker’s Airman Leadership School last week.Graduates are:137th Aeromed Evacuation SquadronSenior Airman Chelsea Cummings, Sharp Image Award Winner, Distinguished Graduate161st Intelligence SquadronSenior Airman Jared Stevens164th Civil Engineering SquadronSenior Airman Derrick Woods, Flight
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2017
The last official flight of the Berlin Airlift in 1949. (Courtesy photo) AIR FORCE HISTORY: The Berlin Airlift, seeing through the fog
Editor’s note: This is part two of a four-part story on the history of the Berlin Airlift. As you will recall from last week’s issue of the Tinker Take Off, we discussed how the Berlin Airlift got started and its importance to maintaining the peace of the world. What had started as a stopgap measure to circumvent the Soviet blockade of the land
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2017
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