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Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, talks about the bond between Tinker Air Force Base and the community and how it has grown over the years during the Midwest City 75th Anniversary Gala April 28 at the Sheraton Reed Center. The event was held to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Tinker AFB and the city of Midwest City. Also attending the event were former Gov. George Nigh and current Gov. Mary Fallin. Phil Tinker, grandson to Maj. Gen. Clarence Tinker for whom the base is named, was also in attendance. Stan Miller, co-anchor of KWTV-9’s weekday morning newscast, served as the event’s emcee. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) 75th Anniversary Gala
Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, talks about the bond between Tinker Air Force Base and the community and how it has grown over the years during the Midwest City 75th Anniversary Gala April 28 at the Sheraton Reed Center. The event was held to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Tinker AFB and the city of Midwest City.
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Triple Ace Capt. Joe McConnell Jr. with the 51st FIW. (Courtesy photo) AIR FORCE HISTORY: Capt. Joseph McConnell Jr., Triple Ace of the 51st Fighter Interceptor Wing
The leading jet ace of the Korean War was Capt. Joseph McConnell Jr., who scored his first victory on Jan. 14, 1953. In a little more than a month, he gained his fifth MiG-15 victory, thereby becoming an ace.On the day McConnell shot down his eighth MiG, his F-86 was hit by enemy aircraft fire, and he was forced to bail out over enemy-controlled
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Many AT-11 and other Model 18s soldier on today as one of the most popular twin-engine classics in private hands. (Air Force photo) TINKER HISTORY: Beechcraft AT-11
The Beechcraft AT-11 is one of many variants of the popular Model 18 introduced by Beechcraft in 1937. The Model 18 and over 25 variants feature an all-metal design in the form of a low-wing monoplane, twin engines, cantilever tail with twin vertical tails and rudders. The aircraft sits on two main landing gear with tailwheel steering
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Rob Altland unpacks amid moving boxes in his family’s garage on the west side of Tinker Air Force Base. The Altland family recently took advantage of Rob’s Air Force retiree status to qualify for base housing under expanded eligibility rules. (Air Force photo by John Parker) Base housing expands residence eligibility
Housing officials have expanded eligibility rules for people interested in living on Tinker Air Force Base, offering new convenient residential opportunities for civilian, military and retired individuals and families. Due to higher availability of residential housing, the Housing Management Office recently announced new categories of eligible
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A fashion show highlighting several cultures of Asian Pacific Americans was one of the events held last year for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. This May, several events are planned to celebrate the culture, such as movie night at the Tinker Theater tonight showing “Moana” at 7 p.m. and the annual APAH luncheon on May 17 at 11:15 a.m. at the Tinker Club. For more information, call 1st Lt. Quang Tran at 582-5335. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Celebration honors Asian American Pacific Islanders
The month of May is a time of awakening and renewing and springing forth from the cold winter months. Some notable events took place in May. May 10, 1869, the newly constructed tracks of the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railways were first linked at Promontory Point, Utah. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese
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Default Air Force Logo EFMP and Families with Special Needs Open House May 9
The Tinker Club will host an open house from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 9 for the Exceptional Family Member Program and Families with Special Needs.The event is an opportunity to bring together EFMP families, those families with special care coordination needs and various base and local area support agencies. These will include: EFMP-Medical, EFMP Force
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Default Air Force Logo Reserve Gold holds off 72nd Med Group
In a game that could have slashed their undefeated record, Reserve Gold went ahead late to overtake the 72nd Med Group 14-7.Gold led the charge with the first possession of the game, but after a few plays with incomplete passes, they were forced to punt, turning the ball over. Amped and ready, the Medics received and drove down the field 10 yards.
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Canadian Hockey Team captain, Andrew, left, and U.S. captain David, will help guide their squads May 12 at the Blazers Ice Center 8000 S. Interstate Road, in Oklahoma City.  The ninth annual CAN/US Cup will begin at 6 p.m. for bragging rights among the 552nd Air Control Wing colleagues. Ninth CAN/US Cup puck drops on May 12
Both the Canadian and U.S. team captains are predicting a competitive ice war this month in the ninth annual CAN/US Cup hockey spectacular. “I think it’s going be a completely different game this year because there are different skaters and different skating abilities on both sides,” American captain David said. “It should be a really close game
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Default Air Force Logo 552nd OSS Simulation Training Program named best in Air Combat Command for 2016
The 552nd Operational Support Squadron’s (OSS) Simulation Training Program was recently named the best in Air Combat Command (ACC) for 2016. “This is the third year in a row that the unit has been recognized,” said Lt Col Ryan Fleishauer, Commander of the 552nd OSS. “This award is a reflection of the work, dedication, and incredible talent that
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Maj Ryan, a pilot with the 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron, 552nd Air Control Wing, answers questions from Capt. Samantha Goff, left, Aircraft Maintenance Group, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex and 2nd Lt. Wilma Molina, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, during a tour April 21.  The Company Grade Officers were part of the Lieutenant Professional Development Program touring the E-3 Sentry aircraft.  (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) Company Grade Officers tour E-3 Sentry aircraft
Maj Ryan, a pilot with the 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron, 552nd Air Control Wing, answers questions from Capt. Samantha Goff, left, Aircraft Maintenance Group, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex and 2nd Lt. Wilma Molina, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, during a tour April 21. The Company Grade Officers were part of the Lieutenant
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