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LCol Don Saunders, Commander, Canadian Detachment, explains Mission Crew Commander procedures to LGen Pierre St. Amand, Royal Canadian air force and Deputy Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.  The general was the guest speaker at the Canadian Detachment’s Mess Dining In held 21 Apr 17.   (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) Canadian Detachment's Mess Dining In
LCol Don Saunders, Commander, Canadian Detachment, explains Mission Crew Commander procedures to LGen Pierre St. Amand, Royal Canadian air force and Deputy Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. The general was the guest speaker at the Canadian Detachment’s Mess Dining In held 21 Apr 17. (Air Force
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Senior Airman Jourdan Chaney, an airfield management specialist with the 386th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, communicates with air traffic controllers via radio at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, April 30, 2017. Airfield management specialists are the airfield operations eyes on the ground for the air traffic controllers in the tower. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly)  386th airfield managers take runway to new heights
SOUTHWEST ASIA – Managing an airfield is never an easy task, especially when it’s one of the busiest in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility and owned and controlled by a host nation. Responsible for the overall continuity of the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s airfield, the airfield management specialists ensure that all
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Jordan Piper and Fernando Jacobo, both pneudraulics systems mechanics with the 550th Commodities Maintenance Squadron’s Air Accessories Squadron, set up an F-22 air cooling turbine on a test rig in order to meet technical order requirements to make sure it produces cool air in Bldg. 200’s Air Test Cells.  (Air Force photo by Kelly White) OC-ALC earns historic energy certification
The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center — the sprawling industrial aerospace operation that is also the Air Force’s largest single-site energy consumer — recently became the first organization in the federal government to be certified to a rigorous international energy management standard to boost energy efficiency and control costs.Advanced Waste
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Escadrille Lafayette in July 1916, was established as a squadron of mostly American volunteer pilots flying and fighting for the French Air Service during World War I. (Courtesy photo) AIR FORCE HISTORY: The early years of American air combat
The Lafayette Escadrille, which became operational in April of 1916, was established as a squadron of mostly American volunteer pilots flying and fighting for the French Air Service during World War I. The planes, mechanics and the pilot uniforms were French, as was the commander, Capt. Georges Thenault. The squadron was originally named the
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Republic F-84 Thunderjet fighter (Courtesy photo) TINKER HISTORY: Republic F-84 Thunderjet fighter
The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was a single-seat day fighter designed around an all-metal wing positioned low to mid fuselage. The single-engine jet sat on tricycle landing and lacked a radar which limited it tactically to daylight operations. The first flight of the XP-84 took place in Feb. 1946. The initial design featured a straight-wing which was
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Colonel Michael Allison accepts the guidon from Brigadier General Mark Johnson as he assumes command of the 76th Aerospace Maintenance Group. 76th AMXG welcomes new commander
The 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group has a new commander: Col. Michael P. Allison. A change of command ceremony was held Thursday, April 13, in which Col.Kenyon Bell relinquished command a few weeks in advance of his next assignment as the 72nd Air Base Wing Commander.Colonel Bell led over 4,100 personnel delivering combat power to our nation as
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Default Air Force Logo 2017 Spring CCAF graduation set for May 4
The Spring Community College of the Air Force graduation will take place at 2 p.m., May 4, at the Tinker Club Ballroom.  CCAF graduates receiving their Associate in Applied Science degrees include:Aerospace Ground Equipment TechnologyStaff Sgt. Steven Allen, 552nd MXSStaff Sgt. Adrian Bozeman, 552nd MXSSenior Airman Angel Mercado, 552nd MXSSenior
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Senior Airmen Cassie Loveland and David Spellman, both with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron, practice offensive and defensive hand-to-hand combat moves during a training course hosted by Blue Shield Tactical Systems. The Airmen trained side-by-side with officers from The Village Police Department and Muskogee Campus Police Department during the two day course April 10-11. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) SFS participates in hand-to-hand combat course
The 72nd Security Forces Squadron hosted Blue Shield Tactical Systems, a law enforcement based teaching company from Ft. Worth, Texas, specializing in defensive tactics and use of force training, offered training for hand-to-hand combat skills April 10-11.In hosting the course, SFS was granted two spots at no cost. Staff Sgt. (select) Cassie
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Default Air Force Logo Tinker plants 50 native trees for Arbor Day
Mother Nature couldn’t have sent a better sign of approval to the 15 or so volunteers gathered recently to plant new trees at Tinker Air Force Base.Before a redbud sapling was even unloaded from the bed of a pickup, a lone bumblebee was already dancing in the air around its tiny pink flowers.Volunteers from the Rose State College Tinker Federal
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Rhonda Levy, wife of Air Force Sustainment Center Commander Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, right, reads “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” to dependents in the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant’s Child Development Center. Mrs. Levy and Christy Herron, wife of MCAAP Commander Sean Herron, toured the CDC and more as part of the Oklahoma Commanders Summit held April 11-12. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) Army Ammunition Plant hosts Oklahoma Commanders Summit
Senior leaders from military installations across the state converged on the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant last week for the third installment of the Oklahoma Commanders Summit.The biannual summits provide an opportunity to get senior leaders from around the state together in one location and are aimed at building cooperation and efficiency among
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