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Colombian Air Force Gen. Carlos Bueno (right) speaks to Master Sgt. Jeff Hopper, during the Force’s Feria Aeronautica Internaccional – Colombia in Rionegro. Bueno thanked Airmen of the South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing for their support during the air show, July 16, 2017. The United States Air Force participated in the four-day air and trade show providing static displays of various aircraft to include the F-16, KC-10 and KC-135. During the air show the Air Combat Team’s Viper East Demo Team performed daily and a B-52 from US Strategic Command performed a flyover. The United States military participation in the air show provides an opportunity to strengthen our military-to-military relationships with regional partners and provides the opportunity to meet with Colombian air force counterparts. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Stephen D. Hudson). South Carolina Air National Guard supports F-AIR Colombia
The South Carolina Air National Guard wrapped up a full week in Rionegro supporting its State Partnership Program during the Colombian air force’s air and trade show, Feria Aeronautica Internacional – Colombia, July 13-16.
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72nd Medical Group Commander Col. Christopher Grussendorf passes the 72nd Dental Squadron guidon to Col. Dawn Wagner during a change of command ceremony July 10 in Heritage Hall of the Tinker Clinic. Col. Michael Suhler was the outgoing squadron commander and 72nd MDG deputy commander and Senior Master Sgt. Mary Lake served as guidon bearer during the formal ceremony. Col. Wagner will oversee 54 assigned personnel responsible for treating 8,000 active duty personnel. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) 72nd Dental Squadron welcomes new commander
72nd Medical Group Commander Col. Christopher Grussendorf passes the 72nd Dental Squadron guidon to Col. Dawn Wagner during a change of command ceremony July 10 in Heritage Hall of the Tinker Clinic. Col. Michael Suhler was the outgoing squadron commander and 72nd MDG deputy commander and Senior Master Sgt. Mary Lake served as guidon bearer during
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A-7 line in Bldg. 3001 circa April 1982. (Courtesy photo) TINKER HISTORY: Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II aircraft
The Ling-Temco-Vought A-7 Corsair II was originally designed as a single-seat, mid-weight fighter/bomber for the United States Navy. The prototype A-7A took flight on Sept. 27, 1965, after a short design and development period due to Vought’s experience with the supersonic F-8 Crusader. The A-7 has many features similar to the F-8, but was a
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Danny Nguyen, a sheet metal mechanic with the 564th AMXS’ horizontal/vertical shop, repairs a panel for a KC-135 vertical stabilizer. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) 564th AMXS Kitting Office is big business
With 150 personnel, six different shops, and the motto “You get it to the door, we’ll get it to the floor”, the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s Kitting Office is big business. The kitting team is responsible for the production, inspection, repair and organization of removed KC-135 aircraft parts. The kitting facility creates and delivers 116
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While 72nd Medical Group Commander Col. Christopher Grussendorf watches, Airman 1st Class Jason Pannell, with the 72nd Medical Support Squadron, carefully hangs a certificate from The Joint Commission, bestowing a three-year accreditation to the 72nd MDG by meeting the requirements for the Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation Program. 72nd Med Group achieves 3-year accreditation
With a vision to empower Airmen delivering patient-centered, mission-focused trusted care, the 72nd Medical Group enables medically fit forces, provides expeditionary medics and improves the health and wellness of Team Tinker.A large outpatient clinic facility and an Air Force medical home, the Medical Group employees 530 medics, delivering primary
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JT Parrish, an IT specialist, and Ellen Willse, an aquarist, both with the Oklahoma City Zoo, hunt for Texas horned lizards at Tinker Air Force Base. The Tinker Natural Resources team has long tracked the lizard population on base and has teamed with the zoo, which provides lab space and a place to hatch eggs before releasing the hatchlings back into the wild. (Air Force photo by April McDonald) Tracking the Tinker Texas horned lizards
JT Parrish, an IT specialist, and Ellen Willse, an aquarist, both with the Oklahoma City Zoo, hunt for Texas horned lizards at Tinker Air Force Base. The Tinker Natural Resources team has long tracked the lizard population on base and has teamed with the zoo, which provides lab space and a place to hatch eggs before releasing the hatchlings back
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Default Air Force Logo Tinker financial classes are right on the money
Let’s says it’s been a while since you’ve paid more than the minimum amount due on your credit card. (Or worse, cards.)With your credit limits nearly maxing out, you’ve been thinking about applying for new cards.Or you feel stressed whenever you reach for plastic again to pay for routine expenses and bills.All of those situations are signs of
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Julie Franklin, Tinker’s 72nd Force Support Squadron school liaison officer, speaks at the Airman & Family Readiness Center recently about the resources available to military and government civilian personnel needing information through her role as the school liaison officer. She is the point of contact for families moving into or off of Tinker Air Force Base who want to make the best possible choice in education for their children. (Air Force photo by John Parker) Assisting Tinker parents with education matters
Active duty Airmen who are also parents at Tinker Air Force Base share a responsibility that the Air Force takes as seriously as they do: ensuring the best education possible for their combined total of approximately 2,000 children who attend area K-12 schools.That number doesn’t include the children of thousands of civilian government employees on
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Default Air Force Logo WINK helps kids in military moves
If you’re a military family moving to Tinker Air Force Base or saying goodbye for a new adventure elsewhere, it’s a good idea to think about WINK for your kids. The Tinker Youth Center’s Welcoming In New Kids program helps to ease the transition for children 6 to 18 years old by pairing them with a pen pal/email buddy of or around their age. With
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Mr. Jeffrey C. Allen, Executive Director, Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Material Command, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma receives the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award during a ceremony at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., July 14, 2017.  The award is limited each year to only 1 percent of the Air Force’s senior executives and only 5 percent of SES employees may receive the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wayne A. Clark) Senior Air Force civilians presented Presidential Rank Awards
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson recognized the career achievements of 12 senior civilians during the 2016 Presidential Rank Awards Ceremony at the Pentagon July 14, 2017.
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