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507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Tech. Sgts. Michael Dunning, crew chief, and Eric Harmon, avionics technician, from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., observe flight operations while preparing a KC-135R Stratotanker for flight at Eglin AFB, Fla., Nov. 28, 2017. 507th Air Refueling Wing Reserve Citizen Airmen from Tinker AFB flew the KC-135R to Eglin AFB for testing of the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures modification recently installed on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison) Reservists support LAIRCM testing at Eglin AFB
A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing here returned Dec. 4, 2017, from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, following testing of the Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures system recently installed on the aircraft.
0 12/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo Take Command: Increases to TRICARE Pharmacy copayments coming Feb. 1, 2018
On Feb 1, 2018, copayments for prescription drugs at TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and retail pharmacies will increase. These changes are required by law and affect TRICARE beneficiaries who are not active duty service members.
0 12/19
2017
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be difficult to detect with its typical lack of physical markers. Knowing the signs and symptoms of TBI is critical and ensures Airmen can return to duty. (U.S. Air Force photo) Air Force tackles Traumatic Brain Injury with early detection and holistic approach to treatment
With over 3,000 cases of traumatic brain injury on average per year, TBI continues to be a significant issue for Airmen and readiness. TBI is an invisible wound, meaning the lack of physical markers often makes it difficult to detect or for others to understand the severity. Understanding the symptoms of TBI is crucial for immediate evaluation and treatment and to ensure medical readiness with minimal downtime. The Air Force Medical Service continues to improve TBI care with the upcoming Invisible Wounds Center at Eglin Air Force Base.
0 12/19
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A 507th Air Refueling Wing aircraft maintenance team installs a Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures pod onto the underside of a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 25, 2017 at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison) AFRC tests KC-135 defense system
A 507th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker here is fulfilling a critical role within the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard in the testing and fielding efforts to employ an operational Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures-based pod defensive system.
0 12/18
2017
Kevin Stamey, Air Force Sustainment Center executive director, speaks to members of the Tinker Business Industrial Park during their November luncheon. One of the items Stamey discussed was status of the KC-46A Pegasus campus. Stamey shares initiatives with corporate partners
The new executive director of the Air Force Sustainment Center recently visited with members of the Tinker Business Industrial Park about current and future AFSC initiatives.One of the main topics Kevin Stamey discussed centered on the KC-46A Pegasus workload. Though the KC-46 is a commercially driven platform, personnel at Tinker Air Force Base
0 12/15
2017
Default Air Force Logo Pegasus Gate to open Jan. 16
The Pegasus Gate will open at 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 16, enhancing security on Tinker Air Force Base. Four of the base gates will receive various upgrades, most visible will be the implementation of serpentine “s-curves” that are currently installed at other gates across the installation.The Pegasus Gate, located south of the Gott Gate on South Air
0 12/15
2017
A group from the Tinker’s 72nd Air Force Base Wing’s Civil Engineering Directorate gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony introducing 10 new bikes that Team Tinker members can use across the base in four-hour segments. Ten new bikes enter service at Tinker
A group from Tinker’s 72nd Air Force Base Wing Civil Engineering Directorate gathered Dec. 11 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the introduction of 10 new silver and blue bikes that Team Tinker members can use across the base in four-hour segments. The bikes are located in a bicycle hub near the dorms at Unaccompanied Housing.
0 12/15
2017
Battlefield acupuncture shows promising results in alternative pain management downrange Battlefield acupuncture shows promising results in alternative pain management downrange
Air Force providers are using acupuncture as an effective holistic treatment option for pain relief, even in combat settings.
0 12/08
2017
Default Air Force Logo Gate renovations will enhance base security
A $9.7 million four-gate construction project is set to kick off in mid-January that will enhance the security on Tinker Air Force Base. Over a three-year period, four gates will close one at a time, in order to meet with Department of Defense facility criteria for entry control points. Capt. Michael Olson, operations officer with the 72nd Security
0 12/07
2017
Red-painted fire-suppression pipes are shown near an opened vertical roll-up door in Bldg. 3001 on Nov. 17, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Areas like this have a higher potential for proximity freezing if not monitored closely and doors aren't closed to keep the heat in during below-freezing periods. Vigilance important as winter arrives
Winter is upon us and now is the time to prepare for freezing temperatures not just at home, but in the facility where you work.Marc Owen, infrastructure planning chief, 76th Maintenance Support Group, said, “Failure or loss of even part of a facility can have a significant impact to the delivery of engines, airplanes and commodities, plus impact
0 12/06
2017
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