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Default Air Force Logo Real ID Act enforcement to begin July 10
The state of Oklahoma has been on a limited extension for the REAL ID Act from the Department of Homeland Security through June 6. Unless an additional extension is granted by DHS, enforcement of the REAL ID Act will begin for Oklahoma IDs July 10. On that date a current, non-compliant Oklahoma ID can be used for entry only if the individual has
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Default Air Force Logo AFSC/CC Message: Honoring an enduring symbol
AFSC Airmen,Every year June 14 is a special, nationally recognized day to honor our flag, which remains an enduring symbol of hope, liberty, and freedom.On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution establishing the United States flag as having 13 stripes alternating between seven red and six white; and that the union be 13 stars,
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Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, right, looks on as Sen. Jim Inhofe boards his airplane positioned in front of Base Ops following a brief visit to Tinker Air Force Base May 31. The senator was in the local area to attend a number of community events and received a quick tour of the base to discuss ongoing initiatives he’s working on Capitol Hill. The Oklahoma senator and pilot occasionally flies his own plane, a Grumman Tiger, when conducting business at Tinker. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) Senator Inhofe visits Tinker
Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, right, looks on as Sen. Jim Inhofe boards his airplane positioned in front of Base Ops following a brief visit to Tinker Air Force Base May 31. The senator was in the local area to attend a number of community events and received a quick tour of the base to discuss ongoing initiatives
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An AGM-84 Harpoon missile being loaded on a B-52. (Courtesy photo) TINKER HISTORY: Boeing AGM- 84A/D ‘Harpoon’ missile
The AGM-84A/D Air Launch Cruise Missile is an air breathing missile capable of sustaining high subsonic flight using Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System guidance. The missile was originally developed for the U.S. Navy capable of being launched from land, submarines and surface ships in the anti-ship role. It was later adapted for
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Ash plumes from the volcano, Mount Pinatubo, that forced Philippine evacuations including Clark Air Force Base. (Courtesy photo) AIR FORCE HISTORY: The Evacuation of Clark Air Force Base
On June 10, 1991, Col. Jeffrey R. Grime, commander of the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing at Clark Air Force Base, began carrying out the order to evacuate Clark Air Base, Philippines. U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay eventually followed suit. It was worried that a harmless looking nearby volcano, Mount Pinatubo, would erupt. Indeed, the mountain had been
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Daron Bender, a sheet metal chief with the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, left, provides Wayne Schatz Jr., associate deputy chief of staff for operations, headquarters, United States Air Force, with an overview of the aft wing terminal fitting and center wing spar replacement procedures being performed on the KC-135 “Stratotanker” during his visit to Tinker Air Force Base May 22-23. During his two-day visit, Schatz was able to discuss and receive updates on Air Force Sustainment Center logistics and sustainment, to include updates on the E-3 “Sentry” Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, as well as impacts to fleet health and readiness as pilot production increases on Air Force weapon systems. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) AFSC shares mission and updates
Daron Bender, a sheet metal chief with the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, left, provides Wayne Schatz Jr., associate deputy chief of staff for operations, headquarters, United States Air Force, with an overview of the aft wing terminal fitting and center wing spar replacement procedures being performed on the KC-135 “Stratotanker” during his
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Sheet metal mechanics with the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group working on the KC-135 Programmed Depot Maintenance line perform a double belly skin removal. Although a single belly removal is normally called for in PDM, double belly removals are not unusual and are required when both sides of the aircraft have corrosion and other defects. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Looking inside: The massive undertaking of a KC-135 double-belly removal
The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex recently performed its second double-skin removal this year on a KC-135 Stratotanker, the refueling aircraft which can carry up to 83,000 pounds of cargo. Although single belly skin removals are fairly common, the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron performs less than 10 double-skin removals annually. In
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Default Air Force Logo Weight checks register $1.2 million in savings
The Tinker AFB office that helps military members with their residential moves saved more than $1.2 million since fiscal year 2013 by increasing how often it weighs trucks hauling household goods. Expanding the number of moneysaving “reweighs” was also adopted at the regional Joint Personal Property Shipping Office at Joint Base San
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Glenn Grubis, with the Airman and Family Readiness Center, gives a brief rundown of 72nd Force Support Squadron services available during a Tinker Family Orientation class May 11. The class is held every two weeks at the Airman and Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 6001 and gives Active Duty Airmen who are new to Tinker helpful information about services, facilities and amenities available on base. An Information Fair is held for the second half of the class for Airmen, Sailors, civilians and family members, allowing attendees to meet representatives from numerous helping agencies and receive information on all of them. For more information about Tinker Family Orientation, contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 739-2747. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Tinker Family Orientation
Glenn Grubis, with the Airman and Family Readiness Center, gives a brief rundown of 72nd Force Support Squadron services available during a Tinker Family Orientation class May 11. The class is held every two weeks at the Airman and Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 6001 and gives Active Duty Airmen who are new to Tinker helpful information about
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Default Air Force Logo Maintaining for the upcoming OC-ALC AS9110 audit
The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex will receive an external transition audit for Aerospace Standard 9110C to ensure that the OC-ALC is still meeting stringent “industry standards” for an aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul facility. Two auditors from Great Western Registrar will visit June 12-16 to perform a transition audit of the
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