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Freeze the Gain Campaign AFMC promotes Freeze the Gain to prevent metabolic syndrome
During the holiday season, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Freeze the Gain Challenge. Civilian Health Promotion Services will conduct the challenge, and will be offering educational briefings to the workforce on how to reduce their risk for developing metabolic syndrome.Metabolic syndrome is not a disease in itself. Instead, it is a
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2017
General Dynamics AGM-129 Advance Cruise Missile on display with wings out as if in-flight in the Charles B. Hall Memorial Air Park on Feb. 16, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Tinker AFB maintains not only aircraft, but also cruise missiles and their components. Missile profile: Raytheon AGM-129A “ACM” missile
The Convair/General Dynamics/Raytheon AGM-129A Advanced Cruise Missile was an air-launched, high-subsonic-capable missile developed for employment with Air Force manned bomber programs. The ACM was designed to supplement AGM-86B Air-Launched Cruise Missiles already in use and first flew in 1985. Initial deliveries to Air Force stocks took place by
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2017
John Ide measures the foot of a Wheeler Elementary student Oct. 6. Ide, a program manager with the 38th Cyberspace Engineering Group’s Requirements Implementation Section, was one of the volunteers on hand at the elementary school to help distribute new shoes and socks to the 400 students. 38th CEIG helps provide 400 kids with new kicks
The 38th Cyberspace Engineering Installation Group raised the bar for their quarterly Wingman Day.Wingman events are typically social team-bonding and leadership development days that enhance office morale and build relationships. Additionally, the day is meant to celebrate accomplishments within the unit. For the group on the Hill however, they
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2017
In the foreground, Lt. Matthew Hau, with the Tinker Fire and Emergency Services, helps Staff Sgt. Wesley Smith, with the 72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s Bioenvironmental Flight, out of his Level A Hazmat suit. In the background, Lt. Jeff Briley and Lt. Kyle Abernathy spray simulated chemical residue off of Corey Morgan, with 72nd ABW Civil Engineering Direcorate Emergency Management, in the Hazmat decontamination area of the CBRNE exercise Oct. 5. Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Sustainment Center and 72nd Air Base Wing Inspector General’s Office inspectors monitored this exercise, along with the pre-deployment mobility line and gate runner exercises Oct. 4. Tinker conducts War Wagon exercises
In the foreground, Lt. Matthew Hau, with the Tinker Fire and Emergency Services, helps Staff Sgt. Wesley Smith, with the 72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s Bioenvironmental Flight, out of his Level A Hazmat suit. In the background, Lt. Jeff Briley and Lt. Kyle Abernathy spray simulated chemical residue off of Corey Morgan, with 72nd ABW Civil
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2017
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center graduates of the PALACE Acquire Program, from left are, Athena Kernes, permanently assigned to the Legacy Tanker Division, KC-135 Program Office, and Shauna Henderson, permanently assigned to the Propulsion Sustainment Directorate, F117 Engine Program Office. Tracy Solis, graduated the developmental trainee program and is located in Propulsion Sustainment Directorate, Operations Management. Craig Pollock, Tinker branch chief, presented the graduation certificates. Interns graduate from PALACE Acquire program
Two logistics management specialist PALACE Acquire interns from within the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center graduated the PALACE Acquire Program in September and one logistics management specialist trainee graduated the AFLCMC/LG developmental trainee program.The PALACE Acquire Program offers permanent full-time positions in a wide range of
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2017
David Satre, with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, glides to the finish line in the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Fun Run/Walk held Oct. 5 Inclusion Drives Innovation
David Satre, with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, glides to the finish line in the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Fun Run/Walk held Oct. 5. Col. Kenyon Bell, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, gave opening remarks to approximately 30 participants and spoke about this year’s theme, “Inclusion Drives Innovation” and how the Air
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2017
Take command with TRICARE changes Take command with TRICARE changes: Enrollments shifting from fiscal to calendar year starting in January 2018
Starting Jan. 1, 2018, cost changes for TRICARE benefits transition from a fiscal year period to a calendar year period. Changing from fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) to calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) makes the TRICARE benefit consistent with civilian health plans. The change will largely affect those plans which have an enrollment fee and are currently billed by the fiscal year.
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2017
Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, was one of a dozen speakers to address the Oklahoma House of Representatives Transportation Committee during an interim study on Oct. 10, 2017, at the State Capitol on the impact of tall structures in military training airspace. AFSC commander addresses transportation committee
Oklahoma’s most senior active duty officer was one of a dozen speakers scheduled to address the House of Representatives Transportation Committee during an interim study on Oct. 10 at the State Capitol on the impact of tall structures in military training airspace.Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, said he was very
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2017
Members of the 72nd Security Forces Squadron apply different techniques during live rolls, an exercise used in combatives training. Staff Sgt. Patrick Johnson, an instructor with Security Forces, observes as defenders execute live rolls at the end of their training course. The combatives training course is dedicated to enhancing self-defense skills for close-quarter, hand-to-hand combat. Combatives training puts defenders on a roll
The 72nd Security Forces Squadron conducts combatives training to enhance defenders’ capabilities as security and law enforcement officers for Tinker Air Force Base. This specific training regimen boosts basic skill sets as well as builds and maintains self-defense skills in close-quarter combat.Security Forces personnel hone their techniques in
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2017
Staff Sgts. Bobby Speaker, left, and Dean Pickrodt, both radio frequency transmissions craftsmen, test tactical radio advanced repeater network functionality in a simulated deployed environment during their annual tour earlier this summer at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida. 35th Combat Communications Squadron marches on with own legacy
Members of the storied “3rd Herd” and the 35th Combat Communications Squadron were longtime brothers-in-arms — training and sometimes deploying together — before the 3rd Combat Communications Group stood down after 49 years at Tinker Air Force Base.Today, only the Air Force Reserve’s 35th CBCS remains, still occupying parts of the 3rd Herd’s Tinker
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2017
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