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Default Air Force Logo Running for Recovery: Simple exercise can help relieve stress, improve mood
Following the emphasis on the importance of health awareness for military and civilians, an interesting article was found titled 4 Steps. The steps are: Claim Ownership, Ask for Help, Run for Recovery, and Enjoy your Freedom.    You alone have to claim ownership of your ailment, affliction or addiction. The importance in claiming ownership of the
0 10/04
2007
Default Air Force Logo Base commander orders flags flown at half-staff
The death of a retired Air Force member's son last week lead to all U.S. and Oklahoma flags on Tinker being flown at half-staff on Wednesday.    Col. Mark Correll, 72nd Air Base Wing and installation commander, followed the direction of Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry and ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff following the death of U.S. Army Staff
0 10/04
2007
Efforts by union and Tinker leadership for continuing successful relationships has earned recognition by Air Force Materiel Command.  The AFMC Local Partnership Best Practice Award, presented at AFMC recently, is the subject of conversation for, from left; Todd Lambert, International Association of Firefighters, F-211 president; James Schmidt, AFGE Local 916 president; and John Over, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center executive director. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright)
Tinker earns award for partnership with union
Tinker Air Force Base recently won an annual Air Force Materiel Command award.    Tinker officials were awarded the 2007 AFMC Local Partnership Council Practice Award Sept. 12. The award recognizes the positive relationship between the installation and American Federation of Government Employees Local 916.    "The 2007 AFMC Local Partnership
0 10/03
2007
Eighty-three Airmen repeat a senior noncommissioned officer charge, symbolizing their achievement and new responsibilities, during the Sept. 21 SNCO Induction Banquet. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright)

Senior NCOs inducted
Sergeant is an ancient term that denotes a person possessing special skills, trust and integrity.    Eighty-three Air Force members mastered the designation of a sergeant and joined the top two percent of the enlisted force as Senior Non-Commissioned Officers last Friday night at the Tinker Club.    Amid chants of "Anytime, Anywhere" "Wildcatters
0 10/03
2007
Senior Airman Tristan Zittenfield ensures the 4PI computer comes up correctly in the Facilty for Interoperability Testing. (Air Force photo) Unit Spotlight: 552nd Computer Systems Squadron
The mission of the 552nd Computer Systems Squadron is to develop/maintain the software that forms the heart and soul of the Airborne Warning and Control System E-3 aircraft.    The 552nd CSS provides 24 hour a day software support to improve the overall effectiveness of the E-3 Sentry aircraft and AWACS mission crews. The 552nd CSS delivers combat,
0 10/03
2007
Ray Hatleli devised a disconnect system so Engine Test Cell operators could move pendant controls from hanging positions in or outside of test cells, a FOD mishap waiting to happen, and reattach it in a safe location.  The new method earned him an IDEA cash award. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright)
IDEAS save money, award Air Force employees
They said, "Show us a better way" and Team Tinker did.    "They" are Innovative Development through Employee Awareness, or IDEA, program analysts and points of contact. Since 1995, Air Force employees -- civilians and military -- have submitted process improvement and resource savings ideas through the program. In fiscal 2007, Tinker submitted 368
0 10/03
2007
Tinker is looking for its biggest loser in the base Lean Challenge. Mass weigh-ins will be held next week. (Courtesy photo) Are you a loser? Lean Challenge campaign ends with mass weigh-ins
In years past, nobody wanted to be a loser. That was a name someone called you in elementary school if they thought you weren't cool.    How times change? Since the airing of NBC's "The Biggest Loser," folks across America have been shedding pounds to be called "The Biggest Loser."    Here at Tinker Air Force Base, October concludes the Lean
0 10/03
2007
Lt. Col. Dave Parr, 72nd Operational Support Squadron commander, presents a Wingman coin to Jason Givens, 76th Maintenance Wing. On Sept. 19, Mr. Gives saved a co-worker who was choking. (Air Force photo by Kandis West) Wingman saves co-worker’s life
On Sept. 19, Kenneth Grimshaw was stopped right in his tracks.    The 76th Maintenance Wing aircraft mechanic's breath was taken away, literally, by a seemingly harmless object no bigger than a fingertip, a peanut M&M.    The husband and father of three felt his consciousness slipping away with each wheeze.    "I was wheezing and trying to get air,
0 10/03
2007
Julia Gant, Family Support Center, assists a Tinker Airman with some much needed financial assistance from the Air Force Aid Society. (Air Force photo) ‘Taking Care of our own’: Air Force Aid Society assists military members
Taking care of "Our Own" is a phase that is heard and used frequently.    That phrase originated with the Army Air Corps and World War II Army Air Forces whose members wanted to "take care of their own." Through their desire to assist military members and their families, the Air Force Aid Society came into existence.    The Air Force Aid Society,
0 10/02
2007
Master Sgt. Bruce Kimball, 349th Recruiting Squadron, won third place and a $4,500 scholarship in the Air Force Club's recent essay contest. The contest was open to club members Air Force wide and a total of $25,000 in scholarship money was awarded to winners. (Air Force photo by Julie Rich) Tinker sergeant wins 3rd place in essay contest
In June, club members Air Force wide submitted essays in hopes of winning one of six scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $6,000.    Proving that club membership pays, Air Force Clubs gave away $25,000 in scholarships so individuals can continue their education.    Master Sgt. Bruce Kimball, 349th Recruiting Squadron, took third place in the essay
0 10/02
2007
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