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Default Air Force Logo Crosswalk safety tips
Pedestrians have the right-of way when crossing roads in designated crosswalks, but being right doesn't mean much if you are injured by a driver that doesn't see you.    It is difficult for drivers to see pedestrians from a car in the dark, with lights glaring on the windshield, or in rainy or foggy weather conditions. For that matter, in the
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Pedestrians have the right-of-way when crossing roads in designated crosswalks, but those crossing need to be sure drivers see them before stepping into the street. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) New crosswalk signals improve safety
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Commander Maj. Gen. Loren Reno officially activated the new crosswalk signal lights Nov. 8 at the north end of Bldg. 300l.    General Reno pushed the walk button and crossed the street with dozens of OC-ALC employees who were headed home during the 3:30 p.m. rush-hour traffic.    The four solar-powered pedestrian
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Col. Roger Goetz, 72nd Medical Group commander, gets a flu shot recently from Staff Sgt. Tiffany Gordon, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Immunizations Clinic.  All active duty military are required to have the annual vaccine. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Flu vaccine is key to prevention
Fall has arrived and flu season is around the corner. October and November is the best time to get the flu vaccine because most flu illnesses occur in January or February, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.   On average, 226,000 people are hospitalized every year because of influenza and 36,000 die from complications,
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On the last work day of each month, between now and March 31, AFMC Airmen must wear a long sleeve shirt and tie or tie tab, as shown by Master Sgt. Rob Shahan and Capt. Katrina Hightower, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Director of Staff Protocol. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Uniform requirements are straightforward
The mandate is simple.    All Air Force Materiel Command Airmen are required to wear specific uniforms on particular days.    "These uniforms remind us of our fellow Airmen who are deployed around the globe, and they are a symbol of our unified support," wrote Gen. Bruce Carlson, AFMC commander, in a memorandum nearly a year ago.    Every day,
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DelQuest students got an up-close look at the inside of an E-3 Sentry and quizzed 552nd Air Control Wing members on all aspects of their jobs. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger) Exceptional Del City students visit the 552nd Air Control Wing through DelQuest
Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing spent an afternoon mentoring 25 gifted high school students from the Del City district Nov. 8 as they toured the E-3 aircraft and mission simulators.    The event was sponsored by the DelQuest Future Leaders of America Program, which selects deserving high school juniors from the Del City district to
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Col. Keith Weyenberg, 747th Aircraft Sustainment Group commander, transfers command of the 555th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron to Col. Michael Pelletier, right, during the Nov. 9 ceremony.  Master Sgt. Michael Rust attends the guidon. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) 555th ACSS welcomes a new commander
The 555th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron welcomed a new commander last Friday when Col. Michael Pelletier relieved Col. James H. Hall during a change of command ceremony at the Tinker Club.    Colonel Hall took the reigns of command for the 555th ACSS June 2004. After 30 years of service in maintenance and logistics, Colonel Hall released those
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Tinker Honor Guard member Airman 1st Class Christian Sousa presents a flag to Col. James Hall during his Nov. 8 retirement after 30 years of service. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Retiring commander says goodbye to troops
Although 555th Aircraft Sustainment Squadron retiring commander Col. James H. Hall aspired to be a pilot, fate would have it that he would become a maintenance officer. He said he hasn't regretted the decision in all of his 30 years of service.    "Taking aircraft that lands broken and being able to repair it to accomplish the mission is good. It's
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Tinker Youth Center’s float in last year’s parade celebrated the season. This year’s parade and tree lighting will begin at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 28. The theme is “Celebrating an Oklahoma Centennial and the Air Force’s 60th Anniversary.” (Air Force photo by Becky Pillifant) Parade, tree lighting set for Nov. 28
As the cool November winds whistle through the trees, the 72nd Services Squadron is preparing for Tinker's annual holiday parade and tree lighting. Festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 28.    The parade is part of National Military Family Month and this year's theme is "Celebrating an Oklahoma Centennial Holiday and the Air Force's 60th
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During the Worldwide Day of Play, participants competed in a sack race at the youth center. (Courtesy photo) Tinker teens helping in their community
Teen members of the Tinker Youth Center's Patriot Keystone Club are trying to change the sterotypical opinion that today's youngsters don't care about anyone or anything but themselves. Members of the Patriot Keystone Club are working hard to support the community in many different ways throughout the year.    "The teens here want adults to see
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Default Air Force Logo November is National Diabetes Month: Healthy eyes important
How can you prevent diabetic eye disease?    Diabetes can lead to permanent vision loss if not controlled. If you are living with diabetes, then an annual dilated eye examination should be part of your diabetes preventive care. A dilated eye examination can detect early signs of diabetic eye disease that can not be seen through a non-dilated eye.
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