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Nekia and Adama Mbaye took first place in the parent and youth category of last year’s Family and Teen Talent Contest with their version of “I Believe I Can Fly.” (Air Force photo by Becky Pillifant) Family, Teen Talent Contest coming up
Does your family like to perform on stage?   The Tinker Youth Center is looking for talented dads, moms, brothers and sisters to perform in the 2007 Family and Teen Talent Contest at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 the base theater.   Entertainers can sign up for the contest before the Sept. 15 deadline at the Tinker Youth Center or call 734-7866 details.
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2007
Airman 1st Class Geoffrey Stirrup, 552nd Maintenance Squadron, is the latest member of Team Tinker to tour with Tops In Blue. Taping for this year's Tops In Blue competition will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the base theater with the Family and Teen Talent Contest. (Courtesy photo) Local auditions for Tops In Blue set for Sept. 22
The 72nd Services Division is coordinating local auditions for this year's Tops In Blue competition.   To help applicants prepare their entertainer audition tape and polish their act, a base-level talent contest and taping will be held with the Family and Teen Talent Contest at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in the base theater.   The sign-up deadline for the
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2007
552nd Maintenance Squadron hitter Melanie Chang prepares to return a serve against America’s Team in intramural volleyball action at the Gerrity Fitness Center on Aug 29. (Air Force photo by John E. Banks) America’s Team sweeps doubleheader against 552nd MXS
The first place America's Team swept a co-ed vollebyball doubleheader against the squad from the 552nd Maintenance Squadron on Aug 29 at the Gerrity Fitness Center.   "We were motivated and poised for victory because of our teamwork and cohesiveness. We model our team based on Esprit De Corps, because we have teammates from the USAF, USN, USA and
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Prison term levied for bomb threat
An Oklahoma City man who phoned in a bomb threat to Tinker Air Force Base in December was sentenced Aug. 30 to four years in prison, federal prosecutors announced.    United States District Judge Joe Heaton also ordered Neil Jason Wilfong, 35, to pay $475,631 in restitution, which was primarily the result of lost employee work time due to the
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2007
Brig. Gen. Lynn A. Collyar charges Lt. Col. Kelly J. Larson with command of the Defense Distribution Depot Oklahoma City during an Aug. 14 ceremony. (Courtesy photo) Lt. Col. Larson takes command of DDOO
In a ceremony held Aug. 14, United States Air Force Lt. Col. Kelly J. Larson assumed command of the Defense Distribution Depot Oklahoma City, Okla.   Brig. Gen. Lynn A. Collyar, Defense Distribution Center commander, presided over the ceremony.   Guests at the ceremony included key customers from the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker Air
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2007
Ken Snow of Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, left, and Larry Kersten, Hall Contracting, stand by a new part of the 24-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline replacing the nearly 80-year-old pipe near the golf course. The men monitor a pressure test that uses water to ensure the 3,900-foot-long pipe is sound before it’s put into operation. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Construction projects peak curiosity
Two Tinker construction sites have likely triggered curiosity and questions in the past few months. The Tinker Golf Course and Air Depot Boulevard intersection at Arnold Avenue, and Tinker's north fence along Southeast 29th Street are main areas of attraction as outside agencies install pipelines.   Construction for the two projects began in July
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2007
Col. John E. Trnka Jr. prepares to accept the 513th Air Control Group flag from Brig. Gen. Thomas R. Coon, 10th Air Force commander, during the change of command ceremony July 15. (Air Force photo) New 513th ACG commander is familiar face
The new commander of the 513th Air Control Group may be new to the position, but he's no stranger to Tinker Air Force Base or the 513th ACG.   Col. John E. Trnka Jr. officially took command of the 513th during a change of command ceremony on July 15, replacing outgoing commander Col. Gregory Phillips.   For Col. Trnka, who in past assignments had
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2007
Registered dietician Wendi Knowles encourages participants in ways to make weight loss achievable during a recent Support, Lifestyle, Improvement, Motivation, or SLIM, class at the Health and Wellness Center. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) New dietitian uses passion as her weapon to battle bulge
She's been there. She's done that. She knows exactly what she's talking about.   She's Wendi Knowles, the Health and Wellness Center's newest registered dietitian. Since arriving in May, and receiving counseling credentials earlier this month, Ms. Knowles has taken on a full workload aiding military and civilian personnel with their weight-loss
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2007
Airman 1st Class Molly Wittry, a physical medicine technician, works with a patient in the Physical Therapy clinic of the 72nd Medical Group. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Labor Day: A time to celebrate America’s workers
Labor Omnia Vincit, labor conquers all. Those are the words featured in the center of Oklahoma's state seal. With all the holidays dedicated to extraordinary people like Martin Luther King or events like Christmas, Labor Day honors the average working-man.   "Labor Day celebrates the American work force both in its productivity and its diversity,"
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2007
Staff Sgt. Daric Franco, 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, fits 9-year-old Kylee Johnson with protective gear at last year’s Kids Understanding Deployment Operations. (Air Force photo by Ralph Monson) A ‘Spectacular September’ is in store for Tinker
Football season is back in full swing and the kids are back in school, but September promises to be even more spectacular given two key "wellness" events scheduled throughout the month.   You absolutely do not want to miss either Sept. 12 or Sept. 22, so please read on for more details. As you work on your four wellness engines -- the emotional,
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