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Mike Dey, Information Management’s graphics developer, created Baldo to help reinforce safety reminders in lighthearted ways.  The animated clips are used on base plasma screens as a continuing effort to keep safety a priority. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Safety Hero
Michael Dey of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Information Technology Directorate is this month's Safety Hero Award winner.   Mr. Dey used his unique IT computer skills and personal initiative to animate nearly two dozen safety slogans for use during this year's 101 Critical Days of Summer.   His animated characters have been displayed
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2007
Construction on Tinker for the new Hruskocy Gate is completed and county road work outside the gate is expected to begin soon. The new gate, tucked between the Child Development Center East and the Industrial Waste Water Treatment Plant northeast of Bldg. 3001, will accommodate hundreds of vehicles safely away from Interstate-40 along its new entrance road. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright)
Hruskocy gate project nearly complete
Tinker Air Force Base and Oklahoma County officials are working together to make the installation and surrounding communities safer. Their latest project, the relocation of the Hruskocy Gate, is expected to be completed by April 2008.    The project is a two-part effort. Tinker constructed a roadway inside its fence to tie East Drive and the
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Default Air Force Logo Combat Advancement awarded to TACAMO Sailor
Spending 12 months serving as a police trainer in a northeast province of Afghanistan has earned a master-at-arms from the Take Charge and Move Out community in Oklahoma the rarest of accomplishments - a combat promotion.    Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Mullis of Strategic Communications Wing ONE served with the Asadabad Provincial Reconstruction
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Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristofer Piros, Strategic Communications Wing ONE, and state Rep. Gary Banz listen during the Aug. 16 Tinker Management Association luncheon as USS Oklahoma survivor Paul Goodyear holds a copy of the U.S. Constitution he presented to Petty Officer Piros in a ceremony symbolizing passing the responsibility of defending the constitution from one generation to the next. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger) Base association remembers USS Oklahoma
Tinker Management Association members were taken back to Dec. 7, 1941 at this month's luncheon.    District 101 State Rep. Gary Banz interviewed 89-year-old Paul Goodyear, a crewmember aboard USS Oklahoma during the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor.    Mr. Goodyear, then a 23 year-old signalman third class and supervisor of the signal watch,
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Members of the Director of Propulsion discuss the engine needs of their customers who are in all major commands.  Clockwise from left are; 1st Lt.  Jeremy Evert, Michael Thomas, Janice Eberhard, Georgia Washington, Bob Bondaruk, Vanessa Barkus, and Mickey Conklin. (Air Force photo by Kelly Sharp) Unit Spotlight: Staff of less than 20 manages OC-ALC/YP
Only 18 people work in one of the most important units in the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. Ultimately, the unit is part of a larger group that spreads across three Air Force centers.    Collectively, they're the Propulsion group. At Tinker, they're known at the OC-ALC/YP.    "Our objective is to develop new and modified turbine engine
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2007
TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla.) Staff Sgt. Jamie Sherman, 752nd Communications Squadron, inspects a mission software kit, which drives the E-3 computer and radar system. Squadron Airmen build and issue kits to AWACS aircrews for use during missions, then store and save the information recorded for future viewing.  (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler) Unique group with an important mission: Exploring the 552nd Communications Group and its part in the AWACS mission
When an E-3 Sentry conducts its missions at home and around the world, every Airman in the wing has a part in the mission's success.   For many people, the implied 552nd Communications Group's mission revolves around office computers, the telephone lines and network communications -- but that is only a very small part of the 552nd CG mission.   A
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2007
From left, Alan Van Bruggen, counselor Andie Hart, Forest Lasiter, Michael Davis and Dillan Rackley prepare to raise the flag over Camp Classen. (Photos courtesy of Tinker Youth Center) Tinker youth attend Operation Purple Camp
As the sun rises over YMCA Camp Classen in Davis, Okla. recently, 75 eager youth ages 10 to 15 are ready to begin their first day of a week-long camping adventure.   Operation Purple Camp Oklahoma is hosted by the Tinker Youth Center. The campers from Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma are military youth whose parent or family member
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2007
Pitcher Mark Upchurch, 552nd Maintenance Squadron, delivers a pitch in the first inning during the 2007 base championship against the 34th Combat Communications Squadron Aug. 17. The 552nd MXS won the game 19-9. (Air Force photo by John E. Banks) 552nd CMS crowned 2007 Softball Champions
A one-game match between the small and large squadron champions Aug. 17 determined the kings of the softball diamond.   This small squadron champion 552nd Maintenance Squadron Bulldogs came out victorious, defeating the 34th Combat Communications Squadron, the large squadron champion, 19-9 at the Tinker Sports Complex.   The game got off to a
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2007
When looking for ways to build his strength, Mike Hadland found nail bending. Three years after he first started bending nails, Hadland has climbed the international rankings on various types of grip bending. (Courtesy photo) Hadland has grip on growing sport
In most aspects, many people who retire after 20 years of active duty settle down to a more quiet life. "Most," however, is not something that describes Mike Hadland.   Throughout his life, Hadland, a retired master sergeant who now works in the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, has always been interested in sports and strength building. Three
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2007
James Schmidt, American Federation of Government Employees Local 916 president, left, and John Over, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center executive director, discuss new ideas for continuing successful communication during a break in recent leadership training held off base Monday and Tuesday.  Kathy Kelley was one of two instructors who led union and Tinker attendees through lessons that included focused listening, respectful resolution and conflict management. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) OC-ALC Partnership Council hosts training seminar
Twenty Tinker and union officials attended a two-day Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Partnership Council training seminar Monday and Tuesday at Rose State College.   Held at the Professional Training and Education Center, a two-woman team from Colorado-based Introspect International taught students the mindset of the Leadership program. The
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