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Two 72nd Security Forces Squadron members ticket a line of vehicles during a safety spot check Sept. 26 at the base exchange parking lot. (Air Force photo by Brandice J. Armstrong) Breaking the law: 70 drivers are caught during Safety Spot Check
The results were astounding.    Senior Tinker leaders conducted a second safety spot check Sept. 26, eight months after the operation debuted. Senior leaders, plus more than 20 72nd Security Forces Squadron members, cited drivers who spoke on their cellular telephones without a hands-free device or were unbuckled. Nearly 70 drivers were cited for
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2007
Big Kev waves to Tinker Elementary School students during a previous year’s Fire Prevention Week. This year’s activities include evacuation drills across base as well as the new Sparky’s House, a modified base housing residence used to teach kids how to escape house fires. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Can you find your way out? National Fire Prevention Week’s theme is a life-saving question
As National Fire Prevention Week approaches, Tinker Fire Department officials have one question in mind. The answer to "Can you find your way out?" could be the difference between a happy ending and a devastating tragedy.    When the annual event kicks off Saturday, Tinker fire personnel will spend the majority of their days instructing school-aged
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2007
Robert Hopwood Safety Hero
Robert Hopwood, 76th Maintenance Wing, is the September Safety Hero Award winner.    While walking through an area, Mr. Hopwood noticed a worker on a mobile manlift approximately 20 feet in the air. The worker was wearing fall protection, but the area around the manlift was not properly barricaded off for safety. Several forklifts moving through
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2007
Master Sgt. Sabrina Barfield, Military Equal Opportunity supervisor, standing,  takes a look at briefings scheduled this month with Tech. Sgt. Nena Fennell, MEO noncommissioned officer in charge. (Air Force photo by Kandis West) Education, prevention keys to healthy workplace
Tinker's Military Equal Opportunity team stresses prevention as the key to promoting a healthy workplace environment.    With only six to eight informal and formal complaints a year, compared to more than 600 civilian complaints, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge Tech. Sgt. Nena Fennell said the prevention technique is effective.    "We educate
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2007
Airmen from units across Tinker go into the final leg of the second annual 5K Prisoner of War/Missing In Action Memorial Run Sept. 28.  About 1,500 Airmen across Tinker participated in the event, which began at the POW/MIA memorial in the Tinker Air Park, wound through the base and ended on the 72nd Air Base Wing headquarters lawn.  (Photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler) Tinker Airmen remember POW/MIAs through exercise, sweat
The "Jody calls" float through the cool morning air as a long thin line of Airmen in black T-shirts jog in formation around Tinker as the sun slowly rises in the east.    Running two-by-two, Airmen from units across Tinker used sweat and exercise to honor those who were held as prisoners of war and/or missing in action during Tinker's second annual
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2007
Bob Sandlin, 72nd Air Base Wing executive officer, outlines references to properly format official documents in an hour long administrative training class Sept. 28. (Air Force photo by Kandis West) 72nd Air Base Wing hosts training class
Precision, Precision, Precision.    Memorandums, meeting requests and staff summary sheets may seem like mundane everyday activities to the rest of the world, but for anyone seeking correspondence, it's nearly an exact science.    Bob Sandlin, 72nd Air Base Wing executive officer, hosted an hour long administrative training refresher course.    The
0 10/05
2007
Fifteen of the 35 pounds Dart lost were during the Biggest Loser Contest. She expects to reach her goal weight by losing another 40 pounds by March 2008, if not sooner. (Air Force photo by Gail Kulhavy) IT drops 170 pounds
"My skirts are falling off and I look like a Low Rider!" exclaimed Miss Kitty, Information Technology Directorate's Resources Management Branch.    Some people think weight loss happens to those young and active, but it also happens to many who are older and determined. For instance, Miss Kitty lost 25 pounds. And she just happens to be IT's
0 10/04
2007
Family Support Center Director Jane Allen welcomes spouses to the July Heartlink program. The next event is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Family Support Center. For more details, call 739-2747. (Air Force photo) Family Support Center to hold Heartlink Program Oct. 23
The Family Support Center is accepting registrations for the upcoming Heartlink Program set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23 in Bldg. 6001.    "We are encouraging all spouses who are new to the military lifestyle to register for this quarter's orientation program," said Master Sgt. Gary Smith, FSC superintendent. "Deadline for registration is Oct. 18.
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2007
31st Combat Communications Squadron Red Bull punt returner Matthew Williams returns a punt while his teammate Justin Buckler escorts him up the field. (Air Force photo by John E. Banks) 31st CCS stuns 32nd CCS with last minute touchdown
The battle lines were drawn and emotions ran high as arch rivals squared off in intramural flag football action Sept. 26 at the Tinker Sports Complex.    The Red Bulls from the 31st Combat Communications Squadron claimed bragging rights as they beat the 32nd CCS 12-6.    "We had the energy, the talent and will to defeat our opponents tonight," said
0 10/04
2007
Dustin Tucker, an airman first class with the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, hands a bottle of water to a marathon bike rider. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zach Anderson) Airmen provide support for Redman athletes
Hundreds of the toughest, most well-conditioned athletes from across the country gathered in Oklahoma City on the morning of Sept. 22 to take part in the 3rd Annual Redman Triathlon.    These endurance athletes definitely had a long day ahead: A 2.4-mile swim, followed immediately by a 112-mile bike ride capped off with a 26.2-mile run. Yet all
0 10/04
2007
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