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Default Air Force Logo Riding the heat wave can be dangerous
As temperatures hover around the century mark, heat-related illnesses are a serious concern that cannot be taken lightly. Nearly 400 people a year die from heat exposure.    "Having a heat related illness can be prevented, yet many people are affected each year by the heat. Watching out for our wingman as well as yourself is the key in prevention,"
0 8/16
2007
Senior Airman Susan M. VonArx Senior airman receives Air Force-level Aces High award
Senior Airman Susan M. VonArx, a customer service technician with the 72nd Comptroller Squadron, has been recognized by Secretary of the Air Force Financial Management as the August recipient of the "Aces High" award.    Airman VonArx arrived at Tinker in December 2003 where she was assigned to the Customer Service Section. She immediately excelled
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2007
Default Air Force Logo AFMC executive director takes vast role in stride
The executive director for Air Force Materiel Command has a lot on her plate these days. Yet, through it all, she wears an infectious smile, exudes confidence and brims with optimism.    As the senior civilian within AFMC, Barbara Westgate, a member of the Senior Executive Service, advises AFMC Commander Gen. Bruce Carlson on labor union relations
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2007
Maj. Gen. Loren M. Reno, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander, discusses possible solutions with union leadership, 2nd Vice-President Rick Stuart, American Federation of Government Employees Local 916, about the traffic and pedestrian problems at the crosswalk area at the north end of Bldg. 3001. (Air Force photo by Kathy E. Paine) Tinker officials to install crosswalk signals on Industrial Boulevard
Team Tinker leadership is demonstrating their dedication to safety by installing four solar-powered crosswalk signals in the high-pedestrian area north of bldg. 3001.    "Our most precious asset is our great people. One of our primary focus areas is safety," said Maj. Gen. Loren Reno, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Commander. "These new
0 8/10
2007
Leadership trainer Kathy Hanson challenges Tinker personnel with leadership questions and examples, sometimes getting revealing, humorous answers, during the Aug. 1 program at the Tom Steed Center on the Rose State College campus. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Program focuses on building better leaders
Sixty-five percent of performance problems in the work place have to deal with strained relations, not lack of skill or motivation, said organizational psychologist Dr. Johnna Shamp.    The five-day Leadership Assessment Program focused on building better leaders to promote a stronger Tinker work force.    Thirty-six specially-selected maintenance
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2007
Maj. Richard Ward, right, accepts command of the 72nd Contracting Squadron conferred by Col. James Eilers, 72nd Mission Support Group commander, during an Aug. 3 ceremony. (Air Force photo by Kelly Sharp) 72nd CONS welcomes new commander
Lt. Col. Robert Bruce relinquished command of the 72nd Contracting Squadron Aug. 3 at the Tinker Club Ballroom. Before 75 guests, native Oklahoman and University of Oklahoma graduate Maj. Richard Ward accepted his post as the squadron's second commander.    Previously a division within the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, the 72nd CONS became
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2007
Members of the Tinker work force who use any of the gymnasium facilities on base are encouraged to lock up their valuables to prevent theft. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Lock 'em up: Thieves steal wallets from unlocked gym lockers on base
Even Tinker Air Force Base can provide a false sense of security.    Within the past two weeks, three individuals have reported theft while at an installation workout facility.    "We're not sure the cause," said Staff Sgt. Dusty Maugh, 72nd Security Forces Squadron Criminal Investigations chief investigator. "It started with one incident. But it's
0 8/10
2007
Lt. Col. Jill R. Scheckel 72nd Medical Operations Squadron holds change of command
Lt. Col. Jill R. Scheckel assumed command of the 72nd Medical Operations Squadron from Lt. Col. Robin Squellati on July 20.    Col. Scheckel comes to Tinker from the Air Combat Command surgeon's office where she was the Behavioral Health Consultant. As a consultant, she led more than 300 people across 16 Air Force bases. Col. Scheckel will now
0 8/10
2007
Staff Sgt. Chris Scott checks in a customer at the front desk of the Family Support Center. Personnel needing assistance must now make an appointment before visiting the FSC. The appointment system is reducing the time customers have to wait before seeing an FSC staff member. (Air Force photo by Alfredia P. McGill) FSC establishes appointment system
Because of the increased number of military personnel and their needing assistance, the Family Support Center has established an appointment system for clients visiting the office.    "Due to the high volume of clients visiting the FSC on a daily basis and the number of staff members available to assist them, the walk-in-system is no longer a
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Family Support Center to offer 'crossing the line' class
Do you know when you have crossed the line in making decisions that may change your life or do you continue to push the envelope until you are on a collision course with reality?    The Tinker Family Support Center will hold a class called "The Invisible Line" that will deal with some of the issues that cause individuals to make bad decisions. The
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2007
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