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Default Air Force Logo Commander takes action through CFC
With the Combined Federal Campaign beginning Wednesday, Maj. Gen. Loren Reno, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander, wasted no time doing his part by signing his CFC contribution form.   It's a perfect opportunity to help that person you've always wished you could help. It is a perfect time to have an active solution to a problem in which
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Team Tinker receives Chief of Staff Award
One team, one mission.    This single concept helped Operation Team Spirit from the Air National Guard Readiness Center win one of the most coveted awards in the Air Force, the Chief of Staff Team Excellence Award on Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C.    The unique team, composed of members from Air National Guard, 827th Aircraft Sustainment Group,
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2007
Default Air Force Logo 72nd MDG prepares to combat the flu
Flu season is fast approaching. Administration of the nasal-spray flu vaccine will be the primary prevention provided this flu season by the 72nd Medical Group for those that meet administration criteria. For those who do not meet medical criteria, a flu shot will still be available.    Influenza, also known as flu, is a contagious respiratory
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Was it an accident or an error?
What is an accident? Briefly, it is a sudden and unforeseen event. Given that definition, can we say that the Apollo fire that killed three astronauts on the launch pad, and the Challenger disaster, were accidents?    The first Apollo fatalities were due to a fire that occurred when the spacecraft cabin was charged with pure oxygen during a test.
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2007
Default Air Force Logo The message is unchanging: Don’t drink and drive
Drink and drive and ... pay the consequences.    The message is simple, clear and unchanging. Yet, despite the warnings and startling statistics, military members and civilians practice unsafe habits by driving under the influence of alcohol or while intoxicated.    "Safety is no accident," said Col. James Eilers, 72nd Mission Support Group
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Running for Recovery: Simple exercise can help relieve stress, improve mood
Following the emphasis on the importance of health awareness for military and civilians, an interesting article was found titled 4 Steps. The steps are: Claim Ownership, Ask for Help, Run for Recovery, and Enjoy your Freedom.    You alone have to claim ownership of your ailment, affliction or addiction. The importance in claiming ownership of the
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Base commander orders flags flown at half-staff
The death of a retired Air Force member's son last week lead to all U.S. and Oklahoma flags on Tinker being flown at half-staff on Wednesday.    Col. Mark Correll, 72nd Air Base Wing and installation commander, followed the direction of Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry and ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff following the death of U.S. Army Staff
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2007
Efforts by union and Tinker leadership for continuing successful relationships has earned recognition by Air Force Materiel Command.  The AFMC Local Partnership Best Practice Award, presented at AFMC recently, is the subject of conversation for, from left; Todd Lambert, International Association of Firefighters, F-211 president; James Schmidt, AFGE Local 916 president; and John Over, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center executive director. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright)
Tinker earns award for partnership with union
Tinker Air Force Base recently won an annual Air Force Materiel Command award.    Tinker officials were awarded the 2007 AFMC Local Partnership Council Practice Award Sept. 12. The award recognizes the positive relationship between the installation and American Federation of Government Employees Local 916.    "The 2007 AFMC Local Partnership
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2007
Eighty-three Airmen repeat a senior noncommissioned officer charge, symbolizing their achievement and new responsibilities, during the Sept. 21 SNCO Induction Banquet. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright)

Senior NCOs inducted
Sergeant is an ancient term that denotes a person possessing special skills, trust and integrity.    Eighty-three Air Force members mastered the designation of a sergeant and joined the top two percent of the enlisted force as Senior Non-Commissioned Officers last Friday night at the Tinker Club.    Amid chants of "Anytime, Anywhere" "Wildcatters
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2007
Senior Airman Tristan Zittenfield ensures the 4PI computer comes up correctly in the Facilty for Interoperability Testing. (Air Force photo) Unit Spotlight: 552nd Computer Systems Squadron
The mission of the 552nd Computer Systems Squadron is to develop/maintain the software that forms the heart and soul of the Airborne Warning and Control System E-3 aircraft.    The 552nd CSS provides 24 hour a day software support to improve the overall effectiveness of the E-3 Sentry aircraft and AWACS mission crews. The 552nd CSS delivers combat,
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2007
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