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Default Air Force Logo CFC, Race for Freedom to raise money for sanctioned charities
It's nearly that time of the year.    The Combined Federal Campaign, the only military-authorized solicited fund-raising activity, and the CFC Race for Freedom, are just around the corner, Oct. 4 and Sept. 15, respectively.    This year, officials have set a goal of $1.65 million for the entire Central Oklahoma Military community and have said they
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The Tinker Flying High Band pulled 2005 Air Force Ball attendees to their feet for dancing.  The band and dancing opportunities return for this year’s celebration held Sept. 14 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Air Force Ball commemorates past, future
Sept. 14 should be a night to remember.    Nearly 600 Tinker Airmen are expected to attend the 60th Annual Air Force Ball at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Commemorating the theme, "Celebrating the past and serving the future," officials said they hope the night's event is enjoyed by all.    "It will be a
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E-mail is for official use only. It is not intended for sending jokes, spiritual inspirations, chain letters or offensive material. (Photo illustration by Margo Wright) No first amendment rights on government computers
"I just hate my boss!" my friend said in an e-mail.    "Dear Friend, this is not a chain letter!"    "My church is having a benefit concert ..."    What's the harm in forwarding your club, volunteer or religious organization e-mails to the other Tinker members?    Murphy's Law takes effect here, resulting in your e-mails being delivered to hundreds
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Tech. Sgt. Roy Wiggen, 552nd Maintenance Group Quality Assurance Division, take a look at one of the E-3 Sentry aircraft as it has its annual isochronal inspection.  ISO inspections used to be done every 180 days, but through Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century processes the inspections were changed to once a year - saving the Air Force time and money, and allowing theater commanders more use of the E-3.  (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler) Maintenance Group Airmen work to ensure mission success
When the E-3 Sentry conducts its missions at home and around the world, every Airman in the 552nd Air Control Wing has their own part in guaranteeing the mission's success.   Many maintainers in the 552nd Maintenance Group have a motto: "Without maintenance, flyers are just pedestrians with cool leather jackets." But those same maintainers know the
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Airman 1st Class Chris Reyburn and Airman Christian Sousa, 552nd Air Maintenance Squadron, ensure they perform all required tasks while going through a chemical decontamination line during the ATSO (Ability to Survive and Operate) Rodeo challenge July 13. (Photo by Senior Airman Lorraine Amaro) Changes coming for ‘chem refresher’ training
When many Airmen hear the phrase, "You're scheduled for chem training," they know it's time to pull their gas mask out of their car trunk, closet or supply section and get ready for a long day of lecture, sweat and flying charcoal.    It means at least five to six hours in a classroom watching PowerPoint slides, with the occasional "GAS, GAS, GAS!"
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According to Oklahoma state law, pedestrians who do not use a crosswalk must yield the right of way to vehicles. Pedestrians should always make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Pedestrians, drivers must work together for safety
The first reported pedestrian fatality occurred in the United Kingdom in 1896.    Katherine Driscol died as a result of being struck by a vehicle while at the Crystal Palace. The maximum speed of the vehicle that struck her was only 4 mph at the time of impact.    More recently at Tinker, there has been a sharp rise in pedestrian/vehicle mishaps
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A healthier work environment is a shared goal of Alternative Dispute Resolution’s Terry Hirons and Equal Employment Opportunity’s Paula Cochnauer.  The two managers often work together on disputes, offering employees informal options to reach satisfactory outcomes. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Unit Spotlight on Equal Employment Opportunity Office
When you step into the Tinker Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity Complaints Office, it hard to tell they deal with workplace disputes.    You are greeted by bright colors, inspiring art work, a mild fragrant mist, soft music and of course, a smiling and friendly administrative assistant.    "We want people to feel like it is private where they
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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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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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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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