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Col. James Eilers addresses the Airmen and civilians of the 72nd Mission Support Group moments after assuming command of the group during a July 9 ceremony outside of the Tinker Club. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Col. Eilers: 72nd MSG commander and mentor
His official title is 72nd Mission Support Group commander, but Col. James Eilers will tell you he's simply an Airman who cares about his people.    Col. Eilers oversees base services for 40 associate units assigned to five Major Commands. In total, his group supports more than 50,000 military, dependents, civilians and retirees.   The colonel said
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2007
Tinker Elementary School second-grade teacher Vicki Dudley unpacks and unstacks her classroom, getting it ready for the new school year, which begins Aug. 14. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Prepare now for a successful school year
The military is not the only place where schedules, organization and goals are valued. Learning experts suggests these things will help kick off a stress free school year.    With Mid-Del schools starting on Aug. 14, there are some things parents can do to get back in the school routine and minimize stress and anxiety.    Enroll Early. If your
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2007
with the traditional guidon presentation, Col. Keith Weyenberg, right, accapts command of the 747th Aircraft Sustainment Group. Col. Paul Waugh, 327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing commander, assigned Col. Weyenberg as group commander during the July 24 ceremony in the base theater. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger) 747th ACSG welcomes new commander
Col. Douglas Anderson relinquished command of the 747th Aircraft Sustainment Group to Col. Keith Weyenberg before nearly 100 guests. The time-honored ceremony took place at Tinker's base theater July 24.    Ceremony guests included Maj. Gen. Loren Reno, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander, and John Over, who became the OC-ALC executive
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2007
Good personal hygiene such as washing your hands before you eat can go a long way in preventing illness. (Courtesy photo) Good hygiene can keep you healthy
Most of us learned the basics of good personal hygiene from our mothers and fathers when we were children.   They started us on good hygiene with the simple rule of washing our hands before we ate.   As we have grown older, some of us may have drifted away from our parent's wise advice.    In today's chemical laden workplaces, being even more
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2007
72nd Medical Group pitcher Joe Henry steps into the batter's box during a July 26 co-ed softball game against the 552nd Training Squadron. The 72nd MDG swept the doubleheader with the 552nd TRS to claim the regular season co-ed title. (Air Force photo by John E. Banks) 72nd Med Group claims co-ed regular season championship
The coed league regular season softball champions were determined July 26 with the 72nd Medical Group posting a pair of run-rule victories over the 552nd Training Squadron.   The 72nd MDG won the opener 22-3 and took the nightcap, 16-6.   The first game of the doubleheader got off to a quick start with the 72nd MDG scoring early and often. Led by
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2007
Tinker Rangers base runner Christopher Brooks safely steals third in the sixth inning of a July 29 games against the Braves. (Air Force photo by John E. Banks) Rangers fall to defending champions
The Tinker Air Force Base Rangers were looking to turn the corner against their National Adult Baseball Association league nemesis of the past three years July 20, but it was simply not meant to be.    With sole possession of second place on the line in the American Division, the defending NABA league champion Braves snapped a 1-all tie with nine
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2007
Heather McKain, a performer at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede in Branson, Mo., presents a bronze "Stampede of the Buffaloes" statuette as a token of appreciation to Gabriele Church, Tinker Information, Tickets and Travel director. The award extends a special "thank you" to the ITT office for the services they provide to active duty and retired military personnel and their families. (Air Force photo by Becky Pillifant) Dixie Stampede honors military travel services
Representatives from Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction in Branson, Mo. were on base July 24 to present a special appreciation award to the Tinker Information, Ticet and Travel staff.   The staff received the bronze "Stampede of the Buffalos" statuette for travel services provided to active duty and retired military personnel and their
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2007
There is a misconception among young people today that acceptable consent means "yes" at any age. In Oklahoma, the age of consent is 16 years old. Just because a person looks old enough, doesn't mean they are. (Photo illustration by Margo Wright and April McDonald) Age of consent: How old is 'old enough?'
There is a misconception among young people today that acceptable consent means "yes" at any age.    In Oklahoma, the age of consent is 16 years old, which means the law has determined that a person younger than 16 is not capable of deciding when it is appropriate to have sex.    Until that age is reached, a person cannot legally have sex. It
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2007
Sheet metal mechanic Thomas White replaces rivets on a B-52 Bomber. Mr. White is a recent graduate of the 1,800-hour Aviation Maintenance vocational training program. (Air Force photo by Kandis West) Heart and Soul: Sheet metal mechanics undergo hours of training before hitting shop floor
They don't wear BDU's, but they lace up their boots everyday. Their hearts beat to the drum of Ol'Glory and their pride flies high as the Bombers they repair.    They are sheet metal mechanics, who take pride in every rivet and every square inch of sheet metal that holds the half-a-century old aircrafts together.    "Without a structure, you can't
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2007
John J. Over Over assumes OC-ALC executive director position
John J. Over, 448th Combat Sustainment Wing director, will continue his diverse trek within the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center when he becomes the center's executive director in ceremonies today.    "Thinking back over my career, I never imagined this," said Mr. Over, who has held seven previous positions within the center to date. "As a member
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2007
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