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From left, 72nd Air Base Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Cherry stands next to former World War II Army Air Corps Cpl. Chapman Hill, World War II Army Air Corps Pfc. Eddie Fish and 552nd Air Control Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. James Foltz. (Courtesy Photo) Team Tinker helps tribe celebrate veterans
Courage is almost a contradiction because it means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die, English literary critic G.K. Chesterton once wrote.    Team Tinker helped the Muscogee Creek Nation celebrate the courage and sacrifice of their military veterans July 12 in Okmulgee.    552nd Air Control Wing Command Chief Master Sgt.
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Capt. Brian Costello speaks after taking over command of Task Force 124 and Strategic Communications Wing ONE in a ceremony July 13. Capt. Costello, the 10th wing commander of SCW-1, took the reigns of leadership from Capt. Dan Seesholtz. (Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charles L. Ludwig) Costello takes charge of Navy Wing
Capt. Brian Costello relieved Capt. Dan Seesholtz as Task Force 124 and Strategic Communications Wing ONE wing commander July 13 in a change of command ceremony in the Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron FOUR Hangar.    As the new wing commander, Capt. Costello will preside over the overall operations of VQ's 3, 4 and 7, along with the Center for
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Default Air Force Logo Could you be a safety hero?
Inline with Tinker's continued commitment to excellence in safety, the Oklahoma City Air Logistic Center Safety Office is looking for Tinker Air Force Base Safety Heroes. A Safety Hero will be recognized monthly in the Tinker Take Off with a picture and brief description of the outstanding action.    The safety office is in search of personnel who
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Default Air Force Logo Hate Crimes: They can happen anywhere
It can happen anywhere. A hateful act suddenly poisons the air. At Tinker, members of the workforce face a number of challenges that include ensuring safety and trying to prevent the situations from escalating.    "In the past, members of hate groups have approached military members of all branches of the armed forces because of the training those
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Default Air Force Logo Being prepared for floods could save lives, property
Tinker Air Force Base has an extensive system of creeks and storm drains, which could overflow, endangering personnel and resources.    It is important that everyone understands and knows what actions to protect themselves other personnel, personal property or government resources to minimize damage from floods.    Awareness - Oklahoma is subject
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Maj. Gen. Loren Reno, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander, welcomes students from the University of Oklahoma's Sooner Flight Academy as they begin a tour of Bldg. 3001 labs and B-1 and B-52 hangars. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger) Opportunities abound: Sooner Flight Academy tours Tinker July 19
Nearly 25 students and teachers from the University of Oklahoma's Sooner Flight Academy toured Tinker Air Force Base to gain a behind-the-scenes perspective of the aviation field Jul 19.   Better known as Aerospace Day, the adolescents ranged in age from 14 to 18 years old and were part of the academy's Flight Zone camp, a college prep class.    "I
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Valerie Biltz, director, right, and Wynell Neece, PhD. of the Organizational Consulting office, study the morale of an organization through assessments, surveys and consulting with different levels of personnel. Keeping morale and production high is a goal of the office, which opened in 2003. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Unit Spotlight on Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Directorate of Personnel
The only time many people are aware of the presence of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Directorate of Personnel is during orientation, where employees are barraged with more information than can be stored in the brain.    Yet this unit is in the fabric of our every day lives at Tinker, ensuring that the OC-ALC has the right number of
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Physical well-being is one of the four engines of wellness defined by Air Force Materiel Command Headquarters. The other engines are emotional, spiritual and social. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Slow down and evaluate your engines
Life seems to be getting faster and faster for all us.   We use cell phones, pagers, e-mail and blackberries all in an attempt to make our lives a little easier. In reality, although these devices are great leaps in technology, they also result in pulling our lives in many competing directions.   Instead of taking the time to live balanced lives,
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Default Air Force Logo Sometimes what you don’t say says everything: What you can do to stop sexual assault
Are you willing to help prevent and report sexual assault crimes? It's time to stop being a bystander and take action.   The first step in becoming a person of action is to learn the difference between coercion and consent.   Coercion can be: Talking someone into a sexual activity, wearing them down, making them feel guilty or taking advantage of
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Default Air Force Logo Support for members exposed to traumatic stress
Some groups of people are at high risk for witnessing or being involved in traumatic incidents. These include emergency medical personnel, fire response, security forces, mortuary personnel and active duty members exposed to combat or violence.   Ordinary people can also be exposed to traumatic events, such as motor vehicle accidents or being a
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