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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
0 9/07
2007
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
0 9/07
2007
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.
0 9/07
2007
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
0 9/07
2007
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
0 9/07
2007
Default Air Force Logo Prison term levied for bomb threat
An Oklahoma City man who phoned in a bomb threat to Tinker Air Force Base in December was sentenced Aug. 30 to four years in prison, federal prosecutors announced.    United States District Judge Joe Heaton also ordered Neil Jason Wilfong, 35, to pay $475,631 in restitution, which was primarily the result of lost employee work time due to the
0 9/06
2007
Brig. Gen. Lynn A. Collyar charges Lt. Col. Kelly J. Larson with command of the Defense Distribution Depot Oklahoma City during an Aug. 14 ceremony. (Courtesy photo) Lt. Col. Larson takes command of DDOO
In a ceremony held Aug. 14, United States Air Force Lt. Col. Kelly J. Larson assumed command of the Defense Distribution Depot Oklahoma City, Okla.   Brig. Gen. Lynn A. Collyar, Defense Distribution Center commander, presided over the ceremony.   Guests at the ceremony included key customers from the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker Air
0 8/30
2007
Ken Snow of Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, left, and Larry Kersten, Hall Contracting, stand by a new part of the 24-inch-diameter natural gas pipeline replacing the nearly 80-year-old pipe near the golf course. The men monitor a pressure test that uses water to ensure the 3,900-foot-long pipe is sound before it’s put into operation. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Construction projects peak curiosity
Two Tinker construction sites have likely triggered curiosity and questions in the past few months. The Tinker Golf Course and Air Depot Boulevard intersection at Arnold Avenue, and Tinker's north fence along Southeast 29th Street are main areas of attraction as outside agencies install pipelines.   Construction for the two projects began in July
0 8/30
2007
Col. John E. Trnka Jr. prepares to accept the 513th Air Control Group flag from Brig. Gen. Thomas R. Coon, 10th Air Force commander, during the change of command ceremony July 15. (Air Force photo) New 513th ACG commander is familiar face
The new commander of the 513th Air Control Group may be new to the position, but he's no stranger to Tinker Air Force Base or the 513th ACG.   Col. John E. Trnka Jr. officially took command of the 513th during a change of command ceremony on July 15, replacing outgoing commander Col. Gregory Phillips.   For Col. Trnka, who in past assignments had
0 8/30
2007
Registered dietician Wendi Knowles encourages participants in ways to make weight loss achievable during a recent Support, Lifestyle, Improvement, Motivation, or SLIM, class at the Health and Wellness Center. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) New dietitian uses passion as her weapon to battle bulge
She's been there. She's done that. She knows exactly what she's talking about.   She's Wendi Knowles, the Health and Wellness Center's newest registered dietitian. Since arriving in May, and receiving counseling credentials earlier this month, Ms. Knowles has taken on a full workload aiding military and civilian personnel with their weight-loss
0 8/30
2007
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