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Rodney Walker Walker named new director af DISA Oklahoma City
Rodney Walker is the new Director of Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center Oklahoma City, effective June 3.    Mr. Walker served as Deputy Director of DISA Oklahoma City since August 2003.   Previous assignments include Deputy Director of the Oklahoma City Software Development Activity, Materiel Systems Group
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Lt. Col. Lisette Childers addresses Airmen of the 72nd Security Forces Squadron after assuming command of the squadron during a June 18 ceremony. (Air Force photo by Kirk McPheeters) Childers to lead security forces troops
Lt. Col. Lisette Childers became the new 72nd Security Forces commander at an appointment to command ceremony June 18.    Held at the Tinker Club, approximately 125 Airmen and civilians attended to welcome the new commander.    "Commanding a unit is the best job any officer could have," said Col. Childers. "The opportunity and challenge to lead the
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Tinker weathermen Maj. Ernest J. Fawbush, left, and Capt. Robert C. Miller forecasting tornado activity. (Air Force photo courtesy of Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center History Office) Tinker Airmen first to predict tornadoes
You're sitting on the couch watching a brand new episode of American Idol and at the critical part - up come the local weatherman warning about impending weather and tornado watches. Rather than spring to action most simply groan about having their show preempted and go on with their evening.    Not long ago, there wasn't a system in place to
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Electronics mechanic Jeff Hutchens discusses B-1 antennae work with 2nd Lt. Cory Steinbrecher recently.  As facility engineer for the B-1 Compact Range in Bldg. 3761, Lt. Steinbrecher ensures every piece of test equipment in the sole source facility is kept upgraded and in top shape. (Air Force photo Margo Wright)
I am an Airman: Tinker lieutenant seizes opportunity
Cory Steinbrecher is all about opportunity.    Opportunity landed him in the Army when he graduated high school and introduced him to the Air Force when he graduated college.    "The Air Force offered me opportunities I couldn't pass up," said 2nd Lt. Steinbrecher, an electrical engineer for the 76th Commodities Maintenance Group.    Even though
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After more than nine years of being the eyes and trusted friend to Scott Moffett, Sapphire retired this week. Mr. Moffett, a Tinker phone operator, has relied on his friend to guide him through the maze of Bldg. 3001 and other buildings since shortly after coming here in 2000. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright)
Tinker operator retires seeing-eye dog
Losing a member of the family is difficult.... whether they have four legs or two. Sapphire, a seven-year veteran of Team Tinker, officially retired from her post as a seeing-eye dog for blind switchboard operator Scott Moffett.    "She is a member of our family. It's going to take an adjustment period," said Col. Kyna McCall, 72nd Communications
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Randy Roy,  Russell Anderson and Timothy Miller, from left, found a fix for KC-135 elevators that kept the fleet in the air and put extra cash in their pockets through the IDEA program. (Air Force photo by Brandice J. Armstrong)
Mechanics’ brainstorm resourceful IDEA
Russell Anderson, Timothy Miller and Randy Roy are ingenious. The three sheet metal mechanics made a discovery that rewarded the Air Force and themselves threefold.    Mr. Anderson, Mr. Miller and Mr. Roy, of the 76th Maintenance Wing's 551st Commodities Maintenance Squadron's KC-135 Flight Control Back Shop, suggested and submitted a method to fix
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Default Air Force Logo Base seeks developer to privatize base housing
A new request for proposal was made public earlier this month in an effort to reinvigorate housing privatization efforts at Tinker, AFB. Last September, base military members and their families initially learned more about plans for privatizing Tinker's military family housing, but those plans were delayed when McChord AFB was realigned for a
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Default Air Force Logo PT uniforms uncomfortable, changes in the works
Tight, noisy and heavy physical training uniforms are becoming an additional challenge to staying fit to fight, Airmen said.    The Air Force uniform board received nearly 500 suggestions on improving the Air Force PT uniforms, which became mandatory wear in Oct. 2006, said Senior Master Sgt. Dana Athnos, Air Force uniform board superintendent.   
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the Navy's Blue Angels were the featured aerial act for the 10th annual Star Spangled Salute. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) 10th annual Star Spangled Salute attracts thousands
Hundreds of Team Tinker members volunteered June 9-10 for the 10th annual Star Spangled Salute at Tinker Air Force Base.    More than 100,000 spectators packed the installation and there seemed to be a Team Tinker volunteer lending a helping hand when and wherever needed.    Event visitors participated in dozens of different activities,
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Teams from the 327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing scrub down B-1Bs with a new pretreatment product proven to create a much tighter bond between existing surfaces and new coatings. The Department of Defense recently honored the Environmental Management Division with the Secretary of Defense Environmental Quality Award. (Air Force photo) Three-peat: EM wins DOD award
Tinker Air Force Base was honored at the Pentagon this month as one of only seven bases chosen for the Gen. Thomas D. White Environmental Award and one of only four Air Force bases to win a Department of Defense environmental award.     "Everybody was really excited to win," said Cathy Scheirman, chief of the Environmental Management Division at
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