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Default Air Force Logo Local Tops in Blue auditions next month
The 72nd Services Division is once again coordinating the local auditions for this year's Tops In Blue competition.   To help applicants prepare an entertainer audition tape and polish their act, a base-level talent contest and taping will be held in the base theater with the Family and Teen Talent Contest at 7 p.m. Sept. 22.   Sign up deadline for
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Fitlinxx, Fit 4 Life procedures clarified
Tinker fitness officials have noticed the need for clarification concerning how to get themselves into Fitlinxx and the "Fit 4 Life" fitness program and begin exercising to improve their health, fitness and over all wellness.   According to Ben Gibson, fitness center director, the process is not complicated but probably some questions need to be
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Volunteers needed for Redman Triathon
For most, the idea of a 2.4-mile swim followed immediately by a 112-mile bike ride capped off with a 26.2-mile run sounds less like a sporting event and more like a form of self-torture.   Yet, that superhuman effort is exactly what will be attempted by athletes competing in the 3rd annual Redman Triathlon on Sept. 22 in Oklahoma City.   While not
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2007
Gen. Bruce Carlson, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, returns to Tinker next week for a two-day site visit. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) AFMC commander plans return visit
Gen. Bruce Carlson will make a return visit to Tinker Air Force Base Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the command's mission, its people and continuous process improvements among other topics.   The general will open discussions with community leaders during a working breakfast on Wednesday at the Tinker Club. Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and
0 8/28
2007
Albert Aguilar, Environmental Restoration chief shows a graph to help illustrate how the groundwater flow divide, which runs just north of the Tinker boundary to Interstate-40, keeps groundwater flow in a south westerly direction towards the base. (Air Force photo by Brion Ockenfels) EPA, Tinker discuss plan for NPL Site
In a public meeting held Aug. 14 at the Midwest City Library, Tinker Air Force Base officials provided a detailed plan to take no-further-action for Soldier Creek Groundwater Operable Unit three of Tinker's National Priorities List Site, or Super Fund Site.   The Air Force made the recommendation because no contamination attributable to Tinker has
0 8/28
2007
Mike Dey, Information Management’s graphics developer, created Baldo to help reinforce safety reminders in lighthearted ways.  The animated clips are used on base plasma screens as a continuing effort to keep safety a priority. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Safety Hero
Michael Dey of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Information Technology Directorate is this month's Safety Hero Award winner.   Mr. Dey used his unique IT computer skills and personal initiative to animate nearly two dozen safety slogans for use during this year's 101 Critical Days of Summer.   His animated characters have been displayed
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2007
Construction on Tinker for the new Hruskocy Gate is completed and county road work outside the gate is expected to begin soon. The new gate, tucked between the Child Development Center East and the Industrial Waste Water Treatment Plant northeast of Bldg. 3001, will accommodate hundreds of vehicles safely away from Interstate-40 along its new entrance road. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright)
Hruskocy gate project nearly complete
Tinker Air Force Base and Oklahoma County officials are working together to make the installation and surrounding communities safer. Their latest project, the relocation of the Hruskocy Gate, is expected to be completed by April 2008.    The project is a two-part effort. Tinker constructed a roadway inside its fence to tie East Drive and the
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Combat Advancement awarded to TACAMO Sailor
Spending 12 months serving as a police trainer in a northeast province of Afghanistan has earned a master-at-arms from the Take Charge and Move Out community in Oklahoma the rarest of accomplishments - a combat promotion.    Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Mullis of Strategic Communications Wing ONE served with the Asadabad Provincial Reconstruction
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2007
Petty Officer 3rd Class Kristofer Piros, Strategic Communications Wing ONE, and state Rep. Gary Banz listen during the Aug. 16 Tinker Management Association luncheon as USS Oklahoma survivor Paul Goodyear holds a copy of the U.S. Constitution he presented to Petty Officer Piros in a ceremony symbolizing passing the responsibility of defending the constitution from one generation to the next. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger) Base association remembers USS Oklahoma
Tinker Management Association members were taken back to Dec. 7, 1941 at this month's luncheon.    District 101 State Rep. Gary Banz interviewed 89-year-old Paul Goodyear, a crewmember aboard USS Oklahoma during the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor.    Mr. Goodyear, then a 23 year-old signalman third class and supervisor of the signal watch,
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2007
Members of the Director of Propulsion discuss the engine needs of their customers who are in all major commands.  Clockwise from left are; 1st Lt.  Jeremy Evert, Michael Thomas, Janice Eberhard, Georgia Washington, Bob Bondaruk, Vanessa Barkus, and Mickey Conklin. (Air Force photo by Kelly Sharp) Unit Spotlight: Staff of less than 20 manages OC-ALC/YP
Only 18 people work in one of the most important units in the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. Ultimately, the unit is part of a larger group that spreads across three Air Force centers.    Collectively, they're the Propulsion group. At Tinker, they're known at the OC-ALC/YP.    "Our objective is to develop new and modified turbine engine
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2007
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