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Gen. Bruce Carlson, left, passes command of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center to Maj. Gen. Loren M. Reno May 30.  The commander of Air Force Materiel Command passed the guidon in a traditional ceremony before approximately 1500 workers, civic and military leaders and retired Tinker commanders gathered in a Bldg. 3001 aircraft dock. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Maj. Gen. Reno takes command of OC-ALC
   Maj. Gen. Loren M. Reno said his five basic concepts for success as the newly named Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander are: supporting the warfighter, stewardship, suppliers, safety and quality and teamwork.    Gen. Reno detailed his keys to success before approximately 1,500 Airmen, civilians, friends and family during a change of
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2007
Lt. Col. William Toguchi, 72nd Air Base Wing chaplain and Asian Pacific American Heritage advisor, led APAH committee members in extending their appreciation for Col. Michael Niezgoda’s support in providing them two excess flag poles for use in mounting their banners, one of which is displayed in the background. Col Niezgoda, 38th Engineering Installation Group commander, was given an APAH coin as a token of their appreciation.

Despite weather, tropical spirits soar at luau
Tropical music, friendly faces, hula dancing and a whole roasted pig where all accounted for, so the only thing missing from this year's Asian Pacific American Heritage luau was the sunshine reflecting gently off the clear blue ocean and the saltiness of the warm pacific breeze. Instead, the Tinker APAH community celebrated Asian Pacific American
0 5/23
2007
With Staff Sgt. Isaac Wilson acting as a heart attack victim in Bldg. 460, Tech Sgt. Mickey Leckie, right, and Master Sgt. Beverly Justice go through rescue procedures using the Automatic External Defibrillator during a recent training session. 
AED Life-savers abound at Tinker
A relatively small automatic machine could be the difference between life and death. The device is called an Automatic External Defibrillator, or AED. The AED is a portable electronic device that diagnoses and treats potentially life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. With the application of electrical therapy, it stops the arrhythmia and allows the
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2007
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne visits with 552nd Air Control Wing Airmen including hydraulics apprentice Airman 1st Class Glyn Harrell during his May 22 and 23 Tinker visit.  The secretary met the crew of an E-3 Sentry, shook hands with maintainers working on the ground and high inside the rotodome, toured Bldg. 3001 and had breakfast with Airmen during his visit.   Secretary Wynne, along with Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski, Air Force Materiel Command vice commander, were featured speakers at the Aerospace Summit and Expo in Oklahoma City.  
Aerospace Summit features SECAF
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne gave the keynote address at the sixth annual Oklahoma Aerospace Summit and Expo in Oklahoma City, May 22. Approximately 1,000 local businessmen and Airmen attended a luncheon at the Cox Convention Center to hear Mr. Wynne discuss the strong relationship between Tinker Air Force Base and Oklahoma, as well as
0 5/22
2007
Gen. Bruce Carlson OC-ALC change of command set for Wednesday
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Director Robert J. Conner will put the finishing touches on a storied career during a change of command ceremony set for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bldg. 3001, Dock 5 ½. Replacing Mr. Conner will be Maj. Gen. Loren M. Reno, who is currently serving as vice director for the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Va.
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2007
Default Air Force Logo ALC director to retire Wednesday
Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Director Robert J. Conner will retire Wednesday. In his more than 32 years of government service, he has gone from being a management trainee to the first-ever civilian director of the largest air logistics center in the Air Force. A career in government service was not high on his list of priorities as a young
0 5/22
2007
Gen. Bruce Carlson AFMC commander encourages Memorial Day reflection
As I look forward to the Memorial Day weekend, two thoughts are most prominent on my mind. First, earlier this year I had the privilege of visiting our Airmen in Iraq and Afghanistan. In mid-May, I met more Airmen while touring Air Force bases in Japan and the Republic of Korea. Serving side-by-side with their joint teammates, Airmen are making a
0 5/22
2007
Default Air Force Logo Combat communicators essential to the warfighter
Being a combat communicator in the 31st Combat Communications Squadron brings with it the true essence of being a warfighter. The 3rd Combat Communications Group, or 3rd Herd, takes the saying, "Train like you fight," to the next level. Training starts with the Combat Communications Readiness School, which every member of the 3rd Herd must
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2007
(TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla) An Airman from the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conducts post-flight inspections on an E-3B/C Sentry aircraft as its cousin from across the Atlantic - the British E-3D Sentry - taxis to its parking space. Members of the No. 8 Squadron from Royal Air Force Waddington, United Kingdom, conducted a liaison visit to the 552nd Air Control Wing from April 10-17 to open the doors for future mission training and partnership.(Photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler) British Sentry visits American brethren at Tinker
"Coalition AWACS training." That's the term used by several members of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron when their British brethren arrived for their first joint briefings on April 11. Members of the E-3D Sentry No. 8 Squadron, Royal Air Force Waddington, United Kingdom, conducted a liaison visit to the 552nd Air Control Wing April 10-17 to
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2007
B-1 Horizontal Stabilizer Shop personnel replace aluminum spars with titanium on one of the last two stabilizers modified for the 77-bomber inventory.  Part of the team completing the eight-year workload at Tinker are; clockwise from left; Chris Johnson, Donny Ticer, Brenton Bryant, John Griffin and Charles Guthrie.  (Air Force photo by Margo Wright)


B-1 Stab Shop finishes eight-year project
The B-1 Stabilizer Shop recently completed an eight-year modification project to extend the life of the aging aircraft. Concluded March 13, the process removed and replaced roughly 95 percent of the B-1B horizontal stabilizer's internal structure on the entire fleet of 77 bombers. Located near the tail of the aircraft, the left and right horizontal
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2007
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