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Default Air Force Logo Officials warn against distractions while driving
Experts agree that multi-tasking while driving is a distraction.   Nearly one million vehicles on the road in the U.S. during daylight hours were operated by someone on a hand-held phone in 2005, according the latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics.    In Oklahoma, cell phone use was a contributing factor in 775 accidents
0 8/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo Cell phone usage, seat belt non-usage punishment outlined
Driving a government owned vehicle or privately owned vehicle on an Air Force installation is a privilege granted by the installation commander.   Those who accept that privilege must comply with the laws and instructions governing motor vehicle operation and registration on the installation.    As part of the Department of Defense Joint Traffic
0 8/16
2007
Col. Keith Weyenberg talks to the 747th Aircraft Sustainment Group July 24, moments after assuming leadership of the group during a traditional ceremony at the base theater. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger) New 747th ACSG commander excited to be part of Team Tinker
Col. Keith Weyenberg, a career acquisitions officer, said he is excited to lead the 747th Aircraft Sustainment Group.    Since assuming command of the group July 24, the colonel said he has several goals he'd like to accomplish and has a plan for action. Among the top of his list is stabilizing the utilization rates of aircraft and weapons systems.
0 8/16
2007
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kasey Bruce, Task Force 124, performs routine maintenance on an E-6B Mercury prior to its flight over Iraq. Petty Officer Bruce is deployed here from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (Photo by Senior Airman Clark Staehle) TACAMO mission evolves to support war operations
Some people might say you can't teach old dogs new tricks, but they've probably never met the Sailors who make up Task Force 124 in Baghdad, Iraq.    The men and women with the Navy who comprise the unit here fly and operate an E-6B Mercury in support of Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airmen on the ground in and around Baghdad.    "Our role here is
0 8/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo Reveille starts the day off right
Etched in the threads of the fabric of our American Flag are the immigrants who built the country on faith, every mother who has received a cold flag instead of her child's warm embrace and countless others memorable events in the nation's history.    Because of events like these, each time the flag is raised, American pride should soar also.
0 8/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo Riding the heat wave can be dangerous
As temperatures hover around the century mark, heat-related illnesses are a serious concern that cannot be taken lightly. Nearly 400 people a year die from heat exposure.    "Having a heat related illness can be prevented, yet many people are affected each year by the heat. Watching out for our wingman as well as yourself is the key in prevention,"
0 8/16
2007
Senior Airman Susan M. VonArx Senior airman receives Air Force-level Aces High award
Senior Airman Susan M. VonArx, a customer service technician with the 72nd Comptroller Squadron, has been recognized by Secretary of the Air Force Financial Management as the August recipient of the "Aces High" award.    Airman VonArx arrived at Tinker in December 2003 where she was assigned to the Customer Service Section. She immediately excelled
0 8/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo AFMC executive director takes vast role in stride
The executive director for Air Force Materiel Command has a lot on her plate these days. Yet, through it all, she wears an infectious smile, exudes confidence and brims with optimism.    As the senior civilian within AFMC, Barbara Westgate, a member of the Senior Executive Service, advises AFMC Commander Gen. Bruce Carlson on labor union relations
0 8/13
2007
Maj. Gen. Loren M. Reno, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander, discusses possible solutions with union leadership, 2nd Vice-President Rick Stuart, American Federation of Government Employees Local 916, about the traffic and pedestrian problems at the crosswalk area at the north end of Bldg. 3001. (Air Force photo by Kathy E. Paine) Tinker officials to install crosswalk signals on Industrial Boulevard
Team Tinker leadership is demonstrating their dedication to safety by installing four solar-powered crosswalk signals in the high-pedestrian area north of bldg. 3001.    "Our most precious asset is our great people. One of our primary focus areas is safety," said Maj. Gen. Loren Reno, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Commander. "These new
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2007
Leadership trainer Kathy Hanson challenges Tinker personnel with leadership questions and examples, sometimes getting revealing, humorous answers, during the Aug. 1 program at the Tom Steed Center on the Rose State College campus. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Program focuses on building better leaders
Sixty-five percent of performance problems in the work place have to deal with strained relations, not lack of skill or motivation, said organizational psychologist Dr. Johnna Shamp.    The five-day Leadership Assessment Program focused on building better leaders to promote a stronger Tinker work force.    Thirty-six specially-selected maintenance
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2007
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