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Default Air Force Logo 507th Air Refueling Wing beings new partnership
The 507th Air Refueling Wing begins a new partnership in August when members of the Oklahoma Air National Guard team up for the drill weekend.    With this action, the 507th ARW will become the first Air Force Reserve Command wing to have an Air National Guard wing associated with it.    Approximately eight Oklahoma Air National Guard aircrew
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Barbara Westgate AFMC executive director meets with union officials at Tinker
The executive director for Air Force Materiel Command will be among a host of other movers and shakers from across the command to visit Tinker Air Force Base Aug. 8-10 to enhance ongoing relations with union officials as part of an AFMC Partnership Council summit.    Joining Barbara Westgate from AFMC will be Leif Peterson, Personnel director; Jon
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2007
Sue Lumpkins Senior Executive Service promotions announced
Sue Lumpkins and Michele Rachie have joined the ranks of the growing number of women being promoted into Senior Executive Service. "The last four SES promotions in July were women. In the last three or four years, we have gotten more," said Ms. Lumpkins, 327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing deputy director.   Ms. Rachie, 827th Aircraft Sustainment Group
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Col. Kevin D. Degnan Col. Degnan takes command of AFFSA
On June 29, Col. Kevin D. Degnan became the second commander of the Air Force Flight Standards Agency since the agency's move from Maryland to Oklahoma City.    Col. Christopher Ceplecha relinquished command of AFFSA during a change of command ceremony at Hangar 8 of the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center.    The ceremony's presiding official was
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2007
Base Beautification Map Officials encourage base-wide cleanup
Now that the atypical Oklahoma summer monsoon has somewhat subsided, Tinker officials are encouraging organizations to take a little time out of their busy schedules today and next week to help keep the base clean.    Col. Mark Correll, 72nd Air Base Wing and Tinker installation commander, said even though rain is in the forecast again, he would
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2007
Maj. Gen. Polly Peyer Focusing on the warfighter: Former vice commander addresses logistics challenges at LOA breakfast
The former vice commander for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center talked about the various challenges facing the logistics community among other things during the Logistics Officers Association breakfast July 18 at the Tinker Club.    Maj. Gen. Polly Peyer, who served as vice commander of the OC-ALC from June 2002 to June 2003, discussed the
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Espionage doesn't have to be intentional spying or being a mole. Mishandling classified information can also put the warfighting capability at risk. (Air Force photo illustration by Margo Wright and April McDonald) 'Spy catcher' discusses espionage at conference
In an increasingly impersonal world where friends are just a click away and your husband or wife may be waiting in the next chat room, retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and former spy chaser Lydia Jechorek said espionage is as easy as ever.    "We are carrying these personal technologies like laptops and phones and we don't think of
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2007
Col. James Eilers addresses the Airmen and civilians of the 72nd Mission Support Group moments after assuming command of the group during a July 9 ceremony outside of the Tinker Club. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Col. Eilers: 72nd MSG commander and mentor
His official title is 72nd Mission Support Group commander, but Col. James Eilers will tell you he's simply an Airman who cares about his people.    Col. Eilers oversees base services for 40 associate units assigned to five Major Commands. In total, his group supports more than 50,000 military, dependents, civilians and retirees.   The colonel said
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2007
Tinker Elementary School second-grade teacher Vicki Dudley unpacks and unstacks her classroom, getting it ready for the new school year, which begins Aug. 14. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Prepare now for a successful school year
The military is not the only place where schedules, organization and goals are valued. Learning experts suggests these things will help kick off a stress free school year.    With Mid-Del schools starting on Aug. 14, there are some things parents can do to get back in the school routine and minimize stress and anxiety.    Enroll Early. If your
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2007
with the traditional guidon presentation, Col. Keith Weyenberg, right, accapts command of the 747th Aircraft Sustainment Group. Col. Paul Waugh, 327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing commander, assigned Col. Weyenberg as group commander during the July 24 ceremony in the base theater. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger) 747th ACSG welcomes new commander
Col. Douglas Anderson relinquished command of the 747th Aircraft Sustainment Group to Col. Keith Weyenberg before nearly 100 guests. The time-honored ceremony took place at Tinker's base theater July 24.    Ceremony guests included Maj. Gen. Loren Reno, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander, and John Over, who became the OC-ALC executive
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