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Maj. Gen. Loren Reno, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander, welcomes students from the University of Oklahoma's Sooner Flight Academy as they begin a tour of Bldg. 3001 labs and B-1 and B-52 hangars. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger) Opportunities abound: Sooner Flight Academy tours Tinker July 19
Nearly 25 students and teachers from the University of Oklahoma's Sooner Flight Academy toured Tinker Air Force Base to gain a behind-the-scenes perspective of the aviation field Jul 19.   Better known as Aerospace Day, the adolescents ranged in age from 14 to 18 years old and were part of the academy's Flight Zone camp, a college prep class.    "I
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Valerie Biltz, director, right, and Wynell Neece, PhD. of the Organizational Consulting office, study the morale of an organization through assessments, surveys and consulting with different levels of personnel. Keeping morale and production high is a goal of the office, which opened in 2003. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Unit Spotlight on Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Directorate of Personnel
The only time many people are aware of the presence of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Directorate of Personnel is during orientation, where employees are barraged with more information than can be stored in the brain.    Yet this unit is in the fabric of our every day lives at Tinker, ensuring that the OC-ALC has the right number of
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Physical well-being is one of the four engines of wellness defined by Air Force Materiel Command Headquarters. The other engines are emotional, spiritual and social. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Slow down and evaluate your engines
Life seems to be getting faster and faster for all us.   We use cell phones, pagers, e-mail and blackberries all in an attempt to make our lives a little easier. In reality, although these devices are great leaps in technology, they also result in pulling our lives in many competing directions.   Instead of taking the time to live balanced lives,
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Default Air Force Logo Sometimes what you don’t say says everything: What you can do to stop sexual assault
Are you willing to help prevent and report sexual assault crimes? It's time to stop being a bystander and take action.   The first step in becoming a person of action is to learn the difference between coercion and consent.   Coercion can be: Talking someone into a sexual activity, wearing them down, making them feel guilty or taking advantage of
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Default Air Force Logo Support for members exposed to traumatic stress
Some groups of people are at high risk for witnessing or being involved in traumatic incidents. These include emergency medical personnel, fire response, security forces, mortuary personnel and active duty members exposed to combat or violence.   Ordinary people can also be exposed to traumatic events, such as motor vehicle accidents or being a
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Five-year-old Jovannie Arroyo helps Maj. Gen. Lorren Reno, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander, read to children during the Tinker Library's story time July 19. (Air Force photo by Becky Pillifant) Children grow through reading
This year's Summer Reading Program brought many new and exciting ways to encourage kids to read.   The Tinker Library has teamed up with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and has a similar summer program to all state libraries, making it easier for children and parents.   There have also been several highlights of this summer's program. The
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A colorful periodic table now graces the floor of the 76th Maintenance Wing Electroplating Lab, an idea of chemist Chris Mance, right, who did the work with help from chemist David Nguyen, center. Fellow chemist Carson Cameron, left, works in the open design that also now allows easier access to an emergency eye wash station. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Periodic table installed on floor of chemistry lab
Hidden deep in Bldg. 3001 is a unique mural, of sorts. Built into a chemistry laboratory floor, the mural is a chart that best represents the science of chemistry.    Chris Mance, 76th Maintenance Wing chemist, designed and primarily installed a 180-square-foot periodic table into the electroplating lab floor. With help from fellow chemist David
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The new officer and enlisted evaluation forms will make their debut in August, starting with senior master sergeants. (Air Force photo by Kandis West) Performance reports shortened, fitness added
Air Force officials want to keep evaluation forms short and sweet and of course, lean.    The new officer and enlisted evaluation forms will make its debut this August, starting with senior master sergeants.    Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel Lt. Gen. Roger Brady said the new forms will reduce the workload associated with
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Electronics technician Janae Starkey re-assembles a B-1 antenna after testing in Tinker's B-1 Antenna Shop. The shop is the only one in the Air Force working on the bomber's antenna repair. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) One of a kind: B-1B Antenna Shop only one in the Air Force; sustains entire B-1B fleet
Nearly 20 years after the B-1B Antenna/Radar shop first opened, it remains the only one in the Air Force. That means every B-1B antenna needing repair must come through Tinker Air Force Base.    Built by Westinghouse, the B-1B antenna is affixed to the nose of the aircraft and is valued at roughly $4.5 million. The antenna allows the aircraft to
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Col. Michael Leahy 448th CSW vice director retires
Col. Michael Leahy will soon cross out of the blue.    After a 27-year career, which brought him to Tinker Air Force Base for 11 months, the 448th Combat Sustainment Wing vice director will retire July 27.    "The Air Force gave me a series of tremendous opportunities and I would not trade any of them, but I've reached a point where I can better
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