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Tinker personnel decontaminate a “victim” during a recent weapons of mass destruction exercise involving outside agencies. Adopting the Air Force Incident Management System, based on the National Incident Management System and National Response Plan, now allows Tinker emergency responders to better communicate with their civilian counterparts in a crisis situation. (Air Force photo) Are you ready? Planning for bioterrorist threat part of Tinker’s EM program
(Editor's Note: The following is the third in a four-part series on Readiness and focuses on the various types of biohazard attacks the base could experience. Next week's final article in the series will discuss where to go, what to do in the event of any type of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive attack)   
0 7/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Local teenagers invited to explore aviation field at Tinker
The exploration of aviation will take local teenagers from a classroom setting to Tinker Air Force Base July 19.    Thirty adolescents between the ages of 15 and 18 years old will tour Tinker to gain a behind-the-scenes perspective of the aviation field through a program better known as Aerospace Day. The teens are from the University of Oklahoma's
0 7/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Base Exchange sees increase in theft
Theft at the Tinker Air Force Base Exchange has doubled in the last five months. Fifty-nine theft incidents have been reported from Feb. 2007 to July 2007, compared to just 29 during the same time period last year.    "We suspect the increase is due to rotations," said Edna Kite, Tinker Base Exchange loss prevention manager.    Ms. Kite said Airmen
0 7/18
2007
Default Air Force Logo Operation Air Force: Academy cadets shadow military members during summer break
As thousands of college coeds bask in the summer sun, nearly 50 Air Force cadets are exploring career possibilities at Tinker.    The cadets are participating in Operation Air Force, an internship that doubles as a work and mentorship program. Initiated by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael
0 7/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo OC-ALC executive director leaves 'home'
On June 22, 1977 an unassuming young man walked through the doors of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center to begin his career as a logistics management specialist in north end of bldg. 3001.    "I couldn't even find my way to the cafeteria back then," said Garry Richey, OC-ALC executive director.    And after spending 25 years with the logistics
0 7/16
2007
Capt. Dan Seesholtz TACAMO leadership to change: commodore retires
With leadership of Strategic Communications Wing ONE changing hands this month, the current wing commander, Capt. Dan Seesholtz took time recently to share some parting thoughts with the wing he has led for the last 19 months.    Capt. Seesholtz will officially pass the reins of the Take Charge and Move Out community to current SCW-1 deputy
0 7/16
2007
During a visit to the 3rd Combat Communications Group compound, Gen. Ronald Keys, commander of Air Combat Command, was the first to have his photo taken with the new mascot, Buford. (Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Gary Priest) 3rd Herd marks 50th anniversary
With a bang of the gavel, 3rd Combat Communications Group Commander Col. James Appleyard closed the 50th anniversary celebration of the 3rd Herd following their Dining Out July 6 at the Tinker Club.    The Dining Out was the last of three events commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 3rd Herd last week.    The celebration kicked off July 5 with
0 7/16
2007
Default Air Force Logo 72nd MSG welcomes new commander
Col. Dean Jackson surrendered command of the 72nd Mission Support Group to Col. James Eilers in an outside ceremony July 9.    About 150 military and civilian personnel attended the change of command ritual in the Tinker Club's east parking lot.    "Jim was our number one choice for this job, in what is always a heartfelt bidding war when we go
0 7/16
2007
As the national anthem plays, outgoing 72nd Medical Support Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Lorn Heyne, left, and incoming commander Lt. Col. Elmo Robison honor the flag during the July 6 change of command ceremony. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright
Robison assumes command of 72nd MDSS
The 72nd Medical Support Squadron embraced change July 6. Lt. Col. Lorn Heyne relinquished command of the squadron to Lt. Col. Elmo Robison.    Nearly 100 Airmen and civilians sat in cushioned folding chairs outside the 72nd Medical Group by the flag pole. The flag flew at half staff in honor of the late retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air
0 7/16
2007
Tinker personnel and aid blanketed nearby communities when 1999’s historic tornado flattened neighborhoods west of base. Tinker and emergency agencies regularly exercise and plan for the unimaginable disasters. Tinker, off-base agencies rehearse multiple scenarios to prepare for attack
(Editor's note: The following is the second in a four-part series on Readiness and focuses on the various types of attacks the base could experience, what to do and where to go in the event of an attack. Next week's article will discuss different biohazard attacks and what to do in the event of an epidemic or pandemic.) Recent events around the
0 7/11
2007
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