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TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla -- 1st Lts. Chris Chester and Gerrit Dalman, 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron, designed the E-3 Sentry 30th anniversary noseart, which was unveiled during the opening ceremony June 29.  The E-3 Sentry celebrated its 30th anniversary throughout the weekend by inviting past and present E-3 Airmen to Tinker for tours, briefings and a banquet with Gen. Ronald Keys, Air Combat Command commander, as the guest speaker.  (Photo by Senior Airman Lorraine Amaro) The 552nd Air Control Wing celebrated the 30th anniversary of the E-3 Sentry
The 552nd Air Control Wing celebrated the 30th anniversary of the E-3 Sentry, also known as the Airborne Warning and Control System, or AWACS, June 29 through July 1, with 552nd commanders and Airmen, past and present, coming from around the globe to share their stories. "The AWACS heritage is rich with stories of being 'first to the battle' at
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Default Air Force Logo Commander issues cell phone memorandum
This memorandum establishes formal policy for violators of Code of Federal Regulations Title 32, Vol. 4 para634.25 (c) (3), Driver distractions:    A: "Vehicle operators on a DoD Installation and operators of Government owned vehicles shall not use cell phones unless the vehicle is safely parked or unless they are using a hands-free device. The
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2007
Default Air Force Logo E-mail changes on base
E-mail at Tinker Air Force Base is changing.    The Joint Task Force Computer Network Operations commander directed that HTML formatting is not allowed in e-mail due to inherent risks. Specifically, there are vulnerabilities that allow malicious code to execute merely by reading HTML-formatted e-mails. Microsoft configurations to protect against
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2007
Default Air Force Logo Simply the best: Tinker Control Tower tops in Air Force
Being the best in the Air Force says something. Words like elite, top, cream of the crop or select can describe being the best. But two simple words describe the 72nd Operations Support Squadron and the Tinker Control Tower, "the mission" period.    "If its Christmas morning or the evening of the fourth of July, our air traffic controllers are
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2007
Returning to Tinker after five years, Maj. Gen. Loren Reno takes command of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center.  Gen Reno brings with him a wealth of experience as a supplier and customer and an eagerness to continue leading Tinker’s drive for excellence. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) New OC-ALC commander a true American airman
Maj. Gen. Loren Reno has a passion for the Air Force second to none.   Sitting behind the dark-stained conference table and surrounded by the evidence of his many years of dedicated service, he is clearly comfortable with the top spot and quick with a reassuring smile and an encouraging word. In a voice unassuming, yet filled with confidence, he
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2007
Rodney Walker Walker named new director af DISA Oklahoma City
Rodney Walker is the new Director of Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center Oklahoma City, effective June 3.    Mr. Walker served as Deputy Director of DISA Oklahoma City since August 2003.   Previous assignments include Deputy Director of the Oklahoma City Software Development Activity, Materiel Systems Group
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2007
Lt. Col. Lisette Childers addresses Airmen of the 72nd Security Forces Squadron after assuming command of the squadron during a June 18 ceremony. (Air Force photo by Kirk McPheeters) Childers to lead security forces troops
Lt. Col. Lisette Childers became the new 72nd Security Forces commander at an appointment to command ceremony June 18.    Held at the Tinker Club, approximately 125 Airmen and civilians attended to welcome the new commander.    "Commanding a unit is the best job any officer could have," said Col. Childers. "The opportunity and challenge to lead the
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2007
Tinker weathermen Maj. Ernest J. Fawbush, left, and Capt. Robert C. Miller forecasting tornado activity. (Air Force photo courtesy of Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center History Office) Tinker Airmen first to predict tornadoes
You're sitting on the couch watching a brand new episode of American Idol and at the critical part - up come the local weatherman warning about impending weather and tornado watches. Rather than spring to action most simply groan about having their show preempted and go on with their evening.    Not long ago, there wasn't a system in place to
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2007
Electronics mechanic Jeff Hutchens discusses B-1 antennae work with 2nd Lt. Cory Steinbrecher recently.  As facility engineer for the B-1 Compact Range in Bldg. 3761, Lt. Steinbrecher ensures every piece of test equipment in the sole source facility is kept upgraded and in top shape. (Air Force photo Margo Wright)
I am an Airman: Tinker lieutenant seizes opportunity
Cory Steinbrecher is all about opportunity.    Opportunity landed him in the Army when he graduated high school and introduced him to the Air Force when he graduated college.    "The Air Force offered me opportunities I couldn't pass up," said 2nd Lt. Steinbrecher, an electrical engineer for the 76th Commodities Maintenance Group.    Even though
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2007
After more than nine years of being the eyes and trusted friend to Scott Moffett, Sapphire retired this week. Mr. Moffett, a Tinker phone operator, has relied on his friend to guide him through the maze of Bldg. 3001 and other buildings since shortly after coming here in 2000. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright)
Tinker operator retires seeing-eye dog
Losing a member of the family is difficult.... whether they have four legs or two. Sapphire, a seven-year veteran of Team Tinker, officially retired from her post as a seeing-eye dog for blind switchboard operator Scott Moffett.    "She is a member of our family. It's going to take an adjustment period," said Col. Kyna McCall, 72nd Communications
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