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Randy Roy,  Russell Anderson and Timothy Miller, from left, found a fix for KC-135 elevators that kept the fleet in the air and put extra cash in their pockets through the IDEA program. (Air Force photo by Brandice J. Armstrong)
Mechanics’ brainstorm resourceful IDEA
Russell Anderson, Timothy Miller and Randy Roy are ingenious. The three sheet metal mechanics made a discovery that rewarded the Air Force and themselves threefold.    Mr. Anderson, Mr. Miller and Mr. Roy, of the 76th Maintenance Wing's 551st Commodities Maintenance Squadron's KC-135 Flight Control Back Shop, suggested and submitted a method to fix
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Default Air Force Logo Base seeks developer to privatize base housing
A new request for proposal was made public earlier this month in an effort to reinvigorate housing privatization efforts at Tinker, AFB. Last September, base military members and their families initially learned more about plans for privatizing Tinker's military family housing, but those plans were delayed when McChord AFB was realigned for a
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Default Air Force Logo PT uniforms uncomfortable, changes in the works
Tight, noisy and heavy physical training uniforms are becoming an additional challenge to staying fit to fight, Airmen said.    The Air Force uniform board received nearly 500 suggestions on improving the Air Force PT uniforms, which became mandatory wear in Oct. 2006, said Senior Master Sgt. Dana Athnos, Air Force uniform board superintendent.   
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the Navy's Blue Angels were the featured aerial act for the 10th annual Star Spangled Salute. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) 10th annual Star Spangled Salute attracts thousands
Hundreds of Team Tinker members volunteered June 9-10 for the 10th annual Star Spangled Salute at Tinker Air Force Base.    More than 100,000 spectators packed the installation and there seemed to be a Team Tinker volunteer lending a helping hand when and wherever needed.    Event visitors participated in dozens of different activities,
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Teams from the 327th Aircraft Sustainment Wing scrub down B-1Bs with a new pretreatment product proven to create a much tighter bond between existing surfaces and new coatings. The Department of Defense recently honored the Environmental Management Division with the Secretary of Defense Environmental Quality Award. (Air Force photo) Three-peat: EM wins DOD award
Tinker Air Force Base was honored at the Pentagon this month as one of only seven bases chosen for the Gen. Thomas D. White Environmental Award and one of only four Air Force bases to win a Department of Defense environmental award.     "Everybody was really excited to win," said Cathy Scheirman, chief of the Environmental Management Division at
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Cmdr. Dennis Warren speaks with his Sailors after taking command of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron SEVEN in a ceremony June 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Charles L. Ludwig) VQ-7 welcomes new commanding officer
Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron SEVEN welcomed a new commanding officer June 12 when Cmdr. Dennis Warren relieved Cmdr. Darren Olson during a change of command ceremony in the VQ-3 hangar bay.    Cmdr. Warren served as the executive officer at VQ-4 for the past year. He became the 12th commanding officer of the Roughnecks squadron, a training
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Paula Cochnauer EEO manager wins Air Force award
Paula Cochnauer and her office are knee-deep in problems and conflicts, and they can't avoid it.    Day in and day out they endure angry, hurt or even belligerent people with disputes, but many leave better than they came.    That is why this office is so special, and there is no dispute about that.    Ms. Cochnauer, Equal Employment Opportunity
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An E-3 Sentry takes off for a President of the United States support mission from Naval Support Activity Souda Bay, Crete.  Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing deployed to NSA Souda Bay to conduct air surveillance and command and control missions during President George W. Bush's travels across Europe.  Airmen protect President during travels across Europe
While President George W. Bush prepared to visit several countries in Europe for the G8 Conference during June, Airmen and aircraft from the 552nd Air Control Wing also made preparations - to help protect their commander in chief during his travels. "We constantly train for a variety of missions, and POTUS (President of the United States) missions
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At home in the Tinker Burger King as assistant manager, Greg Templeton expedites orders as Carla Surrett works the drive through. The Army Air Force Exchange Service employee spent ten months in Iraq where he served deployed troops as an AAFES exchange store manager.  (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) AAFES employee volunteers for deployment to Balad, Iraq
For some people, supporting the troops may mean placing a bumper sticker on your car, or sending care packages. But Army and Air Force Exchange employee Greg Templeton was compelled to do more.    At a glance, you can't tell the red, white and blue pride that flows like a tidal wave through his body underneath his purple Burger King shirt.    Mr.
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Default Air Force Logo Officials announce airfield operations awards
Air Force officials announced the winners of the 2006 Air Force Airfield Operation Awards June 13.    Airfield operations include airfield operations and control, specifically airfield management and air traffic control.    The 2006 winners are as follows:    Airfield operations flight complex of the year: 86th Operations Support Squadron, Ramstein
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