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An MQ-9 Reaper, armed with GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided munitions and AGM-114 Hellfire missiles, piloted by Col. Lex Turner flies a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Photo / Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt) Air Force Marathon to feature MQ-9 Reaper
The MQ-9 Reaper has been selected as the featured aircraft for the 2018 Air Force Marathon.  Built by General Atomics Aviation Systems Inc., the Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely-piloted aircraft that is employed primarily against dynamic execution targets and secondarily as an intelligence collection
0 12/06
2017
Buzz driving AFMC encourages sober driving during the holiday season
The holiday season is a time of year for family gatherings, office parties, and socializing with friends, but the holiday season is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to buzzed driving. A driver’s license mixed with a few alcoholic beverages is dangerous. No one intends for alcohol-impaired accidents to happen, but they
0 12/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo New Oklahoma firearms law won’t apply on TAFB
While a new Oklahoma law went into effect Nov. 1 which authorizes active duty military members to carry handguns without a license, Tinker Air Force Base officials say the law will not apply while military members are on the installation.Under the new law, active duty members as well as those in the Reserves or National Guard, who are 21 years or
0 12/05
2017
Bedrock of readiness: Air Force Medical Home improves access to care and supports Airmen readiness Bedrock of readiness: Air Force Medical Home improves access to care and supports Airmen readiness
Air Force Medical Home is a patient-centered, team-based approach to delivering primary care to patients at Air Force health facilities. As with all aspects of the Air Force Medical Service mission, maintaining Airmen’s medical readiness and optimizing performance is the highest priority. To achieve this mission, the Air Force Medical Service is working to increase its health care capabilities, and provide greater levels of mission support to line commanders.
0 12/04
2017
Eberhard Bauer, right, 72nd Air Base Wing Plans and Program Office management analyst is recognized for 20 years of civilian service along with a Civilian Personnel Achievement Award for his contributions on the Civilian Mentoring Council from Robert Sandlin, 72nd ABW director of staff, Nov. 28, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The ceremony took place at the 72nd ABW Headquarters building. Bauer receives Civilian Personnel Achievement Award
Eberhard Bauer, right, 72nd Air Base Wing Plans and Program Office management analyst, is recognized for 20 years of civilian service along with a Civilian Personnel Achievement Award for his contributions on the Civilian Mentoring Council from Robert Sandlin, 72nd ABW director of staff, Nov. 28, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The ceremony
0 12/04
2017
US Army Cessna O-1, serial # 57-2795 (N32FL) taxis on the grass at Ft. Campbell, KY during the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation's 'Rescue at Dawn' Vietnam-era downed pilot scenario. Tinker History: Cessna L-19 Bird Dog aircraft profile
The Cessna L-19 “Bird Dog” was a relatively simple, strut-braced, high-wing, single-engine aircraft mainly used by American forces in the observation and Forward Air Control mission. Bird Dog’s contributed significantly to the FAC and personnel rescue missions during the Vietnam War. The L-19 was a version of Cessna’s popular Model 170 (C-170) with
0 12/04
2017
Col. Kenyon K. Bell, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, serves up a plate of sliced ham to a customer while serving Thanksgiving meals in the Vanwey Dining Facility Nov. 23, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Bell was joined by other senior officer and enlisted leaders in the holiday tradition of serving meals to troops who, by necessity of their service, are away from home. Dishing out thanks
Col. Kenyon K. Bell, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, serves up a plate of sliced ham to a customer while serving Thanksgiving meals in the Vanwey Dining Facility Nov. 23, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Bell was joined by other senior officer and enlisted leaders in the holiday tradition of serving meals to troops who, by necessity of their
0 12/01
2017
Participants in the groundbreaking for the 75th Anniversary Time Capsule were, from left, JROTC Cadet Col. Avery Stout, with Carl Albert High School and representing a future Airman; retired Air Force Lt. Col. Steve Auchter, with Tinker Heritage Foundation; 72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Kenyon Bell; 72nd ABW Command Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Erb; and Airman 1st Class Alexander Williams, with the 72nd Medical Group and representing the youngest Airman. Officials hold ceremony to bury Tinker Time Capsule
On an unusually warm Nov. 17, Team Tinker senior and civic leaders, airmen and civilians attended the burial ceremony of a time capsule to be opened in 2092 at Maj. Charles B. Hall Memorial Airpark.Col. Kenyon Bell, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, described the many commemorative special events that have marked Tinker Air Force Base’s 75th
0 12/01
2017
Air Force Special Operations medics delivered care and rebuilt infrastructure after Caribbean hurricanes Air Force Special Operations medics delivered care and rebuilt infrastructure after Caribbean hurricanes
In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Irma this September, disaster relief efforts mobilized across the Caribbean as soon as the storm returned to sea. Small teams of Air Force Special Operations medics from the 27th Special Operations Wing were among the first disaster relief teams on the ground, executing a mission for which they are uniquely suited.
0 11/29
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces continuation pay rates
Air Force leaders recently announced the Air Force’s continuation pay rates which are part of the new Blended Retirement System.
0 11/27
2017
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