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Whether conducting preventative maintenance or responding to needed repairs these dedicated technicians beat the heat and keep cool under pressure as they keep up with daily demands. 386 HVAC technicians beat the heat, keep cool under pressure
SOUTHWEST ASIA – When dealing with temperatures over 120 degrees, heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians play a pivotal role in the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s everyday operations. These unsung heroes can be seen outside each and every day braving the heat, working on refrigeration and air conditioning units that maintain
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2017
The WADS team of Capt. Nicholas Rhodes (from left to right), Maj. Matthew Horrocks, Staff Sgt. Kayla Sharpe, and Capt. Gregory Firestone coordinate expeditiously with an orbiting AWACS aircraft and joint terminal attack controllers on the ground to assist with aviation rescue of  victims of Hurricane Harvey in areas surrounding Houston, Texas. WADS remotely saves over 800 Hurricane Harvey victims
The Western Air Defense Sector on Joint Base Lewis-McChord diligently worked with dozens of agencies and first responders in direct support of search and rescue operations in the Houston area following the wake of destruction left by Hurricane Harvey since Aug 30.
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An E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft of the 552nd Air Control Wing, Air Combat Command, is readied for a mission in support of the ongoing humanitarian efforts for Hurricane Harvey Aug. 31, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Wing providing support to Hurricane Harvey recovery operations
The 552nd Air Control Wing's 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron is providing humanitarian support in the wake of devastating flooding in the Houston area. The squadron is flying one E-3 Sentry aircraft daily in an orbit over the western side of the city. The missions last 16-hours.Since the first flight on Aug. 29, the role of the E-3 has evolved
0 9/06
2017
507th enables lifesaving medical evacuation training From Scott to Scotland: Okies fly ambulance in the sky
The 507th ARW has a fleet of eight KC-135 Stratotankers, which are used mostly for aerial refueling in operations worldwide, but the aircraft can also transform into emergency rooms in the sky to provide lifesaving in-flight patient care during a crisis.
0 9/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo 9/11 Ruck and Run is right around the corner
Have you signed up for the 9/11 Memorial Ruck and Run? Tinker’s fourth spiritual resilience run is set for Sept. 11 at 7 a.m. Events will launch Friday, Sept. 8 with a “Still in the Fight” luncheon starting at 11:30 at the base theater. Chief Master Sgt. Mark Hurst, command chief of the 552nd Air Control Wing, will be the keynote speaker.This
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Community Support Coordinator Karen Blackwell leads an interactive activity during a Youth Mental Health First Aid Course Aug. 1 with Master Sgt. Nathan Thaxton, with the 373rd Training Squadron, and First Sgts. Tommy Stidham, with the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, David Wall, with the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron, and Enoch Daniels, with the 552nd Operations Support Squadron. First sergeants get certified in youth mental health first aid
As part of Comprehensive Airman Fitness, Tinker first sergeants participated in a Mental Health First Aid course geared primarily toward young adults recognizing possible signs and symptoms of a mental disorder and/or crises. The course was held at Tinker’s Airman and Family Readiness Center in half-day sessions Aug. 1 and 2.After observing a gap
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2017
General Electric J47 engines are scattered throughout this photo of B-47 Stratojets being processed at the Oklahoma City Air Materiel Area in May 1956. The B-47 used six J47 engines. TINKER HISTORY: General Electric J47 turbojet engine profile
The General Electric J47 engine is an axial flow turbojet engine with afterburning configuration or provision for water-injection, when required. The J47 is an improved version of GE’s successful J35 engine. According to an Air Force fact sheet, more than 30,000 engines of the basic J47 type were built before production ended in 1956. The engine
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Oklahoma State Senator Stephanie Bice was the featured guest speaker at the Aug. 24 Women's Equality Day luncheon in Fellowship Hall of the Tinker Chapel. Senator compares Legislature with military
State Sen. Stephanie Bice recently told members of the Federally Employed Women’s Tinker chapter that the Oklahoma Legislature and the U.S. military have something in common.“There’s not exactly a huge female representation,” she said.The third-year legislator was the keynote speaker Aug. 24 at the Women’s Equality Day Luncheon at the Tinker
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Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Commander Brig. Gen. Tom Miller spoke to attendees at the 12th Annual Tinker and the Primes about the importance of industry, academia and government working together to find opportunities for improvement in parts supportability, a trained next general work force and cost effectiveness. OC-ALC commander calls for lower costs from defense industry
The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex commander recently asked defense industry representatives to help lower costs so that more money will be available to improve the readiness of nation’s combat air power.Brig. Gen. Tom D. Miller spoke Aug. 23 at the 12th annual Tinker and the Primes Conference in Midwest City. More than 60 industry exhibitors,
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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin was the first presenter at the 2017 Tinker and the Primes: Innovating Together event Aug. 22 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City. State, military leaders highlight role of innovative partnerships
Gov. Mary Fallin and Tinker Air Force Base leaders stressed the importance partnerships with prime contractors have in the aerospace and aviation industry at the 12th annual Tinker and the Primes event, held Aug. 22-24 at the Reed Conference Center. Topics ranged from maintenance, repair and overhaul to logistics and readiness, aircraft sustainment
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