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The Spirit of Oklahoma City was the first C-141 at Tinker Air Force Base. Thousands were on hand Oct. 19, 1964, to witness the turnover of the first C-141A all-cargo jet plane to the U.S. Air Force. Looking back: Thousands on hand to witness turnover of ‘Starlifter’ to USAF
On Oct. 19, 1964, some 3,000 people were on hand at Tinker Air Force Base to witness the turnover of the first C-141A all-cargo jet plane to the U.S. Air Force. The aircraft was being assigned to Tinker because it was the home station of the 1707th Air Transport Wing. The 1707th was the Military Air Transport Service unit that would train all crew
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2017
Col. Kenyon Bell, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, addresses a crowd at the C-141 Memorial Dedication ceremony Oct. 19, 2017, at the Maj. Charles B. Hall Memorial Airpark. The "Starlifter" first came to Tinker 53 years ago. C-141 Memorial dedicated at Tinker airpark
It was a “monumental” occasion as the C-141 Memorial was dedicated in the Maj. Charles B. Hall Memorial Airpark Oct. 19.Made possible by the members of the 57th Alumni Association, consisting of individuals from the 57th Troop Carrier Squadron, Military Airlift Squadron, Airlift Squadron and Weapons Squadron. More than 100 members were in
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Captains Samantha Davies, with the 72nd Force Support Squadron, and Michael Olson, with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron, Tinker's Combined Federal Campain coordinators, watch as Air Force Sustainment Center Command Chief Master Sgt. Gary Sharp, AFSC Commander Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, 72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Kenyon Bell and 72nd ABW Command Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Erb sign their pledge cards for the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign. Combined Federal Campaign kicks off Monday
The Combined Federal Campaign is one of the world’s largest and most successful workplace fundraising campaigns. Offering the convenience and the assurance of accountability, CFC is one of the best ways for you to support the charity (or charities) you feel strongly about. Through CFC, all federal personnel have the option to give to charities
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Airman readiness: Taking care of the body starts with the mouth Airman readiness: Taking care of the body starts with the mouth
Before reaching for that mid-afternoon soda or in to that bowl of office candy, you might want to think about how well you are keeping your mouth clean. The mouth is an important part of the body and can affect overall health. October is Dental Hygiene Month and, according to Air Force dental experts, most do not realize the impact of optimal oral health care on readiness.
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Default Air Force Logo Tinker Halloween happenings
The following events are planned for Oct. 31.The Chapel Fall Festival will be from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring trunk-or-treat, food, games, a moonwalk and candy. The free event will be held at the Tinker Chapel.There will also be a Halloween Carnival from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Tinker Youth Center featuring free candy, games, prizes, a haunted trail ride and
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Continuing an Air Force career - hope after a breast cancer diagnosis Continuing an Air Force career - hope after a breast cancer diagnosis
The pink ribbon that symbolizes National Breast Cancer Awareness might be seen as a somber image, but it also represents hope and the many survivors. As awareness, support, and research funding have increased, more and more women are surviving breast cancer and returning to their careers.
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None Airman’s fitness struggle involved overcoming pain
The pain in Staff Sgt. Nicholas Liberty’s lower abdomen struck him out of nowhere four years ago. It didn’t happen during exercise or from a physical injury, so its origin was a mystery.But what started as a nuisance pain that he pushed through during exercise grew to disabling proportions over the next months – so big that the excruciating pain
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2017
Beginning in January 2018, there will be changes to the TRICARE benefit. (Courtesy photo) Take Command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018
As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment.
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(Left to right) Brandon Ernsberger, Tyler Hatch and Robert Clements, 309th Maintenance Support Squadron lift and compressor personnel, remove a 200-horsepower electric compressor motor from a crane in building 843 on Oct. 23, 2017 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Energy savings a priority for Ogden ALC
The Ogden Air Logistics Complex has made energy management a formal and permanent part of their operations as they strive to reduce energy consumption and reduce costs for the base, to their customers and, ultimately, for taxpayers.
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After four and a half years at Tinker, former director Frank Washburn leaves the 448th Supply Chain Management Wing and is heading to the east coast. Washburn heads east
Although he has called Oklahoma and Tinker Air Force Base home for the last four and a half years, Frank Washburn’s time as the 448th Supply Chain Management Wing director has come to a close.But even with a 42-year career in the supply chain, Washburn isn’t throwing in the towel yet. Considering himself to be a bit of an aberration with his
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