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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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Suicide Prevention Month graphic Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle
September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
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Duplex housing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, features rooftop solar panels. The homes are part of the Air Force Housing Privatization program portfolio, which is managed by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Carole Chiles Fuller) Living on-base or off, Air Force highly recommends renters insurance
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Airmen and their families leasing or renting housing on or off the installation need to be aware of the importance of renters insurance.Unforeseen fires, floods, theft or accidents can occur in anyone’s residence and Airmen need to understand the importance of protecting their families from
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Chiefs and chief selects run in formation around the TACAMO complex during the Howie Shapiro 5K run Aug. 18 at Herc Park. 5K run honors Shapiro, TACAMO
Chiefs and chief selects run in formation around the TACAMO complex during the Howie Shapiro 5K run Aug. 18 at Herc Park. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)
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Training specialist Maj. Kevin Smith with the 72nd Air Base Wing Civil Engineering Directorate's Fire and Emergency Services stands in Tinker's new Emergency Communications Center in Bldg. 7017, which will be fully functional this fall. New NG911 center opening this fall
Tinker Air Force Base is geared up to begin Next Generation 911 service this fall in a new Emergency Communications Center that will bring state-of-the-art dispatch and incident management capabilities to emergency and security personnel.The approximately $3 million center will combine the dispatch operations of the 72nd Security Forces Squadron
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The J57 engine line at Tinker Air Force Base in 1969. TINKER HISTORY: Pratt & Whitney J57 turbojet engine profile
Pratt & Whitney’s J57 engine is a twin-spool, axial flow turbojet engine with standard and afterburning configuration. The J57 was the first turbojet design for the company and represented a technological leap in the field of jet engine design which was well received and truly revolutionized air travel when introduced in the early 1950s. In fact,
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Default Air Force Logo 72nd Medical Group extends office hours
The 72nd Medical Group will be begin offering extended hours next month to better accommodate the needs of patients who desire appointments later in the afternoon.Starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Family Health, Pediatrics, and Flight Medicine clinics will have appointments available until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The clinic will open at 7
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Tim Henke, center left, with the Air Force Association's Gerrity Chapter, speaks with Todd Prouty, Brian Rinehart and Abbie Obermiller, representatives for Crystal Group Inc., during the 13th Annual Technology Day at the Tinker Club Aug. 17. No technical edge in cyberspace, director says
Unlike the competition for the world’s best fighter jets and other weapon systems, the United States has no technical edge when it comes to defending the nation in cyberspace, the Air Force Sustainment Center’s director of engineering said recently.“This is an area where the United States does not have a technical advantage over our near peers,”
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Bldg. 3001, the Oklahoma City Air Materiel Area headquarters, in the late 1940s. August 1945: Bldg. 3001 briefly on the brink
For a brief window of time in August 1945, Tinker Air Force Base’s cavernous Bldg. 3001 faced the prospect of having no future.Two days after Japan announced its surrender in World War II, the Douglas Aircraft Co. ceased all production in its 1.7 million-square-foot, red-brick behemoth built to manufacture aircraft to help vanquish the Axis powers.
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