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John Wilmore, a 548th PMXS electroplater, removes wax dripping from the bottom of an engine RC drive. Engine parts in for plating are dunked in huge vats of beeswax to protect them during the plating process. (Air Force photo by Micah Garbarino)
It’s A Bling Thing: Tinker has largest electroplating shop in DOD
Almost every part on a U.S. Air Force jet aircraft engine has a thin coat of plating or plasma spray on it, and that process is aperformed in Bldg. 3001 at what is billed as the largest electroplating shop in the Department of Defense.According to John Foster, Special Processes Flight Chief in the 548th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron,
0 7/24
2013
Default Air Force Logo 101 Days of Summer: Think safety when it comes to water sports
Sports and recreational activities account for the largest number of reported off-duty Class C injuries which resulted in lost duty time. Although basketball remains the sport resulting in the majority of injuries; summer activities bring risks in many other sports. This article focuses on water sports: boating, swimming or jet skiing. As in
0 7/17
2013
Before they discovered the nutrition class at Tinker, the Haggers were each trying to lose weight on their own. He went to the gym but wasn’t eating right, while she was eating right but not exercising. (Courtesy photo) Tinker nutrition class helps couple reboot healthy lifestyle
Prometheus and Stacy Hagger have found the secret to success. Together, the married couple has lost 63 pounds since March. They'll be the first to admit success is not a secret -- it's a matter of perseverance, good habits and a positive attitude; plus a little bit of cheesecake, in moderation."It's never too late to start and make a change in your
0 7/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo Resources available to victims of domestic violence
As an effort to enhance mission intervention readiness, the Family Advocacy Program's Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate is providing weekly group meetings for victims of domestic violence. Victim Support Groups are gender specific and are available weekly on Thursdays starting today for females from 1 to 2 p.m. and males from 3 to 4 p.m. The groups
0 7/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo 101 Critical Days of Summer: Built for speed
Speeding is only one problem when it comes to private motor vehicle-related mishaps. When you take a look at the top six causes, you'll see that the greatest threat to drivers is the drivers themselves. These are the top six (in order), identified by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration: driver distraction, driver fatigue,
0 7/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo Warning signs of heat stroke, exhaustion
Heat StrokeHeat stroke is the most serious and life-threatening heat-related illness. In certain circumstances, your body can build up too much heat, your temperature may rise to life-threatening levels, and you can become delirious or lose consciousness. If you do not rid your body of excess heat fast enough, it "cooks" the brain and other vital
0 7/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo Beat the HEAT:How are work/rest cycles calculated?
72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Bioenvironmental Engineering FlightWith record high temperatures already here, Tinker personnel may be experiencing a little more stress in the way of "heat stress." With prevention, the harmful effects of heat can be avoided. There are many environmental factors that contribute to heat stress, including ambient
0 7/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo General Kirkland outlines OC-ALC’s cost-effectiveness
A "culture of continuous process improvement" has enabled the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex to simultaneously boost speed and improve quality. "I know that's counter-intuitive, but we've seen the results," Brig. Gen. Donald "Gene" Kirkland, commander of the OC-ALC, told members of the Sequoyah Chapter of the American Society of Military
0 7/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo 101 Critical Days of Summer: Born to be wild
Motorcyclists will agree: the thrill of riding far outweighs the perils. To get the most out of each and every ride, each operator must apply the tenets of risk management to mitigate as many hazards as possible.(see http://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/af_se/publication/afpam90-803/afpam90-803.pdf for the up-to-date risk management
0 7/03
2013
Default Air Force Logo Colonel Wright better leader because of unit
On July 11, Col. Cynthia Wright will turn the reins of  the 38th Cyberspace Engineering Install-ation Group over to Lt. Col. Eric DeLange. Shortly thereafter, she'll travel to Air Force Headquarters at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., where she said the lessons she learned here will guide her."Serving in the cyberspace engineering installation
0 7/03
2013
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