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Default Air Force Logo AFSC focus: Contracting Directorate
The Air Force Sustainment Center's Contracting Directorate is responsible for billions of dollars in purchases. "We write, negotiate and administer contracts for our customers," said Bob Boyles, who is dual-hatted at Director of Contracting for Tinker AFB and for the AFSC.By the end of March, the directorate had performed 6,900 contracting actions
0 5/31
2013
Default Air Force Logo Med Group a sports dynamo
Maybe there's something in the water they drink or the air they breathe in Bldg. 1094, headquarters of the 72nd MDG, because the Med Group has become a multi-sport powerhouse at Tinker AFB.Most recently, the Medics captured their second consecutive base flag football championship on May 8. The Med Group was undefeated in flag football this spring.
0 5/16
2013
Default Air Force Logo What’s keeping your child from performing on grade level? Better Hearing and Speech Month
Children with communication disorders frequently do not perform on grade level because they have difficulty understanding and talking, struggle with reading and writing, misunderstand social cues, show poor judgment, have trouble taking tests, and may avoid school. Is this your child?This May, as part of Better Hearing and Speech Month, the 72nd
0 5/16
2013
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John Lewis trains daily for a 150-mile bike ride this fall. The event has not only helped him lose weight and become healthier but, “It’s an opportunity to help other people.” (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Tinker Sailor trains for 143-mile bike ride
It's not the Tour de France, but it's certainly more than a quick jaunt around the block. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John Lewis is training for a 143-mile bike ride this fall.The 33-year-old petty officer said he started riding a bicycle shortly after he arrived at TACAMO, where he works at Strategic Communications Wing One in flight line
0 5/09
2013
Tech. Sgt. Vanderbill King II, non-commissioned officer in charge of the squadron’s mission supporting the Secret Service, attaches his communications ear piece during training at a local hotel. The team will turn a hotel room into a communications center in a matter of minutes. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Celebrating the legacy of the 'Herd'
The unit shield is unmistakable, a sword intersected with four lightning bolts and the words "Live by the Sword" emblazoned underneath.When the mantra "Anytime, Anywhere" is exclaimed by 721 combat communicators, it motivates every occupant in any auditorium, parade field or convention hall. The 3rd Combat Communications Group, affectionately known
0 5/09
2013
Default Air Force Logo Tinker civilian applies Green Belt principles to real-world projects
Toby Smith gets it and the proof is in his actions; just ask Brian deFonteny or Karl McCausey.In March, the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex tool program manager attended a five-day Green Belt class. When he returned to his work area, he put his lessons to use and is working on a value-added process improvement."We were really excited about
0 5/09
2013
These two devices are demonstration items that the Engineering and Technical Management Directorate of the Air Force Sustainment Center, based at Tinker, uses to promote the concept of 3D printed aircraft parts. The one on the right is called "Brain Gear" and was printed on a 3D printer in one piece, as is. “It’s a plastic material, and we use this kind of printing in our MX shops today to fit check parts that we need to manufacture locally,” said EN Director Angie Tymofichuk. The other item, a titanium part, also was 3D printed but in a different fashion called Additive Manufacturing, using a laser. “The technology to make those things exists in industry today,” Ms. Tymofichuk said. “What we're pushing is standards, testing, qualification, etc., for using that technology to make parts on-demand, not having to keep stock in warehouses or having to wait on deliveries." (Air Force photo by Kelly White) AFSC Focus: Engineering & Technical Management
In the Engineering and Technical Management Directorate of the Air Force Sustainment Center, "We are about 'engineering the possible'," Director Angie Tymofichuk said recently. "Through AFSC's engineering workforce, we evaluate what needs to be done and then we engineer a solution."With just under 100 people at three sites, the directorate has
0 5/09
2013
Default Air Force Logo 966th AACS Airman earns four CCAF degrees in single year
Tech. Sgt. William Woltmann achieved something rare. In fact, he is the first Tinker Airman in a Community College of the Air Force graduating class to do it. At the May 8 Tinker ceremony, Sergeant Woltmann will accept four associates degrees, which were completed in a single graduating class.From August 2012 to February 2013, Sergeant Woltmann
0 5/03
2013
Members of Tinker’s Fire and Emergency Services Division practice fire drills at least once a week, varying the level of difficulty, the size of crews they use and the size of building in which they will be working.  (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Fire and Emergency Services here to serve, protect
Why do we have a fire department? I receive this question often, and many folks are amazed that we have an operational fire department on the base.First, our goal is like many first responders; "Serve and Protect." Second, a community as complex and varied and critical to national defense has numerous challenges that cannot be easily served without
0 5/03
2013
Default Air Force Logo Med Group celebrates National Laboratory Week
The 72nd Medical Group is celebrating National Laboratory Professionals Week. Every year, the last week of April designates this special week commemorating the 14 professional lab techs and pathologists who work, most times behind the scenes, to keep the entire Tinker Medical Group running smoothly. Each day these valued healthcare professionals
0 4/26
2013
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