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Default Air Force Logo Bowling center holds championship tournament
Curtis Vincent won his fourth bowling title at Tinker when he received the first-place trophy in the Base Championship Tournament last weekend. Vincent, an F108 jet engine mechanic in the 546th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron, won the men's division of the two-day tournament, "and this is the one I've been trying hardest to win," he said
0 4/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo CHPS teaches ways to manage stress in life, at workplace
Stress is a problem everyone encounters at one point or another. There are multiple types of stress: both good and bad. There are many different times and places people experience stress. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines job stress as the "harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do
0 4/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo What’s in your supplement?
The Department of Defense is rolling out a new campaign aimed at helping Airmen get the scoop on dietary supplements.Through the Operation Supplement Safety Campaign, officials hope to educate service members, DOD civilians, retirees and their family members about the dangers of using some dietary supplements. "Many people do not even know the
0 4/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
May is the month of motorcycles and motorcyclists. The sun shines, the birds sing and riders across the country swing their leg across their two-wheeled steeds to hit the open road. According to an article by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, there are a few basic rules to follow to ensure that everyone, riders and non-riders alike, can enjoy a
0 4/26
2013
Default Air Force Logo 1st ASF NCO saves Cessna crew after crash
A 1st Aviation Standards Flight reserve technical sergeant is being hailed as an angel in waiting after he and a co-worker saved two Cessna 421 crew members from their burning wreckage at Fort Worth Spinks Airport.On Sept. 12, Tech. Sgt. Brent Castleberry was performing routine maintenance on the approach lights at the airport when a departing
0 4/25
2013
Mary Lauterbach talked to attendees at the Sexual Assault Awareness Month luncheon about her daughter’s fatal sexual assault account. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) A mother's point of view on sexual assault
When Mary Lauterbach shared a story of sexual assault April 8, she told it from a different perspective. It was not that of a victim, perpetrator or legal counsel, but from the mother of a murdered daughter.Standing behind a podium, the adopted mother of Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Frances Lauterbach spoke to approximately 150 guests at the Sexual
0 4/25
2013
After receiving paperwork putting him back in flying status, Senior Airman Justus Bosquez took his first flight as an amputee March 25. The Airman, an E-3 air surveillance technician with the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, had his left leg amputated after a hit-and-run motorcycle accident in June 2011. (Courtesy photo) Airman returns to flying status after having part of leg amputated
Senior Airman Justus Bosquez is a pioneer and an inspiration, but not in an obvious way. When he walks down a narrow hallway in his Airman Battle Uniform, he looks no different than his peers. Like many of them, he can do salsa, merengue and two-step dances. He can run a marathon wearing a 30-pound rucksack and he can perform his flying duties on
0 4/02
2013
Jeremy Russell installs a No. 4 bearing race in the High Press Turbine of an F-108 engine. Mr. Russell is an engine mechanic with the 546th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron. (Air Force photos by Kelly White) Art of the Possible: 546th PMXS achieves monumental accomplishment
The 546th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron embraced change and recently achieved a monumental accomplishment, epitomizing the "Art of the Possible."The unit completed a task in record time and exceeded a goal that had never before been met. The group gave life to the Air Force Sustainment Center motivational phrase when it produced an F108 engine in
0 3/22
2013
Former Tinker AFB employee Randy Mathes in Wardak Province, Afghanistan, as he assists in the operational standup of the first Afghan security battalion his NATO task force helped establish. (Courtesy photo) Tinker civilian serves in SW Asia for 2 years
A Tinker Air Force Base civilian employee has been voluntarily deployed in Southwest Asia for the past two years through the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce program.Randy Mathes deployed to Iraq in 2010-11, then volunteered for deployment to Afghanistan in 2012-13. The Air Force CEW program manager "mentioned that I was the 48th person from the
0 3/15
2013
Tech. Sgt. Steven Smith, 507th Air Refueling Wing non-destructive inspection lab shop chief inspects parts off a KC-135 Stratotanker during the final stage of a penetrant test.  The black light shows any cracks that are not visible to the human eye.  The NDI lab inspects about 300 parts either in the lab or with their portable units every month.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mark Hybers) Tinker shop looking for trouble
There's one shop in the 507th Maintenance Squadron that spends its time looking for trouble. Trouble in the form of cracks -- metallurgic imperfections that can play havoc with high-stress machinery if not detected. The forensic specialists in the squadron's Non-Destructive Inspection lab here marry science and chemistry to inspect and detect
0 3/08
2013
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