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Default Air Force Logo Toastmasters aim to provide development for Tinker employees
Tinker employees can improve their communication skills by participating in their local Toastmasters organization. This is a non-profit educational organization that helps their members become more confident in their public speaking abilities and provides a "learning environment in which to develop communication and leadership skills," Genevieve
0 3/01
2013
Robert Martin, a sheet metal mechanic with the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, examines the floors on a KC-135 Stratotanker in the Inspection Dock of Bldg. 2283. When all of the fabric in the walls, ceilings and floors of the aircraft is completely taken out, it will be thoroughly sprayed with a Corrosion Preventative Compound. This step will take approximately three days, compared to being scattered throughout the entirety of the aircraft’s maintenance schedule. (Air Force photos by Kelly White) 564th AMXS team achieves 'Art of the Possible'
In recent years, the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has made news for streamlining their efforts and reducing KC-135 Stratotanker flow days. Despite their historic accomplishments, the unit continues to strive for better performance and has taken further steps toward the art of the possible. "Art of the Possible" is a commonly used
0 3/01
2013
Reaping positive benefits of the relationship between the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the Air Force Sustainment Center, engineers and mechanics work to quickly resolve any repair issues during production here at Tinker. In Bldg. 9001’s F108 Navy/Air Force engine shop, aerospace engineer Michael Denny, left, and engine mechanic Rick Thompson discuss the life cycle fatigue and possible routine maintenance requirements of the number 1-2 bearing support. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Centers bond through working relationship
In summer 2012, two new and interdependent organizations were introduced into Air Force Materiel Command. As part of AFMC's "5-center construct," the Air Force Sustainment Center and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center were born, and due to their dependence on each other for mission success, they have bonded and formed a tight relationship.While
0 2/05
2013
Default Air Force Logo CSCs focus on resiliency
Amid a challenging fiscal and personnel climate, the Air Force recently created a Community Support Coordinator position at 71 Air Force installations to help Airmen and their families withstand, recover from and grow in the face of stressors and changing demands.The position was developed to operationalize the four pillars of Comprehensive Airmen
0 1/29
2013
Default Air Force Logo Intramural teams shooting for basketball title
Flight Controllers #2, the base basketball champs two years ago, gave the 3rd Combat Communications Group more static than they could handle Tuesday. The 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron disbarred the JAG from the base basketball playoffs by handing the lawyers their second loss of the double-elimination tournament. And the Navy tossed a wrench
0 1/22
2013
An E-3 Sentry moves to within 50 feet of a KC-135 from the 507 ARW recently as the two planes prepare for an aerial refueling over the cloudy skies of St. Louis.  Highly-skilled dance performed at 25,000 feet
 When most people think about skillful dancing, the thought of a couple moving gracefully across a dance floor comes to mind. If you are part of the KC-135 Stratotanker refueling crew, you're probably picturing two planes less than 50 feet apart bouncing around at 25,000 feet while trying to connect a refueling boom into what appears to be a golf
0 1/16
2013
Default Air Force Logo MLK observance today at base chapel
Team Tinker will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision for a non-violent movement during an observance from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Tinker Chapel. This year's theme, "Understanding the Dream," is targeted to encourage all members of Team Tinker to embrace relevant and meaningful dialogue about diversity in all major areas of
0 1/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo That's how they roll: tourney winners
A 20-game, 9-pin no-tap tournament at the Tinker Bowling Center attracted 27 hardy souls, pitted family against family in a holiday contest, and lasted almost eight hours.The Dec. 28 marathon started at 6:15 p.m. and ended at 2 a.m. "We had lots of blisters and sore arms, but everyone had a great time," said Brett Moler, bowling center general
0 1/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo Intramural basketball tournament under way
The first round of a four-week intramural base basketball tournament opened this month with two forfeits, a couple of massacres and a few routs. However, the 552nd AMXS Phenoms squeaked past Army Strong, 41-40, in a duel that was decided by a charity shot with less than a second left on the clock.The 22 teams entered in the double-elimination
0 1/11
2013
Default Air Force Logo In most cases warming up before exercise is good,
Scientific research provides conclusive evidence that Airmen preparing for vigorous exercise such as the 1.5-mile run in their annual fitness test would perform better if they did not "warm up" with static stretching.The study was performed by retired Chief Master Sgt. Ralph Humphrey. The chief worked in the Tinker AFB Fitness Assessment Cell
0 1/11
2013
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