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Default Air Force Logo A look at ADR from a supervisor’s viewpoint
Advantages of Alternative Dispute Resolution can be seen from every angle. In last week's Tinker Take Off, we explored the benefits of ADR from an employee's perspective. This week we will focus on the supervisor's perspective.When an employee has a problem, the supervisor has a problem and conflict in the workplace can hinder the mission. No
0 10/22
2012
Default Air Force Logo Command Chief considers the Air Force his family
The new 72nd Air Base Wing Command Chief Master Sergeant, Brian Lavoie, considers the Air Force his family."It is my belief that when we joined the Air Force, we joined a new family," he said. "Every Airman, regardless of rank, is a member of that family."When he enlisted in the service, "They forgot my first name; I was Airman Lavoie," he said.
0 10/12
2012
Default Air Force Logo Former 552nd ACW commander reflects on wing history
Maj. Gen. Lori J. Robinson made history when she became the first female to command the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base in May 2007.The former wing commander has blazed a trail her entire career and continues to be a trend-setter even today, as she currently serves as the deputy commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command and
0 10/12
2012
Default Air Force Logo ADR, from every perspective
What is the importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution? When people are stressed or emotional, it often becomes difficult to be objective. The ADR office was implemented to assist employees and managers in a conflict with a safe, neutral forum where individuals can comfortably discuss their issues rather than have a third party impose a decision.
0 10/12
2012
Default Air Force Logo Oklahoman soared in U.S. Navy career
A native Oklahoman soared to the highest levels of the United States Navy during a 32-year career -- during which he moved 19 times -- and is now a cattle rancher.Douglas L. McClain, a 1975 graduate of Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City, started flight school in 1980 and was a Lieutenant (junior grade) when he received his Navy Wings of Gold
0 10/12
2012
Default Air Force Logo Disability Awareness Month: Patty Wilson serves as ‘ears’ for Tinker’s deaf community
Meet Patty Wilson. Many of you have seen Ms. Wilson in training classes, organizational meetings, awards luncheons, town hall meetings and in many other settings across the base. Ms. Wilson, who has worked for the Department of the Air Force for 28 years, serves the Tinker community as the main sign language interpreter for all activities and
0 10/12
2012
Default Air Force Logo Treasure your chest: protection means early detection
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign designed to raise awareness of breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, there were approximately 230,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer, 57,500 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer and 39,000 breast cancer related deaths in 2011.
0 10/04
2012
Retired Air Force aviator Col. Leroy Stutz began his talk at Tinker’s annual POW/MIA recognition breakfast by peeling off his flight suit to reveal the actual pants he was forced to wear during more than six years of captivity in Vietnam.  (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Former captive recalls past during POW/MIA breakfast
Col. Leroy Stutz, a retired Air Force pilot who spent more than six years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, remembers the precise number of days he was imprisoned and the torture he endured, and details about his fellow hostages, several of whom died in captivity.Colonel Stutz, who lives in Oklahoma City, was the featured speaker at the
0 9/28
2012
Default Air Force Logo Duel of champions decided by 5 yards
In a clash of base flag football champions Tuesday that went into overtime, the winner was decided by a tape measure. The Gym Rats, who captured the 2012 spring season title, edged Reserve White, the 2011 fall season champs, by 5 yards.The Gym Rats struck quickly on their first possession. A pass to Quincy Boles picked up 25 yards, and from the
0 9/21
2012
Default Air Force Logo Flag football opens with blowouts
Flag football at Tinker AFB opened this week with a couple of blowouts and a romp.The Navy's VQ-4 Shadows shut out the 966th AACS Eagles, 35-0, and the 33rd CBCS encountered intense static from the 72nd Medical Group, which won, 23-2. Air Force Reserve Gold shot down the Navy's SCW-1 Tuesday evening, 27-8.The Shadows and the Eagles were scoreless
0 9/21
2012
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