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Default Air Force Logo Fit to fight perfection has no age limitation
What could a senior master sergeant 16 months from retirement, and a senior airman barely two years into his career, possibly have in common? Perfection.Two members from the 507th Air Refueling Wing achieved something very few members of Air Force Reserves ever have, a perfect score on their fit to fight test. Senior Master Sgt. Carol Suggs of the
0 11/27
2012
SOUTHWEST ASIA - U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daniel Phelps, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron guidance and control technician, exchangesa fuel quantity indicator on an E-3 Sentry before a 970th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron training flight Oct. 24, 2012. Seven of the eight E-3 crews here come from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., along with support personnel including aircraft maintainers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Amanda Savannah) EAACS total force members complete deployed mission
Many Air Force units in deployed locations operate by bringing together Airmen from different bases, who must learn to work as a team during their rotation to achieve mission success. The more than 200-member squadron responsible for the E-3 Sentry mission at the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, however, isn't one of them.The 970th Expeditionary
0 11/09
2012
Default Air Force Logo A mediator’s ADR viewpoint
The Tinker Alternative Dispute Resolution Program is award winning and has been a benchmark program for the Air Force. Tinker mediators are collateral duty mediators who are highly trained and certified. The advantage of the mediators being a voluntary duty is that they want to be here, they love what they do, and are very passionate in their duty.
0 11/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Tinker LOA chapter wins national award for third time
The Logistics Officer Association Tinker Crossroads Chapter recently earned serious bragging rights. Last month at the LOA National Symposium held in Washington, D.C., the chapter won the 2012 Lt. Gen. Wetekam Large Chapter of the Year award.The award is presented to a chapter of at least 70 members that supported LOA national objectives and
0 11/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Tinker flag football playoffs start next week
The Tinker AFB flag football league playoffs to determine the 2012 fall season champion start next Monday.Only the top three teams in each division (Monday-Wednesday and Tuesday-Thursday) advance to the double-elimination playoffs, Sports Coordinator Chris Gaines of the 72nd Force Support Squadron noted. The Gym Rats, the 72nd Medical Group,
0 11/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Ironmen defeat Reserve Gold in flag football
The Navy grounded the Air Force in both flag football games Tuesday.The VQ-3 Ironmen were winless in three outings before their strong-armed scrambling quarterback, Phillip Akeem Thomas, returned from deployment. Since then, the Navy team has won two consecutive games.VQ-3 bested Reserve Gold, 19-6, Tuesday afternoon; in fact, the game ended with
0 10/22
2012
Default Air Force Logo Howard Holinsworth is a diabetes success story
(Editor's note: This is the third of a four part series featuring Tinker employees with disabilities. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The national campaign is designed to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year's
0 10/22
2012
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
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