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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
Default Air Force Logo Flag football starts next week
Tinker's flag football league kicks off the 2012 fall season next week, Commissioner Chris Gaines of the 72nd Force Support Services announced recently.Once again, the games will be held in the outfield of softball fields. The base football field has been off-limits since early March, when the 72nd Air Base Wing Safety Office closed the gridiron
0 9/18
2012
Default Air Force Logo Med Group wins overall base softball championship
And just like that, the game was over and there was a new overall intramural softball champion. The 72nd Med Group, civilian intramural softball team champions, beat the Thumpers, the military intramural softball team champions.The med group won 21-7 in four innings on Aug. 30 at Championship Field."We came out of the losers' bracket and double
0 9/11
2012
Default Air Force Logo DISA depends on redundancy
Redundancy - duplication of systems - is a hallmark of the Defense Information Systems Agency."The cyber world in which we operate has countless saboteurs and hackers and terrorists, and they pose a continuous threat to the United States," said Anthony L. Purvis, director of DISA's Defense Enterprise Computing Center - Oklahoma City. "Yet our
0 9/07
2012
A sea of computer servers overshadows the small figure of a worker in the large secure server room of the Defense Information Systems Agency-Oklahoma City, located here at Tinker.  Mission partners around the world are served by personnel working in this secured facility who can ensure safe computing through layers of advanced security features. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) DISA-OKC manages many DOD computer systems
Many of the computer systems employed throughout the world by the Department of Defense are administered from Tinker Air Force Base by the Defense Information Systems Agency.DISA is a Defense Department combat support agency that operates 14 computing facilities worldwide. Its 16,000 employees "support applications that support warfighters," said
0 9/07
2012
Default Air Force Logo Tinker varsity soccer in Texas tournament
Tinker's varsity soccer team left the base Thursday en route to Texas for the 2012 Defender's Cup Alamo City Military Open soccer tournament at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.Twenty-two teams from Air Force installations across the nation will compete over the Labor Day weekend for the championship."We'll get a practice in Friday before the first
0 8/30
2012
Default Air Force Logo 552nd CRCs: Home at last
The 552nd Air Control Wing recently accomplished a feat that had not been achieved in nine years.As of July, all four of the contiguous United States-based control and reporting centers' units were back from the Middle East. While it's not a permanent condition as a new rotation begins in January, officials said it is a testament to the Airmen and
0 8/30
2012
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