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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
Transient Alert Mechanic Glenn Larson, 72nd Operations Support Squadron, examines a T-38’s pitot tube, which measures airspeed, while Aircraft Servicer John Pszczola inspects the landing gear on the trainer. The aircraft arrived at Tinker on Aug. 15 from Sheppard AFB, Texas. (Air Force photo by Mike Ray) Transient Alert handles visiting aircraft
Tinker AFB supports scores of E-3 AWACS Sentries, E-6 Mercurys, B-1 and B-52 bombers and KC-135 tankers. The base also hosts myriad other types and models of aircraft from other domestic military units and other countries."Anybody who flies into Tinker, we handle," said Dave Kellam, a Quality Assurance Evaluator for the 72nd Operations Support
0 8/28
2012
A fire team of 72nd Security Forces Squadron Airmen move from room to room, in pursuit of an active shooter, during a recent training exercise. Airmen used real weapons firing “sim” rounds, black-powder propelled markers, which sting “a little more than a paintball” participants said. The ammunition provides an extra level of realism.  (Air Force photo by Micah Garbarino) Security Forces injects a dose of realism into training exercise
The smell of cordite fills the hallway. It always lingers after gunfire. Bodies are down, writhing and calling for help. The fire-team pushes down the hallway. They're met by more gunfire. The team moves forward, breaking through apprehension. People are dying. They move crisply down the hallway, checking corners, calling out instructions to one
0 8/28
2012
Hazards can often be eliminated without waiting for official safety workers to take care of it. Voluntary Protection Program members encourage Tinker personnel to remedy any hazard if they can do it without injuring themselves. A pile of broken furniture in the soccer field near base housing is easy to remedy as Doug Bynum, 72nd Civil Engineering contracting officer representative, left, and Darren Hulsey, 72nd Air Base Wing VPP Integrated Design Team member, show by loading the debris into the back of a pickup and taking to a proper base dumpster. Even after a self-help fix, VPP members say a quick report is still necessary, but easy to do by calling or doing it online at the Tinker home page. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Fixing and reporting near misses, hazards a base-wide responsibility
Fixing hazards and near misses doesn't have to be a big production. Oftentimes, it can be done with a screwdriver, duct tape or a shovel and a couple of minutes.If there is a pile of broken glass in a parking lot and a car narrowly avoids driving through it, it is a near miss. By shoveling and properly disposing of the broken glass, the hazard is
0 8/28
2012
Default Air Force Logo Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight: keeping Tinker workplaces safe
The 72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight is here for you. While the flight of 44 personnel is most famous this time of year for posting daily heat condition alerts through the network, the staff assures they do much more and, as a result, have collected a fan base across the installation.The flight, in short, is
0 8/20
2012
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