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Personnel security specialist Bill King records Marcus Ward’s fingerprints at the 72nd Air Base Wing Information Protection office. Mr. Ward is a new-hire into the 431st Supply Chain Management Squadron. The IP office and its four-person staff print most Tinker Air Force new-hires during their security investigation. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) IP office has work cut out for them
There are no stupid questions when it comes to information protection and classified documents. Just ask Ron Blackmore, a security specialist in the 72nd Air Base Wing Information Protection office. He insists it to be true. As one of five civilian employees in the office, he said it is their job to ensure to protect valuable information and the
0 8/17
2012
Surrounded by other crewmembers, family and friends, Maj. Jon Williams, 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron, celebrates his final flight on the E-3 Sentry after 33 years of service in the United States Air Force and 10, 527.2 flying hours. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) AWACS officer retires with more than 10,500 flying hours
On July 27, 1981, 1st Lt. Jon Williams flew his first sortie on the E-3 Sentry aircraft as a weapons director. Now, 31 years later, Maj. Jon Williams, an evaluator mission crew commander in the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron, has logged 1267 total sorties, 222 of which were combat sorties. His 10,527.2 final flying hours total is an all-time
0 8/13
2012
Col. Stella Smith and Tech. Sgt. Malika Likavec graduated from City Honors High School, Buffalo, N.Y. and talk about their respective high school days as they thumb through Colonel Smith’s yearbook recently.  Colonel Smith, squadron commander, and Sergeant Likavec , a maintenance scheduler, have served the Air Force around the world on a journey that brought both to Tinker where a squadron picnic discussion about Sergeant Likavec’s Buffalo Bills sweatshirt revealed their shared hometown beginnings. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) It’s a small world … Airmen reunite at Tinker
Despite being geographically separated about 1,200 miles from home, two Airmen in charge of maintaining the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft at Tinker Air Force Base have been made to feel right at home after landing in the same unit here after graduating from high school in Buffalo, N.Y. some 15 years apart. Affectionately
0 8/13
2012
Default Air Force Logo Heartlink is an orientation program for military spouses
Are you a military spouse who has been "married" to the military for five years or less? Does your spouse use strange acronyms that you don't understand? When they are in uniform and with a group of other military members do they stand up when specific people walk into a room? Why do they salute a car or stop when the national anthem is played at
0 8/13
2012
Alicia Clifton won the Miss Oklahoma title in June and will compete for Miss America in January. Ms. Clifton has competed in several Tinker and Air Force talent shows and has been a volunteer dance teacher at the Tinker Youth Center. Her father, Ron, is a retired master sergeant who also worked in the TF-33 turbofan, B-1 Lancer and B-2 Spirit programs until his civil service retirement in 2008. (Courtesy photo) Miss Oklahoma has Tinker roots
Sept. 16, 1995, is a day that resonates with Alicia Clifton. At 3 years old, she sat on her mother's lap in their south Oklahoma City home and watched the Miss America pageant. As Miss Oklahoma Shawntel Smith accepted the prize-winning crown, Alicia decided she wanted to be Miss America one day. She's halfway to her goal. Now 20 years old, Ms.
0 8/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Tips for a safe school year
The kids are all excited because school is starting (well maybe not as excited as you are). It's time to get the supplies, new clothes, backpacks, etc. Here are some safety tips to go along with all those new things:Clothes: When you buy school clothes, make sure they do not have drawstrings. Drawstrings on clothing can became tangled on playground
0 7/30
2012
Default Air Force Logo Outing the conspirator to every rape
Tinker leaders were clued-in to an ongoing conspiracy July 16 -- one that enables rape and victim blaming. So, who's behind the conspiracy? The answer may surprise you. Anne Munch, a former prosecutor and educator, revealed the conspirator to a full auditorium at the 552nd Operations Group during a presentation co-hosted by 72nd Air Base Wing
0 7/30
2012
Finding problems and fixing industrial equipment before breakdown is the goal of each member of the 76th MXSG Predictive Maintenance Team. The engineering technicians inspect a wide variety of equipment in every shop and building across Tinker. Ultrasound technician Michael West uses a parabolic dish to listen for long-range sounds that pinpoint leaks in valves and air systems, compressed gas systems or steam leaks.  He can also check decibel levels of motor bearings, an indication of looming problems.  Recently detecting an argon gas leak saved Tinker $75,000. One Tinker team used to making bold predictions
An axiom attributed to Benjamin Franklin holds that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. At Tinker Air Force Base, that ounce translates into big bucks.The 10-member Predictive Maintenance team in the 76th Maintenance Support Squadron identifies and prevents waste through oil sampling analysis, use of infrared equipment to check
0 7/30
2012
Default Air Force Logo Safety: It’s an attitude worth adopting
Every day we "do things." We get dressed and head to breakfast. We get in our vehicle of choice and go to work. We turn wrenches, push paper, flip burgers, put gas in jets or move cargo. Every day, when we "do things," we are exposed to hazards in our environment. How we work and survive within the environment when we "do things" among hazards we
0 7/20
2012
Default Air Force Logo Tips for a fun, safe summer outside
By following these safety tips we hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer. Use your good common sense, be cool, have fun. Sun SafetyWe all need some sun exposure; it's our primary source of vitamin D, which helps us absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones. But it doesn't take much time in the sun for most people to get the vitamin D they
0 7/17
2012
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