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Default Air Force Logo TAP ‘very beneficial’ for Tinker sergeant
Tinker's Transition Assistance Program was "very beneficial" to one soon-to-be military retiree, who plans to go through TAP again soon to "hone in on additional briefings of interest."Senior Master Sgt. Anthony "Tony" Hairston, who retires in four months after an Air Force career of 25+ years, attended the TAP workshop at Tinker's Airman and
0 5/02
2012
After a small-group discussion on identifying and overcoming the stresses of military separation or retirement, Laura Johnston talks about their group’s topic during an April 23 Transition Assistance Program in Tinker’s Airman and Family Readiness Center. Ms. Johnston is a Navy chief petty officer stationed at Fort Meade, Md., and will move to Oklahoma with her retired Navy husband in September after she retires.  The TAP helps military members smooth the rough edges off the transition back into civilian life by offering resources and advice on a host of topics from job hunting, resumé writing, finances and how to reduce stress transitioning into a new life. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Transition assistance available to those leaving military service
Military personnel in the Tinker area who are mustering out of uniform have access to free professional advice on how to secure a job in this tough economic environment.For example, Steven L. Auld of the 72nd Force Support Squadron, a Community Readiness Consultant with the Airman & Family Readiness Center, coordinated an Employment Relocation
0 5/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo Chaplain Terrinoni bids farewell to Tinker
In less than two weeks, Tinker will bid farewell to one of its own. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David Terrinoni will venture to Pacific Air Forces Headquarters in Hawaii for his next assignment to become the staff chaplain for Plans and Programs.The 72nd Air Base Wing chaplain, who arrived at Tinker in 2009, became a familiar face and instrumental asset to
0 4/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo Exposed to a little of everything, OSI career not for the faint of heart
Being an Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent is not an easy feat, nor is it for the faint of heart. But, officials said for the dedicated, it is a worthwhile endeavor.Founded in 1948, AFOSI is the Air Force's felony-level investigative service. Tinker's AFOSI Detachment 114 has 22 special agents who investigate felony-level crimes on
0 4/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo Tinker families benefit from deployment retreat
During a weekend of erratic spring storms, approximately 20 Tinker active-duty members with their families ventured to Norman for an opportunity to learn how to prevent and cope with unpredictability in their relationships. The April 13-15 pre-deployment family retreat helped couples and families reset foundations by offering tips and seminars to
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2012
Default Air Force Logo Picking up the pieces: Law enforcement’s role
Editor's note: In this series on reporting a sexual assault we wanted to look at each step in the process for a "typical" sexual assault case on an Air Force installation. Last week, we focused on the commander's role. This week we'll focus on law enforcement. The final week, we'll look at the legal side of things. "There is no 'typical' sexual
0 4/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo Injury keeps Craig out of pro ball, but not Tinker sports
A member of the 2012 base champion Flight Controllers #1 basketball team and the Gym Rats flag football team was a starting defenseman on a Division 1 college football team a decade ago.Elbert N. Craig Jr., 31, a Spencer native, played safety for the Oklahoma State University Cowboys in 2000-2003, first under Bob Simmons and then under Les Miles.
0 4/24
2012
Default Air Force Logo Picking up the pieces: Commander’s role in sexual assault response
Editor's note: In this series on reporting a sexual assault we wanted to look at each step in the process for a "typical" sexual assault case on an Air Force installation. Last week we focused on the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator's role. This week we'll focus on the commander's role. Next week, we'll look at law enforcement. The final week,
0 4/13
2012
Default Air Force Logo Be a life saver for your baby
Babies -- they're cute, they're innocent, they're sweet... When parents stand watching their new baby sleeping, it creates a memory that lasts a lifetime. No one wants to think about the possibility of ever standing over their baby's casket, but that could become a grim reality unless parents take precautions to ensure their infant sleeps safely.
0 4/13
2012
Default Air Force Logo Picking up the pieces: First step in reporting sexual assault should be contacting the SARC
Editor's note: In this series on reporting a sexual assault we wanted to look at each step in the process for a "typical" sexual assault case on an Air Force installation. The first week we'll focus on the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator's role. The second week, we'll focus on the commander's role. The third week, we'll look at law enforcement.
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2012
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