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Tinker mechanical engineers Jason Mann, left, and Nathan Pitcovich demonstrate the sophisticated Leica laser scanner system that will aid the 76th Commodities Maintenance Group team in reverse engineering of unavailable aircraft parts. (Air Force photos by Margo Wright)
Going in reverse
Tinker AFB Engineering has many tasks, ranging from equipment and building management to fixture and tool design. Typically when Engineering receives a request for parts or tooling, aircraft drawings (mylar) are used to design the needed item that eventually is made in one of Tinker's machine or sheet metal fabrication shops.However, the 76th
0 6/01
2012
Default Air Force Logo Make every road trip a safe trip
Safe driving is no accident. Prior preparation and constant vigilance will ensure you get from one location to another in the safest manner possible. · Drive only when well rested· Drinking caffeinated drinks does not cure drowsiness while driving. Drinks containing caffeine, such as coffee or cola, can help you feel more alert, but the effects
0 5/25
2012
Default Air Force Logo Safe boating depends on you
The weather's great, the weekend is free of chores and responsibilities; it is a great time to head out on the water. But, before you jump in, prepare yourself to ensure your safety, those in the boat with you and others on the water.· Listen to the National Weather Service for the day's forecast and plan accordingly. Cancel boating trip if
0 5/25
2012
Default Air Force Logo Pool, diving and swimming safety
As the weather becomes warmer, reports of accidental drownings become all too common. Drowning victims encompass all age groups -- the toddler who fell into the family pool, the teenager who dove into a lake and struck an unseen rock, the adult who was pulled out to sea by a strong undertow. Perhaps the saddest fact about each of these cases is
0 5/25
2012
Default Air Force Logo Airman’s Attic benefits Tinker families
The Tinker Airman's Attic, located in the Airman and Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 6001, offers young Airmen and their families a place to pick up household items, clothes and toys for children -- free of charge. The facility is run by volunteers and stocks items military members want to pass on. The Attic offers a great opportunity for the base
0 5/25
2012
Default Air Force Logo Are dental X-rays safe?
Dental radiographs, commonly referred to as X-rays, are pictures of the teeth, bone and surrounding soft tissues. Dental X-rays help dentists see cavities, pathology such as cancer in the jaw and bone loss that sometimes cannot be seen during a clinical exam.Radiation of dental X-rays penetrates oral structures at different levels depending on
0 5/25
2012
Preparing to rotate a B-1 stabilizer, using a new ergonomic work cart at the B-1 Stabilizer/Miscellaneous Shop in Bldg. 9001, are work leader Phil Brewer, left, and sheet metal mechanic Dennis Collins. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger) Stabilizing the warfighter: Knowledge, versatility keys to shop’s success
The volume of work in the B-1 Stabilizers and Miscellaneous Shop, 551st Commodities Maintenance Squadron, has multiplied in recent years."Four years ago there were only three of us in the shop," said Noah Freed. Today, Mr. Freed is the unit chief and the shop has 18 mechanics.The B-1 Stab/Misc Shop in Bldg. 9001 supports programmed depot
0 5/14
2012
Default Air Force Logo Tinker members treated to ‘great’ show by blues guitarist
What started out as a fan letter from a young blues guitarist 14 months ago, recently turned into a golden opportunity for some Team Tinker personnel to see Joe Bonamassa, one of the greatest blues and rock guitarists in the world. That's the story according to Lt. Col. Jim Hinds of the 552nd Training Squadron anyway."My 13-year old son, CJ, has
0 5/14
2012
Default Air Force Logo DOD-funded education program introduced at Tinker three 5th grade Tinker Elementary classes benefit
Trays of supplies were placed in the middle of each of the five tables. Twenty-five fifth graders from Tinker Elementary sat at the tables in a Tinker Youth Center classroom eyeing the beaker cups filled with water, Dixie cups filled with sand and tongue depressors. With pencils in hand and open workbooks in front of them, some students wrote in
0 5/14
2012
Default Air Force Logo Gift Corner has a lot to offer
See for yourself why customers keep coming back for more at Gift Corner in Bldg. 3001. This exclusive gift shop located within Café 3001 offers a vast selection of greeting cards, badge holders, lanyards, home décor, fashion accessories, Oklahoma collegiate items, balloon bouquets, candies and much more. Managed by the Arts and Crafts Center, the
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2012
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