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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
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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.
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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.
0 4/05
2012
Betty Cunningham tends to the bluebirds at Tinker Golf Course every week, checking on the mothers and their eggs. She records how many eggs are laid and how many are hatched and sends a report to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. She and her late husband, Dean, have fledged more than 800 bluebirds since the inception of the Nest Box Trail project in 1989. (Air Force photos by Kimberly Woodruff) Life begins at Tinker Golf Course
Thanks to the dedication of a Tinker couple, the Tinker Golf Course is part of the Nest Box Trail project with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. For more than 20 years, Betty Cunningham -- along with her late husband, Dean -- has taken care of the bluebirds at Tinker and has reported her findings to the Wildlife Department. Mr.
0 4/05
2012
Ron Simon looks at a KC-135 refueling boom side skin pressed into shape on a 300-ton stretch draw press in the Sheet Metal Manufacturing Shop located in Bldg. 9001.  The shop of approximately 35 mechanics and its large machines moved from Bldg. 3001 last year. (Air Force photos by Margo Wright) Masters of Metal: 551st mechanics mold sheets of steel
The 551st Commodities Maintenance Squadron sheet metal manufacturing shop makes myriad parts for aircraft undergoing maintenance at Tinker Air Force Base.The B-52 "is our biggest customer, from cowlings to doors and other fuselage parts," said David Mason, Production Chief, Sheet Metal Manufacturing. "Our workload is diverse," he said.The shop
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2012
Wife of Tinker’s Command Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Vegas, Lori Johnson-Vegas strives to make their on-base home a warm, inviting place to host Airmen and their families.  Butterflies and quotes on laughter and faith fill the house and help remind family and visitors of the importance of staying strong through adversity, giving back to others and greeting every day positively.  (Air Force photo by Margo Wright)
Women’s History Month: Lori Johnson-Vegas makes giving back her life mission
Every time Lori Johnson-Vegas leaves her home on Brown Drive, the message is clear -- "Give yourself back to the world each day." The quote is painted above the door in her foyer and the woman known as the "Air Force Mommy" obliges, wearing an infectious smile and her signature butterfly jewelry. Ms. Johnson-Vegas, a Tinker resident since 2010 and
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2012
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