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Default Air Force Logo Col. Charles Sherwin Jr. retires after 25 years
Having spent half of his life in military service, "It's time to retire," said Col. Charles B. Sherwin Jr., chief, System Program Manager, B-1 Sustainment Division, Aerospace Sustainment Directorate, Tinker AFB.The colonel will be honored at a retirement ceremony scheduled for 10:10 a.m. today in the Tinker Chapel, preceded by a chapel service at 9
0 3/30
2012
Judith Freer, 76th Maintenance Support Squadron senior materials engineering technician, reviews data fed from the nearby MIRA X scanning electron microscope. The 125 cubic-foot chamber makes it the largest SEM in the world and allows parts to be scanned whole instead of cutting them up, saving thousands of dollars when a new part is found to be service-able and can meet Tinker’s strict requirements. This non-destructive approach saves money on parts and helped pay for the $2.2 million microscope within three years.(Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Largest-known scanning electron microscope proves big asset to Tinker
Four-and-a-half years ago, the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center purchased the largest-known scanning electron microscope in the world. It had been estimated the $2.2-million Ellcie, formerly Visitec, Microtechnik GmbH Mira-X large-chamber scanning electron microscope would save the Air Force approximately $1 million per year. To date, it has
0 3/27
2012
Dr. Lola King, left, Tinker’s 72nd Force Support Squadron Education officer, reviews Tinker Education Office brochures with education specialist Chris Kern-Garcia.  Dr. King has a self-proclaimed passion for education and finds she always wants to counsel people on and off base to continue learning. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Women's History Month: Education leads the way to 42-year career for Tinker icon
"The only difference between a stumbling block and stepping stone is how you use it," said Dr. Lola King, 72nd Force Support Squadron Education officer.Dr. King has faced plenty of stumbling blocks and stepping stones along her journey. But, she said they are what led her to where she is today -- the holder of bachelor's and master's degrees, a
0 3/27
2012
After climbing 30 feet off the ground during a windy day on the aircraft ramp, 5-foot 4-inch tall Tech. Sgt. Lissette Malek tucks herself inside a 30-foot-wide E-3 Sentry rotodome and sets to work ensuring no safety concerns after any rotodome radar maintenance is done. The seven-level inspector, second only to a chief master sergeant nine-level, is a radar technician in the 552nd Maintenance Squadron.  Each AWACS jet is her concern and she’ll go from dome to lower lobe areas to ensure a safe flight. (Air Force photos by Margo Wright) Women's History Month:Maintainers take pride in their career field
"See us as 'maintainers', not 'women maintainers' or 'men maintainers,'" said Tech. Sgt. Lissette Malek, 552nd Maintenance Squadron Airborne Surveillance Radar Maintenance technician, who is also a wife, mother and student pursing a bachelor's degree. She's been in the maintenance career field for 13 years. "All maintainers have the same challenges
0 3/27
2012
Staff Sgt. Jennifer Garrison looks through pamphlets distributed to the public from the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Training program at Tinker.  The ADAPT technician of the 72nd Medical Group, and her military husband, dedicated themselves to furthering their education, a decision that will pay off with Sergeant Garrison earning a psychology degree soon. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Eye on education: Tinker military couple achieves college dreams while upholding other commitments
They proved it could be done. They made the time for their education, refusing to succumb to excuses. Master Sgt. Dean Garrison and his wife, Jennifer, a staff sergeant, have pursued and achieved collegiate degrees while meeting their military mission requirements and raising their toddler daughter, Aubrey. Instead of viewing the degrees as pipe
0 3/19
2012
Taking one life-improving step after another, Olivia Collins lost almost half her body weight, earned a college degree and seized an internship opportunity at Tinker, where she now works as a buy manager in the 430th Supply Chain Management Squadron International Business Office. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Women’s History Month: Tinker woman strives, achieves something better for self, family
Olivia Collins has been there and done that. She has accomplished several feats, but she is not impressed by her own story. She said it's just another finished chapter.Despite what the buy manager for the 430th Supply Chain Management Squadron International Business Office thinks, her colleagues and supervisors are impressed. They said she is a
0 3/09
2012
During spring and fall Tinker is a transit area for skunks. Picking up trash, properly securing trash cans and removing uneaten pet food helps reduce unwanted skunk encounters. (Air Force photo) Skunkus among us: Protect against smelly critters
In recent years, a large number of skunks have been removed from Tinker AFB. "In fact, 53 were euthanized on base during the past year alone," said Tinker's Natural Resource Manager John Krupovage. Fifteen skunks were removed from base housing, nine from the golf course, and 29 from other locations on base, including many from industrial areas. An
0 3/02
2012
Default Air Force Logo New 12th Air Force command chief shares vision
The 12th Air Force command chief, Chief Master Sergeant Gerardo Tapia Jr., met with Airmen here recently to get a first-hand look at 552nd Air Control Wing operations and Tinker Air Force Base.The visit marked Chief Tapia and 12th Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Robin Rand's first trip to Tinker since taking over the top two leadership positions
0 3/02
2012
Turning the Glenwood Training Area into a bare base in another country during exercises has helped the 3rd Combat Communications Group stay deployment-ready during the nine years of Operation Enduring Freedom. Approximately 1,500 Airmen from the 3rd Herd here and the 5th Combat Communications Group at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. served in Iraq providing tactical communications, computer systems, navigational aids and air traffic control services supporting combat operations and humanitarian relief operations. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) ‘First in, Last out’ : Tinker, Robins combat comm groups served throughout operations in Iraq
Fifth Combat Communications Group members at Sather Air Base, Iraq, in 2003 were somewhat amused as they watched news reports in Arabic and English speak of the air war beginning Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Robins Air Force Base, Ga., based combat communications unit was in the fight before most of the world knew there was a war. "It didn't just
0 2/03
2012
Default Air Force Logo Communication, learning danger signs key for parents
As a parent of a teenager, you may worry about a lot of things -- will your 16-year-old be a safe driver? How would your son react if offered drugs? Will your daughter be able to resist the temptation of underage drinking? But how often do parents ever wonder "Will my child become involved in an abusive relationship?"Would you even know if your
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2012
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