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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
0 1/31
2012
Default Air Force Logo AFMC to observe American Heart Month in February
February is American Heart Month and a good time to educate ourselves on how to prevent heart disease. Cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke, is the No. 1 cause of death for men and women in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, every 25 seconds an American citizen will have a coronary event, and every
0 1/31
2012
Default Air Force Logo Tinker bids farewell to Col. Bob LaBrutta
The new orders are in. Col. Bob LaBrutta will soon leave Tinker for MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., where he will become the director of Manpower and Personnel for the U.S. Central Command.As his one-and-a-half-years at Tinker comes to an end, fellow commanders and directors said the 72nd Air Base Wing and Tinker installation commander's spirit,
0 12/19
2011
Default Air Force Logo Maj. Gen. Litchfied sets goal, reflects on workforce potential
He knows he's in a unique position and he's using it to his advantage. When Maj. Gen. Bruce Litchfield accepted command of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center in November, he already knew the workforce's capabilities; he'd seen it in action. He said setting his standard goal of "striving to be the best" wouldn't be enough. The new commander set
0 12/19
2011
Default Air Force Logo Clothe-a-Kid programs prove Tinker has Christmas spirit
The Christmas spirit -- giving of oneself to others -- is thriving at Tinker Air Force Base again this year.Through the selfless efforts of scores of Tinker volunteers from the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center's Aerospace Sustainment Directorate, at least 58 disadvantaged children in the Mid-Del area will have new, warm clothing this winter --
0 12/19
2011
Default Air Force Logo Flag football playoffs to continue into new year
The Gym Rats repelled the 72nd Security Forces Squadron, 20-18, in a base flag football playoff game Monday night that see-sawed back and forth and literally went down to the wire.The Security Forces scored on two first-half interceptions. Anthony Jones scored on a pick he returned 40 yards for a touchdown, and Daniel White scored on a 20-yard
0 12/19
2011
Default Air Force Logo Climbing accident didn’t break James Steglich’s spirit
Editor's note: This is the second in a four-part series featuring employees at Tinker Air Force Base with disabilities.James Steglich is a financial analyst in the 76th Maintenance Wing's Financial Management Office, where he measures production labor costs associated with budgeting and pricing. Mr. Steglich, who began working at Tinker in November
0 12/19
2011
Default Air Force Logo Tinker man sacrifices overtime pay to save his neighbors’ lives
A Tinker employee lost eight hours of Christmas overtime pay to save six lives.Caleb Dobbs, an oxygen system mechanic with the 550th Commodities Maintenance Squadron, 76th Maintenance Wing, said he has no regrets about his spur-of-the-moment decision.Mr. Dobbs, who has lived in Noble for almost two years, said he awoke about 4:30 a.m. Saturday,
0 12/19
2011
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