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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
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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
Default Air Force Logo The Nightmare before Spring: Fire and Ice, a tale of two hazards
Once upon a time not too long ago, in the middle of a long, cold, dreary winter on the base called Tinker, an avoidable incident regrettably occurred. The following is a detailed account of the incident that took place on a snowy and icy day that left 2 inches of the frozen precipitation coating the ground. Bldg. 12500 was an older, small,
0 12/19
2011
Two girls, under the watchful eyes of their father, ride their bicycles along on the 3.3-mile paved multi-use trail that meanders through the Tinker AFB urban greenway. The trail is designed for walking, jogging, biking, rollerskating, rollerblading and skateboarding. (Courtesy photo) Tinker ‘greenway’ trail system celebrates two decades of life
Nestled amid the residential and industrial development of Tinker Air Force Base, like an oasis in a desert, is a back-to-nature greenbelt that recently marked its 20th anniversary.Construction on the greenbelt began in October 1991, when 110 acres of undeveloped base property were set aside for conservation and recreation. The project has grown by
0 12/08
2011
Tinker AFB employee J. Dee Marinko prepares to serve for the U.S. Men’s Sitting Volley Team in a match against Azerbaijan during the Continental Cup in Kettering, England, earlier this year. The Americans placed eighth in the competition. (Courtesy photo by Kate Fit) Cancer claims foot, but doesn’t dampen spirit, of Tinker athlete
A native Oklahoman who works at Tinker played football, baseball and golf, until cancer cost him the lower part of one leg. Rather than give up athletics, he switched to sitting volleyball, and he may make the Paralympic Games in London next summer."I love sports and I want to set an example for my kids, the way my dad set an example for me," said
0 12/08
2011
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