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Default Air Force Logo Like outside temperatures, base intramural softball hits new highs
Let's face it, we need some rain. A bone dry summer accompanied with weeks of triple digit temperatures has left most Oklahoma residents inside under the embrace of a cool A/C and anxiously waiting for these record-setting months to give way to the fall, but for Tinker's intramural softball it has been an opportunity to complete one of their most
0 8/08
2011
Default Air Force Logo Army beats Navy in doubleheader
Maybe softball isn't the Navy's game. On Aug. 1 at Field 1, Army Strong destroyed VQ-3 in a doubleheader. They won the first game 18-8 and 13-0 in the second.With very little shade in 100-plus degree heat, Army took to the field, allowing VQ-3 to score three runs. At their turn at bat, one player yelled, "Let's get 10, let's get 10, let's get 10!"
0 8/08
2011
Default Air Force Logo The early years: On Tinker’s 70th birthday, a look back
On a blazing summer afternoon July 30, 1941, construction of the military industrial complex known today as Tinker Air Force Base had begun. W.E. Hightower, Oklahoma City chamber president, spoke from atop a bulldozer in 104 degree heat, saying construction of the 1,820-acre air depot was too large of an undertaking to begin with a hand shovel. His
0 7/29
2011
From left, Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Eaves, Petty Officer 1st Class Randal Hamm, Seaman Brandon Ward, Lt. Colin Raunig and Petty Officer 2nd Class Zach Walker, all members of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron THREE, help with the cleanup efforts in Joplin, Mo. Petty Officer Walker was raised in Joplin and has made several trips to his hometown to help the community get back on its feet. (Courtesy photo) Joplin tornado hits close to home for Tinker Sailor
The tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo., on May 22 destroyed more than 8,000 homes and killed more than 150 people. Thankfully, devastation on the scale is rare, but for one Sailor assigned to the 'Ironmen' of Tinker's Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron THREE, the tornado hit close to home. Petty Officer 2nd Class Zachary Walker and his wife,
0 7/22
2011
Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight member John Sharp explains a portable Wet Bulb Globe Temperature measuring device to 564th Aircraft Maintenance Group mechanics Jason Givens, left, and Pete Masura. The men work in the -135 kitting area of Bldg. 3705 where air conditioning is localized with large portable water drip cooling fans near their work stations and stepping outside the fan’s breeze can bring an instant sweat. The men start their days at 6:30 a.m. but with 23-plus days of triple-digit temperatures, mornings bring little relief. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Learn how to beat the heat by watching warning signs
With the thermometers outside already reaching what is normally month-of-August temperatures, it's time to start thinking about the dangers of heat-related illness and stress. Heat illness includes a range of disorders that result when your body is exposed to more heat than it can handle. The human body is constantly engaged in a life-and-death
0 7/19
2011
Master Sgt. Benny Hill, 412th MXLS B-2 crewchief and bagpiper, stands next to President Barack Obama in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House with the Band of the United States Air Force Reserve Pipe Band during a St. Patrick’s Day reception, March 17. (Official White House photo by Chuck Kennedy) Bagpiper pipes for heritage and freedom
In the early morning of June 6, 1944, thousands of Allied Landing Craft Assault vehicles were deployed to the beaches of Normandy, France, in an effort to retake the country from Nazi Germany. As one craft approached the Sword Beach landing site, the front ramp dropped into the salty waters, and 21-year old English Private Bill Millin waded into
0 7/19
2011
Staff Sgt. Andrea Byrd watches her firing precision by the dirt kicked up meters down range as she fires .50-caliber rounds from an M2 machine gun June 9 at the Camp Gruber Training Center in eastern Oklahoma.  Airman 1st Class Justin Simmons feeds belts of ammunition to the weapon that can rip through 100 rounds in about 15 seconds. Tinker 72nd Security Forces Combat Arms instructor Staff Sgt. David Tuscany watches her aim.  The annual qualifying firing was a victory for the Airman who was injured when an M2 malfunctioned during 2009 training in Iraq. (Air Force photos by Margo Wright) Airman pulls the trigger on her fear
Staff Sgt. Andrea Byrd had something to prove to herself. Nearly two years ago, while deployed in Iraq, she test-fired an M2 .50-caliber machine gun. Something went wrong and the gun accidentally went off, blowing pieces of brass into her leg. Though she recovered, she hadn't since touched the weapon. Earlier this month, she was one of 80 security
0 6/29
2011
Default Air Force Logo July 4th can be a blast if fireworks are handled safely
With warm weather and family events, the Fourth of July can be a fun time with great memories. But before your family celebrates this year, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.If not handled properly, fireworks can cause burn and eye injuries in children and adults. There were 9,300 fireworks injuries treated in hospital emergency
0 6/29
2011
Default Air Force Logo Using synthetic cocaine leads to unbearable addiction
Think about it: Companies that try to sell you powders that change your brain are not interested in your well-being. They are drug dealers looking to make money off of you any way they can, and selling fake cocaine is the perfect way. Why? The chemicals they use are so potently addictive that users have compared it to crack. These powders, better
0 6/29
2011
Default Air Force Logo Army Strong out muscles 965th AACS in doubleheader
Before the doubleheader even began, the odds were stacked against the 965th AACS. Fifteen minutes before the first intramural slow-pitch softball game, only a few stragglers in street clothes stood near the dugout. More players slowly trickled in, but it was a far cry from the showing for their opponents, Army Strong, which had a full team fielding
0 6/29
2011
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