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Robert Thompson, 551st CMMXS sheet metal mechanic, installs the lower skin on a B-52 side cowling.  The B-52 Side Cowling Shop at Bldg. 9001 is one of many areas that the 551st CMMXS has implemented One-Piece Modular Flow Assembly Line improvements. (Air Force photos by Dave Faytinger) Room to grow: transition into Bldg. 9001 leads to transformation in 551st CMMXS
The 551st Commodities Maintenance Squadron is currently a prominent part of the largest facility transformation in Air Force Materiel Command history. Bldg. 9001, the former General Motors automotive plant, spans across 407 acres. Many units began the transition from their old facilities to this building in 2009 and the final move-ins are scheduled
0 3/03
2011
New military spouses participate in a purse scavenger hunt during the last Heart Link at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. The next Heart Link class will be held Feb. 22 at the A&FRC in Bldg. 6001. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Program provides support for new military spouses
Valentine's Day, the day of love and affection, is a special holiday for many couples around the world. Heart Link workshops are special times for many couples as well, particularly spouses on Tinker Air Force Base. Heart Link is a free, one-day workshop offered through the Airman and Family Readiness Center within the 72nd Force Support Squadron.
0 2/11
2011
A full three-person Legends chair lift carries skiers and snowboarders alike to the top of the farthest peak from the base at Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, Durango, Colo. The lift passes over Blackburn Bash, a single black diamond and most difficult trail, before dropping its passengers off at intermediate, most difficult and expert trails. (Photo by Brandice J. O’Brien) Outdoor Recreation ski trip …simply awesome
I'm at a crossroads. On one hand, I want to tell you, a Tinker Take Off reader, the recent Tinker Outdoor Recreation ski trip to "Purgatory" - Durango Mountain Resort - was miserable and torturous. But, that's not true at all. See, if I were to tell you a lie, maybe it would deter you from booking a trip and maybe I wouldn't have to worry about
0 1/28
2011
Located at the foot of the Air Traffic Control Tower, the training simulator is a 360-degree Tinker virtual tower. Lead by instructors through customized events, the trainees learn Tinker-specific language, aircraft and scenarios that acclimate the Airmen to the real world high above. Training, in the tower and in the simulator, may take up to a year before the Airman is rated. (Air Force photos by Margo Wright) Tinker’s air traffic controllers have an eye on the sky
The Air Traffic Control tower on Tinker operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year, but all of the responsibility lies on only 35 to 40 people within the unit. These people, many ranked senior airman or below, control all air traffic in and out of Tinker, safeguarding about $3.3 billion worth of aircraft on a daily basis. So
0 1/21
2011
Air Force camp boxers work out Jan. 10, 2011, at the boxing gym at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Camp began Jan. 8, and continues until the Air Force tournament, the Box-offs, Jan. 22. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robbin Cresswell)
Three from Tinker attend AF School of Boxing
The Air Force School of Boxing is back in session at the boxing gym here.As of Jan. 8, Air Force boxing coach Steven Franco has been leading his pupils, which include three from Tinker, through his brand of "boxing 101."For camp veterans, such as All-Air Force light heavyweight Larry Hampp, two-time Air Force boxer Gary Griffin and camp returnee
0 1/21
2011
Default Air Force Logo Smart strategies, tips can help you warm up to running on cold days
People have several reasons to run outdoors. For those who enjoy running it can be simply be breathing in fresh air, witnessing a sunrise or experiencing the changing seasons. Others simply find themselves needing to keep up running year round because of the regulation changes to the fitness program. For most it is tough to be motivated to run
0 1/06
2011
Default Air Force Logo Safety, injury prevention important with new PT standards
With new physical training standards implemented by Air Force Instruction in July 2010, active duty men and women need to focus on exercising safely and preventing injuries.The new AFI requires active duty Air Force members to test twice a year and includes a faster run time to get the same amount of points, as well as more sit-ups and pushups.
0 1/06
2011
The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander’s current residence on Tinker. (Air Force photo) Tinker history: “The commander’s house”
Proper military housing for the commanding officer has always been an expectation and entitlement. What was deemed appropriate could range from a well-equipped tent on the battlefield to a fairly elaborate and elegant abode on an established installation. When then-Lt. Col. Clarence L. Tinker, the man for whom Tinker Air Force Base is named,
0 12/17
2010
Default Air Force Logo Tinker volunteers dress up holidays for local children
Among the hustle and bustle of the holiday shoppers, associates at JC Penney awaited a whole different crowd for two days of this Christmas season -- smiling and laughing children.For the fourth year in a row, the annual Clothe-A-Kid and Clothe-the-Children events were held at the department store in Midwest City. A group of volunteers from two
0 12/17
2010
Lawrence and Allison Holt with their children, from left, Holly, Jace, Josh, Lexi, Sidney, Maci and Katie. The Holts, who were recently named the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Adoptive Parents of the Year, have adopted their seven children, ranging in age from 10 months to 6 years, within the last five years. (Air Force photo by David Faytinger) Tinker couple honored as Adoptive Family of the Year
When Allison Holt first prayed for the safety of a 3-week-old baby boy, she didn't know he would soon be her adopted son. She now deals with children writing on furniture, sprinkling glitter on the counters, pouring syrup in Barbie doll hair, deflating lawnmower tires and rubbing toothpaste into the carpet. This is the everyday life and answered
0 12/10
2010
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