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Default Air Force Logo Not your mother’s club: TOSC has fun while supporting community
Today's officers' spouse club is not like your mother's or grandmother's club. Gone are the days of the white gloves, fancy dresses and cutting bandages for the Red Cross.Today, the key word is philanthropy and having fun while helping others. At the Tinker Officers' Spouse Club, fun comes through many different avenues. The No. 1 mission of the
0 5/07
2010
Master Sgt. Sam Pugh is the Air Force Materiel Command Senior Weather NCO of the Year. Boyhood fascination forecasts winning future for weather NCO
When he was a kid he would just sit and watch the storms roll in. The Owasso, Okla., native drank in the sensory weather patterns of his Tornado Alley home, particularly drawn to the gonging, blustery thunderstorms that swept down the plains. Although those childhood days are far behind, Master Sgt. Sam Pugh is still passionate about all things
0 4/16
2010
Three commanders within the 3rd Combat Communications Squadron are leading the way for their Airmen. From left, Lt. Col. John Zapata, 3rd Combat Communications Support Squadron commander;  Maj. Ken Bratland, 32nd Combat Communications Squadron commander; and Maj. Noland “LoJack” Greene, 34th Combat Communications Squadron commander, know the benefits of Tinker Club membership. Members who purchase five lunches and use their lunch bunch program card receive the sixth lunch free. Membership has its benefits
The Tinker Club doesn't settle for doing things "halfway." This week marks the mid-point for the club's membership drive and they are only halfway to their goal of 100 new members by May 31. What can you do to help them reach their goal? Current club members will receive either $5 cash or $10 in FSS bucks for each new member they refer. If you're
0 4/16
2010
Default Air Force Logo Rangers suit up for better season
Brad Short can remember his day of baseball fame well. The year was 2001 and his American Legion team in Arlington, Texas, was playing for the league championship. A high school freshman at the time, Short was on the mound that day -- his real estate of choice. And that day, he was on. "I pitched a complete game," Short says. "I had nine
0 4/16
2010
Staff Sgt. Jarod Williams with the 3rd Combat Communications Group peers around a school bus used for cover from enemy fire during a combat training exercise at Tinker’s Glenwood Training Area March 17. Airmen from the 3rd Herd, and four other communications groups from Air Force Space Command, will participate in a combat competition here April 16-19. Geared for combat
Gunshots reverberated across the compound and several Airmen fell to the ground. The siege had begun and the objective was clear. Assume control of the center barrier and take the enemies out. When the smoke cleared March 17, the fallen Airmen rose from the ground and dusted themselves off. The simulation was over and the training day concluded for
0 4/08
2010
This month will mark the second time for the 552nd ACW Canadian Detachment to meet their American 552nd counterparts on the ice. American team captain Jim Behn, left, and Canadian team captain James McCarrron will lead the head to head hockey clash for the second annual 552nd ACW Can-Am Cup. (Air Force photo by John Stuart) Teams face off April 23 in Can-Am Cup
Cheers erupted in the Tacoma, Wash., restaurant as a raucous gaggle of Airmen reveled in the glory of victory.It was Feb. 28 and Canada had just won gold against the United States in the ice hockey final at the Vancouver Olympics. The celebrating Airmen -- part of the 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Detachment at Tinker -- had been in Washington
0 4/08
2010
Flight surgeon Capt. Seth Cohen and medical technician Staff Sgt. Irene Williams are part of the flight medicine team who sees to the health needs of approximately 2,000 flight crew members at Tinker. Flight Medicine also responds to every in-flight emergency called on base. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Diverse mission simple motive: 72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron focuses on people
It's all about the patients when it comes down to it. That's the driving force behind the 72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron at Tinker, and it shows. "What gets us coming back to work every day is the patients," said 72nd AMDS commander Col. James Ice. "I recently gave a speech to the Veterans Administration and I said that veterans are the reason
0 4/02
2010
Nicole Messinger, left, blocks out a teammate during a Victory Dolls practice. Messinger joined the team in 2008 and took the leap into the world of roller derby. (Air Force photo by John Stuart) Take a hit, never quit: Tinker officer builds toughness on roller rink
It was a grueling day in March 2009 when the junior officer learned just what she was made of.It was a practice like none other for Nicole Messinger, who was an aspiring roller derby skater with Oklahoma City's Victory Dolls. What had started as a routine exercise that spring evening turned into a watershed event in her derby career.For the first
0 4/02
2010
Default Air Force Logo Women’s History Month feature: Tinker firefighter is ‘just one of the guys’
Robin Edmiaston is just one of the guys ... kind of. Excluding her love for pretty shoes, getting dressed up and fidgeting with shimmery lip gloss, she's devoted to her career -- as a firefighter.Ms. Edmiaston stumbled into the male-dominated career field 16 years ago. Call it an accident, clerical error or destiny, but it was a start that taught
0 3/26
2010
John Dalrymple, left, crosses the finish line at the Fall Classic Duathlon in Purcell just half a second before the second-place finisher. The air battle manager with the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron is currently training to compete in the Route 66 Triathlon in El Reno in June. (Courtesy photo) Tri tri again: Tinker lieutenant trains to be the best
Second Lt. John Dalrymple remembers when he hit the wall. He tried to hang with the cycling pack, legs churning, heart rate almost at red line and a side stitch pricking him like an invisible needle.He never finished that Washington state cycling race in February 2006. But it was more than just being out of shape early in the race season. As
0 3/26
2010
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