Feature Search

Features

Feature Comments Updated
1 ... 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41
Default Air Force Logo Draftee sent straight into ground assault against Japanese in New Guinea
Bob Freese entered the U.S. Army as a draftee in January 1942, little more than a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor precipitated the U.S. entry into World War II. A well-known amateur ball player, the Oklahoma native reported for duty at Fort Sill near Lawton before being shipped to Camp Roberts, in California.Half-trained, he and other recent
0 1/22
2010
Heywood Martin and his award-winning model display of a KC-135 undergoing programmed depot maintenance. Mr. Martin works on the full-sized aircraft at Tinker. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Model citizen: Tinker man turns work into play with model aircraft hobby
Heyward "Marty" Martin's days are spent working on aircraft. He does it all day long. And when he gets home, the work continues.On model aircraft, that is."I enjoy it," says Mr. Martin, an aircraft mechanic with the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. "It's relaxing. This is my sanity."Mr. Martin rigs the control cables on the KC-135 tanker
0 1/07
2010
Boxer Will Gilbert hones his technique on a punching bag at the new Tinker All Services Boxing Team workout facilities Jan. 6. The Fitness Center West now houses the team’s new amenities, which include a full-size ring, punching bags and sport-specific training equipment. The elite facility opened Dec. 17 and also includes new cardio and resistance-training equipment available to all Airmen. (Air Force photo by John Stuart) Tinker fighters suit up in new boxing facility
Not everybody got what he wanted for Christmas. But for Coach Lavell Sims and the Tinker All Services Boxing Team, the present they received is just what they hoped for and more. In May 2009, Sims made a special list and has been checking it twice ever since. The purpose of this list? To tell his superiors exactly what equipment the boxing team
0 1/07
2010
Father Manuel Magallanes consecrates the host and wine during the Immaculate Conception Mass celebrated Dec. 8.  The Catholic priest is one of two auxiliary priests who, along with the base chaplains, are part of an active Tinker Base Chapel ministry that strives to meet the spiritual needs of military and civilians on base. In addition to holding Protestant and Catholic services and connecting people of different faiths with community-based worship services, chaplains also regularly visit the Airmen in their work areas and are familiar faces at base events, offering invocations.(Air Force photo by Margo Wright)
Serving the spirit
Parishioners put the finishing touch on the base chapel last week in anticipation of additional services during the Christmas holidays.Like many this holiday season, the chaplains and the chapel staff will be busy. Both Protestant and Catholic services are scheduled, including Midnight Mass and Candlelight Services on Christmas Eve. "The Christmas
0 12/23
2009
The furniture section of the thrift shop carries anything not clothes related, from kids’ toys and yard tools to furniture, dishes and knick-knacks. The separate clothing area and a sales/consignment area complete the shop, open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and located on Arnold Street between the base theater and the Gerrity Fitness and Sports Center. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Tinker shop provides deals, charity donations
A couple of dollars buys a budding golfer a club and a bag of golf balls. A boy waits impatiently to try on a pair of Spiderman shoes. And a woman carefully cradles a glass bowl in her hands like a sacred treasure. "My mother used to have a sugar bowl just like this," says the cashier, admiringly. Sugar bowls and Spiderman are just a few of the
0 12/10
2009
Senior Airman Luke Pagan, 72nd Security Forces Squadron, is a pro at finding quiet places, like the base library, to put in some study time as he pursues his doctorate degree. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright ) Airman works toward doctorate
They don't call him Doctor Airman. At least, not yet. "I'm the college kid," says Senior Airman Luke Pagan, a desk sergeant for the 72nd Security Forces Squadron. "That's how they know me around here." Although Airmen with college degrees are not uncommon, an enlisted Airman with a master's degree working toward a doctorate is. Just over 5 percent
0 12/04
2009
Tech. Sgt. Avri McKnight runs rapid flu tests in a hooded environment that uses forced air to keep airborne particles in the testing environment, protecting the Microbiology technician. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Test by the best
It could be said the 72nd Medical Support Squadron's clinical laboratory is the backbone of the 72nd Medical Group. After all, the laboratory staff enables the medical group to breathe life into the motto, "Best Care Anywhere." Located on the first floor of Bldg. 5801, the lab staff draws blood, collects specimens and processes the samples. The 14
0 11/25
2009
Default Air Force Logo Lady Hawks take to the skies
If he quit cold turkey I think he might die. Like the simple need for food or for oxygen, this man requires his sports fix to keep it all together. And while I'll steer away from saying he's outright addicted to the activity, it's apparent he could never give it up. But thankfully -- for all parties -- nobody is asking him to do that. So now, nine
0 11/25
2009
Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Kinlaw and Staff Sgt. Cody Danker  use a K-12 saw to remove wing attach point from a destroyed B-1 aircraft in Southwest Asia. (Courtesy photo) Battle repair for the air
The 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group's Expeditionary Depot Maintenance Flight is there just in case of aircraft battle damage repair emergency. When the 22 Airmen who make up the flight receive a call about a damaged aircraft, they're on top of it, thinking outside the box, ensuring that aircraft will make one more flight. Together since the 654th
0 11/19
2009
Tinker head coach Lavell Sims, right, tapes the hands of boxer Jose Robles several minutes before his fight Nov. 7 in Tulsa. Sims was pleased with his fighters’ performance Saturday, but will be pushing his boxers to the limit in preparing for their home bout Nov. 20 at the Gerrity Fitness and Sports Center. (Air Force photo by John Stuart) Tinker boxers win 3 of 7 bouts in Tulsa
When you're fighting against the Tinker All Services Boxing Team, one good punch is about all you'll manage to dish out. Then, as the Tinker fighters showed Saturday night, they make sure you pay for that hit the rest of the bout. "He hit me one good time and I felt my legs weaken up a bit but I had to keep on pushing through," said Tinker fighter
0 11/12
2009
1 ... 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41
RSS