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Finishing in a little over 14 hours, Colonel Thayer shaved an hour and 10 minutes off his previous race time. The Tinker colonel was one of more than 2,000 athletes participating in the annual event (Courtesy photo) Iron man: Tinker colonel bikes, swims, runs his way to fitness
He hit the ground hard. Lying on his side, he felt the trickle of liquid. "At first I thought it was blood," said Col. Jerry Thayer. "But it was from the bottle on the handlebars." Waving off help, Colonel Thayer remounted his bike and, before the adrenaline subsided, had passed a number of riders. Scraped and bruised but with nothing broken and
0 7/23
2009
As a unit public affairs representative, or UPAR, workers like Gail Kulhavy, left, share news from their organizations with Tinker and the Air Force.  Ms. Kulhavy visits with co-worker Tanya Whitfield, both from Information Technology in the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) UPARs help get story out
It's Friday morning and you've just picked up the latest Tinker Take Off only to see that your unit isn't in the paper, yet again. You know for a fact that Airman Jones just saved a woman from choking at a local restaurant last week or your best friend in the unit designed an aircraft part that will save the Air Force millions of dollars. What is
0 7/23
2009
The caption on this photo from the Oct. 10, 1957 issue of the Tinker Take Off reads: “No matter how heavy the load smiling Fred Souders gets the job done well and on time.” Family’s Tinker legacy stretches four generations
When she lost her mother two months ago, Retha Lucas, and her sister had the task of clearing out their mother's possessions for her grief-stricken father. It was then that she stumbled upon a family surprise. "We were going through her cedar chest and we found this," Ms. Lucas said, holding up a worn and tattered page from the Tinker Take Off.
0 7/23
2009
The C-130 that crashed in the Iraqi desert on June 7, 2008, ended up getting demolished, marking the first time in history a C-130 had been destroyed by controlled detonation in combat. (Army photo) Down in the desert
A Tinker Air Force Base employee, who was deployed last year to Iraq as a member of the Oklahoma Army National Guard, unfortunately became all too familiar with a C-130 like the ones he works on here when the aircraft he was flying in suddenly lost power and plunged into the Iraqi desert on June 27 -- a day he will likely not soon forget. Eddie
0 7/17
2009
As a token of appreciation, after filming on the E-3, Lt. Col. Jimmy Warren and Capt. Thomas Ikehara present Michael Bay, director of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” with a framed picture of the E-3 and a flag flown on the jet during a combat sortie. Photo courtesy of 1st Lt. Kinder Blacke. 552nd ACW helps tell Air Force story in new movie
As the premier airborne command and control and battle management platform in the world, the 552nd Air Control Wing's E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System is frequently needed to support various missions around the world. One of the most recent missions was particularly exciting: helping Autobots fight off Decepticons in support of worldwide
0 6/26
2009
Master Sgt. Larry Shenold, Combat Readiness School, far right and 2nd Lt. Ashley Hardwick, 31st Combat Communications Squadron, introduce Air Force Academy cadets to the M-16 rifle during an Operation Air Force visit to Tinker. The program is meant to expose cadets to different facets of the service before they graduate.  (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Operation Air Force educates academy cadets
It was an image out of Hollywood. All eyes in the room were on the gunman silhouetted in the open doorway. The muzzle of his rifle panned the room while the strains of the "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" played in the background. "Speed, force and violence are the key," the gunman said. "It's not for the timid or the weak at heart." The music
0 6/26
2009
Tech Sgt. Michael Jones and military working dog Blacky pause during patrol in Iraq for a water break. (Courtesy photo) K-9 cop keeps military safe
"We've got a bomb threat at the shoppette," the Airman says. "Who do you want to send?" Tech. Sgt. Michael Jones thinks for a second. "I'll go with Blacky," he says. It takes only a few minutes for Sergeant Jones, the kennelmaster for the 72nd Security Forces Squadron to locate his partner, an all-black German Shepherd. Blacky leaps into the rear
0 6/19
2009
Counseling people through substance abuse problems requires Mildred Fitch to build an environment where people feel safe talking openly.  Ms. Fitch has been doing that through Tinker’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program for more than a decade. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) ADAPT program can help problem drinkers
Sometimes they don't want to talk. That's when Mildred Fitch, a substance abuse counselor with the 72nd MDOS, puts down her pen and shares her own stories. "Sometimes that opening up makes a change," she says. "I feel really privileged when they feel comfortable enough to share with me." As a counselor with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and
0 6/19
2009
When not welding at Tinker, Mike Owen thinks chess. His idea that more than two could play the same chess game evolved and now waits for attorneys to patent his dream. His large, hand-made wooden gameboard accommodates six players. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Tinker man patents six-way chess game
For several years, Mike Owen pondered the same question, something very few have probably considered. Could chess be a three or six-player game? He thinks the answer is yes. He designed a workable gameboard that resembles a Chinese Checkers gameboard, visited with lawyers and applied for a patent. He's still waiting for an answer. In the meantime,
0 6/19
2009
For several former General Motors employees now working at Tinker, the signing of the lease allowing the base to use the old GM plant will mean many will return to their old turf. Shown in the future TF-33 area of the 3-million square foot plant as Tinker crews remove old conveyor systems behind them are, from left; Mike Collum, Kenneth Cuff, Paul West, Danny Householder, Daryl Doss and William King.  Kneeling are Carl Jefferson, left, and Alan Garrison. (Air Force photo/Margo Wright) Team of former GM workers hang on at Tinker, may move back
A combined 235 years devoted to the auto industry brought several former General Motors employees to the Tinker work force. Since the time Tinker leased the plant, several of the former GM employees have found out they will be re-distributed back to the plant as Tinker employees. When the Oklahoma GM plant announced its closing in November 2005,
0 11/20
2008
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