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More than 350 species of animals, including this Texas horned lizard, call Tinker Air Force Base home. Find out about the different species on pages 8-9. Also, see page 10 for an article on a local author who has made the horned lizard the star of her newest book. (Courtesy photo) Critter Corps: Tinker is home to hundreds of species
It may come as a surprise there is an entire ecosystem with more than 350 species of animals living within the gates of Tinker AFB. The list includes mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish. While they all have an important role to play, it is amazing to find that they help us just as much as we help them.Among the animals here are deer,
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Brenda Rawlins is a government worker by day, children’s author by night. Her latest book, “Lil’ G.I. Jo Critter,” is based on the horned lizards that live at Tinker.  (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Horned lizard stars in Tinker woman’s book
Talk about leading a double life. Tinker's Brenda Rawlins, who works Weapons and Targets for the Joint Munitions Effectiveness Manuals office, is also a spunky children's book author. "My mind has so much going on in there!" said Ms. Rawlins. "I don't know how I get all these ideas, I'll just see something and I'm moved to write a book about it."
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Tech. Sgt. Brian Morgan, 72nd Security Forces Squadron, put his training into action in the early morning hours of April 1 when he responded to an injury accident on the east side of the Tinker Golf Course. (Air Force photo by Micah Garbarino) Training kicks in for Tinker sergeant
Middle of the night calls to security forces are rarely good.That was the case April 1, when the Base Defense Operations Center received a call at 3:30 a.m. after someone heard what they thought was a vehicle crash near the Tinker Gate off Air Depot Boulevard.Tech. Sgt. Brian Morgan of the 72nd Security Forces Squadron responded to the area on the
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Default Air Force Logo Be a superhero for children
To children, any adult can be a superhero or a super-villain.Each year, April is observed as Child Abuse Prevention Month. Awareness activities abound throughout the nation, calling attention to this tragic problem that claims the lives of hundreds of children each year and scars others for life. Throughout the year, headlines scream the sad tales
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Anne Dufault and George Zerante of  Catharsis Productions act out scenarios depicting common dating and sex situations during “Sex Signals” earlier this week  at the Team Tinker Auditorium. The production, which was part of the base’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities, kept the audiences entertained and engaged while teaching them about sexual assault awareness and prevention in a unique way. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Humor, skits teach Airmen, Sailors about sexual assault prevention
Tinker military members were urged to "Stand Up and Stop" this week.That was the theme of a two-person show aimed at educating Airmen and Sailors on ending sexual assault in the military. The "Sex Signals" program, part of the base's Sexual Assault Awareness Month activities, was presented at the Team Tinker Auditorium April 7 and 8.The players,
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Finding Your Fit in the ALC Strategic Plan OC-ALC Strategic Plan: 'Exceeding Customer Expectations'
The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Strategic Plan guides personnel to focus on activities that will enable them to be successful today and into the future. The Strategic Plan does this by focusing on three major priority areas: · Developing and Caring for Our People, · Exceeding Customer Expectations, and · Capturing Tomorrow's Business. This
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Default Air Force Logo Pass and ID: How to help them help you
The Base Pass and ID office located just outside the Tinker Gate doesn't want to stop someone's fiancé from getting to the Tinker Chapel on time. Nor do they want to turn away a grandmother from a squadron homecoming. "We're here to help you, not say, 'No, you can't come on base,'" said Tech. Sgt. Daniel Strothers, 72nd Security Forces Squadron and
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Sergeant Katie Lawson of the Oklahoma City Police Department tells her story of survival to National Prayer Luncheon attendees April 1 at the Tinker Club. In August 2010 while she was patrolling an Oklahoma City neighborhood, a gunman opened fire on her, hitting her six times. After her full recovery, she requested to go back out on the same streets as before the shooting. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Police sergeant shares survival story at National Prayer Luncheon
"I give all the glory to God." That was the message Sergeant Katie Lawson of the Oklahoma City Police Department wanted to share as she told her story of survival during the National Prayer luncheon April 1 at the Tinker Club.On Aug. 29, 2010, Sergeant Lawson sustained six gunshot wounds while assisting an Oklahoma County deputy with a traffic
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A crowd gathers at the site of the “AWACS Park” for the dedication of a memorial for Staff Sgt. Daniel Fannin, a former member of the 552nd Operations Support Squadron. Sergeant Fannin’s E-3 AWACS replica was one of three to be dedicated on April 4 at the park located just across the street from Tinker Air Force Base off of Sooner Road.  (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) Del City dedicates E-3 replica to fallen Airman
By her own admission, Sonya Fannin's greatest fear after her husband was killed last year in a plane crash in Afghanistan was that his legacy would soon be forgotten.But, members of the Del City community soon laid that fear to rest when they dedicated a replica of an E-3 "Sentry" Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft in honor of Staff Sgt.
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An Air Force technician performs a detailed inspection on several component parts integral to overhauling a constant speed drive. The combined team of DLA, Air Force, and end-item customers has enhanced processes improving CSD availability. (Courtesy photo) DLA Teamwork: Integrated approach builds recovery path for constant speed drive
Is 90 percent material availability enough to keep America's aircraft flying? Well, it all depends on the part under discussion as Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Brig. Gen. Mark Johnson observed during a November visit to the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex. Something as simple as missing one tiny O-ring can prevent the overhaul of
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