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Don Lott, Tinker’s airfield manager, will retire next month after a long career that ends where it started. Mr. Lott oversees the runways and ramps for an active base that has also welcomed several presidents, vice presidents, celebrities and high ranking military visitors outside Base Operations.(Air Force Photo/Margo Wright) Airfield manager retires after 45 years of service
For most, 45 years of military service and 23 years of the same position may seem like a lifetime of repetitive work, but for Tinker's airfield manager, it's been a lifetime of enjoyment. Don Lott joined the Air Force at the age of 18 and stayed active duty for 22 years. After he retired from active duty he continued to serve his country as a
0 11/20
2008
Homer Thompson served in World War II as an Army Infantryman, leaning on his M-1 rifle and brother Soldiers as they fought through Germany. Memories of D-Day, being a Prisoner of War, losing friends and the occasional compassion of the enemy are fresh in the veteran’s mind a half century later.  Mr. Thompson was promoted to sergeant and earned a Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman Badge among his medals, but downplays his service, asserting that “the heroes are the ones who didn’t come home.” (Air Force photo/Margo Wright) American Heroes: Local veterans exemplified duty in their generations
Homer Thompson went to enlist in the Army Air Corps during World War II at the age of 19, but found himself in the infantry instead. Mr. Thompson joined before D-Day in 1944. The war effort needed more foot soldiers at the time. "All of my friends were going in and I felt the need to protect my country and do my part and try to help the world. Boot
0 11/06
2008
Private First Class Larry Smith, left, with his platoon leader, Lt. Ward, calling in an artillery fire. Private Smith became a war-seasoned military man on only his second day in Vietnam. When an ambush turned a routine patrol into a blaze of bullets and explosions, the young Marine looked to the platoon sergeant who had promised to guide him, only to see him killed.  Private Smith would survive the war with two Purple Hearts, even though medical personnel frantically working on him after a mine explosion pronounced he would die from his wounds. American Heroes: Local vets exemplified duty in their generations
Larry Smith knew he would one day be a Marine, he just didn't know how quickly that would happen. Mr. Smith came from a long line of Marines in his family, as far back as the First World War, all of them playing a part in the wars following. He was the first of three brothers to go into the Vietnam War. Mr. Smith, now a Tinker photographer,
0 11/06
2008
Navy Lt j.g. Nathan Lassas, Task Force 124, enters information into the autopilot computer. Lieutenant Lassas pilots an E-6B Mercury over Iraq which helps Soldiers communicate on the ground. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Cassandra Locke) Sailors help bridge gap for Soldiers in Baghdad
A TACAMO crew from the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing flew over Iraq and acted as a communication liaison between ground personnel Monday.    In the Middle East, the "Take Charge And Move Out" flies over Iraq to serve as the last means of communication between ground forces.    "On a larger scale, our job provides open range of communication for
0 8/10
2007
Capt. John McInnis, “A” flight chief; and manpower analysts Staff Sgt. Emily Johanneck and Tech. Sgt. Ed Tafolla, compile statistics for a manpower study in the 5th Manpower Requirements Squadron.  Housed in Bldg. 210 West, the organization is a tenant that helps the Air Force determine manning needs.
Unit Spotlight on 5th Manpower Requirements Squadron
Realignments, transformation and shaping the workforce to better support warfighter needs seems to be a recurrent theme Air Force wide and the 5th Manpower Requirements Squadron plays a direct role in making these changes.    "Using complex equations, we measure what people do to determine how many people it takes to do a job," said Staff Sgt.
0 8/10
2007
B-2 personnel rallied after learning a coworker’s deployed husband and other Airmen shared one broken golf club during down time.  Angela Carr, center, is surrounded by coworkers and a few of the golf supplies going overseas.  From left are; Diane Elliott, Kirk Johnson, Tommy Mills, Charlie Hogan, Tina Croswell, Randy Lynn and Gary Kinard.  (Air Force photo by Margo Wright)
Tinker woman collects golf clubs for deployed Airmen
"FORE!!!"    A golf ball soared off the balcony and across an artificial lake toward the horizon. Tech. Sgt. Adam Carr of the 72nd Comptrollers Squadron held the golf club. Deployed to Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq, he stood on a makeshift green elevated to the height of the stone railing at Al-Faw Palace.    A photograph of Sgt. Carr's after his
0 8/10
2007
An E-3 Sentry gets its own close-up as a film truck drives around it, gathering footage for "Transformers: The Movie" at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., during the film production last year. (Air Force photo by Capt. Corinna Jones) 'Transformers: The Movie' has Airmen seeing stars
(Editor's Note: For those who have not seen "Transformers: The Movie," several details of the plot are included in the following story.)    How many military personnel get the chance to be in a Hollywood movie? Not many - most movies have actors and actresses portraying military members.    But what would happen if a creative team wanted real
0 8/03
2007
From left, Elane Peek, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Direcotr of Staff Protocol; Patti Ford, Director of Staff; Rhonda Lugo, DSP; William Calvo, Commanders Action Group; and Lisa Shimkus, Director of Staff Executive Service, gather around a basket of children's books that were collected for the Christmas in July party for the Family Support Center's new "Ready and Reading" program. (Air Force photo by Kathy Paine) It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Tinker personnel donate books to on-base program
Poet Helen Steiner Rice once wrote, "Peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day."    The spirit of Christmas echoed through the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Director of Staff conference room July 26.   Roughly 25 people attended and collected nearly 50 children's books for the Family Support Center's new Ready and
0 8/02
2007
Woodworker Howard Holinsworth, left, and packaging specialist T.C. Jones, discuss a special packaging instruction design for a T-64-100 engine. (Courtesy Photo) Unit Spotlight on 559th Combat Sustainment Squadron
Most people know engineers design aircraft parts; depot maintenance fixes them, but who packs and ships them? They may not where brown or drive white logo'd trucks, but shipping is their business.    The 559th Combat Sustainment Squadron packaging and transportation flight is responsible for packaging, handling, storing and transporting all prime
0 8/02
2007
(TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla.) Capt. Eric Farquhar, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, reads a story to a child in the Citizens Caring for Children program. In the past year members of the 552nd Air Control Wing have helped out their local communities in big ways. From food to shelter to education, Airmen from the wing have stepped up to the plate and hit a home run that has affected the lives of people all over the Oklahoma City area. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lorraine Amaro) 552nd Air Control Wing lends helping hand to community
In the past year members of the 552nd Air Control Wing have helped out their local communities in big ways. From food to shelter to education, Airmen from the wing have stepped up to the plate and hit a home run that has affected the lives of people all over the Oklahoma City area. "What better way to demonstrate Air Force Core values than by
0 4/10
2007
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