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Joshua Harvey of the 566th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Servicing Section watches as crane operator Michael Youngberg weighs the Prowler before moving it into the airpark. Even without its two J52-P408 turbofan jet engines and its avionics, which had previously been removed, the Prowler still weighed 25,000 pounds. (Air Force photo by April McDonald) Prowler has landed: Navy now has plane in airpark
The United States Navy has been a resident of Tinker Air Force Base for 21 years, and now it also has an aircraft in the airpark at the base entrance at Air Depot Boulevard.A Navy EA-6B Prowler was moved from the 185-acre Navy Area on the south side of Tinker AFB to the airpark behind the base commissary, directly east of Tinker Gate. Completion of
0 10/11
2013
Members of The Byron Berline Band, Del McCoury Band and Mumford & Sons jammed together during the After Hours Artist Jam at the Double Stop Fiddle Shop and Music Hall Sept. 6. Upright bassist Richard Sharp, in the cowboy hat, of The Byron Berline Band also works in the 551st Commodities Maintenance Squadron. Fiddler Gregory Burgess, in the black shirt, works in the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Quality Assurance Office. Also in the picture from left to right are fiddler Byron Berline of The Byron Berline Band, in the mint green shirt; Ronnie McCoury of the Del McCoury Band in the T-shirt playing the mandolin; Mumford & Sons fiddler Ross Holmes in the brown vest, and lead singer and guitarist of Mumford & Sons Marcus Mumford of in the white T-shirt and fedora. (Courtesy photo) Tinker men jam with local band, Mumford & Sons
Amongst bluegrass fans, The Byron Berline Band is a name within its own right. With a history extending 18 years, the band was founded by world-renowned fiddler Byron Berline who has many achievements to his name, including helping to jumpstart the career of country singer-songwriter Vince Gill. Two weeks ago in Guthrie, the band jammed with
0 9/20
2013
Bearing reconditioner John Burk of the 76th Commodities Maintenance Group packages KC-135 gearbox Constant Speed Drive bearings that were sent to Tinker AFB from an Egyptian aircraft. On the table behind him are bearings from various aircraft engine lines. (Air Force photo by Mike Ray) Tinker bearing shop supports wide range of weapons systems
Aeronautical antifriction bearings, as well as aircraft engine, gearbox and instrument bearings, are critical to the operation of jet aircraft and are pricey. Consequently, the Air Force has implemented an initiative to get as much use as possible from each bearing it has.Accordingly, the 76th Commodities Maintenance Group's bearing shop in Bldg.
0 9/20
2013
A great egret takes flight from a creek flowing through Tinker Air Force Base recently. According to Tinker officials, the seasonal time for large numbers of birds migrating south for the winter is near. Each year, more than 10 million migratory birds—  including egrets, cranes, ducks, geese and pelicans — travel through Oklahoma and the rest of the Central Flyway twice a year. (Air Force photo by Chad Jespersen)
Tinker BASH program gears up for approaching bird migration
Although Oklahomans are still sweltering from summer heat and high humidity, the period when birds will start migrating south is approaching."It's still pretty mild up north," but colder temperatures will soon "start pushing them south," said John Krupovage, Natural Resources Manager with the 72nd Air Base Wing Civil Engineering Directorate."We are
0 9/19
2013
Default Air Force Logo Squadron's 'Biggest Loser' competition is on
Game on. Twenty-one 5th Manpower Requirements Squadron members and spouses are participating in the unit's Booster Club "Biggest Loser" weight-loss and body composition contest. Between Aug. 15 and Nov. 15, the participants are challenging themselves to reach new goals in the weight loss and/or body fat percentage change competition. Winners
0 9/19
2013
Katie Ward, second from left on the third row up, recently spoke with nine women in their mid-30s from Rwanda and Afghanistan during a roundtable at the Oklahoma Capitol. Ms. Ward is a program manager in the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. (Courtesy photo) Tinker woman participates in roundtable discussion with Oklahoma governor, foreign businesswomen
Katie Ward sees the bigger picture and wants to be a part of a better tomorrow. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Propulsion Sustainment Division F117 program manager recently participated in a roundtable discussion at the Oklahoma Capitol with Gov. Mary Fallin. On behalf of Zonta International's Zonta Club of Central Oklahoma, Ms. Ward
0 8/29
2013
Default Air Force Logo 101 Critical Days of Summer ending
The Labor Day holiday weekend is here. Because the weather will soon start to change, everyone wants to make the most of this long weekend; the last summer "bash." But you don't want it to end tragically. The National Safety Council has found that, for this weekend, traffic fatality estimates increase this weekend more than other holiday weekends.
0 8/29
2013
Default Air Force Logo 101 Critical Days: Summer campaign ending soon, but safety never stops
Though the annual 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign comes to an end next week, the need for safety measures continues. Many people use the last long weekend of summer to get away from home before the hustle and bustle of another school year begins. In most cases, using common sense will help you avoid accidents and illness while on vacation.Each
0 8/22
2013
Default Air Force Logo Safety: Gas cans, are they safe or not?
Everyone does it ... store gasoline in a portable container to use at home for the lawn mower, weed eater or keep in the car "just in case." Ever wondered what is safe when hauling or storing the gasoline until needed? There are a few things to consider that could save a life or, at the very least, property.What is safe and why? Special containers
0 8/22
2013
Default Air Force Logo 101 Critical Days: Planning, caution needed when it comes to extreme sports
Extreme sports, such as bungee jumping, parasailing and sky diving (see more in the list below) have become more popular among Airmen in recent years. For many Airmen, the lure of extreme sports correlates to some of the same reasons for joining the Air Force. The common personality traits include spontaneity, excitement-seeking, and risk-taking.
0 8/22
2013
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