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  • Tinker lieutenant on team advocating change in women’s hair standards

    First Lieutenant Montana Pellegrini is part of the Air Force Women’s Initiative Team focused on changing hair standards for women. When she commissioned in 2017, Pellegrini had plans to be a pilot. While training in the T-6 at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, Oklahoma, she developed migraines and was medically disqualified to fly. Three years later, she has become an advocate for other women who suffer with headaches and other issues resulting from the current hair regulations.
  • Support networks bolster resiliency during stressful holidays

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (AFLCMC) – The holidays are a time of fellowship and joy for most, but for some it can be a very challenging time of year.  Add to those challenges, the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases could make it even more difficult to meet and host traditional celebrations.  That could leave vulnerable members isolated and
  • Installation Commander reinstates HPCON Charlie

    Due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma, surrounding counties, and Tinker Air Force Base, the Installation Commander has reinstated Health Protection Condition Charlie. Balancing the health and safety of our workforce with our national defense mission requirements is the top priority.  This decision did not come without a great deal of thought
  • Exchange Director/CEO receives Oklahoma's highest veteran support Award

    The state of Oklahoma, Military Order of the Purple Heart and Oklahoma Veterans Support Team have bestowed the Spirit of Oklahoma Outstanding Veteran Supporter of the Year award on Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull.
  • Virtual Commanders Summit addresses Oklahoma installations’ top concerns

    A contingent of Oklahoma commanders, senior enlisted advisors and aerospace stakeholders has a broader view of issues impacting the state’s military installations after meeting virtually Nov. 5 for the Oklahoma Commanders Summit, hosted by the Air Force Sustainment Center.The third annual summit provided a forum for Oklahoma commanders, command
  • Mom, daughter reunite at mom's BMT graduation

    A Oklahoma mother and her daughter had an unconventional reunion at a Basic Military Training graduation Nov. 12, 2020.
  • Patents provide benefits to AFMC inventors, warfighters

    One of the often overlooked but valuable missions of the Air Force is not visible on the battlefield or in the rooms where leaders make critical decisions. Instead, intellectual property, in the form of patents, is an intangible product of the work of scientists and engineers that has unseen benefits throughout the Air Force Materiel Command and the entire Department of Defense.
  • New first sergeant has passion for helping people

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB, Ohio (AFLCMC) – Senior Master Sgt. Elise Phillips is the new First Sergeant for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center.  In the Air Force, first sergeant isn’t a rank but a special duty designation for a senior NCO entrusted by the commander to ensure the enlisted force of the organization is trained and ready to perform
  • KC-46 tests command and control during ABMS onramp 3

    The 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Detachment 1 from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, participated in the most recent Advanced Battle Management System onramp experiment during exercise Valiant Shield at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, September 15-25, 2020.
  • Reservists save life of Tinker teammate

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Three Reserve Airmen from the 507th Force Support Squadron here worked together to save the life of a contractor electrician following a near fatal electric shock Oct. 24 during the November unit training assembly.Senior Airmen Thomas Stege, Victoria Slaughter and Khoa Dang, all radio frequency transmission systems