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  • “Leave it better than you found it” 72nd Air Base Wing Commander sets sights on priorities

     Col. Kenyon Bell took command of the 72nd Air Base Wing more than a year ago.Looking to build off of a fast-paced and productive first year as commander, Bell reflects on the past year and lessons learned as he sets key initiatives and priorities for today, and well in to the future. Hit the ground runningBell took the guidon just three weeks
  • Center showcases innovation efforts

     The Air Force Sustainment Center is setting the pace in many areas of efficiency and innovation, according to Dr. Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Roper saw AFSC processes in action when he visited AFSC headquarters Sept. 13.“This is the culture I want to see in an Air Force organization,”
  • 552nd ACW supports Hurricane Florence relief efforts

    An E-3 Sentry aircraft from the 552nd Air Control Wing’s 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron launched out of Tinker Air Force Base Saturday morning in support of Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The aircraft, with a crew of 19, will be on station for an extended period flying off the coast of North Carolina.According to Maj. Zeb Birdwell, Mission
  • 513th ACG reveals new facility

     The 513th Air Control Group – call sign “Thumper” – has officially moved into its new home Sept. 7, after six years of planning, bringing the operations, support and headquarters elements together in the same building for the first time in almost a decade.Representatives from across the Tinker Air Force Base community attended the dedication of
  • B-1 IBS modification reaches milestone

    A ceremony Sept. 5 in the maintenance repair overhaul technology center building celebrated a milestone reached by the 567th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, installing the Integrated Battle Station modification into the final B-1 aircraft to be delivered to Ellsworth Air Force Base.While the modification has only been performed on about half the
  • Senior leaders speak to Civilian Mentoring Council

    Members of the 72nd Air Base Wing got the chance to hear from senior leaders in a small group setting Aug. 24 at a Civilian Mentoring Council meeting.The event, held at the Tinker Air Force Base Auditorium, featured Tony Baumann, director of contracting for the Air Force Sustainment Center, and Dennis D’Angelo, director of the 448th Supply Chain
  • Real ID Act additional extension requested to Oct. 2019

    The state of Oklahoma has been on a limited extension for the REAL ID Act from the Department of Homeland Security through Oct. 10. Gov. Mary Fallin requested another extension for Oklahoma until Oct. 10, 2019.If the newest extension is granted, the federal government will continue to recognize Oklahoma driver’s licenses and ID cards for another
  • Change your health insurance before the clock runs out

    Unlike in years past, all TRICARE participants have the chance to change their health insurance plan during open season, Nov. 12 to Dec. 10, according to information provided at a town hall meeting held by 72nd Medical Group Commander Col. Jennifer Trinkle on Sept. 5 at Tinker Air Force Base.More than 200 Tinker AFB beneficiaries attended the town
  • Thirty-eight graduate from Tinker Airman Leadership School

    Thirty-eight Airmen graduated from Tinker’s Airman Leadership School recently.Graduates are: 150th Operations GroupSenior Airman Katrina O’Neil 189th Logistics Readiness SquadronSenior Airman John Fuentes 507th Civil Engineering SquadronSenior Airman William Elliott,             Distinguished Graduate and             Sharp Image Award 552nd Air
  • 76th SMXG integrates online teaching tool, saving millions

    In 2014, Tinker Air Force Base’s 76th Software Maintenance Group experienced increased growth in manpower leading to an all-time high in the need for classroom training requirements.The challenge was that traditional classroom training costs could range up to nearly $1,700 per person, depending on the complexity of the material and length of the