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  • AFMC mobile app now available on USAF Connect

    The Air Force Materiel Command is excited to announce the launch of the AFMC command mobile application in USAF Connect.
  • Defenders Corner: Stop Stick safety

    There has been a recent increase in vehicles running over Stop Sticks at Tinker’s installation gates, resulting in flat tires and repair costs to both drivers and the government. Stop Sticks are similar to spike strips, but are encased in long black plastic tubes with red and white hazard markings. They are placed on the ground to prevent
  • VQ-4 hosts ‘Pilot for a Day’ program

    The U.S. Navy’s Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron FOUR gained five honorary members Nov. 30. Five children joined the squadron as “pilots for a day” with the help of the Cavett Kids Foundation of Oklahoma City. The children and their parents visited the VQ-4 Shadows for a memorable day. The children who participate in Pilot for a Day each year have
  • BRICE app simplifies maintenance action, saves time

    The Air Force Reserve went live with an app that is expected to save time and stress for aircraft maintainers late last year, with an estimated 100 users to be enrolled by February.Headquarters Air Force, AFRC, and Monkton teamed up to create an iOS modern mobile app that enables maintainers to directly access the maintenance database from the
  • OTS restructures program to increase quality, quantity of officers

    The Air Force’s Officer Training School is changing the paradigm for building officers, pivoting away from separate programs for line and non-line officers and conducting merged classes beginning in January 2019.The Total Force Officer Training and Commissioned Officer Training courses will be phased out over the course of 2019, according to Col.
  • Employee Enhancement Program opens for self-nominations January 14

    New selection process improvements are coming for Tinker Air Force Base’s Employee Enhancement Program. The data call announcement date has changed from last November to Jan. 14. EEP applicants will be selected on a competitive basis from self-nominating participants who desire to use the program’s tools to advance in their careers.EEP
  • Tinker Air Force Base to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    As a part of its Martin Luther King Jr. celebration, Tinker’s African-American Heritage Council will feature guest speaker Rev. Michael M. McDaniel, the pastor of Northeast Missionary Baptist Church, located in Forest Park, from 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 17 at the base’s Tinker Chapel.The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration will also highlight a
  • Former Thunderbirds pilot continues to break barriers, honors Wright brothers legacy, wins Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy

    Retired Gen. Lloyd Newton, the first African American Thunderbirds pilot, received the 2018 Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy during the 71st National Aeronautics Association’s Wright Brothers Memorial Dinner in Washington, D.C., Dec. 14.Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, who introduced Newton during the ceremony, thanked Newton for his
  • Commentary: Get ‘squared away’ during National Clean Off Your Desk Day

    Like many Tinker Air Force Base personnel, the first weeks after the winter holiday have created a less than tidy desktop. Having hit the editorial road at a hard sprint in order to meet tight deadlines for The Tinker Take Off, the telltale signs of my story creation seem to reproach me from every direction. Notebooks are carelessly stuffed into
  • Team Tinker keeps base safe through severe weather Team Tinker keeps base safe through severe weather

    Several organizations at Tinker Air Force Base worked together during the first week of January to keep the installation safe through several days of ice and snow.Meteorological Technician Robert Kroupa with the 72nd Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight said they kept an eye on the weather Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 when they saw bad weather was
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