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  • Photo: Leadership Oklahoma Members tour Tinker

    Members of Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, received an integrated tour of Tinker Jan. 9. They were able to learn about the Navy's TACAMO mission and receive a tour of an E-6B Mercury, hear about new and ongoing innovations in the 76th Software Engineering Group and R.E.A.C.T. Lab, learn about programmed depot maintenance on the
  • Oxygen Shop tackles big mission

    The 76th Commodities Maintenance Group’s Oxygen Shop at Tinker Air Force Base solely handles the mission of providing oxygen regulators, liquid oxygen converters and on-board oxygen generators for the entire Air Force.Over the past 20 years, this workload has extended into Navy E-6 systems as well, keeping the shop located in Bldg. 1055 busy.“We
  • Propulsion Pitch Day looks to source vital engine parts

    First flown more than 60 years ago, the TF33 engine continues to be a vital part of the Air Force’s mission as more than 1,000 engines continue to power the nation’s fleet of B-52 bombers, E-3 AWACS and other mission-critical aircraft.Yet while the engine continues to remain an integral part of powering the Air Force, the parts that maintain the
  • Prescribed burns happening soon

    Prescribed burns will be conducted on more than 50 burn plots comprising 200 acres across Tinker Air Force Base beginning in February and ending in March. The areas to be burned include the Glenwood area north of the main runway; north of I-40; other areas including the golf course; Urban Greenway; the base chapel; base housing; the south end of
  • E-3 Sentry aircraft dedicated to squadron

    As the squadron responsible for conducting training for all 552nd Air Control Wing operations personnel, the 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron didn’t have any aircraft dedicated to the squadron. But that all changed on Jan. 6 when E-3 Sentry aircraft 75-0556 was dedicated to the squadron.Capt. William Johnson, an instructor pilot with the 966th
  • Remember, Celebrate, Act: MLK remembrance honors legacy

    The 29-degree temperatures didn’t stop members of the Tinker community from showing up for a march and presentation to honor the life and legacy of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. the Tinker Chapel.The national theme for this year’s MLK Day of remembrance, which takes place on Jan. 20, is “Remember, Celebrate, Act.”
  • Health Beat Commentary: January is Thyroid Disorders Awareness Month

    The thyroid seems to be one of those great mysteries of the human body that no one really understands and often ignores. I did, too, until I discovered I was living with a thyroid disorder.Like many women reaching a certain age, I began to feel less energetic and started gaining a few pounds. I simply wrote it off as getting older and thought it
  • Health Beat: Achieving your New Year’s fitness goals

    It’s that time of year again, time to focus on your New Year’s resolutions. Many people begin an exercise program but abandon it before Easter. However, you can increase your chances for long-term success if you follow these five simple tips to achieve your fitness goals. Determine Your ReadinessMake sure you’re both physically and mentally ready
  • New law expands VA home loan benefits

    Effective Jan. 1, a new law expanding Veteran Affairs disability benefits to veterans serving off-shore during the Vietnam War will change VA home loan limitations for all veterans to no longer require down payments for larger home loans.Under the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, which was signed into law in June, many veterans who
  • Employee Enhancement Program open for self-nominations

    Tinker Air Force Base’s Employee Enhancement Program data call announcement date will continue through Feb. 27. 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.The program is designed to increase knowledge and help broaden an employee’s scope