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  • Photos: Tinker’s first Micro Markets now open

    The first Micro Markets opened this week in Bldgs. 5929 and 5947. Micro Markets are mini-marts housed in the bottom of dormitories that are accessible 24/7. Consumers are able to make purchases with cash, card or credit through a key fob loyalty program. Partnering with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Imperial Vending, the Micro Markets
  • Luck is just around the corner

    Luck can be found about seven miles west of Tinker Air Force Base.Since Dec. 2017, Adam Ely, and his wife, Toni, of Choctaw, have operated Hard Luck Automotive Services, located at 616 SW 29th St. in Oklahoma City, with the premise, “if you can afford the parts, we’ll fix your car for free.” Toni currently works as a civilian in the B-1 and B-52
  • Blue Angels flight ‘a Nguyen’ for teacher

    The Navy Blue Angels recently traveled to Tinker for the 2019 Star Spangled Salute Air & Space Show, but before their weekend of performances they wanted to do something special to highlight a community influencer working with youth in Oklahoma.Philip Nguyen, Kindergarten through 6th grade music teacher and Creative Arts Director at Bryant
  • Around the Air Force Sustainment Center: Ingenuity under pressure

    Bimonthly exercises keep the 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group’s Expeditionary Depot Maintenance Airmen ready to perform aircraft battle damage repair anytime and anywhere.The exercises strengthen the unit’s capability of deploying a highly trained and flexible mobile force to rapidly assess and repair damaged aircraft to an operational status in
  • Seeking mental health treatment

    “Dealing with a traumatic event from 2011 in Afghanistan, I realize now that I probably needed help long before 2018, but at the time I felt like I’d figured out how to control the ghosts in my head. I forced myself to keep them at bay, and instead of dealing with my problems, I just let them fester,” recalled Chief Master Sgt. Eric Corvin, 49th
  • ‘We just have higher standards’

    When it comes to public health and safety in military commissaries, the Department of Defense has unique standards to match the stores’ special patronage – the men and women serving in uniform and their families.It’s those standards that set commissaries apart from commercial grocers, said Army Col. Alisa R. Wilma, the Defense Commissary Agency’s
  • Inclusion begins with understanding the self

    In my last blog post I explained why many Diversity and Inclusion initiatives fail: because they focus on diversity at a corporate level in terms of demographics, and don’t address inclusion at an individual level, which is key to realizing the benefits of diverse teams. Whether for a large organization or a startup, creating a culture of inclusion
  • Filcek takes command of 72nd ABW

    Sometimes change can be hard, but it can also be positive.On June 7, the 72nd Air Base Wing welcomed incoming Commander Col. Paul Filcek during a Change of Command Ceremony at the Tinker Event Center. Filcek assumed command of the wing from Col. Kenyon Bell.About 400 people, including friends, family, Tinker civilian and military personnel and
  • Town Hall provides housing issue updates

    Base residents were invited to the Tinker Club recently for a residents-only Town Hall which provided updates on the ongoing improvements being made to base housing as well as the legal options that residents have for damaged property reimbursement.Members of Tinker Air Force base leadership and leadership from Balfour Beatty Communities were in
  • 552nd Air Control Wing Change of Command

    Col. Alain D. Poisson, right, accepts the guideon for the 552nd Air Control Wing from Maj. Gen. Andrew A. Croft, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, during the change of command ceremony June 10, 2019, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Col. Geoffrey Weiss relinquished command of the 552 ACW to Col. Alain D. Poisson. (U.S. Air Force