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  • B-1B “Watchman” goes on a road trip

    Drivers may have experienced traffic delays June 4-5 as a B-1 aircraft fuselage traveled down the road. The move was a culmination of several month’s effort by the B-1 Program Office, 567th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and the 76th Expeditionary Maintenance Flight, as the disassembled 86-101 “Watchman” fuselage made its final journey to its new home at the Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research in Wichita, Kansas. The NIAR team will use this fuselage for 3D inspections for cracks and corrosion in an effort to push the service life of the fleet to 2030 and beyond.
  • Tinker Mitigates Invasive Weeds

    A nefarious enemy has found its way to Tinker Air Force Base, but there is no cause for alarm as this enemy is a weed.The Musk Thistle, sometimes called the nodding thistle, is an aggressive and invasive noxious weed from the sunflower family that is a prolific seed producer. That may not seem too distressing, but according to Natural Resources
  • Improving run times for the PT test

    The Air Force will resume physical fitness testing on July 1, 2021. The 1.5-mile run component is weighted as the highest scored portion of the assessment, accounting for 60 component points of the 100 point composite score.
  • Commentary: Staying connected lifts spirits

    First Sergeant's Corner: a commentary the impact of staying connected on morale.
  • Contracting Airmen, Soldiers ready for joint contracting exercise

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Contracting Soldiers from across the U.S. Army’s Mission and Installation Contracting Command are joining their Air Force counterparts June 21-25 for the virtual 2021 Joint Forces Contracting Exercise.With the 2021 Joint Forces Contracting Exercise, or JFCE-21, contracting teams will execute the
  • myLearning digital platform expands courseware; announces new features

    Air Education and Training Command’s “myLearning” system is entering phase two of its rollout, adding new features scheduled to be available to Airmen and Guardians early this summer.
  • Tinker AFB remains a no fly zone for drones

    The 72nd Air Base Wing continues to prohibit the use of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems in restricted airspace in an effort to ensure the safety and security of the base personnel, facilities and aircraft.
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    According to a newly released communiqué from the Air Force’s Personal Property Activity Headquarters, Department of Defense demand this peak (PCS) season has greatly exceeded commercial industry capabilities, largely due to resource constraints associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Air Force coins official Maintenance Duty Uniform, adds immediate wear of tactical OCP caps

    Air Force commanders of units with aircraft maintenance, industrial and other labor intensive Air Force Specialty Codes will have the option to authorize wear of a standardized, maintenance duty uniform, also referred to as coveralls, which may be worn on a day-to-day basis upon publication of the updated AFI 36-2903 anticipated for August 2021.
  • AFMC Command Chief visits Tinker

    Chief Master Sgt. Stan Cadell, command chief of Air Force Materiel Command, visited Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, June 7-10, 2021, to get an overall understanding of the 72nd Air Base Wing as well as the Air Force Sustainment Center mission as the supporting command for readiness in the Air Force.
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