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  • Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated with fiestas and piñatas at Tinker

    Tinker Air Force Base’s Hispanic Heritage Special Observance Committee kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month with two major events showcasing the diversity of Hispanic heritage and the support of the Hispanic community within the Air Force.Tinkerites got a taste of Latin-American culture at the Fiesta held Sept. 23 and a Children’s Piñata Festival
  • Voluntary Protection Program going strong

     Since its inception 13 years ago, the employee-driven Voluntary Protection Program has been the lead safety program for Tinker Air Force Base and the Air Force Sustainment Center.VPP is an Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiative that promotes worksite safety and health through hazard prevention and control, worksite analysis,
  • AFMC hosts command chief orientation

    Air Force Materiel Command held its first AFMC Command Chief Orientation, Sep. 30-Oct. 1 to familiarize new wing and center command chiefs with the overall organizational mission and how their units fit into the bigger picture. The event provided the new enlisted leaders a greater understanding of the wide range of AFMC missions and offered a broader perspective on the issues that impact Airmen, setting them up for success as they lead the next-generation of Airmen in the organization.
  • Air Force and Congressional leaders visit Tinker to address housing

    U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, chairman of the Senate Armed Service Committee, and Matthew Donovan, acting secretary of the Air Force, are visiting Tinker Air Force Base this week to learn more about a recent discovery of possible disturbed asbestos in older privatized housing.Tinker leadership informed affected base residents about the possible disturbed
  • 960th flies with the Royal Australian Air Force

    No distance is too far for the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, especially when it means integrating with international partners like AustraliaThe 960th AACS traveled to Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown earlier this month to test the capabilities of the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System with the Australian version of the
  • Knowing how to REACT

    When the U.S. Air Force calls, Tinker’s Reverse Engineering and Critical Tooling lab knows how to REACT. A recent situation involving two Boeing B-52 Stratofortresses that are undergoing planned depot maintenance, is one of the latest examples of the REACT Laboratory, located in Bldg. 9001, helping to sustain Tinker and the Air Force’s mission.
  • Big changes on horizon for the Tinker Take Off

    At the Tinker Take Off, we take pride in having provided Tinkerites with information they need, telling the Air Force’s story from inside the gates of Tinker Air Force Base for the past 77 years.Like all things, with time comes change — you will begin to see big changes happening in the TTO starting October 2. Readers will notice a redesign taking
  • Tinker celebrates Air Force 72nd birthday on air

    As one of Tinker Air Force Base’s weather forecasters, Staff Sgt. Brandon Feister, is tasked with the important job of keeping the installation informed of current weather conditions, providing advisories in the case of inclement weather, briefing missions of weather conditions and more.While Feister and the rest of Tinker’s weather forecasters are
  • Innovation Center Team up for national award

    Air Force Materiel Command is recognizing the Air Force Sustainment Center Innovation Center Team for their many applications of technological advances by nominating the team for the national Gears of Government Award.“These guys are doing incredible things every day with this technology,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Blackwell, director of AFSC
  • Tinker’s Emerging Supervisor Development Program recognizes 2019 graduating class

    The Tinker Air Force Base’s Emerging Supervisor Development Program Class of 2019 were recognized for their accomplishments during a graduation ceremony held Sept. 11 at the Tinker Event Center Ballroom.This year’s graduating class of 70 students completed more than 188 hours of the ESDP’s formal and experiential training that is focused on
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