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  • Col. Filcek addresses 16th Annual Intertribal Powwow

    The 72nd Air Base Wing’s new Commander Col. Paul Filcek addressed attendees of the 16th Annual Inter Tribal Council Powwow June 8 in Midwest City.The annual powwow recognizes and honors veterans from Native American tribes in Oklahoma and Filcek highlighted Tinker’s strong interconnection with Native American culture.“When someone is called to put
  • Commander, 552nd Air Control Wing, enjoys final flight

    Col. Geoffrey Weiss, the Commander of the 552nd Air Control Wing here, had his final Airborne Warning and Control System flight on May 31.At many military locations, it is typical for commanders to be recognized with a final fight, or a fini-flight, by their unit. This is where a pilot or other aircrew member completes their final mission in their
  • AWACS CTF leads 2019 Astral Knight exercise

    Tinker’s E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System Combined Test Force will play a major role in an overseas exercise that promotes readiness for any possible threat.The Astral Knight joint exercise, which started earlier this month, will involve Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors from the United States, as well as service members from Croatia, Italy and
  • KC-46 flies past latest milestone

    In the midst of its Phase III testing, the KC-46 Pegasus completed yet another milestone. The Air Force’s newest refueling tanker made its first mid-air connection with the B-2 Spirit in the skies over Edwards Air Force Base, California, recently.The Air Force took first delivery of the KC-46 earlier this year, the Global Reach Combined Test Force
  • Inclusion key to supporting a multi-generational workforce

    As Airmen today, we collaborate with a workforce combined of a range of ages. As more boomers work past retirement age and as tech-savvy millennials and Gen Zs continue to graduate and enter the workforce, the stark differences in the values, communication styles and work habits of each generation are becoming increasingly pronounced. Every Airman
  • First Term Airmen discuss feelings about the flag

    On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress determined that the stars and stripes would be on the flag that represented the United States of America and in 1914, Flag Day was established.Flag Day is set aside to acknowledge the symbolism of our flag and encourages Americans to take a moment to look at it differently. The Tinker Take Off spoke
  • June is men’s health month

    Set goals and conquer them every day. During Men’s Health Month in June, cross “start quitting tobacco” off your goals list.Quit tobacco for your sex life. The hard truth is that tobacco use can cause trouble in the bedroom for men as young as 20 years old. The good news? Once you quit tobacco, the harmful chemicals that cause erectile dysfunction
  • 965th AACS honors one of its own

    Capt. Andrew K. Gordon, an E-3 air battle manager, is remembered by his colleagues as the epitome of what it means to be an Airman.“We talk about integrity first and service before self and excellence in all we do. We talk about how we should be and Andrew was the epitome of that,” Capt. Kalan Clark with the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron
  • Students get hands-on aviation experience at Tinker

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Twenty-six students from all corners of Oklahoma visited various units here June 5, 2019, to learn more about future careers in aviation.  The Aviation Career Education Program, commonly known as ACE, hosts weeklong summer camps with assistance from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, Federal Aviation
  • Reservist rescues boy from flood waters

    A KC-135 Stratotanker crew chief with the 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron here saved the life of an eight year old boy who was trapped in a flooded drainage ditch May 29, 2019, in Prague, Oklahoma.