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  • Tinker Talks: Navy commodore fulfills dream of flying

    When he was a child growing up in a small North Carolina town, Cedrick Jessup never dreamed he would one day become the commodore of Strategic Communications Wing ONE at Tinker Air Force Base.“Coming out of a small town like [Mount Airy] I would have never imagined becoming the commodore of an entire wing, especially in Oklahoma! I’m in the United
  • Newest KC-46A Pegasus candidate bases announced

    A total of 12 KC-46As will replace Air Force Reserve Command KC-135 Stratotankers at one of the six candidate locations and 24 KC-46As will replace active-duty KC-135s at one of the two candidate locations.
  • B-1B “Spectre” finds retirement job with 76th EDMX

    The sight of a B-1B Lancer aircraft rolling down the runway at Tinker Air Force Base is a pretty common sight. Seeing one rolling down Patrol Road is quite another. Aircraft 86-109, “Spectre,” left the flight line for the last time April 10, 2021, as it was retired and towed to an Aircraft Battle Damage Repair training pad at the 76th Maintenance Group’s Expeditionary Depot Maintenance Flight on the south side of the base. The Lancer joins two other aircraft serving as maintenance trainers: a B-52 Stratofortress and a C-135 Stratolifter, "Speckled Trout," which has the same airframe as the KC-135 Stratotanker.
  • Empowered Airmen accelerate change across Air Force

    Innovation and a forward-looking mindset have long been key aspects of Air Force culture.
  • Challenge accepted: Tinker employee submits winning time-saving idea

    Theresa Rogers was recently notified by email from Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin that she was one of 15 winners in the 2020 Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Challenge.
  • Tinker’s new state-of-the-art air traffic control tower opens

    The new air traffic control tower, which stands as a landmark on the Tinker Air Force Base flightline, is open for business.The 72nd Air Base Wing held a ribbon cutting ceremony May 5, 2021, to officially open the larger, taller and more advanced tower.“This tower transforms the flying business on Tinker Air Force Base,” said Col. Paul Filcek, 72nd
  • 76th EDMX trains to repair aircraft battle damage

    As sounds of explosions rang out, members of the 76th Expeditionary Depot Maintenance Flight scrambled to take cover. They seamlessly affixed their gas masks onto their faces in response and quickly ran to the nearest shelter.Upon arrival at the shelter, Staff Sgt. Harrison Mishler, Expeditionary Depot Maintenance craftsman, discovered he had been
  • OC-ALC commander speaks during first-ever virtual Technology Conference

    Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Commander Brig. Gen. Jeff King spoke to the Oklahoma Technology Student Association on April 14, 2021, during their first-ever virtual state leadership conference.
  • Community Action Team champions AFMC Airmen needs

    The job of identifying, assessing and advocating for the needs of the big ‘A’ Airmen of the Air Force Materiel Command primarily falls to one group, the Community Action Team, or CAT. The CAT is a senior-leader-driven working group designed to prioritize community issues involving resilience and generate plans to address the needs.
  • Acculturation initiative drives better talent management

    For the Air Force Materiel Command, making sure new employees receive a great first impression is key to talent management and the driving force behind the continued success of the enterprise acculturation initiative.