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  • True Grit: Perseverance is a conscious choice

    Master Sgt. Shawn Cleophas with the 552nd Maintenance Group is the Superintendent of Continuous Improvement and works to improve the group and its subordinate units on a daily basis.“Our office is the commander’s arm for process improvement, innovation and special interest projects that help boost the morale of the people in the group,” Cleophas
  • Star Spangled Salute Air and Space Show a success at Tinker

    The sounds of jet engines filled the air as the U.S. Navy Blue Angels headlined the 2019 Tinker Air Force Base Star Spangled Salute Air and Space Show June 1-2 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. This year’s Air Show theme, “Saluting our United States Armed Forces, Past, Present and Future,” honored the men and women who served our country and commemorated
  • B-52 pilot reconnects with retired aircraft after more than a decade

    Lt. Col. Stephen Miracle, 10th Flight Test Squadron B-52 flight commander, recently took part in a mission to fly a regenerated B-52 from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, to Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. The feat was only the second time a Stratofortress returned to service from Davis-Monthan's "Boneyard."
  • Bunch takes command

    Amidst a sea of aviation history, Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr. assumed leadership of the Air Force Materiel Command during a ceremony at the National Museum of the Air Force here, May 31.
  • Welcome to Tinker’s Air & Space Show

       Welcome to the 2019 Star Spangled Salute Air & Space Show and Tinker Air Force Base Open House. What a thrilling time! We are honored to open Tinker’s gates June 1-2 to showcase America’s airpower, punctuated with performances by the Blue Angels, the Navy’s premier aerial demonstration team.In addition to active inventory aircraft
  • Blue Angel brings it home

    U.S. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Andre Webb, a Lawton native, will be returning to the Sooner State to fly in Tinker Air Force Base’s bi-annual Star Spangled Salute Air & Space Show this weekend. “Knowing that I know of a lot of people in the crowd will be pretty exciting,” he said. “It will be a similar feeling to last week when we were performing in
  • Cooking opens Luong’s eyes to other Asian cultures

    Work leader for the Avionics Flight of the 550th Commodities Maintenance Squadron, Thu Luong, immigrated to the United States after the fall of Saigon in 1975.“That somehow led me to Oklahoma and I’ve been here since. It’s my second home and I’ve been here a lot longer than my native home, so this is my home,” she said. “Everybody wants to come to
  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

    (Editor’s Note: These stories are part of a profile series celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Each year in May, Tinker honors outstanding employees and military members who have made significant contributions to the Asian-Pacific American community. Qualities for each individual include leadership and job performance, significant self-improvement and community service.)