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  • 72nd MDG celebrates 500 days in pursuit of Zero Harm

    On March 6, the 72nd Medical Group achieved and celebrated surpassing 365 days without a Serious Safety Event, which is defined as a patient safety event that resulted in moderate to severe harm or death. As the Medical Group continued forward in their Trusted Care journey and pursuit of Zero Harm, a new goal of 500 days without a Serious Safety
  • Tinker center of new ATC testing

    The Air Force Flight Standards Agency was recently granted an $8 million budget to conduct an evaluation of technology that could change air traffic control for the U.S. Air Force. AFFSA is a tenant unit at Tinker.An operational assessment by the Air Force and Navy will begin in March 2020 at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida to determine whether

    Tinker Natural Resource Manager John Krupovage and Donna Nowlan, spend a hot July morning removing fallen cedar trees on Tinker Air Force Base, and dragging them into Primrose Pond near base housing and the Child Development Center. Cedar trees are an invasive species in Oklahoma and once moved into the pond, which lacks covered structure on the
  • Photo: Keeping the canine sharp

    Capt. Leah Rankin, general dentist, and Airman 1st Class Noah Harris, dental technician, both with the 72nd Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, perform a root canal on one of Military Working Dog DDelarge, while Dr. Heather Cameron with the Tinker Veterinary Clinic monitored his vitals and anesthesia. DDelarge is a K-9 member of the 71st
  • Tree planting commemorates Integrated Battle Station

    The idea for planting a tree at the Oklahoma Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Technical Center was discussed for several years and recently a Shumard Oak tree was planted. The Integrated Battle Station team wanted something that would symbolize and commemorate all the hard work, commitment and dedication of all the employees that have been part of,
  • Airman & Family Readiness Center provides support

    Editor’s note: This article is an installment in a Tinker Take Off series focused on highlighting the work of Tinker helping agencies.
  • People of AFMC: Path of change for Air Force captain

    Thirty minutes northwest of Austin, Texas, a girl from Lago Vista was raised by a young mother and a father who battled cancer in his late twenties and early thirties. Life wasn’t easy, but living through these challenges played an instrumental role in the development of a future United States Air Force Officer.Capt. Olivia Unzueta is one of the
  • 72nd Medical Group holds unit inactivation and re-designation ceremony

    When a unit’s mission has been completed it’s part of military tradition to inactivate that unit. The 72nd Medical Group held an inactivation and re-designation ceremony on July 9 in Heritage Hall, inactivating the 72nd Dental Squadron as well as re-designating two other squadrons within the group.72nd Medical Group Commander Col. Jennifer Trinkle
  • Tinker’s role in race to space

    This week marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 launch which cumulated in the moon landing July 20, 1969. Tinker’s role in making history centers on our expertise in supporting heavy lift aircraft.As the race to space heated up and rocket designs became increasingly larger, heavier and more complex they quickly outgrew the ability of
  • 848th Supply Chain Management welcomes new commander

    The time honored tradition of passing a unit’s guidon to an incoming commander took place for the 848th Supply Chain Management Group during a change of command ceremony on July 12.Director of the 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Dennis D’Angelo, presided over the ceremony in which Col. Robert Kielty relinquished command to Col. Michelle L.