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  • Picnic with Protectors

    Staff Sgt. Dakota Tillery, 72nd Security Forces Squadron, shows his sons, Aiden and Abel, the inside of one of the 72nd Security Forces' squad cars during the Picnic with Protectors and Public Works Personnel at the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park Sept. 12. Tinker's first responders, including 72SFS, Strategic Communications Wing ONE master-at-arms and
  • Unverfehrt earns 72nd Air Base Wing Wildcatter award

    Capt. Gavin Unverfehrt, Airfield Operations flight commander with 72nd Operations Support Squadron, was recently honored with a Wildcatter award from 72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Paul Filcek. Unverfehrt is responsible for the safe and efficient execution of Air Traffic Control, Airfield Management and Navigational Aid Maintenance. Due to
  • D’Angelo talks good leadership at Meet the Hero Night

     The importance of good leadership was the heart of 448th Supply Chain Management Wing Director Dennis D’Angelo’s speech during Home Away From Home’s Meet the Hero series at the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 29.“We’re all leaders in this together and I think that spans over everyone here,” D’Angelo said.He told Airmen and families in
  • Retired Tech Sgt. honored for lifetime of giving back

    The spirit of giving back is something that stuck with retired Technical Sgt. JD Miller early in his military career.Miller enlisted in the Air Force in 1954 with his first overseas assignment as a radio operator taking he and his wife, Clara, overseas.  “When I was 22 years old in England, a family helped me and my wife when we really needed it
  • 38th CEIG hosts airspace security drone demonstration

     A small drone is flying over a military installation, when suddenly, like a bird of prey, an X-3 Drone Hunter swoops down and shoots a net at the drone, ensnaring it in the webbing and carries it back to the controller on the ground.  Sound like a scene out of the latest spy thriller movie? No. It was part of a demonstration of drone technology
  • Air Force marks 72 years since official creation

      On Sept. 18, the United States Air Force will become 72 years old. Yet while this anniversary represents more than seven decades of the Air Force operating as a single organized entity, its history as one of the premier air powers in the world began at the turn of the twentieth century.President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act of
  • Connections, resources spotlighted for suicide prevention

      Tinker Air Force Base’s Community Action Team has been increasing its efforts  to connect Airmen with resources as part of a coordinated movement to support the Air Force’s goal of supporting Airmen during Suicide Prevention Month in the face of rising suicide rates.More than simply addressing the topic of suicide itself, CAT’s programming is
  • Tinker leaders hold community engagement focusing on suicide awareness

    Tinker Air Force Base leaders recently sat down with local community members and health officials Sept. 4 at the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce to discuss suicide and share ideas to prevent it.Col. Paul Filcek, 72nd Air Base Wing and Tinker installation commander, said the community event was the result of a directive from Chief of Staff of the
  • Team Tinker provides refuge for aircraft evacuating Hurricane Dorian

    When Hurricane Dorian appeared on radar to hit Georgia and the Carolinas this week, nearly a quarter of a million residents evacuated the coast and they’re not the only ones who took security measures ahead of the category two storm’s arrival. The 4th Fighter Wing from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina evacuated their fleet of F-15E
  • The Reason for Remembrance

    Very soon, our country will observe Patriot Day, our annual memorial of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that changed our nation.Why do we commemorate anniversaries of the days that change our lives? As a force, we pride ourselves on being forward-thinking and future-focused, so why look back at something that happened almost two decades ago?