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  • DRAGON heads south for summer

    HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – Pilots flew an upgraded E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft across the international date line and into the southern hemisphere in late July.The flights prove a $1.05 aircraft billion upgrade, called DRAGON, is worthy of long-haul, international flights. DRAGON, which stands for Diminishing
  • Initiative draws large feedback, widespread support

    The Air Force Materiel Command’s AFMC We Need initiative continues to make steady progress, with project teams completing phase two visits to AFMC operating locations this week. The initiative aims to identify both the areas in which the command excels as well as the challenges and opportunities for improvement across the mission footprint. Command-wide survey and interview findings will be analyzed to create a series of recommendations for AFMC leadership review and potential action at the conclusion of the study.
  • Feature photo: Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visits Tinker

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force #18 Kaleth O. Wright visited several units at Tinker Air Force Base and toured the 137th Special Operations Wing at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base July 30-31. During his visit, Wright received an overview of Tinker missions with an emphasis on Airmen's contributions to readiness through innovation and their
  • Bunch tours Tinker

    Air Force Materiel Command Commander, Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., visited Tinker last week, making it his first visit to a main logistics center location since taking command in May.“I am thrilled to get the opportunity to be the commander of AFMC, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with outstanding people like Gen. Kirkland, Col.
  • Lewin takes command of 76th CMXG

    Colonel Matthew Lewin assumed command of the 76th Commodities Maintenance Group from Col. James Petrick in a change of command ceremony held July 22 in the Assembly Room in Bldg. 9001.  Brigadier General Chris Hill, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex commander was the presiding officer.General Hill noted that the pool for leaders seems bottomless
  • Summer training program impacts students

    The AGM-86 Air Launched Cruise Missile is the United State’s only nuclear cruise missile and since 1982 it has been a key component of the nuclear triad providing the nation with strategic capabilities that ensure America’s allies and deters adversaries.Although the missile was initially designed with a 10 year lifespan, it has been in use for the
  • Photo: 76th SWEG Intern Pizza Party

    Interns with the 76th Software Engineering Group speak with Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Commander Br. Gen. Chris Hill during the 76th SWEG SU19 Internship pizza party in The Assembly room of Bldg. 9001 July 29. The internship program has doubled since last year with a total of 87 interns this summer. Twenty-nine of the interns are returning
  • “Opportunity” doesn’t call ahead, make sure you have a plan

    When opportunity knocks, it usually doesn’t call ahead of time to schedule an appointment. At least it never did for me.For me, the opportunities came suddenly and out of nowhere. Whether it was making the transition from active duty to the Air Force Reserve, landing a position at Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters, or my current assignment as
  • Photo: Military Appreciation Night

    Col. Paul Filcek, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, administers the oath of enlistment during the Oklahoma City Dodgers game July 26 during Military Appreciation Night. (U.S. Air Force photo/Amy Schiess)
  • B-1 tool born out of necessity

    Sometimes tasks aren’t chosen, but are instead predestined.Melvin Pruitt, a sheet metal mechanic for the 567th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, said in 2015, he was tasked with repairing the nutplates on the inboard cockpit kick panels for the B-1 bomber. During that process he found that the area was hard to access using the tool provided to secure