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  • Keeping the Equal Rights Movement alive: Women’s Equality Day

    On Aug. 18 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, ending women’s nearly 75 year battle to gain the right to vote. In 1973, Women’s Equality Day was established as a day to celebrate this addition to the Constitution as well as reflect on the benefits of true equality and the role of women in the nation. On Monday, members of the base community
  • August marks boom in aerospace industry

    The conclusion of August as the state’s first-ever Oklahoma State Aviation and Aerospace Month marks a point when the aerospace sector has experienced substantial growth over the last decade, adding more than 7,000 new jobs over the last two years alone. Aviation and aerospace is the second largest industry in Oklahoma and the fastest growing, with
  • 448th Supply Chain Management Wing

    The 448th Supply Chain Management Wing provides the planning and execution of depot-level repairable and consumable spare parts to sustain Air Force Programmed Depot Maintenance operations and more than 5,000 operational aircraft and 16,000 engines across the globe.
  • Civic Leader Program builds strong AFSC bonds

    The Air Force Sustainment Center’s Civic Leader Program has a goal of building strong bonds between AFSC installations and their surrounding communities.The group is made up of 14 civilian leaders from AFSC communities near Hill Air Force Base, Robins AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB and Tinker AFB. Part of this initiative includes the group gathering at one
  • Capt. Barnes takes command of SCW-1

    Strategic Communications Wing ONE, Task Group 114.2 gathered in an aircraft maintenance hangar on Aug. 9 to welcome their newest commander, Capt. Anthony Barnes, during a change of command ceremony.Barnes took command from Capt. Michael Black.“He’s a powerhouse Naval Officer and a better man,” Black said of Barnes during his remarks to hundreds of
  • POW-MIA & 9.11 Memorial Run, Walk, Ruck

    The 6th Annual POW-MIA and 9.11 Memorial 5K/2K Run, Walk, Ruck will be Sept. 13 from 6:15-8:30 a.m. at the Softball Field, next to track. The entire Tinker community is teaming up to collaborate and affirm this year’s message, “Never Forgotten.” This will be a high-energy event designed to strengthen the spiritual core of Airmen and their families.
  • 24-hour POW-MIA Vigil Run/Walk

    The 2019 POW-MIA & 9.11 Committee will be hosting its first 24-hour POW-MIA Vigil Run/Walk from 6 a.m. Sept. 12 to 6 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Tinker track. The purpose of this event is to remember those who are not home.To make this a successful event we need the support of 144 individuals.Walk/run shifts will consist of 20 minutes each, with a minimum
  • Repairs underway for runway 13/31

    A project aimed at sustaining the life of one of Tinker’s two 10,000 foot runways is currently underway.The current repairs have been taking place to Runway 13/31 since June. “There have been several projects to repair Runway 13/31, and this is the final project in that process,” Bradley said. Airfield Manager Marc Bradley works to maintain a safe
  • Commentary: My journey as a military nurse

    What does it mean to be a military nurse? When I first came into the military I did not know that meant.I don’t come from a family with a strong military history or an area of the country that has a large military presence. When I commissioned into the military, I saw nursing as a job.I began my career as a military nurse in the Neonatal Intensive
  • Women’s Equality Day celebrating women’s right to vote

    The Federal Women’s Program and the Federally Employed Women’s Tinker Chapter will celebrate Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26. There will be a luncheon, hosted by 72nd Air Base Wing, 11 a.m. to noon at the Tinker Chapel Fellowship Hall in Bldg. 5701.The featured speaker for the luncheon is Col. Jennifer L. Trinkle, 72nd Medical Group commander.