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  • Air Force leaders address aircrew crisis

    More than 60 Air Force senior leaders discussed the Air Force’s aircrew crisis which has left the service more than 1,500 pilots short of its requirements Sept. 22, 2017, at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
  • Fire training

    Members of the Tulsa Fire Department (wearing tan bunker gear) work with a member of the 72nd Civil Engineer Squadron, fire department, during a training event using a full-size aircraft fire training device Sept. 13, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The Tulsa firefighters were guests of the 72nd Civil Engineer Squadron, fire department, who
  • What is resilience and how do I get it?

    Life has many challenges and rewards, but sometimes the rewards seem few and the hardships plenty. Airmen frequently face changes in their lives and career. Not everyone reacts to challenges in the same way; however, the positive ways we deal with distressing events that life throws at us is called resilience. It is the ability to work through
  • Spark Tank competition announced

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson kicked off the Air Force’s Spark Tank competition during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 18, 2017.
  • Tinker celebrates Air Force's 70th birthday at 2017 Air Force Ball

    Tinker Air Force Base Honor Guard presents the colors to kick off the Air Force Ball on Sept. 16, 2017. The event celebrated both the 70th birthday of the Air Force and the 75th anniversary of Tinker Air Force Base. (Air Force photo by Kimberly Woodruff)
  • Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

    You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan on Jan. 1, 2018. If you want to enroll in a TRICARE plan or change coverage after Jan. 1, 2018, you’ll need to take action to enroll in the plan of your choice.
  • AFMC commander: Agility, innovation to fuel future of AF logistics

    The future of Air Force logistics will find Airmen tapping into a secure digital network of archived additive manufacturing specifications, allowing for the 3D-printed creation of a weapons system component whenever and wherever needed. This agile manufacturing approach is just one way Air Force Materiel Command is working to advance Air Force logistics, said Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, AFMC Commander at the 2017 Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference, Sept. 18, 2017.
  • Still in the Fight: Chief reflects on life since 9/11 during luncheon

    The Chaplain Corps declared the 2017 theme for the 9/11 Memorial Ruck and Run to be “Still in the Fight,” a message stemming from Scripture found in the book of Micah. The verse reads: “Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.”Though often times the conversation revolves
  • Still in the Fight

    It was a record-setting 9/11 Memorial Run & Ruck for Team Tinker. 1,730 people registered to participate, over 100 volunteered, plus collaboration from every squadron and organization at Tinker, as well as Midwest City and Del City fire and police units, made the annual event a huge success. The run to remember is hosted by the Tinker Chaplains
  • Tinker Reserve Airmen deploy to aid Florida recovery

    Eight Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 35th Combat Communications Squadron here departed Sept. 13 to support disaster relief efforts at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida, where they will provide military commanders and government agencies communications systems in the wake of Hurricane Irma. The more than 90-member Air Force Reserve squadron
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