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  • E-8C JSTARS evacuate to Tinker AFB

    Five E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System aircraft from the 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, evacuated to Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, to escape the path of Hurricane Irma Sept. 9, 2017.
  • Garry Richey set to speak at Air Force Ball

    The 2017 Air Force Ball will feature Tinker legend Garry Richey as its guest speaker for the 75th Anniversary event.Richey, a former executive director of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, is an Oklahoma native. Born in Chickasha, Richey graduated from Duncan High School before drafting into the United States Army in 1972. He served at Fort
  • 386 HVAC technicians beat the heat, keep cool under pressure

    SOUTHWEST ASIA – When dealing with temperatures over 120 degrees, heating, ventilation and air conditioning technicians play a pivotal role in the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing’s everyday operations. These unsung heroes can be seen outside each and every day braving the heat, working on refrigeration and air conditioning units that maintain
  • WADS remotely saves over 800 Hurricane Harvey victims

    The Western Air Defense Sector on Joint Base Lewis-McChord diligently worked with dozens of agencies and first responders in direct support of search and rescue operations in the Houston area following the wake of destruction left by Hurricane Harvey since Aug 30.
  • Wing providing support to Hurricane Harvey recovery operations

    The 552nd Air Control Wing's 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron is providing humanitarian support in the wake of devastating flooding in the Houston area. The squadron is flying one E-3 Sentry aircraft daily in an orbit over the western side of the city. The missions last 16-hours.Since the first flight on Aug. 29, the role of the E-3 has evolved
  • From Scott to Scotland: Okies fly ambulance in the sky

    The 507th ARW has a fleet of eight KC-135 Stratotankers, which are used mostly for aerial refueling in operations worldwide, but the aircraft can also transform into emergency rooms in the sky to provide lifesaving in-flight patient care during a crisis.
  • 9/11 Ruck and Run is right around the corner

    Have you signed up for the 9/11 Memorial Ruck and Run? Tinker’s fourth spiritual resilience run is set for Sept. 11 at 7 a.m. Events will launch Friday, Sept. 8 with a “Still in the Fight” luncheon starting at 11:30 at the base theater. Chief Master Sgt. Mark Hurst, command chief of the 552nd Air Control Wing, will be the keynote speaker.This
  • First sergeants get certified in youth mental health first aid

    As part of Comprehensive Airman Fitness, Tinker first sergeants participated in a Mental Health First Aid course geared primarily toward young adults recognizing possible signs and symptoms of a mental disorder and/or crises. The course was held at Tinker’s Airman and Family Readiness Center in half-day sessions Aug. 1 and 2.After observing a gap
  • TINKER HISTORY: General Electric J47 turbojet engine profile

    The General Electric J47 engine is an axial flow turbojet engine with afterburning configuration or provision for water-injection, when required. The J47 is an improved version of GE’s successful J35 engine. According to an Air Force fact sheet, more than 30,000 engines of the basic J47 type were built before production ended in 1956. The engine
  • Senator compares Legislature with military

    State Sen. Stephanie Bice recently told members of the Federally Employed Women’s Tinker chapter that the Oklahoma Legislature and the U.S. military have something in common.“There’s not exactly a huge female representation,” she said.The third-year legislator was the keynote speaker Aug. 24 at the Women’s Equality Day Luncheon at the Tinker