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  • OC-ALC commander calls for lower costs from defense industry

    The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex commander recently asked defense industry representatives to help lower costs so that more money will be available to improve the readiness of nation’s combat air power.Brig. Gen. Tom D. Miller spoke Aug. 23 at the 12th annual Tinker and the Primes Conference in Midwest City. More than 60 industry exhibitors,
  • State, military leaders highlight role of innovative partnerships

    Gov. Mary Fallin and Tinker Air Force Base leaders stressed the importance partnerships with prime contractors have in the aerospace and aviation industry at the 12th annual Tinker and the Primes event, held Aug. 22-24 at the Reed Conference Center. Topics ranged from maintenance, repair and overhaul to logistics and readiness, aircraft sustainment
  • Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
  • Living on-base or off, Air Force highly recommends renters insurance

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Airmen and their families leasing or renting housing on or off the installation need to be aware of the importance of renters insurance.Unforeseen fires, floods, theft or accidents can occur in anyone’s residence and Airmen need to understand the importance of protecting their families from
  • 5K run honors Shapiro, TACAMO

    Chiefs and chief selects run in formation around the TACAMO complex during the Howie Shapiro 5K run Aug. 18 at Herc Park. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)
  • New NG911 center opening this fall

    Tinker Air Force Base is geared up to begin Next Generation 911 service this fall in a new Emergency Communications Center that will bring state-of-the-art dispatch and incident management capabilities to emergency and security personnel.The approximately $3 million center will combine the dispatch operations of the 72nd Security Forces Squadron
  • TINKER HISTORY: Pratt & Whitney J57 turbojet engine profile

    Pratt & Whitney’s J57 engine is a twin-spool, axial flow turbojet engine with standard and afterburning configuration. The J57 was the first turbojet design for the company and represented a technological leap in the field of jet engine design which was well received and truly revolutionized air travel when introduced in the early 1950s. In fact,
  • 72nd Medical Group extends office hours

    The 72nd Medical Group will be begin offering extended hours next month to better accommodate the needs of patients who desire appointments later in the afternoon.Starting Tuesday, Sept. 5, the Family Health, Pediatrics, and Flight Medicine clinics will have appointments available until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The clinic will open at 7
  • No technical edge in cyberspace, director says

    Unlike the competition for the world’s best fighter jets and other weapon systems, the United States has no technical edge when it comes to defending the nation in cyberspace, the Air Force Sustainment Center’s director of engineering said recently.“This is an area where the United States does not have a technical advantage over our near peers,”
  • August 1945: Bldg. 3001 briefly on the brink

    For a brief window of time in August 1945, Tinker Air Force Base’s cavernous Bldg. 3001 faced the prospect of having no future.Two days after Japan announced its surrender in World War II, the Douglas Aircraft Co. ceased all production in its 1.7 million-square-foot, red-brick behemoth built to manufacture aircraft to help vanquish the Axis powers.