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  • Joining forces: Cooperation is key in mutual aid agreement

    Several separate small patches of knee-high grass burning beside Interstate 40 traffic south of Tinker Gate earlier this month weren’t necessarily a big threat when they flared up. They were burning between two stretches of pavement – I-40 and its service road.But plenty of drivers were calling 911 to report the highway-licking flames and the
  • Wildcatters hold Commander's Call

    Col. Kenyon Bell held his first Commander’s Call for the 72nd Air Base Wing Aug. 16 in the Tinker Auditorium. Presented as a “meet and greet,” Col. Bell applauded the wing’s successes, especially with the hard work put into Tinker’s largest attended air show in May, and encouraged all to remain resilient. (Air Force photo by Greg L. Davis)
  • Aircraft painter saves life thanks to CPR training

    Resuscitating an individual can be a pressure-filled situation – no pun intended. Like most people who earn CPR certification, Tinker veteran Harold Isenhower hoped a situation would never present itself where the training and skills he learned were necessary.An aircraft painter with the 566th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Isenhower received
  • Vietnam vet remains young at heart

    He’s 80 years old this year, but retired Lt. Col. William Melton has an ambiance about him that would have an innocent bystander believing he was in his twenties. The 37-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps originally hails from Marysville, California, but has called Oklahoma – and Tinker Air Force Base – his home since the 1970s.He
  • Swingers sink Davy Jones for championship

    The perennially powerful Swingers bowed out of intramural softball for good Aug. 17 with a perfect “10” performance – their 10th base championship. The Swingers fought back out of the losers bracket, beating Davy Jones twice, to emerge as the 2017 Intramural Softball League champions. Longtime coach Robert Mahan said the team won’t take the field
  • Air Force Selects Airmen for the 2017 All-Air Force Golf Championship

    The Air Force has selected candidates to participate in the 2017 All-Air Force Golf Championship to be held in Millington, Tennessee from Sept. 4-9, 2017. If selected, candidates will move on to represent the Air Force at the 2017 Armed Forces Championship in Millington, Sept. 10-15, 2017.
  • Navy commandeers Rec League crown

    An early upset forced the top-seed VQ-7 RoughNecks to battle their way out of the losers bracket, but they left no doubt Aug. 8 about their status as the best team in the Rec League.The Navy team drubbed NGC, Northrop Grumman Corporate, in the doubleheader finals, 14-3 and 11-2, to convincingly clinch the 2017 Rec League base
  • Tinker completes initial revamped First Term Airmen Course

    The First Term Airmen Course has always been part of an airman’s in-processing to base, likely their first base assignment after finishing technical school. Included in the week-long introductory course is a range of topics designed to further develop airmen.In December 2016, reconstruction efforts began to revamp FTAC and switch the focus from
  • Tinker spotlight on OETA

    OETA host Will Schwab takes us behind the scenes of some of Oklahoma’s favorite, as well as hidden, treasures. We will meet the people who make it possible for the rest of us to enjoy these wonderful additions to our cultural landscape. We will see a side of these locations that many of us have never experienced. Follow Schwab as he explores a B-1B
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering makes changes to improve fit-testing

    Tinker AFB has the largest Respiratory Protection Program in the Air Force and fit-testing is a critical step in ensuring the safe use of respiratory protection in industrial work areas and military-unique settings. With approximately 2,600 personnel requiring annual industrial fit tests and 800 military gas masks being fitted each year, it is