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  • ‘Speckled Trout’ takes a beating

    The KC-135 known as the “Speckled Trout” will spend the next 25 years at Tinker as an Aircraft Battle Damage Repair trainer.Earlier this month, the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group’s Expeditionary Depot Maintenance Flight pulled out a sledge hammer and did first damage to what was once a transport aircraft for distinguished visitors.“It’s some
  • Col. Couch named new 10th FLTS commander

    Lt. Col. James T. Couch took command of 10th Flight Test Squadron last Friday.About 100 people attended a change of command ceremony at the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul facility, located on the south east site of Tinker Air Force Base, to witness Couch assume command of the squadron from Lt. Col. Jon. D. Cary. The backdrop for the ceremony was
  • E-3 modification program reaches milestone

    A special ceremony took place in the 552nd Air Control Wing’s Maintenance Dock 3 June 24th recognizing the E-3 Internet Protocol Enabled Communications program’s half-way point. During the ceremony key program workers received certificates and program coins for their efforts to deliver increased communications capability to Air Combat Command’s
  • Air Force stands up Air Force Medical Readiness Agency

    In a ceremony Friday at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, the Air Force Medical Service stood up a new field operating agency, the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency. Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, and Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, incoming AFMRA commander, spoke at the ceremony, heralding a new era in Air Force Medicine.
  • Living with post-traumatic stress disorder

    Imagine someone holds a gun to your head, and then they pull the trigger.Tech. Sgt. Trevor Brewer, with 72nd Security Forces Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, doesn’t have to imagine it. He lived it.On March 2, 2011, a terrorist boarded the bus Brewer was on and placed a gun to his head. He is alive because the gun malfunctioned, but he is left
  • Tinker offers many child development services for incoming families

    Moving from base to base can be tough for military families, especially for children. Luckily, there are several services available for families that are new to Tinker Air Force Base to ease the transition.“We truly believe Air Force Child & Youth Programs have the best child and youth development services in the world,” said 72nd Force Support
  • Lowe takes command of 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group

    Units don’t rebuild, they reload.That’s exactly what the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group did when they gathered in dock 5 ½ for a change of command ceremony on June 20, as they welcomed incoming 76th AMXG Commander Col. Gregory Lowe and bid farewell to Col. Michael Allison.Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Commander Brig. Gen. Chris Hill presided
  • Celebrating 50 years

    Donnetta Martin, 547th Propulsion Maintenance Group, received a 50-year service pin from Jetta Reed with the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex and OC-ALC Commander Brig. Gen. Chris Hill. (Courtesy photo/Susan Johnson)
  • Tinker Fire: Be safe during Fourth of July holiday

    With the Fourth of July less than two weeks away, the Tinker Fire Department is asking people to be mindful when celebrating America’s birthday. “We want everyone to celebrate safely,” said Carles E. Williams II, Tinker Fire and Emergency Services inspector. Williams said for anyone who plans to use propane and charcoal grills, to follow these
  • Helping Agencies: Mental health keeps Airmen mission-ready

    (Editor’s note: This article is an installment in a Tinker Take Off series focused on highlighting the work of Tinker Helping Agencies.) The Mental Health Clinic in the 72nd Medical Group provides patients with an array of mental health assistance including emergency mental health screenings, triage and crisis intervention, assessment interviews,
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