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  • 76th SMXG interns learn the ropes

    Thirty-six university students are wrapping up summer internships with the 76th Software Maintenance Group.The eight- to 10-week paid internships engaged mostly computer science and engineering students and immersed them in small projects, tours across base and the SMXG’s work on aircraft, missile, jet engine and other weapons systems. Now in its
  • OC-ALC calls for nominees for Production and Operations Management program

    The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex announces the call for nominees for the educational Program in Production and Operations Management. The call for nominees to attend Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s OC-ALC Production and Operations Management (POM) training program is open until Aug. 18. Classes are slated to begin January 2018. In
  • Partnerships lead to healthier vending options on base

    A multitude of joint partnerships in various capacities have resulted in positive change on Tinker Air Force Base. One most recent success was achieved through a Health and Wellness Center channel, linking AAFES, Aramark and Imperial Vending through a grant championed by the American Heart Association. The positive change implemented a variety of
  • Softball fields to get upgrades

    The base’s softball diamonds are getting a ton of work done – as in 75 tons of sand for one field alone.The approximately $16,000 project will improve all four softball fields north of the dorms, fitness coordinator Ira Anderson said. They include the most used fields, Champ and Field 1, along with Fields 2 and 3 to the east of them.“Each infield
  • Air Force Military Treatment Facilities pilot medical readiness

    Air Force Medicine has a non-stop global readiness mission. Medical Airmen must be prepared to deploy on short notice to provide life-saving and performance-enhancing healthcare in diverse, austere, and isolated locations, and all Airmen must be medically ready to deploy. To achieve this readiness mission, the Air Force Medical Service operates 76
  • Agencies collaborate at KC-135 System Supportability Review

    Decades of world-class Tinker Air Force Base support for the KC-135 have relied on synergy of many Air Force and Department of Defense agencies and organizations. At this year’s C/KC-135 Legacy Tanker Division’s System Supportability Review event, agencies identified collaborative strategies and opportunities for the supply support teams to meet or
  • 72nd LRS hosts special operations unit tour

    Members of the only special operations wing in the Air Force Reserve recently spent their annual two-week tour observing, training and exchanging best logistics practices with units across Tinker Air Force Base. The 72nd Logistics Readiness Squadron hosted 17 Reservists with the Florida-based 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron
  • Kielty assumes command of 848th Supply Chain Management Group

    Col. Robert A. Kielty assumed command of the 848th Supply Chain Management Group in a formal ceremony July 28.Comprised of four squadrons, the 848th Supply Chain Management Group provides supply chain life cycle sustainment supporting the fight for today’s engines, instruments, accessories and structures. All efforts in support of the 32 major
  • TINKER HISTORY: Rockwell B-1 Lancer aircraft profile

    The Rockwell, now Boeing, B-1 Lancer is a long-range, multi-role, heavy bomber used exclusively by the U.S. Air Force. The B-1 program was the answer by industry to the Department of Defense request for the B-52 Stratofortress’ replacement in the late 1960s under the Advanced Manned Strategic Aircraft project. The innovative design can be
  • Cutting the ribbon for growth and progress

    Tinker’s Veterinary Treatment Facility has been expanded, renovated and is fully functional—made official in a ribbon cutting ceremony July 17. After a significant increase in Military Working Dogs and the population of authorized patrons, the demand for a larger staff and facility became too strong to ignore.The newly opened vet clinic, a joint