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  • Photo: 76th SWEG Intern Pizza Party

    Interns with the 76th Software Engineering Group speak with Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Commander Br. Gen. Chris Hill during the 76th SWEG SU19 Internship pizza party in The Assembly room of Bldg. 9001 July 29. The internship program has doubled since last year with a total of 87 interns this summer. Twenty-nine of the interns are returning
  • “Opportunity” doesn’t call ahead, make sure you have a plan

    When opportunity knocks, it usually doesn’t call ahead of time to schedule an appointment. At least it never did for me.For me, the opportunities came suddenly and out of nowhere. Whether it was making the transition from active duty to the Air Force Reserve, landing a position at Air Force Reserve Command Headquarters, or my current assignment as
  • Photo: Military Appreciation Night

    Col. Paul Filcek, 72nd Air Base Wing commander, administers the oath of enlistment during the Oklahoma City Dodgers game July 26 during Military Appreciation Night. (U.S. Air Force photo/Amy Schiess)
  • B-1 tool born out of necessity

    Sometimes tasks aren’t chosen, but are instead predestined.Melvin Pruitt, a sheet metal mechanic for the 567th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, said in 2015, he was tasked with repairing the nutplates on the inboard cockpit kick panels for the B-1 bomber. During that process he found that the area was hard to access using the tool provided to secure
  • Around Tinker: Two earn 72nd Air Base Wing Wildcatter awards

    Two people were recently honored with Wildcatter awards from 72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Paul Filcek.Senior Airman Caleb Epp has performed his duties with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron as a visitor control center badging clerk since January 2019. During this period, Epp led two shifts and four Airmen as a pass and registration clerk. He
  • POW-MIA & 9.11 Memorial Run, Walk, Ruck

    The 6th Annual POW-MIA and 9.11 Memorial 5K/2K Run, Walk, Ruck will be Sept. 13 from 6:15 to 8:30 a.m. at the Softball Field, next to track.The entire Tinker community is teaming up to collaborate and affirm this year’s message, “Never Forgotten.” This will be a high-energy event designed to strengthen the spiritual core of Airmen and their
  • How do you measure up?

    High blood pressure is a common and dangerous condition, often called the “silent killer” with minimal warning signs or symptoms. About 1 of 3 U.S. adults — or about 75 million people — have high blood pressure. Only about half (54%) of these people have their high blood pressure under control, according to the Centers for Disease Control and
  • Colonel gives deployers tips for getting in the door to civilian jobs

    Chief Master Sgt. Linda Sparks was looking to take the next step in her career as a federal civilian employee when she returned from a 6-month Air Force Reserve deployment to Iraq, she said.She was among those who took a federal job resume writing class at a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event July 19-21 to learn more about the federal job
  • Bunch to host online town hall

    Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., Air Force Materiel Command commander, will host a virtual town hall Aug. 8, 1 p.m. EST. The event will be livestreamed on the AFMC Facebook page with opportunities for personnel to submit questions for Bunch prior to and during the event.
  • AFMC Commander visits Tinker

    Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., Air Force Materiel Command commander, visited Tinker Air Force Base July 22-24, and toured several locations within the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex and the 72nd Air Base Wing. Bunch was able to receive an overall understanding of the Air Force Sustainment Center mission with briefings and discussions focusing on
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