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  • Memorial Day A time for remembrance

    Teammates,Last month, with the passing of Lt. Col. Dick Cole, the last of the Doolittle Raiders, we were reminded of the extent of bravery and sacrifice required of all Airmen. Colonel Cole, along with his brothers-in-arms, flew their B-25s off an aircraft carrier on a one-way mission to Japan just months after Pearl Harbor.The men who volunteered
  • Photo: VQ-4 Shadows get new commander

    The Shadows of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Four (VQ-4) welcomed Cdr. David Gardner as their new commander during a Change of Command ceremony May 17. Commodore Michael Black, commander of Strategic Communications Wing ONE and Task Force 124 presided over the forman ceremony in which Cdr. Matthew Maxwell was relieved of duty from his command the past
  • Healthcare changes expected later this month

    There will be some changes to the TRICARE health system at the end of May.The changes, which include modifications to the new pharmacy queuing system, enrollment options for dependents, capturing money through other health care insurance collections, and recruitment for patient focus groups, were announced last week during a town hall at the Tinker
  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: Sayles’ dedication to Tinker’s APAH sees decades

    Sumruam “Dim” Thanomseri Sayles has been dedicated to Tinker Air Force Base and its mission for almost 30 years. This is her story. “I feel I would be the person closing up the gate if Tinker ever closes down,” she said jokingly.After being born and raised in Korat, Thailand, Sayles relocated to Levittown, Pennsylvania in August 1979. This is where
  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month: Nguyen discovers Polynesian roots

    (Editor’s Note: These stories are part of a profile series celebrating Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Each year during Asian-Pacific American Heritage observance month, Tinker honors outstanding employees and military members who have made significant contributions to the Asian- Pacific American community. Qualities for each individual include leadership and job performance, significant self-improvement, community service).
  • Tinker collaborates with local high school to 3D print assistive devices

    Debra Hogue with the 556th Software Maintenance Squadron was looking for different opportunities for her interns when she learned about a project the robotics team at Mount St. Mary Catholic High School in Oklahoma City is involved in.Hogue’s friend, Magi Whitaker, teaches in the science department at the school and also coaches the For Inspiration
  • Photo: Oklahoma Legislative members visit Tinker

    Group photo showing members of the 552nd Air Control Wing with House and Senate members of the State of Oklahoma following a tour of an E-3G Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft May 16, 2019, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma legislatures learned about the E-3s systems and capabilities as the largest single unit at Tinker
  • Elementary students experience successful ‘Mission to Mars’

    Hill Air Force Base and Weber State University brought nearly 300 fifth-grade students from local elementary schools to the WSU campus to participate in the annual Mission to Mars link-up day May 2.Mission to Mars is sponsored by the Hill AFB STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Outreach Program and WSU’s College of Engineering, Applied
  • Air Force announces artificial intelligence research with MIT

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced a contract with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 20, focused on accelerating artificial intelligence technologies through fundamental research in computational intelligence, reasoning, decision-making, autonomy and relevant societal implications. The agreement includes selecting eleven
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