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  • 72nd ABW ‘Spark Tank’ initiative welcomes idea submissions by Jan. 25

    The 72nd Air Base Wing is hosting another “Spark Tank” initiative. This is an opportunity for Airmen across the 72nd ABW to offer innovative ideas to improve processes on base. This could be an idea that helps increase readiness, reduce cost, return time to the Airmen or enhance lethality of the force. This competition requires participants to
  • Inaugural Vice Chief’s Challenge seeks game-changing innovations

    The Air Force is continuing to look to its Airmen to create innovative solutions to the service’s trickiest challenges, this time specifically seeking their help to improve multi-domain operations.At the Air Force Association convention late last year, Air Force senior leaders announced the creation of the Vice Chief’s Challenge, a Total Force-wide
  • Tinker prescribed burn coming up

    For the first time since 2010, prescribed burning of 25 areas, totaling 100 acres, on Tinker Air Force Base is planned between late January and April. It is a collaborative effort between the Tinker AFB Natural Resources Conservation Office, Fire Department and the Air Force Wildland Fire Center.Natural Resources Program Manager John Krupovage said
  • Tinker provides WWII Veteran glimpse of modern military might

    The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base is home to a diverse civilian workforce spanning all walks of life. Gregory Hightower, 552nd Commodities Maintenance Squadron wheel and tire shop specialist, traces the roots of his service here to his father, Hubert Hightower, a World War II Veteran who served aboard the USS Broadbill
  • AFTC’s top civilian up for DOD award

    A “diversity of experience” is what David K. Robertson attributes to his rise from a GS-07, entry-level engineer to a member of the U.S. Government’s Senior Executive Service.He began his career at Edwards Air Force Base straight out of Fresno State University in 1986 and today he helps oversee a $31 billion test enterprise as the Air Force Test
  • Driggers earns 72nd Air Base Wing Wildcatter award

    An individual was recently honored with a Wildcatter award from 72nd Air Base Wing Commander Col. Kenyon K. Bell.Tracy Driggers, 72nd Air Base Wing Civil Engineering, has served as Tinker AFB’s storage tank compliance program manager since August 2017. During this period, she has spearheaded many initiatives to increase compliance in this
  • Tinker AFB team supports allies in trip to Brazil

    Members of a group in the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Tinker Air Force Base assisted an ally July 27-Aug. 11 by working with the Brazilian Air Force — or the Forca Aerea Brasileira — on creating a “Gold Plated Engine” and reactivating and correlating engine test cells.The Gold Plated Engine is a standardized engine used to test other
  • AF-wide lodging rate increase effective Jan. 1

    Effective Jan. 1, the Air Force Lodging Program has increased nightly lodging rates service-wide in support of Department of Defense reform objectives to make business operations more efficient and provide Airmen with an improved lodging experience.The rate adjustment is an essential step in the direction of the DOD’s directive for military
  • New Year, new you

    Have you made a New Year’s resolution to quit tobacco in 2019? These four tips will help you quit and stay quit: 1. Remember why you quit in the first place. Keep your reasons for quitting in a note on your phone or in your wallet so that you can reference them when you get the urge to use tobacco. 2. Get moving and stay active. Exercise can reduce
  • Growing Air Force’s space medicine culture

    As space continues to play an increasingly critical role in our nation’s defense, the need for the space medicine specialty grows. Medical Airmen within U.S. Air Force Space Command are making sure space operators are ready for future readiness requirements. “Space is no longer a neutral, docile domain,” said Col. Walter “Sparky” Matthews, AFSPC Command Surgeon. “It has become a contested environment where many state and non-state actors actively seek to disrupt U.S. space capability.”