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  • Clean-up efforts from Ice Storm 2007 still in full swing

    Gary McCracken said Ice Storm 2007 left the worst tree damage he'd ever seen in his 20-year Tinker career.      Nine days (Dec. 21) after freezing rain coated Tinker's trees with an ice, Mr. McCracken, 72nd Air Base Wing Contract Surveillance Division chief, said clean-up efforts are still in full swing.      "There are thousands of broken trees
  • Team Tinker shelters on-base families without power and heat

         Tinker's first sergeants and associate units came together and proved there is no "I" in team.      When Ice Storm 2007 struck Dec. 10 and froze roadways, trees and power lines, many Oklahomans found themselves without heat or power. When the problem hit Tinker, the first sergeants and associate units worked together to keep on-base families
  • VPP creates a grassroots safety movement at Tinker

         Team Tinker is forging the path for a new level of safety. Employees base wide are starting a grass roots safety movement and the 76th Commodities Maintenance Group is taking the lead.      The team is implementing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Voluntary Protection Program from the bottom up.      "The only way to get
  • Tinker Hawks I streak to a 5-2 victory

         In Oklahoma City Adult Hockey League action, Tinker Hawks 1 skated to a 5-2 victory over their Division 2 rival Screaming Pylons Dec. 16 at the Blazers Ice Centre.      The Hawks were poised to return to their winning form after a week layoff due to the ice storm that plagued Oklahoma.      "We want to see if the layoff will hurt our game,"
  • Tinker wrestlers display their talents at Gerrity

         Six wrestlers displayed their talents at the Gerrity Fitness and Sports Center's third annual wrestling extravaganza Dec. 14.      A special guest referee donated his time for this event. Kirby Keith, an all U.S. Marine Corps wrestler (1982-1985) and a member of the USA national wrestling team in 1984, 1988 and 1996 volunteered his time and
  • Chief hangs up uniform after 29-year career

    Command Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Cherry retired Dec. 10. As the rain poured down and iced against the roads, the Tinker community reminisced the 72nd Air Base Wing command chief's near 30-year career.    More than 150 Airmen, civilians and family attended the official ceremony at the Tinker Club ballroom. Among them were Col. Mark Correll, 72nd
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  • Hope for peace -- the victory over terrorism

    Each year at this time many of us express our hope for peace on earth. In the good will we cultivate toward one another, we can share the faith that some day that hope will become real. Someday.    For now, international terrorism frustrates our desire for peace, but I hope it also makes our commitment to peace on earth stronger. In the ideology of
  • Air Force announces selections to major

    The 2007A line of the Air Force, biomedical sciences corps, nurse corps and medical service corps central selection board selected 2,535 captains for promotion.    Those selected from Tinker are:    Kevin J. Kirsch Jr., Air Force Institute of Technology    Minh C. Nguyen, Air Force Research Lab    Richard K. Marshburn, Air Force Reserve Officer
  • Spreading cheer: Tinker charity programs benefit local schoolchildren during holiday season

    The spirit of the holiday season was evident Dec. 5 and 6.    Adult personal shoppers from two Tinker charity programs escorted elementary and middle school-aged children through Midwest City's JC Penney for new outfits, winter outerwear and backpacks. Fifty-five children benefited.    "Christmas time is about joy and celebrating the message of