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  • New process lessens production time, health hazards

    Six months ago, the process took four or five hours. Today, the 566th Aircraft Maintenance Group's Disassembly and Cleaning Unit can "nitpick" an aircraft part of its paint within 20 minutes.    Until recently, officials removed paint from small areas and openings of weapon systems' flight controls with methylene chloride. Methylene chloride, an
  • 3rd Herder receives Bronze Star Medal

    Maj. Greg Whitaker, of the 3rd Combat Communications Support Squadron, received a Bronze Star Medal Oct. 31.    Presented by 3rd Combat Communications Group Commander Col. James Appleyard, the award distinguishes heroic or meritorious aid for ground service while involved in action against a United States enemy.    "This award confirms what we
  • Reintegration classes mandatory for returning Airmen

    While an Airman is deployed, he and his family will likely experience something that changes their daily routines. When he returns home, reintegrating or reuniting with his loved ones may not be as easy as he expected.    Tinker provides a mandatory program for returning Airmen to help them reintegrate and reunite with their families and the
  • Intramural Football Playoffs: 552nd TRS stuns second seeded 72nd OSS, 19-7

    The 2007 intramural flag football playoffs started off with a thunder as the 552nd Training Squadron Griffins stunned No. 2 seed 72nd Operations Support Squadron Thunderhawks 19-7 Oct. 30 at the Tinker Sports Complex.    The first round playoff match pitted the red hot 72nd OSS team, which came into the contest riding a four-game winning streak,
  • Ghosts, goblins run as Herd hosts ‘Stampede’

    Anytime, anywhere ... even Halloween.    The 3rd Combat Communications Group ran its monthly three-mile run Oct. 31. Although it's typically held the last Friday of the month, this month's "3rd Herd Stampede" was postponed due to the recent operational readiness exercise.    "The importance of physical fitness in today's Air Force is no secret, but
  • Practicing safe habits helps prevent injuries during winter workouts

    Exercise good judgment.    As the Oklahoma summer heat fades, outside exercisers have the autumn season to prepare for winter's cold weather. The October-through-December grace period offers exercisers time to practice safe habits to prevent future injury and potential risks.    "Fear not, (it just takes) a few common-sense adjustments and a basic
  • Commanders Trophy League: 654th CLSS defeats 552nd CG

    The bowling action on Halloween night at the Tinker Bowling Center was filled with costumes, candy, strikes and spares. The quintet of the 654th Combat Logistics Support Squadron defeated a spirited 552nd Communications Group team, 2,787-2,721.    The first game was controlled from the outset by the third place group from the 552nd CG. George
  • One more week for CFC: $72,000 needed to reach goal

    During the past month, Tinker Air Force Base and the central Oklahoma military community has buzzed with generosity and contributions to this year's Combined Federal Campaign.    With just one week left, the central Oklahoma military community is $72,000 short of the $1.65 million goal.    Base officials encourage Team Tinker to kick off the
  • Legislators nationwide to visit Tinker

    Government officials and legislators from across the United States and its territories will visit Tinker Air Force Base Wednesday as a part of the Council of State Governments annual meeting.    "They will visit static aircraft displays, do some hands-on things on readiness and deployment," said Dan Bell, a coordinator of the event. "It will be an
  • Volunteers sought to transfer to DLA

    In compliance with the Base Realignment and Closure, the Air Force is transferring existing Supply, Storage and Distribution functions from the present competitive area to a new Defense Logistics Agency competitive area.    Tinker Air Force Base employees can volunteer for transfer to DLA if they currently occupy, or have occupied in the past, one