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  • Tinker focuses on escape plans during Fire Prevention Week

    They now know how find their way out.    Throughout National Fire Prevention Week Oct. 6-12, Tinker Elementary School students and Tinker Air Force Base personnel participated in fire safety activities centered on the theme of practicing an escape plan.    "Most fires are started by 3-year-olds," said Earnest Baxter, Tinker fire inspector. "So
  • Tangled in the web? Abundance of spiders due to weather

    They are coming out the woodwork, literally.    Spiders can be spotted just about anywhere and it appears to be an infestation.    However, Tech. Sgt. Jeffery Joy, non-commissioned officer in charge of Community Health, warns people not to get tangled in a web of deceit. He said it is the wet weather that is bringing them out of their normal
  • Are you career fair ready? FSC offers tips on preparing for Nov. 6 event

    How far along are you in preparing for the Tinker and the Primes Career Fair?    What? You haven't started? You don't have your resumé completed? Don't have a clue what to wear? Don't know where to go to research companies? Haven't polished that "Three Minute Commercial"? No master application on hand? Haven't prepared questions to ask the
  • Youth Center gearing up for Halloween Carnival

    The changing leaves signal the beginning of fall with cool crisp air, the smell of fireplaces and suddenly, the serene quiet broken by the sound of screams.    It's Halloween and little ghosts and goblins can be seen strolling the hallways and rooms at the Tinker Youth Center.    The center's annual Halloween Carnival is set for 6 to 9 p.m. Oct.
  • Clydesdales strut their stuff at Tinker

    The world famous Clydesdales were on display Oct. 12 at Tinker to show support and thank the service members for their continued excellence.    "We want to show our appreciation for the Tinker Airmen and hope that they and their families could get some enjoyment from the world famous Clydesdales," said Pete Peterson, director of the touring
  • Rivals face off in bowling action

    The much anticipated match up between the second place team, Hellifino, and their arch nemesis, Fire Dawgs, took place at the Tinker Bowling Center on Oct. 10.    The resulting outcome was a thrilling match with Hellifino coming out on top 3433-3125 and keeping their second place spot in the season standings. Before the match got started, friendly
  • Sweet perfection: Tinker bowler rolls perfect game

    The game or art of bowling can be challenging and rewarding in the same breath. On Oct. 10, it was definitely rewarding for Christopher Sweet.    In a match against the Center for Naval Aviation and Technical Training team, Sweet bowled a perfect game. The 76th Maintenance Wing worker rolled strike after strike on lanes 19 and 20 and had all the
  • Intramural Football: 72nd OSS wins overtime thriller

    The only flag football game Oct. 12 at the Tinker Sports Complex pitted the 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron the 72nd Operational Support Squadron Thunderhawks. Both teams were prepared for an intense battle and the Thunderhawks came out victorious in overtime by virtue of yardage gained.    "We are looking to continue our modest two-game win
  • Paralyzed vets recognize Tinker

    Tinker Air Force Base personnel gave to the community and the community gave back to Tinker.    The Mid-America Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America recently presented Bill Swigert on behalf of Tinker with a president's certificate of appreciation.    Presented by MAPVA officials, whose mission is to serve the needs of local veterans with
  • Dos, don’ts of Airmen’s political activities

    Americans have the right to vote and Airmen are encouraged to exercise that freedom. In doing so, Airmen must follow a code of conduct, which is not required by their civilian counterparts.    Mandated by the Secretary of the Air Force's Air Force Policy Directive 51-9 Civil Law for Individuals, which replaces Air Force Instruction 51-902 Political