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  • Senior airman receives Air Force-level Aces High award

    Senior Airman Susan M. VonArx, a customer service technician with the 72nd Comptroller Squadron, has been recognized by Secretary of the Air Force Financial Management as the August recipient of the "Aces High" award.    Airman VonArx arrived at Tinker in December 2003 where she was assigned to the Customer Service Section. She immediately excelled
  • AFMC executive director takes vast role in stride

    The executive director for Air Force Materiel Command has a lot on her plate these days. Yet, through it all, she wears an infectious smile, exudes confidence and brims with optimism.    As the senior civilian within AFMC, Barbara Westgate, a member of the Senior Executive Service, advises AFMC Commander Gen. Bruce Carlson on labor union relations
  • Tinker officials to install crosswalk signals on Industrial Boulevard

    Team Tinker leadership is demonstrating their dedication to safety by installing four solar-powered crosswalk signals in the high-pedestrian area north of bldg. 3001.    "Our most precious asset is our great people. One of our primary focus areas is safety," said Maj. Gen. Loren Reno, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Commander. "These new
  • Program focuses on building better leaders

    Sixty-five percent of performance problems in the work place have to deal with strained relations, not lack of skill or motivation, said organizational psychologist Dr. Johnna Shamp.    The five-day Leadership Assessment Program focused on building better leaders to promote a stronger Tinker work force.    Thirty-six specially-selected maintenance
  • 72nd CONS welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Robert Bruce relinquished command of the 72nd Contracting Squadron Aug. 3 at the Tinker Club Ballroom. Before 75 guests, native Oklahoman and University of Oklahoma graduate Maj. Richard Ward accepted his post as the squadron's second commander.    Previously a division within the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, the 72nd CONS became
  • Lock 'em up: Thieves steal wallets from unlocked gym lockers on base

    Even Tinker Air Force Base can provide a false sense of security.    Within the past two weeks, three individuals have reported theft while at an installation workout facility.    "We're not sure the cause," said Staff Sgt. Dusty Maugh, 72nd Security Forces Squadron Criminal Investigations chief investigator. "It started with one incident. But it's
  • 72nd Medical Operations Squadron holds change of command

    Lt. Col. Jill R. Scheckel assumed command of the 72nd Medical Operations Squadron from Lt. Col. Robin Squellati on July 20.    Col. Scheckel comes to Tinker from the Air Combat Command surgeon's office where she was the Behavioral Health Consultant. As a consultant, she led more than 300 people across 16 Air Force bases. Col. Scheckel will now
  • FSC establishes appointment system

    Because of the increased number of military personnel and their needing assistance, the Family Support Center has established an appointment system for clients visiting the office.    "Due to the high volume of clients visiting the FSC on a daily basis and the number of staff members available to assist them, the walk-in-system is no longer a
  • Family Support Center to offer 'crossing the line' class

    Do you know when you have crossed the line in making decisions that may change your life or do you continue to push the envelope until you are on a collision course with reality?    The Tinker Family Support Center will hold a class called "The Invisible Line" that will deal with some of the issues that cause individuals to make bad decisions. The
  • Tinker's boys of summer rally for 13-12 victory

    The Tinker Rangers rallied for an exciting 13-12 comeback victory versus the Sooners (9-2) in a National Adult Baseball Association contest Aug. 5 at Reynolds Field in Oklahoma City.    The Rangers came into the contest reeling from a three-game losing streak and were ready to reverse their fortunes on the baseball diamond. The Rangers had to cope