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  • 'Spy catcher' discusses espionage at conference

    In an increasingly impersonal world where friends are just a click away and your husband or wife may be waiting in the next chat room, retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and former spy chaser Lydia Jechorek said espionage is as easy as ever.    "We are carrying these personal technologies like laptops and phones and we don't think of
  • Col. Eilers: 72nd MSG commander and mentor

    His official title is 72nd Mission Support Group commander, but Col. James Eilers will tell you he's simply an Airman who cares about his people.    Col. Eilers oversees base services for 40 associate units assigned to five Major Commands. In total, his group supports more than 50,000 military, dependents, civilians and retirees.   The colonel said
  • Prepare now for a successful school year

    The military is not the only place where schedules, organization and goals are valued. Learning experts suggests these things will help kick off a stress free school year.    With Mid-Del schools starting on Aug. 14, there are some things parents can do to get back in the school routine and minimize stress and anxiety.    Enroll Early. If your
  • 747th ACSG welcomes new commander

    Col. Douglas Anderson relinquished command of the 747th Aircraft Sustainment Group to Col. Keith Weyenberg before nearly 100 guests. The time-honored ceremony took place at Tinker's base theater July 24.    Ceremony guests included Maj. Gen. Loren Reno, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander, and John Over, who became the OC-ALC executive
  • Good hygiene can keep you healthy

    Most of us learned the basics of good personal hygiene from our mothers and fathers when we were children.   They started us on good hygiene with the simple rule of washing our hands before we ate.   As we have grown older, some of us may have drifted away from our parent's wise advice.    In today's chemical laden workplaces, being even more
  • 72nd Med Group claims co-ed regular season championship

    The coed league regular season softball champions were determined July 26 with the 72nd Medical Group posting a pair of run-rule victories over the 552nd Training Squadron.   The 72nd MDG won the opener 22-3 and took the nightcap, 16-6.   The first game of the doubleheader got off to a quick start with the 72nd MDG scoring early and often. Led by
  • Rangers fall to defending champions

    The Tinker Air Force Base Rangers were looking to turn the corner against their National Adult Baseball Association league nemesis of the past three years July 20, but it was simply not meant to be.    With sole possession of second place on the line in the American Division, the defending NABA league champion Braves snapped a 1-all tie with nine
  • Dixie Stampede honors military travel services

    Representatives from Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction in Branson, Mo. were on base July 24 to present a special appreciation award to the Tinker Information, Ticet and Travel staff.   The staff received the bronze "Stampede of the Buffalos" statuette for travel services provided to active duty and retired military personnel and their
  • Age of consent: How old is 'old enough?'

    There is a misconception among young people today that acceptable consent means "yes" at any age.    In Oklahoma, the age of consent is 16 years old, which means the law has determined that a person younger than 16 is not capable of deciding when it is appropriate to have sex.    Until that age is reached, a person cannot legally have sex. It
  • Heart and Soul: Sheet metal mechanics undergo hours of training before hitting shop floor

    They don't wear BDU's, but they lace up their boots everyday. Their hearts beat to the drum of Ol'Glory and their pride flies high as the Bombers they repair.    They are sheet metal mechanics, who take pride in every rivet and every square inch of sheet metal that holds the half-a-century old aircrafts together.    "Without a structure, you can't
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