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  • Support for members exposed to traumatic stress

    Some groups of people are at high risk for witnessing or being involved in traumatic incidents. These include emergency medical personnel, fire response, security forces, mortuary personnel and active duty members exposed to combat or violence.   Ordinary people can also be exposed to traumatic events, such as motor vehicle accidents or being a
  • Children grow through reading

    This year's Summer Reading Program brought many new and exciting ways to encourage kids to read.   The Tinker Library has teamed up with the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and has a similar summer program to all state libraries, making it easier for children and parents.   There have also been several highlights of this summer's program. The
  • Periodic table installed on floor of chemistry lab

    Hidden deep in Bldg. 3001 is a unique mural, of sorts. Built into a chemistry laboratory floor, the mural is a chart that best represents the science of chemistry.    Chris Mance, 76th Maintenance Wing chemist, designed and primarily installed a 180-square-foot periodic table into the electroplating lab floor. With help from fellow chemist David
  • Performance reports shortened, fitness added

    Air Force officials want to keep evaluation forms short and sweet and of course, lean.    The new officer and enlisted evaluation forms will make its debut this August, starting with senior master sergeants.    Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel Lt. Gen. Roger Brady said the new forms will reduce the workload associated with
  • One of a kind: B-1B Antenna Shop only one in the Air Force; sustains entire B-1B fleet

    Nearly 20 years after the B-1B Antenna/Radar shop first opened, it remains the only one in the Air Force. That means every B-1B antenna needing repair must come through Tinker Air Force Base.    Built by Westinghouse, the B-1B antenna is affixed to the nose of the aircraft and is valued at roughly $4.5 million. The antenna allows the aircraft to
  • 448th CSW vice director retires

    Col. Michael Leahy will soon cross out of the blue.    After a 27-year career, which brought him to Tinker Air Force Base for 11 months, the 448th Combat Sustainment Wing vice director will retire July 27.    "The Air Force gave me a series of tremendous opportunities and I would not trade any of them, but I've reached a point where I can better
  • Save money when you register now for the USAF Marathon

    Attention all marathoners and half-marathoners: If you've put off early registration for the 11th annual U.S. Air Force Marathon, Sept. 15, your time for procrastinating is running out!    If you haven't logged onto and registered for your race by the time the clock strikes midnight Eastern Standard Time on July 31, your
  • Tinker can, our allies know it

    During a mission over Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Feedom, an aircraft encountered an engine problem. A subsequent investigation determined the cause of the problem to be a faulty oil supply tube on the turbine frame of the engine.    This defect was declared to be a safety of flight issue, prompting immediate depot attention.   
  • ATSO Rodeo: Rounding up the 552nd ACW, 72nd ABW

    Real-world taskings this year have taken the place of Operational Readiness Exercise "fun and games" as the 552nd Air Control Wing deployed its Airmen to support Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.    Two exercises were cancelled since the deployment so this time around the 552nd ACW Inspector General office decided to take a new approach known
  • Wet weather cozy for mosquitoes

    The record-breaking number of consecutive days of rain in June has caused a mosquito infested July.    "Mosquito populations have increased and tripled or even quadrupled in some areas of Oklahoma," said Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Joy, noncommissioned officer-in-charge of Community Health, 72nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron.    Flooding and standing rain