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  • Are you ready? Being prepared before, during and after an emergency saves lives

    (Editor's note: For the past three weeks, the Tinker Take Off has embarked on a series of articles to help educate the Tinker community on what to do and where to go in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive attack. The following article is the last in a four-part series on Readiness and contains information to help
  • Champions of a cell transformation

    When asked, what would you tell someone who is uncertain about the changes coming as part of the 76th Maintenance Wing transformation efforts? Terry Jennings, the F100 Inlet Fan Disk Cell leader responds, "Come on down and talk to any of the folks who work in the F100 Inlet Fan Disk Cell and they will tell and show you the improvements and
  • Col. Jackson hangs up his blues

    It has been said, parting is such sweet sorrow.    At a retirement ceremony July 11 for Col. Dean Jackson, the 72nd Mission Support Group's former commander, saying goodbye proved to be heartfelt and poignant. Some 200 Airmen and civilians attended the event at the Tinker Club ballroom.    "Col. Dean Jackson lived and exemplified integrity, service
  • Deputy Director of Propulsion at OC-ALC retires

    Col. Judy Kautz has spent the past 30 years blazing a trail for women in the Air Force. At 2 p.m. on July 20, she will retire.    Yet, a retirement ceremony will not keep this woman from bleeding Air Force blue nor will it dissuade her from helping other women open the doors to opportunity.    "I have focused on trying to make it easier for those
  • ‘Phishy’ Bank of America e-mail tries to hook recipients

    Anyone with a computer can be the target of a phishing scam and military rank offers no protection. This was evident July 3 when Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski, vice commander of Air Force Materiel Command, discovered a phishing scam in her e-mail inbox.    The e-mail purported to be from Bank of America, which issues the government travel card used by
  • 76th PMXG workers commit to making VPP program successful

    Members of the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group came out in droves to Hollywood and Vine in Bldg. 3001 Friday, June 29, to a sign-up rally to help integrate the Voluntary Protection Plan program within the group. By the end of the day, nearly 100 people had signed up to serve on one of four committees.    "We were very pleased at the turnout,"
  • Are you ready? Planning for bioterrorist threat part of Tinker’s EM program

    (Editor's Note: The following is the third in a four-part series on Readiness and focuses on the various types of biohazard attacks the base could experience. Next week's final article in the series will discuss where to go, what to do in the event of any type of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive attack)   
  • Local teenagers invited to explore aviation field at Tinker

    The exploration of aviation will take local teenagers from a classroom setting to Tinker Air Force Base July 19.    Thirty adolescents between the ages of 15 and 18 years old will tour Tinker to gain a behind-the-scenes perspective of the aviation field through a program better known as Aerospace Day. The teens are from the University of Oklahoma's
  • Base Exchange sees increase in theft

    Theft at the Tinker Air Force Base Exchange has doubled in the last five months. Fifty-nine theft incidents have been reported from Feb. 2007 to July 2007, compared to just 29 during the same time period last year.    "We suspect the increase is due to rotations," said Edna Kite, Tinker Base Exchange loss prevention manager.    Ms. Kite said Airmen
  • Operation Air Force: Academy cadets shadow military members during summer break

    As thousands of college coeds bask in the summer sun, nearly 50 Air Force cadets are exploring career possibilities at Tinker.    The cadets are participating in Operation Air Force, an internship that doubles as a work and mentorship program. Initiated by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael