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  • Tinker youth attend Operation Purple Camp

    As the sun rises over YMCA Camp Classen in Davis, Okla. recently, 75 eager youth ages 10 to 15 are ready to begin their first day of a week-long camping adventure.   Operation Purple Camp Oklahoma is hosted by the Tinker Youth Center. The campers from Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma are military youth whose parent or family member
  • 552nd CMS crowned 2007 Softball Champions

    A one-game match between the small and large squadron champions Aug. 17 determined the kings of the softball diamond.   This small squadron champion 552nd Maintenance Squadron Bulldogs came out victorious, defeating the 34th Combat Communications Squadron, the large squadron champion, 19-9 at the Tinker Sports Complex.   The game got off to a
  • Hadland has grip on growing sport

    In most aspects, many people who retire after 20 years of active duty settle down to a more quiet life. "Most," however, is not something that describes Mike Hadland.   Throughout his life, Hadland, a retired master sergeant who now works in the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, has always been interested in sports and strength building. Three
  • OC-ALC Partnership Council hosts training seminar

    Twenty Tinker and union officials attended a two-day Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Partnership Council training seminar Monday and Tuesday at Rose State College.   Held at the Professional Training and Education Center, a two-woman team from Colorado-based Introspect International taught students the mindset of the Leadership program. The
  • 'The easiest day was yesterday': Combat Readiness School under way at Glenwood

    In the lush green fields of Glenwood Training Area, just north of Tinker Air Force Base, 40 Airmen learn combat skills for upcoming deployments and operations.    The Combat Readiness School, hosted by the 3rd Combat Communications Group, is three weeks of long, physically and mentally strenuous days, which began Aug. 6. Held in the most realistic
  • Officials say synthetic fuel to be used in B-52H fleet

    Air Force officials made a significant announcement Aug. 8.    Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne publicized the Air Force's certification to use synthetic fuel in the B-52H fleet.   Mr. Wynne's declaration certifies the synthetic fuel is mixed with Jet Propellant 8 fuel at a ratio of no more than 50 percent.   The announcement came after
  • Reynolds named director of 448th CSW

    Scott Reynolds, a member of the Senior Executive Service, embraced his continuing journey in the Air Force having recently assumed the position of director for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center's 448th Combat Sustainment Wing.    Having a father who served as a pilot and logistician in the Air Force, Mr. Reynolds said his goal was, and still
  • 12th AF commander launces Web forum

    Have you ever had a question or concern that you wanted to communicate directly to one of your senior leaders? Well here is your chance.    Lt. Gen. Norman Seip, the 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern Commander, launched his new commander's web forum Friday designed to allow him direct, two-way communication with 12th Air Force and AFSOUTH
  • Transformation Corner: DLA: an intregal partner in OC-ALC transformation effort

    While visiting Tinker Air Force Base in 2004, Rear Adm. Michael J. Lyden, then Aviation Center commander for the Defense Logistics Agency, recognized a tremendous opportunity for DLA to contribute to the 76th Maintenance Wing's Transformation Program.    DLA supplies the nation's military services and several civilian agencies with the critical
  • Officials warn against distractions while driving

    Experts agree that multi-tasking while driving is a distraction.   Nearly one million vehicles on the road in the U.S. during daylight hours were operated by someone on a hand-held phone in 2005, according the latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics.    In Oklahoma, cell phone use was a contributing factor in 775 accidents