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  • Big plays key to 552nd OSS victory

    In an intense battle Oct. 3, the 552nd Operational Support Squadron shut out the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron 6-0 in intramural football action.    The Golden Dragons of the 965th AACS seized control early under the spirited play of quarterback Jeremiah Lopez and wide receiver Dominic Gonzales. Both made key plays in the first quarter
  • Lizards claim intramural volleyball title

    The two-time, defending intramural volleyball base champions, the Leaping Lizards, successfully defended their title Oct. 5.    The Lizards defeated the 552nd Training Squadron 25-12, 22-25, 15-5 en route to the victory in front of more than 100 fans.    The defending champions got off to a fast start with great serving and powerful hitting. The
  • Coming home: Chief returns after serving in CJTF-Horn of Africa

    Chief Master Sgt. John R. Harris Jr., command senior enlisted leader for Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, returned to Oklahoma City Wednesday after spending 13 months in Djibouti, Africa.    As the principal enlisted advisor to the commander, Chief Harris worked to integrate, utilize and sustain more than 2,000 U.S. and coalition forces
  • Deploying at home: Are you ready?

    This month, Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing will be deploying in their own backyard during training exercises that prepare them for what's to come in a real-world deployment.    Glenwood, an exercise area outside of Tinker, and "South Ramp," located on the Navy side of base, will be full of masked Airmen, makeshift threats and plenty of
  • Breaking the law: 70 drivers are caught during Safety Spot Check

    The results were astounding.    Senior Tinker leaders conducted a second safety spot check Sept. 26, eight months after the operation debuted. Senior leaders, plus more than 20 72nd Security Forces Squadron members, cited drivers who spoke on their cellular telephones without a hands-free device or were unbuckled. Nearly 70 drivers were cited for
  • Can you find your way out? National Fire Prevention Week’s theme is a life-saving question

    As National Fire Prevention Week approaches, Tinker Fire Department officials have one question in mind. The answer to "Can you find your way out?" could be the difference between a happy ending and a devastating tragedy.    When the annual event kicks off Saturday, Tinker fire personnel will spend the majority of their days instructing school-aged
  • Safety Hero

    Robert Hopwood, 76th Maintenance Wing, is the September Safety Hero Award winner.    While walking through an area, Mr. Hopwood noticed a worker on a mobile manlift approximately 20 feet in the air. The worker was wearing fall protection, but the area around the manlift was not properly barricaded off for safety. Several forklifts moving through
  • Education, prevention keys to healthy workplace

    Tinker's Military Equal Opportunity team stresses prevention as the key to promoting a healthy workplace environment.    With only six to eight informal and formal complaints a year, compared to more than 600 civilian complaints, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge Tech. Sgt. Nena Fennell said the prevention technique is effective.    "We educate
  • Tinker Airmen remember POW/MIAs through exercise, sweat

    The "Jody calls" float through the cool morning air as a long thin line of Airmen in black T-shirts jog in formation around Tinker as the sun slowly rises in the east.    Running two-by-two, Airmen from units across Tinker used sweat and exercise to honor those who were held as prisoners of war and/or missing in action during Tinker's second annual
  • 72nd Air Base Wing hosts training class

    Precision, Precision, Precision.    Memorandums, meeting requests and staff summary sheets may seem like mundane everyday activities to the rest of the world, but for anyone seeking correspondence, it's nearly an exact science.    Bob Sandlin, 72nd Air Base Wing executive officer, hosted an hour long administrative training refresher course.    The