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  • Wingman saves co-worker’s life

    On Sept. 19, Kenneth Grimshaw was stopped right in his tracks.    The 76th Maintenance Wing aircraft mechanic's breath was taken away, literally, by a seemingly harmless object no bigger than a fingertip, a peanut M&M.    The husband and father of three felt his consciousness slipping away with each wheeze.    "I was wheezing and trying to get air,
  • ‘Taking Care of our own’: Air Force Aid Society assists military members

    Taking care of "Our Own" is a phase that is heard and used frequently.    That phrase originated with the Army Air Corps and World War II Army Air Forces whose members wanted to "take care of their own." Through their desire to assist military members and their families, the Air Force Aid Society came into existence.    The Air Force Aid Society,
  • Tinker sergeant wins 3rd place in essay contest

    In June, club members Air Force wide submitted essays in hopes of winning one of six scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $6,000.    Proving that club membership pays, Air Force Clubs gave away $25,000 in scholarships so individuals can continue their education.    Master Sgt. Bruce Kimball, 349th Recruiting Squadron, took third place in the essay
  • 2007 Base Tennis Championship: Alcorn, Vo dominate singles competition en route to title

    Twenty-nine players tested their skills vying for the title of 2007 Tinker intramural tennis champion Sept. 22.    Thanh Alcorn won the over-35 age group and Rocky Vo captured the under-35 title.    "In this tournament, we had the most participants we have ever had," said Joseph Pettiford, fitness specialist at the Gerrity Fitness and Sports
  • Intramural bowling: 552nd AMXS maintains first place

    The action heated up in week three of the Commanders Trophy bowling league.    On Sept. 19, the first-place 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron team defeated For the $$$$$ Again by 38 pins during intramural bowling at the Tinker Bowling Center.    For the $$$$$ Again got out to an early lead on clutch strikes and spares by Kevin Snyder and Bill
  • Tinker runners raise the bar at the Air Force Marathon

    Thirty-nine runners represented Tinker at the 11th annual U.S. Air Force Marathon Sept. 15 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.    More than 6,300 runners participated in all areas of the marathon, half-marathon and relay events commemorating the Air Force's 60th birthday.    "It was an unbelievable experience for me and all who went
  • The ‘Blood and Guts’ Queen: 72nd Medical Group clerk teaches art of moulage

    Sunny Schones, 72nd Medical Group clerk, received two precious gifts from Iraq. The first, her son, home safe and sound from the war zone after his first tour of duty and second, photos of real war-zone injuries like decapitated heads, blast wounds and gunshot wounds.    Sunny, a name well-suited for the bubbly, vibrant clerk yet an oxymoron for
  • Rangers end season with 2-1 loss

    The Tinker Rangers were prepared to make a run through the National Adult Baseball Association National Division as they entered action against Team Dynasty on Sept. 23 at Hillsdale College in Moore.    The run didn't last and the Rangers season ended with a 2-1 loss.    The game was highlighted by a masterful pitching performance by Stephen
  • A day to remember: POW/MIA Day honored with breakfast, memorial dedication

    It was a morning to remember, grieve and honor the nation's prisoners of war and those who are or were missing in action.    In correlation with National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Tinker held a breakfast and memorial dedication service honoring the captured and lost on Sept. 21. More than 350 guests attended the two Tinker ceremonies.    "I was
  • AFFSA: new command at Tinker, new commander

    AFFSA -- Cleared for takeoff.    The Air Force Flight Standards Agency, an Air Staff Agency, which recently relocated its headquarters to Oklahoma City as an associate unit of Tinker, is working on a new motto or "hooah" shout.    "We are global operations," said Col. Kevin Degnan, AFFSA commander, who arrived at Tinker in June from the Inspection