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  • AFMC Team Lean Challenge draws to a close: Did you donate 10 pounds to wellness?

    The final Lean Challenge weigh-ins will be conducted the first week in October ending the six-month Team Tinker Lean Challenge.   Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams at Tinker and the base will also be competing against other Air Force Materiel Command bases for the honor of being the "Biggest Loser in AFMC."   There is still a reason to
  • Early detection means greater chance of survival

    Early detection is the key and means greater chance of survival: When breast cancer is found early, many women go on to live long and healthy lives.   Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers.   The chance of developing invasive breast cancer at some time in a woman's life is about 1 in 8 (12%). In
  • Shining Star: First woman 552nd ACW commander frocked to brigadier general

    Brig. Gen. Lori J. Robinson, commander of the 552nd Air Control Wing, was frocked to the rank of brigadier general in a brevet ceremony on Sept. 21 in Bldg. 230, Dock 2, only four months after becoming the first woman to ever command the wing.    In a brevet, or frocking ceremony, an officer receives a higher rank, which matches their current duty
  • DSCR, DLA, Air Force hold joint session for BRAC implementation

    Air Force and Defense Logistics Agency officials held a kickoff session Sept. 12-15 at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center in preparation of the transition of the 776th Maintenance Support Squadron's subset that will be transferred to DLA on Feb. 3. The 776th MXSS is part of the 76th Maintenance Wing, one of the DLA Aviation demand and supply
  • 3rd Herd members given ‘tour’ of 12th Air Force

    Members of the 3rd Combat Communications Group got more than they could have hoped for last week when the 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern commander himself came calling.    Lt. Gen. Norman Seip, using a mixture of straight talk and humor, gave 3rd Herd members a remote "tour" of the entire command and kept them on the edge of their seats
  • First NPS AAP class graduates at Tinker

    They are the first.    Thirty-one Tinker Airmen and civilians graduated Sept. 13 from the Naval Postgraduate School's year-long Advanced Acquisition Program. Held at the Education and Training building, they were the first group to graduate from the course since the program was introduced at Tinker two years ago.    "The shared experiences, the
  • ‘Heritage to Horizons’: Hundreds attend annual Air Force Ball

    It was flawless. The Air Force Ball went off without a hitch.    More than 500 Airmen, civilians and prominent community members attended the black-tie affair Sept. 14 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Held in the grandiose Sam Noble Special Events Center, guests commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Air Force
  • Motorcycle safety important on, off base

    With motorcycle accidents on the rise and nasty weather ahead, it is time to remember safety when riding -- on and off-base.    The Tinker Riders and Mentors program is designed to help newer riders transition from controlled courses to open roads and highways that can pose dangers for inexperienced motorcyclists and other motor vehicles.    "When
  • Around Tinker: Base exchange gets new general manager

    New Tinker Base Exchange General Manager Bettye Golson traded in her boots and blue jeans for suits and heels.    The 31-year Army and Air Force Exchange Service veteran recently returned from a voluntary deployment to the Middle East including Kuwait, Qatar, Djibouti and the United Arab Emirates before taking the position at Tinker on Sept. 10.   
  • Club membership drive begins Oct. 1

    Join any Air Force Club between Oct 1 and Dec. 31 and automatically receive six-months free dues.    As a bonus, 100 new members will be randomly selected to receive six additional months of free dues by registering via an online survey at www.afclubs.net.    "We want to give everyone the chance to become a club member and our 'Start from Scratch'
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