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  • ‘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
  • OC-ALC executive director leaves 'home'

    On June 22, 1977 an unassuming young man walked through the doors of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center to begin his career as a logistics management specialist in north end of bldg. 3001.    "I couldn't even find my way to the cafeteria back then," said Garry Richey, OC-ALC executive director.    And after spending 25 years with the logistics
  • TACAMO leadership to change: commodore retires

    With leadership of Strategic Communications Wing ONE changing hands this month, the current wing commander, Capt. Dan Seesholtz took time recently to share some parting thoughts with the wing he has led for the last 19 months.    Capt. Seesholtz will officially pass the reins of the Take Charge and Move Out community to current SCW-1 deputy
  • 3rd Herd marks 50th anniversary

    With a bang of the gavel, 3rd Combat Communications Group Commander Col. James Appleyard closed the 50th anniversary celebration of the 3rd Herd following their Dining Out July 6 at the Tinker Club.    The Dining Out was the last of three events commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 3rd Herd last week.    The celebration kicked off July 5 with
  • 72nd MSG welcomes new commander

    Col. Dean Jackson surrendered command of the 72nd Mission Support Group to Col. James Eilers in an outside ceremony July 9.    About 150 military and civilian personnel attended the change of command ritual in the Tinker Club's east parking lot.    "Jim was our number one choice for this job, in what is always a heartfelt bidding war when we go