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  • 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
  • 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