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    Tinker Bowling Center will hold a Bowling Sweetheart Tournament Saturday. Sign-up is at 5:15 p.m. and bowl at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per team. Prizes are paid one for every four entries. For more information, call the bowling center at 734-3484.    Come celebrate the snack bar's one-year grand reopening celebration Feb. 23 with a cosmic party
  • Performance based, customer focused: CE implements new support services contract

    Always in motion, civil engineering Tinker Support Services contract personnel are either on the frontlines or behind the scenes in almost every aspect of daily operations here at Tinker. "Beginning Feb. 1, the new eight year [support services] contract began," said Mr. Gene Gallogly, Civil Engineering Group Director.    The most visible change is
  • Air Force officials release budget request for 2009

    As part of the president's fiscal 2009 budget, the Air Force officials are requesting Congress' approval for $143.9 billion, nearly more than $9 billion more than in fiscal 2008. Of the $143.9 billion request, $117 billion are funds directly controlled and managed by the Air Force. The remaining $26.9 billion funds the Air Force portions of the
  • Air Force celebrates African-American History Month

    In 1926, Carter G. Woodson single-handedly pioneered the celebration of "Negro History Week," during the second week in February, to coincide with the birthday celebrations for Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass    Mr. Carter's proposal later became Black History Month, and since 1976, is celebrated every February.    One purpose of Black
  • KC-10 at Tinker for first-ever paint maintenance work

    Aircraft typically arrive at Tinker every few years for paint maintenance. The KC-10 Extender, an air refueling aircraft, is an exception. It arrived at Tinker Jan. 3 for it's first-ever paint upkeep work.    The KC-10 is a prototype for future Tinker work and comes on the heels of the Federal Aviation Administration awarding Tinker, a Department
  • SECAF addresses deployed Airmen

    "On behalf of the president of the United States and the American people, we salute you," Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne told more than 400 Airmen during his visit to an air base in Southwest Asia Feb. 1. "You are the front lines of freedom."    Secretary Wynne addressed Airmen in an open forum. He discussed a variety of topics from
  • Air Force fiscal 2008 aviator continuation pay approved

    The fiscal 2008 Aviator Continuation Pay program was approved here recently by Craig W. Duehring, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and Reserve affairs.    The 2008 National Defense Authorization Act., which was signed by President George W. Bush Jan. 28, provided authorization.    The 2008 ACP program will offer eligible pilots
  • Preventing criminal, terrorist activity

    Identifying, exploiting, and neutralizing criminal, terrorist, and intelligence threats to the Air Force, Department of Defense and government is the mission statement of the Air Force Office of Investigation.    One method OSI promotes is, every Airman being proactive in preventing criminals and terrorists from exploiting data on the Internet.   
  • Feb. 2 airpower summary: B-1Bs deter enemy activities

    Coalition airpower integrated with coalition ground forces in Iraq and International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan during operations Feb. 2, according to Combined Air and Space Operations Center officials here.    In Afghanistan, an Air Force B-1B Lancer dropped guided bomb unit-31s and 38s in order to destroy enemy combatants in
  • Navy's Environmental Readiness Director Discusses Sonar and New Web Site

    The Environmental Director for the Chief of Naval Operations has spearheaded the creation of a new Web site to better educate and inform the public and Sailors on what the U.S. Navy is doing to protect the seas and its inhabitants during crucial training exercises.    Rear Adm. Larry Rice, director of the Chief of Naval Operations Environmental