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  • America’s Team sweeps doubleheader against 552nd MXS

    The first place America's Team swept a co-ed vollebyball doubleheader against the squad from the 552nd Maintenance Squadron on Aug 29 at the Gerrity Fitness Center.   "We were motivated and poised for victory because of our teamwork and cohesiveness. We model our team based on Esprit De Corps, because we have teammates from the USAF, USN, USA and
  • Prison term levied for bomb threat

    An Oklahoma City man who phoned in a bomb threat to Tinker Air Force Base in December was sentenced Aug. 30 to four years in prison, federal prosecutors announced.    United States District Judge Joe Heaton also ordered Neil Jason Wilfong, 35, to pay $475,631 in restitution, which was primarily the result of lost employee work time due to the
  • Lt. Col. Larson takes command of DDOO

    In a ceremony held Aug. 14, United States Air Force Lt. Col. Kelly J. Larson assumed command of the Defense Distribution Depot Oklahoma City, Okla.   Brig. Gen. Lynn A. Collyar, Defense Distribution Center commander, presided over the ceremony.   Guests at the ceremony included key customers from the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, Tinker Air
  • Construction projects peak curiosity

    Two Tinker construction sites have likely triggered curiosity and questions in the past few months. The Tinker Golf Course and Air Depot Boulevard intersection at Arnold Avenue, and Tinker's north fence along Southeast 29th Street are main areas of attraction as outside agencies install pipelines.   Construction for the two projects began in July
  • New 513th ACG commander is familiar face

    The new commander of the 513th Air Control Group may be new to the position, but he's no stranger to Tinker Air Force Base or the 513th ACG.   Col. John E. Trnka Jr. officially took command of the 513th during a change of command ceremony on July 15, replacing outgoing commander Col. Gregory Phillips.   For Col. Trnka, who in past assignments had
  • New dietitian uses passion as her weapon to battle bulge

    She's been there. She's done that. She knows exactly what she's talking about.   She's Wendi Knowles, the Health and Wellness Center's newest registered dietitian. Since arriving in May, and receiving counseling credentials earlier this month, Ms. Knowles has taken on a full workload aiding military and civilian personnel with their weight-loss
  • Labor Day: A time to celebrate America’s workers

    Labor Omnia Vincit, labor conquers all. Those are the words featured in the center of Oklahoma's state seal. With all the holidays dedicated to extraordinary people like Martin Luther King or events like Christmas, Labor Day honors the average working-man.   "Labor Day celebrates the American work force both in its productivity and its diversity,"
  • A ‘Spectacular September’ is in store for Tinker

    Football season is back in full swing and the kids are back in school, but September promises to be even more spectacular given two key "wellness" events scheduled throughout the month.   You absolutely do not want to miss either Sept. 12 or Sept. 22, so please read on for more details. As you work on your four wellness engines -- the emotional,
  • Tinker FCC provider named best in command

    Constance "Becci" Roe has been selected as the 2007 Air Force Materiel Command Provider of the Year.   Ms. Roe has the distinction of being the only Tinker Family Child Care provider to be named Provider of the Year both in 2003 and 2006. She is also the only Department of Human Services contracted provider on Tinker to have been awarded a
  • Tinker Rangers fall to Team Dynasty 9-5

    The Tinker Rangers' regular season in the National Adult Baseball Association ended with a 9-5 loss to Team Dynasty Aug. 22 at Lake Hefner Park.   The Rangers got off to a quick start scoring a run in the bottom of the first inning. Stephen Escalante singled sharply into right field to get the Rangers jump started. Escalante scored on consecutive