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  • Military health care rivals private industry, official says

    Providing troops quality health care through a military system that rivals and even outperforms the private sector is a top Defense Department priority, a senior Pentagon official said.    In opening remarks to a packed auditorium at the Military Health System conference here Jan. 28, Dr. S. Ward Casscells, assistant secretary of defense for health
  • Airmen help wounded troops survive journey home

    The Air Force Theater Hospital's 98 percent survivability rate for injured U.S. servicemembers would be meaningless if the wounded were unable to survive their journey out of the combat zone.    Four years into the war, the process of saving lives and then safely transporting critically injured and ill troops out of Iraq has become one of the
  • 327th ASW announces 2007 Employees of the Year

    The 327th ASW 2007 Employees of the Year were announced at a reception held on Jan 25 at the Base Chapel in the Fellowship Hall. The 327th ASW would like to thank all our nominees and their supervisors for taking the time to submit the nominations and send special congratulations to all our winners.    GS-5-7: Damaris Brandt, from the 827th
  • LSET inspectors evaluate OC-ALC

    The inspection is underway.    A 64-person Air Force Materiel Command Logistics Standardization and Evaluations Team is examining maintenance, logistics and supply chain management performance, policies and procedures at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. Inspections began Jan. 28 and will conclude Feb. 8.    "We have a chance to show just how
  • Team Tinker represented on Tops in Blue team

    First Lt. Darci Day, a member of the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, was recently selected to be a part of the Tops in Blue 2008 Tour, "Deja Blue."    The Air Force Tops in Blue entertainment group is an active duty unit made up of amateur performers who have outstanding entertainment abilities. The 30-member group travels throughout the
  • Tinker Club has many activities planned this month

    Though it is still chilly outside, February is going to be hot, hot, hot at the Tinker Club. There is so much going on that it would be a shame to miss all the fun.    Just this month, there will be lots of money given away, delicious food, music, hard hitting competitions and, yes, even a little romance.    The fun starts at tonight with the $500
  • Tinker Officers' Spouses' Club adds new scholarship category

    The Tinker Officers' Spouses' Club is currently accepting scholarship applications for high school seniors and spouses who are dependents of U.S. military members of all ranks and high school seniors who are dependents of Department of Defense civil service employees at Tinker Air Force Base. High School senior applicants must be graduating from a
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  • Cute Kid of the Month

    The 72nd Services Division holds a monthly "Cute Kid" photograph contest.    Children up to 14 years whose parents are Tinker Air Force Base employees or retirees are eligible for this contest. Children of 72nd SVS employees are not eligible. Entries are due by the 15th of the month and the child's birthday must be during the following month. For
  • Fluoride, sealants important for children's dental health

    Each February the American Dental Association sponsors National Children's Dental Health month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. As we have done in the past this year, the 72nd Dental Squadron joins the ADA in their educational effort to share information with our folks, especially with parents of small children.    The entire