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  • Intramural volleyball: Leaping Lizards jump to victory over 963rd AACS

    Leaping Lizards, two-time defending intramural volleyball base champions, continued their quest for a third consecutive title with a double match victory over the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron Aug. 22 at the Gerrity Fitness Center.   The Lizards won 25-10, 25-9, 25-13 and 25-17.   Chris Hill and Jason Alvarez led the hitting attack for the
  • Tinker golf season comes to a close with a champion

    The Tinker golf season came to a close last week when the club champion was crowned.    he 2007 Club Championship, held Aug. 25 and 26, was divided into two flights -- championship and first. Both flights had a myriad of competitive golfers trying to gain the top prize.   After the first round was complete, both flights were jammed up at the top of
  • Modern Leaning techniques praised

    Team Tinker welcomed Gen. Bruce Carlson, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, to Tinker AFB for a two-day visit of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center, which was structured around his three focus areas: mission, people and continuous process improvement.   Gen. Carlson emphasized how AFMC is working to increase future workloads at the depots
  • September is National Cholesterol Education Month

    Sadly, many people don't know what their cholesterol level is.   Unfortunately, here at Tinker Air Force Base, high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia) is the leading disease processed among our beneficiaries.   If you are between the ages of 40-65 and do not know your own cholesterol levels, request a lipid panel (cholesterol test) from your provider at
  • Airmen gather at AFSA Conference

    Issues facing enlisted Airmen was the focus of this year's Air Force Sergeants Association conference Aug. 19 in Orlando, Fla.   Major command chief master sergeants, former chief master sergeants of the Air Force, first sergeants, career enlisted advisors and other non-commissioned officers from around the world met for the week-long conference.  
  • Spiritual influenza is treatable

    Almost everyone has been sick with it -- influenza, a.k.a. the flu. There are remarkable parallels, though, between this medical illness and the "spiritual illness" that can also afflict us.   First, consider the symptoms of both of these diseases. In the case of the flu, it can bring on headaches, muscle aches and overall weakness. As for
  • Local Tops in Blue auditions next month

    The 72nd Services Division is once again coordinating the local auditions for this year's Tops In Blue competition.   To help applicants prepare an entertainer audition tape and polish their act, a base-level talent contest and taping will be held in the base theater with the Family and Teen Talent Contest at 7 p.m. Sept. 22.   Sign up deadline for
  • Fitlinxx, Fit 4 Life procedures clarified

    Tinker fitness officials have noticed the need for clarification concerning how to get themselves into Fitlinxx and the "Fit 4 Life" fitness program and begin exercising to improve their health, fitness and over all wellness.   According to Ben Gibson, fitness center director, the process is not complicated but probably some questions need to be
  • Volunteers needed for Redman Triathon

    For most, the idea of a 2.4-mile swim followed immediately by a 112-mile bike ride capped off with a 26.2-mile run sounds less like a sporting event and more like a form of self-torture.   Yet, that superhuman effort is exactly what will be attempted by athletes competing in the 3rd annual Redman Triathlon on Sept. 22 in Oklahoma City.   While not
  • AFMC commander plans return visit

    Gen. Bruce Carlson will make a return visit to Tinker Air Force Base Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss the command's mission, its people and continuous process improvements among other topics.   The general will open discussions with community leaders during a working breakfast on Wednesday at the Tinker Club. Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Jari Askins and