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  • EPA, Tinker discuss plan for NPL Site

    In a public meeting held Aug. 14 at the Midwest City Library, Tinker Air Force Base officials provided a detailed plan to take no-further-action for Soldier Creek Groundwater Operable Unit three of Tinker's National Priorities List Site, or Super Fund Site.   The Air Force made the recommendation because no contamination attributable to Tinker has
  • Safety Hero

    Michael Dey of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Information Technology Directorate is this month's Safety Hero Award winner.   Mr. Dey used his unique IT computer skills and personal initiative to animate nearly two dozen safety slogans for use during this year's 101 Critical Days of Summer.   His animated characters have been displayed
  • Hruskocy gate project nearly complete

    Tinker Air Force Base and Oklahoma County officials are working together to make the installation and surrounding communities safer. Their latest project, the relocation of the Hruskocy Gate, is expected to be completed by April 2008.    The project is a two-part effort. Tinker constructed a roadway inside its fence to tie East Drive and the
  • Combat Advancement awarded to TACAMO Sailor

    Spending 12 months serving as a police trainer in a northeast province of Afghanistan has earned a master-at-arms from the Take Charge and Move Out community in Oklahoma the rarest of accomplishments - a combat promotion.    Petty Officer 2nd Class Brian Mullis of Strategic Communications Wing ONE served with the Asadabad Provincial Reconstruction
  • Base association remembers USS Oklahoma

    Tinker Management Association members were taken back to Dec. 7, 1941 at this month's luncheon.    District 101 State Rep. Gary Banz interviewed 89-year-old Paul Goodyear, a crewmember aboard USS Oklahoma during the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor.    Mr. Goodyear, then a 23 year-old signalman third class and supervisor of the signal watch,
  • Unit Spotlight: Staff of less than 20 manages OC-ALC/YP

    Only 18 people work in one of the most important units in the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center. Ultimately, the unit is part of a larger group that spreads across three Air Force centers.    Collectively, they're the Propulsion group. At Tinker, they're known at the OC-ALC/YP.    "Our objective is to develop new and modified turbine engine
  • Unique group with an important mission: Exploring the 552nd Communications Group and its part in the AWACS mission

    When an E-3 Sentry conducts its missions at home and around the world, every Airman in the wing has a part in the mission's success.   For many people, the implied 552nd Communications Group's mission revolves around office computers, the telephone lines and network communications -- but that is only a very small part of the 552nd CG mission.   A
  • Tinker youth attend Operation Purple Camp

    As the sun rises over YMCA Camp Classen in Davis, Okla. recently, 75 eager youth ages 10 to 15 are ready to begin their first day of a week-long camping adventure.   Operation Purple Camp Oklahoma is hosted by the Tinker Youth Center. The campers from Kansas, Texas, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma are military youth whose parent or family member
  • 552nd CMS crowned 2007 Softball Champions

    A one-game match between the small and large squadron champions Aug. 17 determined the kings of the softball diamond.   This small squadron champion 552nd Maintenance Squadron Bulldogs came out victorious, defeating the 34th Combat Communications Squadron, the large squadron champion, 19-9 at the Tinker Sports Complex.   The game got off to a
  • Hadland has grip on growing sport

    In most aspects, many people who retire after 20 years of active duty settle down to a more quiet life. "Most," however, is not something that describes Mike Hadland.   Throughout his life, Hadland, a retired master sergeant who now works in the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, has always been interested in sports and strength building. Three