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  • F100 Engine Depot opens in Egypt

       With the snip of scissors, history was made April 24 in Egypt.    Larry Jones, vice president for Military Customer Support for Pratt and Whitney, cut the ribbon to activate the Egyptian Air Force's F100 Engine Depot in Helwan, Egypt.    The program manager for the multi-year project was Denese Somers, 542nd Combat Sustainment Squadron, who
  • Air Force takes steps to move acquisition forward

       Recapitalizing equipment and bringing credibility to the acquisition process were among the topics discussed by the Air Force's service acquisition executive, responsible for all Air Force research, development and non-space acquisition activities.    "The goal is lean acquisition with integrity and credibility," Sue Payton, Assistant Secretary
  • AFMC vice commanders addresses Aerospace Summit crowd

         For America to ultimately prevail in the Global War on Terror, the Air Force must attack the way it conducts its everyday business with the same synergy that gives it its air superiority on the battlefield.      That's the message Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski, Air Force Materiel Command vice commander, drove home during her keynote address at the
  • Maj. Gen. Reno takes command of OC-ALC

       Maj. Gen. Loren M. Reno said his five basic concepts for success as the newly named Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander are: supporting the warfighter, stewardship, suppliers, safety and quality and teamwork.    Gen. Reno detailed his keys to success before approximately 1,500 Airmen, civilians, friends and family during a change of
  • Despite weather, tropical spirits soar at luau

    Tropical music, friendly faces, hula dancing and a whole roasted pig where all accounted for, so the only thing missing from this year's Asian Pacific American Heritage luau was the sunshine reflecting gently off the clear blue ocean and the saltiness of the warm pacific breeze. Instead, the Tinker APAH community celebrated Asian Pacific American
  • AED Life-savers abound at Tinker

    A relatively small automatic machine could be the difference between life and death. The device is called an Automatic External Defibrillator, or AED. The AED is a portable electronic device that diagnoses and treats potentially life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias. With the application of electrical therapy, it stops the arrhythmia and allows the
  • Aerospace Summit features SECAF

    Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne gave the keynote address at the sixth annual Oklahoma Aerospace Summit and Expo in Oklahoma City, May 22. Approximately 1,000 local businessmen and Airmen attended a luncheon at the Cox Convention Center to hear Mr. Wynne discuss the strong relationship between Tinker Air Force Base and Oklahoma, as well as
  • OC-ALC change of command set for Wednesday

    Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Director Robert J. Conner will put the finishing touches on a storied career during a change of command ceremony set for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bldg. 3001, Dock 5 ½. Replacing Mr. Conner will be Maj. Gen. Loren M. Reno, who is currently serving as vice director for the Defense Logistics Agency at Fort Belvoir, Va.
  • ALC director to retire Wednesday

    Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center Director Robert J. Conner will retire Wednesday. In his more than 32 years of government service, he has gone from being a management trainee to the first-ever civilian director of the largest air logistics center in the Air Force. A career in government service was not high on his list of priorities as a young
  • AFMC commander encourages Memorial Day reflection

    As I look forward to the Memorial Day weekend, two thoughts are most prominent on my mind. First, earlier this year I had the privilege of visiting our Airmen in Iraq and Afghanistan. In mid-May, I met more Airmen while touring Air Force bases in Japan and the Republic of Korea. Serving side-by-side with their joint teammates, Airmen are making a