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  • 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
  • Combat communicators essential to the warfighter

    Being a combat communicator in the 31st Combat Communications Squadron brings with it the true essence of being a warfighter. The 3rd Combat Communications Group, or 3rd Herd, takes the saying, "Train like you fight," to the next level. Training starts with the Combat Communications Readiness School, which every member of the 3rd Herd must
  • British Sentry visits American brethren at Tinker

    "Coalition AWACS training." That's the term used by several members of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron when their British brethren arrived for their first joint briefings on April 11. Members of the E-3D Sentry No. 8 Squadron, Royal Air Force Waddington, United Kingdom, conducted a liaison visit to the 552nd Air Control Wing April 10-17 to
  • B-1 Stab Shop finishes eight-year project

    The B-1 Stabilizer Shop recently completed an eight-year modification project to extend the life of the aging aircraft. Concluded March 13, the process removed and replaced roughly 95 percent of the B-1B horizontal stabilizer's internal structure on the entire fleet of 77 bombers. Located near the tail of the aircraft, the left and right horizontal
  • Air Force Secretary visits Ali Airmen

    The Secretary of the Air Force is now more than a picture on the wall to one Tinker Airman assigned here. The Honorable Michael Wynne toured the 407th Air Expeditionary Group here Mar. 28, and one of the many briefings he received came from Senior Airman Byron Kluewer, a 407th Expeditionary Communications Squadron base infrastructure technician.