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  • Childers to lead security forces troops

    Lt. Col. Lisette Childers became the new 72nd Security Forces commander at an appointment to command ceremony June 18.    Held at the Tinker Club, approximately 125 Airmen and civilians attended to welcome the new commander.    "Commanding a unit is the best job any officer could have," said Col. Childers. "The opportunity and challenge to lead the
  • Tinker Airmen first to predict tornadoes

    You're sitting on the couch watching a brand new episode of American Idol and at the critical part - up come the local weatherman warning about impending weather and tornado watches. Rather than spring to action most simply groan about having their show preempted and go on with their evening.    Not long ago, there wasn't a system in place to
  • I am an Airman: Tinker lieutenant seizes opportunity

    Cory Steinbrecher is all about opportunity.    Opportunity landed him in the Army when he graduated high school and introduced him to the Air Force when he graduated college.    "The Air Force offered me opportunities I couldn't pass up," said 2nd Lt. Steinbrecher, an electrical engineer for the 76th Commodities Maintenance Group.    Even though
  • Tinker operator retires seeing-eye dog

    Losing a member of the family is difficult.... whether they have four legs or two. Sapphire, a seven-year veteran of Team Tinker, officially retired from her post as a seeing-eye dog for blind switchboard operator Scott Moffett.    "She is a member of our family. It's going to take an adjustment period," said Col. Kyna McCall, 72nd Communications
  • Mechanics’ brainstorm resourceful IDEA

    Russell Anderson, Timothy Miller and Randy Roy are ingenious. The three sheet metal mechanics made a discovery that rewarded the Air Force and themselves threefold.    Mr. Anderson, Mr. Miller and Mr. Roy, of the 76th Maintenance Wing's 551st Commodities Maintenance Squadron's KC-135 Flight Control Back Shop, suggested and submitted a method to fix
  • Base seeks developer to privatize base housing

    A new request for proposal was made public earlier this month in an effort to reinvigorate housing privatization efforts at Tinker, AFB. Last September, base military members and their families initially learned more about plans for privatizing Tinker's military family housing, but those plans were delayed when McChord AFB was realigned for a
  • PT uniforms uncomfortable, changes in the works

    Tight, noisy and heavy physical training uniforms are becoming an additional challenge to staying fit to fight, Airmen said.    The Air Force uniform board received nearly 500 suggestions on improving the Air Force PT uniforms, which became mandatory wear in Oct. 2006, said Senior Master Sgt. Dana Athnos, Air Force uniform board superintendent.   
  • 10th annual Star Spangled Salute attracts thousands

    Hundreds of Team Tinker members volunteered June 9-10 for the 10th annual Star Spangled Salute at Tinker Air Force Base.    More than 100,000 spectators packed the installation and there seemed to be a Team Tinker volunteer lending a helping hand when and wherever needed.    Event visitors participated in dozens of different activities,
  • Three-peat: EM wins DOD award

    Tinker Air Force Base was honored at the Pentagon this month as one of only seven bases chosen for the Gen. Thomas D. White Environmental Award and one of only four Air Force bases to win a Department of Defense environmental award.     "Everybody was really excited to win," said Cathy Scheirman, chief of the Environmental Management Division at
  • VQ-7 welcomes new commanding officer

    Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron SEVEN welcomed a new commanding officer June 12 when Cmdr. Dennis Warren relieved Cmdr. Darren Olson during a change of command ceremony in the VQ-3 hangar bay.    Cmdr. Warren served as the executive officer at VQ-4 for the past year. He became the 12th commanding officer of the Roughnecks squadron, a training