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  • Base Exchange sees increase in theft

    Theft at the Tinker Air Force Base Exchange has doubled in the last five months. Fifty-nine theft incidents have been reported from Feb. 2007 to July 2007, compared to just 29 during the same time period last year.    "We suspect the increase is due to rotations," said Edna Kite, Tinker Base Exchange loss prevention manager.    Ms. Kite said Airmen
  • Operation Air Force: Academy cadets shadow military members during summer break

    As thousands of college coeds bask in the summer sun, nearly 50 Air Force cadets are exploring career possibilities at Tinker.    The cadets are participating in Operation Air Force, an internship that doubles as a work and mentorship program. Initiated by Secretary of the Air Force Michael Wynne and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael
  • OC-ALC executive director leaves 'home'

    On June 22, 1977 an unassuming young man walked through the doors of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center to begin his career as a logistics management specialist in north end of bldg. 3001.    "I couldn't even find my way to the cafeteria back then," said Garry Richey, OC-ALC executive director.    And after spending 25 years with the logistics
  • TACAMO leadership to change: commodore retires

    With leadership of Strategic Communications Wing ONE changing hands this month, the current wing commander, Capt. Dan Seesholtz took time recently to share some parting thoughts with the wing he has led for the last 19 months.    Capt. Seesholtz will officially pass the reins of the Take Charge and Move Out community to current SCW-1 deputy
  • 3rd Herd marks 50th anniversary

    With a bang of the gavel, 3rd Combat Communications Group Commander Col. James Appleyard closed the 50th anniversary celebration of the 3rd Herd following their Dining Out July 6 at the Tinker Club.    The Dining Out was the last of three events commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the 3rd Herd last week.    The celebration kicked off July 5 with
  • 72nd MSG welcomes new commander

    Col. Dean Jackson surrendered command of the 72nd Mission Support Group to Col. James Eilers in an outside ceremony July 9.    About 150 military and civilian personnel attended the change of command ritual in the Tinker Club's east parking lot.    "Jim was our number one choice for this job, in what is always a heartfelt bidding war when we go
  • Robison assumes command of 72nd MDSS

    The 72nd Medical Support Squadron embraced change July 6. Lt. Col. Lorn Heyne relinquished command of the squadron to Lt. Col. Elmo Robison.    Nearly 100 Airmen and civilians sat in cushioned folding chairs outside the 72nd Medical Group by the flag pole. The flag flew at half staff in honor of the late retired Chief Master Sergeant of the Air
  • Tinker, off-base agencies rehearse multiple scenarios to prepare for attack

    (Editor's note: The following is the second in a four-part series on Readiness and focuses on the various types of attacks the base could experience, what to do and where to go in the event of an attack. Next week's article will discuss different biohazard attacks and what to do in the event of an epidemic or pandemic.) Recent events around the
  • The 552nd Air Control Wing celebrated the 30th anniversary of the E-3 Sentry

    The 552nd Air Control Wing celebrated the 30th anniversary of the E-3 Sentry, also known as the Airborne Warning and Control System, or AWACS, June 29 through July 1, with 552nd commanders and Airmen, past and present, coming from around the globe to share their stories. "The AWACS heritage is rich with stories of being 'first to the battle' at
  • Commander issues cell phone memorandum

    This memorandum establishes formal policy for violators of Code of Federal Regulations Title 32, Vol. 4 para634.25 (c) (3), Driver distractions:    A: "Vehicle operators on a DoD Installation and operators of Government owned vehicles shall not use cell phones unless the vehicle is safely parked or unless they are using a hands-free device. The