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  • Team Tinker keeps base safe through severe weather Team Tinker keeps base safe through severe weather

    Several organizations at Tinker Air Force Base worked together during the first week of January to keep the installation safe through several days of ice and snow.Meteorological Technician Robert Kroupa with the 72nd Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight said they kept an eye on the weather Dec. 31 and Jan. 1 when they saw bad weather was
  • Airmen and Sailors graduate from Tinker Airman Leadership School

    Thirty-seven Airmen and two Sailors recently graduated from Tinker’s Airman Leadership School.Graduates are: 134th Civil Engineer SquadronSenior Airman Cory Barton, Leadership Award 149th Aircraft Maintenance SquadronSenior Airman Victor Moreno 507th Civil Engineering SquadronSenior Airman Rodrick Brown        507th Security Forces SquadronSenior
  • Harold Brown, former secretary of defense & Air Force, shaped both institutions

    Harold Brown, the 14th secretary of defense who also served as the nation’s 8th secretary of the Air Force, died Jan. 4 at his home in Rancho Santa Fe, California. He was 91.The first scientist to be named defense secretary, Brown lead the Department of Defense from 1977 to 1981 under President Jimmy Carter, drawing heavily from his experience as
  • AF Association accepting annual award nominations

    The Air Force Association, Gerrity Chapter 215, is pleased to announce that we are accepting nominations for annual awards. Winners will be recognized at a breakfast banquet in May. Qualified nominations will move forward to the state-level competition. The Gerrity Chapter has historically done well at winning state-level awards, recognizing
  • The clock is ticking: Healthy aging starts now

    Tinker Air Force Base Nutrition Program Manager Wendi Knowles, with Tinker Health Promotion, recommends Team Tinker members get started on the right track if they want to remain healthy into their golden years.“Whether you are 18 or 50, it is never too late to start a healthy aging lifestyle,” Knowles said.She said studies have shown that it takes
  • Air Force Marathon registration now open

    Registration for the 23rd Annual Air Force Marathon opened at midnight Jan. 1. Runners can register at www.usafmarathon.com by clicking the registration tab.“We’re excited about offering an almost entirely new race experience that we believe runners will enjoy,” said Race Director Brandon Hough.“We received such great feedback from our 2018 runners
  • AFIMSC Innovation Office seeks game-changing ideas

    The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Innovation Office launched a program in the new year to help Airmen implement their innovative ideas. The campaign, open through Jan. 31, gives military and civilian members of mission support groups worldwide a chance to fund their ideas and partner with innovation experts.“Our office focuses
  • Air Force base of preference initiative evolves to permanent program

    The Base of Preference enhanced assignment initiative began Jan. 9, and provides enlisted Airmen who have 48 months’ time on station as of May 2019 the opportunity to apply for available Permanent Change of Station assignments in the Continental United States, through an immediate, straightforward and transparent process.  This is the latest
  • Uniform code of military justice changes

    Effective Jan. 1, the Military Justice Act of 2016 instated the most reform to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Manual for Courts-Martial in decades, modernizing dated aspects of the military justice system while also providing transparency. “The Military Justice Act represents the most significant change to the military justice system
  • Air Force accepts KC-46A

    The Air Force accepted the first KC-46A Pegasus tanker from The Boeing Company Jan. 10. This is a major milestone for the next generation tanker and will allow Airmen to begin operational testing and flight training.The Air Force has identified, and Boeing has agreed to fix at its expense, deficiencies discovered in developmental testing of the
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