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  • E-mail changes on base

    E-mail at Tinker Air Force Base is changing.    The Joint Task Force Computer Network Operations commander directed that HTML formatting is not allowed in e-mail due to inherent risks. Specifically, there are vulnerabilities that allow malicious code to execute merely by reading HTML-formatted e-mails. Microsoft configurations to protect against
  • Simply the best: Tinker Control Tower tops in Air Force

    Being the best in the Air Force says something. Words like elite, top, cream of the crop or select can describe being the best. But two simple words describe the 72nd Operations Support Squadron and the Tinker Control Tower, "the mission" period.    "If its Christmas morning or the evening of the fourth of July, our air traffic controllers are
  • New OC-ALC commander a true American airman

    Maj. Gen. Loren Reno has a passion for the Air Force second to none.   Sitting behind the dark-stained conference table and surrounded by the evidence of his many years of dedicated service, he is clearly comfortable with the top spot and quick with a reassuring smile and an encouraging word. In a voice unassuming, yet filled with confidence, he
  • Walker named new director af DISA Oklahoma City

    Rodney Walker is the new Director of Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center Oklahoma City, effective June 3.    Mr. Walker served as Deputy Director of DISA Oklahoma City since August 2003.   Previous assignments include Deputy Director of the Oklahoma City Software Development Activity, Materiel Systems Group
  • 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