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  • Mechanics saves Air Force millions

       Four minutes...    That is the time required to reach a safe breathing altitude if fresh air stops circulating through the cabin of a KC-135 due to an environmental control system failure.    However, officials say the testing process to determine whether in-dock cabin pressure can be sustained for four crucial, life-saving minutes was
  • Early detection key to surviving breast cancer

       Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the United States, although lives can, have and will continue to be saved thanks to early detection.    Maj. (Dr.) Jason Wagner, radiologist for the 72nd Medical Support Squadron, said his office performs about 1,500 mammograms a year.    Of that number, they have identified in
  • Tinker nominated for 2007 Freedom Award

       National Guardsmen and Reservists from Oklahoma including Tinker Air Force Base have nominated their employers to receive the 2007 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.    This award is the highest honor the Department of Defense bestows in recognition of employers who provide outstanding support to their employees serving in the
  • AAFES offers complimentary messaging system

       The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is offering a complimentary messaging system for the military community.    The system is designed to relay command-level auditory messages to the troops or military families. When utilized at Tinker, the messages can be heard at the Base Exchange and all other AAFES facilities on the installation.   
  • 448th CSW receives 2006 Defense Packaging Excellence Award

       The 2006 Defense Packaging Excellence Award was recently awarded to the Packaging Management Section in the 948th Combat Sustainment Group, 448th Combat Sustainment Wing.    The award was presented by the Defense Packaging Policy Group, which is a Department of Defense forum established to develop and recommend changes to policy, guidance and
  • F100 Engine Depot opens in Egypt

       With the snip of scissors, history was made April 24 in Egypt.    Larry Jones, vice president for Military Customer Support for Pratt and Whitney, cut the ribbon to activate the Egyptian Air Force's F100 Engine Depot in Helwan, Egypt.    The program manager for the multi-year project was Denese Somers, 542nd Combat Sustainment Squadron, who
  • Air Force takes steps to move acquisition forward

       Recapitalizing equipment and bringing credibility to the acquisition process were among the topics discussed by the Air Force's service acquisition executive, responsible for all Air Force research, development and non-space acquisition activities.    "The goal is lean acquisition with integrity and credibility," Sue Payton, Assistant Secretary
  • AFMC vice commanders addresses Aerospace Summit crowd

         For America to ultimately prevail in the Global War on Terror, the Air Force must attack the way it conducts its everyday business with the same synergy that gives it its air superiority on the battlefield.      That's the message Lt. Gen. Terry Gabreski, Air Force Materiel Command vice commander, drove home during her keynote address at the
  • Maj. Gen. Reno takes command of OC-ALC

       Maj. Gen. Loren M. Reno said his five basic concepts for success as the newly named Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander are: supporting the warfighter, stewardship, suppliers, safety and quality and teamwork.    Gen. Reno detailed his keys to success before approximately 1,500 Airmen, civilians, friends and family during a change of
  • 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