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  • Tinker campaign presses forward with true grit

    Although springtime brings warmer weather and sunnier skies, it can be a tough time for some at Tinker Air Force Base.Returning from holiday visits with family and friends plus the financial issues that can result from the holiday season can leave personnel feeling less than their best and 72nd Air Base Wing Community Support Coordinator Karen
  • Family Advocacy strives for prevention

    Editor’s note: This article is an installment in a Tinker Take Off series focused on highlighting the work of Tinker helping agencies.
  • Think before you drink

    Warmer weather is here, this typically comes with long days, activities in the sun, celebrations and alcohol. As April is Alcohol Awareness month the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program encourages you to engage in responsible drinking behavior, if you choose to consume alcohol.Misuse of alcohol this time of year is common. The
  • AFMC-wide virtual hiring fair attracts new talent

    The Air Force Materiel Command hosted its first Virtual Hiring Event April 10 to fill more than 400 immediate vacancies across the enterprise footprint. Approximately 30 job offers were made during the event with hiring managers also identifying 60 additional members for subsequent interviews. An additional benefit resulting from the event is the large number of resumes now on hand that are being screened and placed in a repository for future opportunities.
  • Tinker’s own recall Oklahoma City Bombing

    At 9:02 a.m. on April 19, 1995, a truck bomb exploded outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, blowing off the entire north face of the building, killing 168 people and injuring another 650.Among the loss of life were two of Tinker’s own, Airman 1st Class Cartney Jean McRaven, of the 32nd Combat Communications Squadron,
  • Tinker Golf Course offers more than just golf

    Tinker Golf Course is more than just a golf course, says 72nd Force Support Squadron Tinker Golf Course manager Jim Broughton.With Tinker Club closing its restaurant March 1, the almost 60-year-old course will inherit the club’s food services workers to staff Mulligans Grill. “We are looking to promote morale, welfare and recreation, by offering
  • 726th ACS first to integrate the updated Control and Reporting Center at Red Flag 19-2

    The 726th Air Control Squadron, a geographically separated unit of the 552nd Air Control Wing, impressed at recent training exercise, Red Flag 19-2. Better known by their call sign, Hardrock, the unit became the first to fully integrate the new generation of Control and Reporting Center into their training, the TYQ-23A.Red Flag is a training
  • OKC leaders’ vision of airfield thrives

    Tinker Air Force Base has played a huge role in the defense of the nation since the 1940s.It all started in October 1940 with 960 acres of land and a group of Oklahoma City visionaries who wanted to move their city out of the Dust Bowl days and give people a hope for the future.Nine months after the War Department awarded Oklahoma City with a
  • CNS/ATM Working Group to focus on emerging civil mandates, impact on military aircraft

    The Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management Center of Excellence will look toward the next decade of civil mandates and technologies at its upcoming 2019 CNS/ATM Working Group.
  • Hanscom hangs out ‘help wanted’ sign for engineers

    Program Executive Office Digital has about 40 engineering vacancies at six locations, and PEO Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks has about 35 engineering vacancies at three locations. The federal hiring process requires a longer onboarding timeline than private industry, so Lee’s office must get creative to recruit and land the best candidates in a tight job market.