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  • Empower, encourage, embrace: Inaugural Women’s Leadership Symposium inspires growth, diversity

    The Air Force Materiel Command hosted the inaugural Women’s Leadership Symposium Nov. 13-14, with the theme of “Empower, Encourage, and Embrace,” to focus on women leadership and diversity in the workplace. The two-day event drew more than 250 attendees from across the command, with keynote speakers, issue-focused panels and collaborative networking discussions designed to empower women to help foster workplace environments that embrace diversity and promote leadership growth throughout the organization.
  • Someday is today: let’s quit

    The time has come! November is Tobacco Cessation Month and Nov. 21 is the Great American Smokeout. Now is the perfect time to prepare to quit. Change does not happen overnight or even with one try. To increase your chances of quitting tobacco and/or nicotine products, make sure you’re prepared and armed with helpful tools.Here are a few tips to
  • Safe vehicles aid drivers in hazardous weather

    Fall brings a change in the weather and provides a reminder of upcoming holiday travels, which highlights the importance of vehicle maintenance for safety both on and off base.Steve Serrette, occupational safety manager, 72nd Air Base Wing, said that poor visibility and wet driving conditions are two of the most common hazards during this time of
  • Is the State Constitutional Carry allowed on Tinker AFB?

    On Feb. 27, Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt signed Constitutional Carry into state law, effective Nov. 1.Although eligible citizens and military members will be allowed to carry firearms without a permit within the state of Oklahoma; this state law does not supersede federal laws regarding firearms on Tinker Air Force Base. Personnel residing in base
  • Photo: Seeing outside the box, saving millions for DLA

    William Willis, an employee with New View Oklahoma, paints a final finish on a cardboard box to be refurbished and reused. New View Oklahoma has saved the Defense Logistics Agency $22.4 million since 2012 with their refurbishment of wood and cardboard boxes. As an Ability One affiliate agency, New View provides employment opportunities to people
  • Military Retiree News

    I hope you were able to be with us on Nov. 2 for our annual Military Retiree Appreciation Day. We had 300 folks who came and shared the day with us. We will very soon begin planning Retiree Day 2020, which will be held the first Saturday in November, so mark your calendars to attend. Our Retiree Activities office will be closed Nov. 26-29 for the
  • Photo: Special day of appreciation

    72nd Air Base Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. Melissa Erb chatted with a retired veteran during the Retiree Appreciation Day at the Tinker Auditorium Nov. 2. The two-part event began at the Base Chapel with information booths from on and off-base agencies. Offices from the 72nd Medical Group were also on hand to give flu shots to retirees, discuss
  • Weighing in on diabetes prevention

    With an estimated 12.7% of Oklahoma’s adult population diagnosed with diabetes (excluding prediabetes and gestational diabetes) according to the United Health Foundation, the Sooner State ranks 8th worst in the nation for its diabetes rate.Among Airmen at Tinker Air Force Base, diabetes isn’t the problem -- prediabetes and risk for developing the
  • Building Strength Through Understanding

    The Tinker Inter-Tribal Council hosted Cheyenne and Arapaho Honor Guard commander, Lena Nells, to reflect on her experience as a Native American servicemember and her cultural heritage for the Council’s Lunch and Learn Nov. 6 in the Tinker Chapel.The event was hosted as part of the Council’s celebration of Native American Heritage Month and Nells’
  • Veteran remembers and honors comrades in arms

     The Vietnam War was a long conflict beginning in 1955 and ending in 1975 that centered around the United State’s mission to subvert the spread of communism in Southeast Asia. Throughout the conflict, the Republic of South Vietnam Arm Force (VN) and American military forces worked together to thwart the North Vietnamese Army (NVA).Suc Le has worked