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  • 380 AEW AWACS provide the big picture to combatant commanders

    Imagine a pilot flying their aircraft in theater. While the pilot has onboard sensors downloading, processing, and providing a lot of information during the flight, their systems have limited range. Staff Sgt. Joshua Payne, 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron senior surveillance technician, works within a crew that regularly reaches more than 20, each having their own specific purpose on a very technical level. Their role is to help the pilot expand this limited scope of data, and enable mission effectiveness.
  • USAF begins new Egyptian F110 upgrade program

    A big step forward to modernize the Egyptian Air Force F-16 “Fighting Falcon” fleet will take place July 25th in San Antonio, Texas. United States Air Force contracting, through Defense Logistics Agency-Aviation’s Strategic Acquisition Program, has awarded an Egyptian long-term F110 propulsion sustainment contract to GE Aviation. The ceremony will
  • AFMC We Need team to conduct focus groups across enterprise

    The Air Force Materiel Command’s AFMC We Need team will travel to operating locations across the command footprint to conduct in-person focus groups beginning July 22. The AFMC We Need enterprise-wide initiative, launched in late June, seeks inputs and recommendations from AFMC civilian and military Airmen that can help posture the command to best support the National Defense Strategy today and in the decades to come.
  • Feds Feed Families

    Stateside commissaries are again serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign for 2019, which began June 26, and continues through Aug. 9 at participating military installations.Participating installations help collect items most needed by food pantries and then donate them to area food banks. Commissary customers and employees
  • Navigating the retirement application process

    Retiring from the Air Force Reserve is a significant, emotional event, filled with anticipation and uncertainty. Because Airmen only retire once in their lifetime, they have no past experience to serve as a resource, and typically learn what is required as they go through the process.There are basic foundational requirements that must be met before
  • Air Force to pay up to $500 for spouse occupational license transfer during PCS

    The Air Force announced the spouse relicensure reimbursement program recently, which would provide financial relief up to $500 to Airmen whose spouses must obtain state occupational relicensures or recertifications during a permanent change of station or assignment across state lines.The Air Force will reimburse qualifying relicensure and
  • Airmen graduate from Tinker Airman Leadership School

    Thirty-seven Airmen recently graduated from Tinker’s Airman Leadership School.Graduates are: 137th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron            Senior Airman Yulissa Triana   155th Airlift SquadronSenior Airman John Lagrone   185th Logistics Readiness SquadronSenior Airman Raymond Lange   507th Maintenance SquadronSenior Airman Bennie Baker 552nd Air
  • Library invites patrons to use 3D printer

    The Tinker Library recently added a piece of technology that will allow patrons to tap into their creative potential.Families and individuals can use the library’s recently added 3D printer, MakerBot Replicator+, for up to seven hours a month to print models from the various designs found on, a website which stores an array of
  • CSAF presents Kolligian Trophy to T-38 pilot

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presented the 2018 Koren Kolligian Jr. Trophy to Capt. Matthew T. Heath, a T-38 instructor pilot assigned to the 71st Flying Training Wing with Vance Air Force Base, at the Pentagon June 27.Using his instinct, training, judgement, flying experience and proper energy management, Heath flawlessly landed
  • Defenders enhance lethality with advanced range training

    About 20 members of the 72nd Security Forces Squadron, including active duty members and Air Force Civilian Police Officers, recently completed an advanced training course which will diversify their skill sets.The three-day training course included one day of classroom training and two days of training on the pistol and carbine at the Tinker AFB