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  • Programmed depot maintenance modernizes KC-135s

    With eight buildings, nearly 3,000 workers, and 26 KC-135 Stratotankers, the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the largest squadron in the U.S. Air Force, dedicated to providing programmed depot maintenance and upgrades to all U.S. Air Force KC-135s. Through

  • Lt. Gen. Kirkland takes command of AFSC

    Before a crowd of approximately 350 guests and several dignitaries described as a “Logistics Hall of Fame,” Lt. Gen. Donald E. “Gene” Kirkland became commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center Aug. 7 in Bldg. 3001 at Tinker Air Force Base. “I am sitting on hallowed ground when we talk about

  • Pawlikowski tenure marked by effectiveness, Air Force readiness

    It’s the little things that our command does every day that enable the Air Force to be effective, and it’s so important that our Airmen fully appreciate their impact, said Air Force Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, as she reflected on her three years at the helm of Air Force Materiel Command and readies

  • Col. Abigail Ruscetta takes command of the 76th PMXG

    Col. Abigail Ruscetta accepted the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group’s guidon from Brig. Gen. Christopher D. Hill, commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, during a July 27 Change of Leadership ceremony at Tinker Air Force Base.Ruscetta thanked Tinker AFB leaders, her family and the

  • Commandant leaves his legacy in the schoolhouse

    Military culture is known to involve moves and changes, trials and tribulations, pride and sacrifice. There is no story that mirrors another; each is unique. The uniqueness that accompanies each Airman, little by little, is what serves as the building blocks to a smarter, innovative and culturally

  • Unit sends ‘A-team’ to RIMPAC 2018

    The 507th Air Refueling Wing from Tinker Air Force Base, sent a team of more than 100 Reserve Citizen Airmen and four KC-135R Stratotankers to Hawaii, June 27 to Aug. 2, in support of the Rim of the Pacific exercise. The team consisted primarily of pilots, boom operators and maintainers, but also

  • Two Tinker AFB officers compete in All-Air Force Sports trials camps

    During his second year at the Air Force Academy, a torn ligament in his knee left 2nd Lt. Markez Davis out of commission for the season and the football career he desired.In January of his senior year, however, he began to play rugby at the school, and quickly found a new passion in it. Now,

  • Children the focus of Eye Health and Safety Month

    Healthy eyesight is essential to learning for children and that’s why Prevent Blindness America has declared August as Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month.Now that K-12 area schools are open, Dr. Amanda Quelly, the optometry flight commander with the 72nd Medical Group, wants to remind parents

  • Immunizations essential to preventing illness

    Most parents and caretakers of school-age children agree that classrooms and kids can sometimes combine to create breeding grounds for disease. Dr. Jeff Wilson, medical director of Pediatrics and Immunizations, 72nd Medical Group, said because there are still preventable diseases that are common in

  • Tinker families to have opportunity to choose Primary Care Provider

    Soon, and for a limited time only, active duty family members, retirees and their family members will have the opportunity to change their Primary Care provider. In the coming weeks, The 72nd Medical Group will open up an opportunity that will allow all active duty family members, retirees and