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  • DLA Teamwork: Integrated approach builds recovery path for constant speed drive

    Is 90 percent material availability enough to keep America's aircraft flying? Well, it all depends on the part under discussion as Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Brig. Gen. Mark Johnson observed during a November visit to the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex. Something as simple as missing one tiny O-ring can prevent the overhaul of
  • OC-ALC Strategic Plan: "Developing and Caring for Our People"

    The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex Strategic Plan guides people to focus on activities that will enable them to be successful today and into the future. The Strategic Plan does this by focusing on three major priority areas: · Developing and Caring for Our People, · Exceeding Customer Expectations, and · Capturing Tomorrow's Business. This
  • Navy command master chief witness to a sea of change for military women

    In 1985, Cynthia Patterson was a single Florida mom raising a 2-year-old son when she decided to enlist to serve her country and learn skills for a better future. She tried the Army first, but was told she didn't meet height and weight requirements. The Navy, where she went next, had limited opportunities for women at the time. For one, they
  • Vietnam vet shares heritage with Airmen

    A retired lieutenant colonel, who served two tours in Vietnam shared his service heritage with about 200 Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing and other members of Team Tinker last week.Lt. Col. Michael E. Sloniker's appearance on Feb. 20 in the Team Tinker Auditorium was the latest in a line of guest speakers 552nd ACW Commander Col. Jay Bickley
  • Voices of Experience: What to do when a tornado is coming

    Oftentimes the voice of experience proves to be the best teacher. With tornado season approaching, two Tinker families are sharing their stories to help others prepare should the worst case scenario happen again. Becky Pillifant, marketing specialist with the 72nd Force Support Squadron, and Master Sgts. Jason and Jennifer Crosby, with the 72nd
  • Remote controllers: Tinker mentors help students build underwater vehicles

    Students from Carl Albert Middle School's Starbase program, and their mentors from Tinker, met at the Midwest City YMCA swimming pool last week to test their SeaPerch projects.SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program in which students, with the assistance of their mentors, build an underwater remotely operated vehicle.Students are
  • Tinker employee encourages others to 'Go Red for Women'

    Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women in the United States. In fact, cardiovascular disease kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. For the past 10 years, The American Heart Association has sponsored the National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of the disease. This year's "Go Red Day" is Feb. 7 and at least one Tinker woman will be
  • Former POW talks courage, patriotism with 552nd ACW

    As part of its continuing "Heritage Series," this week the 552nd Air Control Wing hosted retired Lt. Col. William R. Schwertfeger, a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War. Colonel Schwertfeger, a pilot with more than 3,500 career flying hours who was forced down in North Vietnam on Feb. 16, 1972, spoke to wing members in Fannin Hall on
  • Diet Pills: Should you try? Do they work?

    January is the time for New Year's resolutions and for many people, weight loss is on the top of the list. If you look at advertising in January, most vendors have their sales and marketing focused on weight loss and fitness. Heavy advertising recommends buying this or that product and they will all help weight loss. Some even promise that just
  • Watch out for black ice while driving, walking

    Encountering black ice, whether you're driving a privately owned or government vehicle or traveling on foot, is a cause of many injuries during the winter months. What is black ice? It's a very thin layer of frozen water without many air bubbles. It's the lack of air bubbles that make the layer of ice transparent and creates the illusion of a wet,
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