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  • Fire prevention week: Never leave cooking unattended

    It can be one of the most hazardous areas in your home. Do you know where it is? It's your kitchen. Oct. 6-12 is National Fire Prevention Week and this year's theme is "Prevent Kitchen Fires." Tinker Fire and Emergency Services, in concert with the NFPA, is using this opportunity to educate the Tinker community in the importance of preventing
  • Tinker major to play 'Wheel of Fortune'

    Maj. Greg Hurley said he has his retirement plan figured out and it's under way. He will go on TV and play "Wheel of Fortune," bank a lot of money and prizes, and live the high life with his wife and children. He's not kidding. He's just waiting for a callback from the producers. Last November, the 552nd Operations Support Squadron's deputy chief
  • Prowler has landed: Navy now has plane in airpark

    The United States Navy has been a resident of Tinker Air Force Base for 21 years, and now it also has an aircraft in the airpark at the base entrance at Air Depot Boulevard.A Navy EA-6B Prowler was moved from the 185-acre Navy Area on the south side of Tinker AFB to the airpark behind the base commissary, directly east of Tinker Gate. Completion of
  • Tinker men jam with local band, Mumford & Sons

    Amongst bluegrass fans, The Byron Berline Band is a name within its own right. With a history extending 18 years, the band was founded by world-renowned fiddler Byron Berline who has many achievements to his name, including helping to jumpstart the career of country singer-songwriter Vince Gill. Two weeks ago in Guthrie, the band jammed with
  • Tinker bearing shop supports wide range of weapons systems

    Aeronautical antifriction bearings, as well as aircraft engine, gearbox and instrument bearings, are critical to the operation of jet aircraft and are pricey. Consequently, the Air Force has implemented an initiative to get as much use as possible from each bearing it has.Accordingly, the 76th Commodities Maintenance Group's bearing shop in Bldg.
  • Tinker BASH program gears up for approaching bird migration

    Although Oklahomans are still sweltering from summer heat and high humidity, the period when birds will start migrating south is approaching."It's still pretty mild up north," but colder temperatures will soon "start pushing them south," said John Krupovage, Natural Resources Manager with the 72nd Air Base Wing Civil Engineering Directorate."We are
  • Squadron's 'Biggest Loser' competition is on

    Game on. Twenty-one 5th Manpower Requirements Squadron members and spouses are participating in the unit's Booster Club "Biggest Loser" weight-loss and body composition contest. Between Aug. 15 and Nov. 15, the participants are challenging themselves to reach new goals in the weight loss and/or body fat percentage change competition. Winners
  • Tinker woman participates in roundtable discussion with Oklahoma governor, foreign businesswomen

    Katie Ward sees the bigger picture and wants to be a part of a better tomorrow. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Propulsion Sustainment Division F117 program manager recently participated in a roundtable discussion at the Oklahoma Capitol with Gov. Mary Fallin. On behalf of Zonta International's Zonta Club of Central Oklahoma, Ms. Ward
  • 101 Critical Days of Summer ending

    The Labor Day holiday weekend is here. Because the weather will soon start to change, everyone wants to make the most of this long weekend; the last summer "bash." But you don't want it to end tragically. The National Safety Council has found that, for this weekend, traffic fatality estimates increase this weekend more than other holiday weekends.
  • 101 Critical Days: Summer campaign ending soon, but safety never stops

    Though the annual 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign comes to an end next week, the need for safety measures continues. Many people use the last long weekend of summer to get away from home before the hustle and bustle of another school year begins. In most cases, using common sense will help you avoid accidents and illness while on vacation.Each