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  • Fire and Emergency Services here to serve, protect

    Why do we have a fire department? I receive this question often, and many folks are amazed that we have an operational fire department on the base.First, our goal is like many first responders; "Serve and Protect." Second, a community as complex and varied and critical to national defense has

  • Med Group celebrates National Laboratory Week

    The 72nd Medical Group is celebrating National Laboratory Professionals Week. Every year, the last week of April designates this special week commemorating the 14 professional lab techs and pathologists who work, most times behind the scenes, to keep the entire Tinker Medical Group running smoothly.

  • Bowling center holds championship tournament

    Curtis Vincent won his fourth bowling title at Tinker when he received the first-place trophy in the Base Championship Tournament last weekend. Vincent, an F108 jet engine mechanic in the 546th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron, won the men's division of the two-day tournament, "and this is the one

  • CHPS teaches ways to manage stress in life, at workplace

    Stress is a problem everyone encounters at one point or another. There are multiple types of stress: both good and bad. There are many different times and places people experience stress. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines job stress as the "harmful physical and emotional

  • What’s in your supplement?

    The Department of Defense is rolling out a new campaign aimed at helping Airmen get the scoop on dietary supplements.Through the Operation Supplement Safety Campaign, officials hope to educate service members, DOD civilians, retirees and their family members about the dangers of using some dietary

  • May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    May is the month of motorcycles and motorcyclists. The sun shines, the birds sing and riders across the country swing their leg across their two-wheeled steeds to hit the open road. According to an article by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, there are a few basic rules to follow to ensure that

  • 1st ASF NCO saves Cessna crew after crash

    A 1st Aviation Standards Flight reserve technical sergeant is being hailed as an angel in waiting after he and a co-worker saved two Cessna 421 crew members from their burning wreckage at Fort Worth Spinks Airport.On Sept. 12, Tech. Sgt. Brent Castleberry was performing routine maintenance on the

  • A mother's point of view on sexual assault

    When Mary Lauterbach shared a story of sexual assault April 8, she told it from a different perspective. It was not that of a victim, perpetrator or legal counsel, but from the mother of a murdered daughter.Standing behind a podium, the adopted mother of Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Frances Lauterbach

  • Airman returns to flying status after having part of leg amputated

    Senior Airman Justus Bosquez is a pioneer and an inspiration, but not in an obvious way. When he walks down a narrow hallway in his Airman Battle Uniform, he looks no different than his peers. Like many of them, he can do salsa, merengue and two-step dances. He can run a marathon wearing a 30-pound

  • Art of the Possible: 546th PMXS achieves monumental accomplishment

    The 546th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron embraced change and recently achieved a monumental accomplishment, epitomizing the "Art of the Possible."The unit completed a task in record time and exceeded a goal that had never before been met. The group gave life to the Air Force Sustainment Center