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  • 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. Each day these valued healthcare professionals
  • 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 I've been trying hardest to win," he said
  • 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 responses that occur when the requirements of the job do
  • 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 supplements. "Many people do not even know the
  • 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 everyone, riders and non-riders alike, can enjoy a
  • 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 approach lights at the airport when a departing
  • 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 spoke to approximately 150 guests at the Sexual
  • 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 rucksack and he can perform his flying duties on
  • 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 motivational phrase when it produced an F108 engine in
  • Tinker civilian serves in SW Asia for 2 years

    A Tinker Air Force Base civilian employee has been voluntarily deployed in Southwest Asia for the past two years through the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce program.Randy Mathes deployed to Iraq in 2010-11, then volunteered for deployment to Afghanistan in 2012-13. The Air Force CEW program manager "mentioned that I was the 48th person from the