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  • 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

  • Tinker shop looking for trouble

    There's one shop in the 507th Maintenance Squadron that spends its time looking for trouble. Trouble in the form of cracks -- metallurgic imperfections that can play havoc with high-stress machinery if not detected. The forensic specialists in the squadron's Non-Destructive Inspection lab here marry

  • Toastmasters aim to provide development for Tinker employees

    Tinker employees can improve their communication skills by participating in their local Toastmasters organization. This is a non-profit educational organization that helps their members become more confident in their public speaking abilities and provides a "learning environment in which to develop

  • 564th AMXS team achieves 'Art of the Possible'

    In recent years, the 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has made news for streamlining their efforts and reducing KC-135 Stratotanker flow days. Despite their historic accomplishments, the unit continues to strive for better performance and has taken further steps toward the art of the possible.

  • Centers bond through working relationship

    In summer 2012, two new and interdependent organizations were introduced into Air Force Materiel Command. As part of AFMC's "5-center construct," the Air Force Sustainment Center and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center were born, and due to their dependence on each other for mission success, they

  • CSCs focus on resiliency

    Amid a challenging fiscal and personnel climate, the Air Force recently created a Community Support Coordinator position at 71 Air Force installations to help Airmen and their families withstand, recover from and grow in the face of stressors and changing demands.The position was developed to

  • Intramural teams shooting for basketball title

    Flight Controllers #2, the base basketball champs two years ago, gave the 3rd Combat Communications Group more static than they could handle Tuesday. The 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron disbarred the JAG from the base basketball playoffs by handing the lawyers their second loss of the

  • Highly-skilled dance performed at 25,000 feet

     When most people think about skillful dancing, the thought of a couple moving gracefully across a dance floor comes to mind. If you are part of the KC-135 Stratotanker refueling crew, you're probably picturing two planes less than 50 feet apart bouncing around at 25,000 feet while trying to connect

  • MLK observance today at base chapel

    Team Tinker will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his vision for a non-violent movement during an observance from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Tinker Chapel. This year's theme, "Understanding the Dream," is targeted to encourage all members of Team Tinker to embrace relevant and meaningful

  • That's how they roll: tourney winners

    A 20-game, 9-pin no-tap tournament at the Tinker Bowling Center attracted 27 hardy souls, pitted family against family in a holiday contest, and lasted almost eight hours.The Dec. 28 marathon started at 6:15 p.m. and ended at 2 a.m. "We had lots of blisters and sore arms, but everyone had a great