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  • Intramural basketball tournament under way

    The first round of a four-week intramural base basketball tournament opened this month with two forfeits, a couple of massacres and a few routs. However, the 552nd AMXS Phenoms squeaked past Army Strong, 41-40, in a duel that was decided by a charity shot with less than a second left on the clock.The 22 teams entered in the double-elimination
  • In most cases warming up before exercise is good,

    Scientific research provides conclusive evidence that Airmen preparing for vigorous exercise such as the 1.5-mile run in their annual fitness test would perform better if they did not "warm up" with static stretching.The study was performed by retired Chief Master Sgt. Ralph Humphrey. The chief worked in the Tinker AFB Fitness Assessment Cell
  • F135 depot focus is on training

    Training, maintenance qualifications and certifications are the current focus of activity on the F135 jet engine depot being established at Tinker AFB.The F135 is the power plant for the F-35 Lightning II jet fighter that's scheduled to replace the F-16 Fighting Falcon.According to Mike Hill, Pratt & Whitney's Operations Manager of the F135 Heavy
  • Tinker recreational aide conquering female natural bodybuilding sport

    Italian native Eleonora Paronuzzi-Rucker knows what she wants and isn't afraid to go after it. Since May 2011, she's been chasing a dream to become a National Physique Committee professional bikini competitor. The recreational aide for one of Tinker's gyms has competed in six natural bodybuilding contests, often placing first or second. Proving she
  • Survival tactics can help you stay tobacco-free during the holidays

    During this year's Great American Smokeout, many members of the Tinker community accepted the challenge to quit for a day. Now they are working hard to stay quit for good. With the holiday season here, they may participate in seasonal festivities and face obstacles that might sabotage all the hard work they have done to become tobacco-free. Holiday
  • 5th Manpower Requirements Squadron employs science to allocate personnel

    A century ago, Frederick Winslow Taylor published a book in which he described how the application of scientific methods to the management of workers -- using a stopwatch and motion studies -- could greatly improve productivity.Today, the 5th Manpower Requirements Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, employing similar scientific methods, develops
  • Exercise your power over tobacco in 2013

    Quitting tobacco and becoming more fit are two of the most popular New Year's resolutions in America. But did you know that if you tackle them together, you can actually boost your rate of success for each? Quitting tobacco improves exercise performance, and now research has proven that exercise helps increase the chances of quitting tobacco.
  • Off-duty Tinker firefighter reacts to off-base apartment fire

    Lt. Sean Barnette said he didn't do anything spectacular. In fact, anyone would have done the same thing.Would they? On the afternoon of Nov. 12, the off-duty Tinker firefighter ran into a burning building saving occupants and taking measures to prevent further spread of the fire."It wasn't that big of a deal," Lieutenant Barnette said. "I was just
  • Helping CFC was life-changing experience for ‘loaned executives’

    Working as a "loaned executive" to the Combined Federal Campaign can be a life-altering experience."It certainly was for me," said Anthony Edrington, a production controller with the 548th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron who orders parts for the jet engine line. Mr. Edrington was one of five loaned executives from Tinker who devoted three months
  • Fit to fight perfection has no age limitation

    What could a senior master sergeant 16 months from retirement, and a senior airman barely two years into his career, possibly have in common? Perfection.Two members from the 507th Air Refueling Wing achieved something very few members of Air Force Reserves ever have, a perfect score on their fit to fight test. Senior Master Sgt. Carol Suggs of the