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  • Disability Awareness Month: Patty Wilson serves as ‘ears’ for Tinker’s deaf community

    Meet Patty Wilson. Many of you have seen Ms. Wilson in training classes, organizational meetings, awards luncheons, town hall meetings and in many other settings across the base. Ms. Wilson, who has worked for the Department of the Air Force for 28 years, serves the Tinker community as the main sign language interpreter for all activities and
  • Treasure your chest: protection means early detection

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual international health campaign designed to raise awareness of breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, there were approximately 230,500 new cases of invasive breast cancer, 57,500 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer and 39,000 breast cancer related deaths in 2011.
  • Former captive recalls past during POW/MIA breakfast

    Col. Leroy Stutz, a retired Air Force pilot who spent more than six years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, remembers the precise number of days he was imprisoned and the torture he endured, and details about his fellow hostages, several of whom died in captivity.Colonel Stutz, who lives in Oklahoma City, was the featured speaker at the
  • Duel of champions decided by 5 yards

    In a clash of base flag football champions Tuesday that went into overtime, the winner was decided by a tape measure. The Gym Rats, who captured the 2012 spring season title, edged Reserve White, the 2011 fall season champs, by 5 yards.The Gym Rats struck quickly on their first possession. A pass to Quincy Boles picked up 25 yards, and from the
  • Flag football opens with blowouts

    Flag football at Tinker AFB opened this week with a couple of blowouts and a romp.The Navy's VQ-4 Shadows shut out the 966th AACS Eagles, 35-0, and the 33rd CBCS encountered intense static from the 72nd Medical Group, which won, 23-2. Air Force Reserve Gold shot down the Navy's SCW-1 Tuesday evening, 27-8.The Shadows and the Eagles were scoreless
  • Flag football starts next week

    Tinker's flag football league kicks off the 2012 fall season next week, Commissioner Chris Gaines of the 72nd Force Support Services announced recently.Once again, the games will be held in the outfield of softball fields. The base football field has been off-limits since early March, when the 72nd Air Base Wing Safety Office closed the gridiron
  • Med Group wins overall base softball championship

    And just like that, the game was over and there was a new overall intramural softball champion. The 72nd Med Group, civilian intramural softball team champions, beat the Thumpers, the military intramural softball team champions.The med group won 21-7 in four innings on Aug. 30 at Championship Field."We came out of the losers' bracket and double
  • DISA depends on redundancy

    Redundancy - duplication of systems - is a hallmark of the Defense Information Systems Agency."The cyber world in which we operate has countless saboteurs and hackers and terrorists, and they pose a continuous threat to the United States," said Anthony L. Purvis, director of DISA's Defense Enterprise Computing Center - Oklahoma City. "Yet our
  • DISA-OKC manages many DOD computer systems

    Many of the computer systems employed throughout the world by the Department of Defense are administered from Tinker Air Force Base by the Defense Information Systems Agency.DISA is a Defense Department combat support agency that operates 14 computing facilities worldwide. Its 16,000 employees "support applications that support warfighters," said
  • Tinker varsity soccer in Texas tournament

    Tinker's varsity soccer team left the base Thursday en route to Texas for the 2012 Defender's Cup Alamo City Military Open soccer tournament at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.Twenty-two teams from Air Force installations across the nation will compete over the Labor Day weekend for the championship."We'll get a practice in Friday before the first