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  • Tips for a safe school year

    The kids are all excited because school is starting (well maybe not as excited as you are). It's time to get the supplies, new clothes, backpacks, etc. Here are some safety tips to go along with all those new things:Clothes: When you buy school clothes, make sure they do not have drawstrings. Drawstrings on clothing can became tangled on playground
  • Outing the conspirator to every rape

    Tinker leaders were clued-in to an ongoing conspiracy July 16 -- one that enables rape and victim blaming. So, who's behind the conspiracy? The answer may surprise you. Anne Munch, a former prosecutor and educator, revealed the conspirator to a full auditorium at the 552nd Operations Group during a presentation co-hosted by 72nd Air Base Wing
  • One Tinker team used to making bold predictions

    An axiom attributed to Benjamin Franklin holds that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. At Tinker Air Force Base, that ounce translates into big bucks.The 10-member Predictive Maintenance team in the 76th Maintenance Support Squadron identifies and prevents waste through oil sampling analysis, use of infrared equipment to check
  • Safety: It’s an attitude worth adopting

    Every day we "do things." We get dressed and head to breakfast. We get in our vehicle of choice and go to work. We turn wrenches, push paper, flip burgers, put gas in jets or move cargo. Every day, when we "do things," we are exposed to hazards in our environment. How we work and survive within the environment when we "do things" among hazards we
  • Tips for a fun, safe summer outside

    By following these safety tips we hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer. Use your good common sense, be cool, have fun. Sun SafetyWe all need some sun exposure; it's our primary source of vitamin D, which helps us absorb calcium for stronger, healthier bones. But it doesn't take much time in the sun for most people to get the vitamin D they
  • Quick thinking saves Tinker man’s life

    If Tech. Sgt. Keith Hagins, Officer Aaron Whitehead, Rodney Walker and Cheryl Sweeney had not been where they were the morning of June 18, Robert Cain might have died.Their spontaneous reactions saved Mr. Cain's life when seconds were critical to his survival after a heart attack he suffered while in Bldg. 3001.Later, Col. Steven Bleymaier, 72nd
  • New ADC team on the job, ready to make a difference

    To say Tinker's Airmen lucked out could be a grave injustice. It is by no accident Tinker Airmen have an outstanding Area Defense Counsel team working for them, officials said.Housed in Bldg. 1, door B, the ADC Office is comprised of lawyer Capt. Elizabeth Crane and paralegal Tech. Sgt. Alberto Ramirez who are available to offer legal advice and
  • Under construction: Several projects going on across base

    Around Tinker there are several construction projects under way. While some are closer to finished than others, 72nd Air Base Wing Civil Engineer Directorate officials said the wait will be worth it."These projects are being constructed for added mission capabilities for Tinker, to add to the quality of life support and welfare for Tinker's
  • Summer PCS personal property moves present challenges

    The peak timeframe for permanent change of station moves is between the months of June through September. The Department of Defense expects the largest volume of requests for property movement to occur from May 1 to Aug. 31. It is imperative that members provide the Personal Property Processing Office at least five weeks' notice between submission
  • Fourth of July safety tips

    It is time to celebrate our independence. The Fourth of July is a great time to grill out, enjoy fireworks and just generally relax and have fun. You don't want to interrupt all the fun with a trip to the emergency room (or other bad memories), so keep these tips in mind while you celebrate:Travelling - For long distances or just to the