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  • Chaplain Terrinoni bids farewell to Tinker

    In less than two weeks, Tinker will bid farewell to one of its own. Chaplain (Lt. Col.) David Terrinoni will venture to Pacific Air Forces Headquarters in Hawaii for his next assignment to become the staff chaplain for Plans and Programs.The 72nd Air Base Wing chaplain, who arrived at Tinker in 2009, became a familiar face and instrumental asset to
  • Exposed to a little of everything, OSI career not for the faint of heart

    Being an Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent is not an easy feat, nor is it for the faint of heart. But, officials said for the dedicated, it is a worthwhile endeavor.Founded in 1948, AFOSI is the Air Force's felony-level investigative service. Tinker's AFOSI Detachment 114 has 22 special agents who investigate felony-level crimes on
  • Tinker families benefit from deployment retreat

    During a weekend of erratic spring storms, approximately 20 Tinker active-duty members with their families ventured to Norman for an opportunity to learn how to prevent and cope with unpredictability in their relationships. The April 13-15 pre-deployment family retreat helped couples and families reset foundations by offering tips and seminars to
  • Picking up the pieces: Law enforcement’s role

    Editor's note: In this series on reporting a sexual assault we wanted to look at each step in the process for a "typical" sexual assault case on an Air Force installation. Last week, we focused on the commander's role. This week we'll focus on law enforcement. The final week, we'll look at the legal side of things. "There is no 'typical' sexual
  • Injury keeps Craig out of pro ball, but not Tinker sports

    A member of the 2012 base champion Flight Controllers #1 basketball team and the Gym Rats flag football team was a starting defenseman on a Division 1 college football team a decade ago.Elbert N. Craig Jr., 31, a Spencer native, played safety for the Oklahoma State University Cowboys in 2000-2003, first under Bob Simmons and then under Les Miles.
  • Picking up the pieces: Commander’s role in sexual assault response

    Editor's note: In this series on reporting a sexual assault we wanted to look at each step in the process for a "typical" sexual assault case on an Air Force installation. Last week we focused on the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator's role. This week we'll focus on the commander's role. Next week, we'll look at law enforcement. The final week,
  • Be a life saver for your baby

    Babies -- they're cute, they're innocent, they're sweet... When parents stand watching their new baby sleeping, it creates a memory that lasts a lifetime. No one wants to think about the possibility of ever standing over their baby's casket, but that could become a grim reality unless parents take precautions to ensure their infant sleeps safely.
  • Picking up the pieces: First step in reporting sexual assault should be contacting the SARC

    Editor's note: In this series on reporting a sexual assault we wanted to look at each step in the process for a "typical" sexual assault case on an Air Force installation. The first week we'll focus on the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator's role. The second week, we'll focus on the commander's role. The third week, we'll look at law enforcement.
  • Life begins at Tinker Golf Course

    Thanks to the dedication of a Tinker couple, the Tinker Golf Course is part of the Nest Box Trail project with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. For more than 20 years, Betty Cunningham -- along with her late husband, Dean -- has taken care of the bluebirds at Tinker and has reported her findings to the Wildlife Department. Mr.
  • Masters of Metal: 551st mechanics mold sheets of steel

    The 551st Commodities Maintenance Squadron sheet metal manufacturing shop makes myriad parts for aircraft undergoing maintenance at Tinker Air Force Base.The B-52 "is our biggest customer, from cowlings to doors and other fuselage parts," said David Mason, Production Chief, Sheet Metal Manufacturing. "Our workload is diverse," he said.The shop
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