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  • Fruit becomes Tinker Airmen’s go-to snack

    Airmen may find they’re tempted to grab a sugary treat from the abundance of candy bowls on Tinker desks, but some leaders in the 552nd Air Control Wing have discovered fruit is more rewarding.552nd Air Control Network Squadron 1st Sgt. Jeffrey Hamann said he originally replaced his candy bowl with fresh fruit because he finds he often doesn’t have
  • Team Tinker — serious about summer safety

    While the hot and steamy days of summer can lull Oklahomans into staying too long in the pool, Tinker Air Force Base leadership is on alert when it comes to Airmen being serious about summertime safety.Soaking up sun safetyOklahoma City Air Logistics Center Occupational Safety Manager Steve Serrette said it is no laughing matter when Airmen or
  • Military Retiree News

    Welcome to the heat of another Oklahoma summer! We had our first Military Retiree Day planning meeting and things are well underway to make this special day enjoyable and informative. We will host the day at the Tinker Club on Nov. 3. We will again provide a limited food bar in the early morning and discount tickets will be available to locations
  • AFSC Commander touts importance of innovation to Air Force, community

    Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center, recently spoke at the inaugural session of a distinguished speaker series hosted by the University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business.The first session themed “Intersection of Innovation + Armed Services,” was held at the Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business
  • KC-46 completes flight testing required for first aircraft delivery in October

    The KC-46 Pegasus program achieved an important milestone July 6, 2018, at Boeing Field, Seattle, with completion of the final flight tests required for first aircraft delivery planned in late October.The integrated Air Force and Boeing test team completed all required test points for the Remote Vision System and for receiver certifications of the
  • One Team, One Fight...Prepping for the KC-46 Arrival

    Altus AFB is slated to receive its first KC-46A Pegasus in November 2018. The new, well-equipped tanker aircraft increases in-flight refueling capabilities. The KC-46 can both receive and deliver fuel, allowing it to train with the other two aircraft assigned to Altus AFB: the KC-135 Stratotanker and C-17 Globermaster III. However, extensive
  • Lt. Col. Tyrell Mayfield takes command of 72nd SFS

    squadron,” Vitantonio said.Described by Vitantonio as the “eyes and ears of base,” the 72nd SFS defends the base by checking I.D.s at the gates, handling military working dogs and more. Mayfield received a bachelor of science degree from Illinois State University in 1997, and more recently graduated from Army War College this year and Air War
  • DLA Aviation commander promoted to colonel

    A Tinker Air Force Base commander moved up in the ranks at a ceremony held July 11 in the Tinker Club. Lt. Col. James Malec, commander of the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, was promoted to colonel and recognized for his accomplishments.Brig. Gen. Linda Hurry, commander of Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia and Defense Logistics Agency
  • Col. Brian L. Bracy takes command of CDAD

    Col. Brian L. Bracy took command of the Commercial Derivative Aircraft Division, Mobility Directorate for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center under the Air Force Materiel Command at Tinker Air Force Base during a spirited change of charter ceremony July 13 in the Oklahoma Room in Bldg. 3001.After accepting the change of charter and his new