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  • Americans claim CAN/AM Cup

    Before a record-crowd, the American component of the 552nd Air Control Wing earned bragging rights with a 6-3 victory in the third annual 552nd ACW CAN/AM Cup. More than 1,000 spectators were entertained by a game that was much closer then the final score would have shown. There was a buzz in the air from the beginning of the night, which started
  • AAFES employee back on base after long deployment

    In September 2004 Maria Hood packed her bags, boarded an airplane with only $300 to her name and began a move to Oklahoma. Born and raised in the Philippines, Ms. Hood decided she wanted to come to the United States; she wanted more out of life.Two months after her arrival, she applied for a job on Tinker Air Force Base and accepted a position as
  • Tinker Airman chases Thunder, becomes devoted fan

    Senior Airman Ke-turah "Joi" Floyd "clicks" with Oklahoma City Thunder fans. That's right; she "Communicates courteously, Listens to learn, Initiates immediately, Creates connections and Knows her stuff." The 72nd Security Forces Squadron member is a Storm Chaser.A part of the pep squad since the beginning of the current basketball season, Floyd
  • Devising and practicing plan will save you from an active shooter

    Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan changed the face of American history. Following his attack that killed and wounded 44 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in November 2009, the perception of security on military installations changed, leaving many to wonder, "Who could be an active shooter?"The answer is simple; anyone could do it. Look at Eric Harris and Dylan
  • How to spot an active shooter: See something, say something

    Spotting an active shooter, or someone who may want to inflict harm on another individual, may not be as easy as it seems. After all, officials said the characteristics of an active shooter are too vague to be a credible profile.Rather than "looking" for a potential candidate, get to know your surroundings and the people in it. When something seems
  • Shooting survivor, not a victim

    "Control your breathing, lie still, play dead." During the most devastating moment of her life Staff Sgt. Deondra Parks couldn't believe her brain behaved so rationally. "So this is what a massacre is like?" she asked herself as a madman with a shotgun wreaked havoc around her.Sergeant Parks, a 72nd Security Forces Squadron member, experienced
  • Total force effort to deploy 552nd ACW, support for Operation Odyssey Dawn

    Several units on Tinker recently pulled together for a mass deployment of troops in less than one week. "Team Tinker has an "all in" dynamic relationship. Our total force Airmen truly act as one team in their dedication to accomplishing the mission. Because of their outstanding effort, we were able to deploy to the fight in an expeditious and safe
  • Tinker welcomes Civil Air Patrol youth for Color Guard Competition

    On March 19 Tinker hosted the Civil Air Patrol, Oklahoma Wing, Cadet Color Guard Competition at the Tinker Airman Leadership School.Tech. Sgt. Desiree Bates, Airman Leadership School instructor, along with Tech. Sgt. Jason Crosby, 72nd Force Support Squadron, and Tech. Sgt. Lisa Muth, 72nd Security Forces Squadron, volunteered their time and
  • CAP?has long history of protection and support

    Established a week before the U.S. entered World War II, Civil Air Patrol quickly became involved in combat operations off the Atlantic and Gulf Coast. Within weeks of the U.S. involvement in the war, German submarines began sinking vital shipping within sight of Americans standing on the East Coast. Because the military lacked the necessary ships
  • Screening important in fight against colon cancer

    "Who wants colon cancer?!"What, no hands are raised. Unfortunately, colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the U.S. This means about one out of every 20 people will get hit with this potentially preventable disease. Recently, the rates of colon cancer have declined -- likely due to earlier diagnosis by colonoscopy. What is colon cancer? As