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  • Smart strategies, tips can help you warm up to running on cold days

    People have several reasons to run outdoors. For those who enjoy running it can be simply be breathing in fresh air, witnessing a sunrise or experiencing the changing seasons. Others simply find themselves needing to keep up running year round because of the regulation changes to the fitness program. For most it is tough to be motivated to run
  • Safety, injury prevention important with new PT standards

    With new physical training standards implemented by Air Force Instruction in July 2010, active duty men and women need to focus on exercising safely and preventing injuries.The new AFI requires active duty Air Force members to test twice a year and includes a faster run time to get the same amount of points, as well as more sit-ups and pushups.
  • Tinker history: “The commander’s house”

    Proper military housing for the commanding officer has always been an expectation and entitlement. What was deemed appropriate could range from a well-equipped tent on the battlefield to a fairly elaborate and elegant abode on an established installation. When then-Lt. Col. Clarence L. Tinker, the man for whom Tinker Air Force Base is named,
  • Tinker volunteers dress up holidays for local children

    Among the hustle and bustle of the holiday shoppers, associates at JC Penney awaited a whole different crowd for two days of this Christmas season -- smiling and laughing children.For the fourth year in a row, the annual Clothe-A-Kid and Clothe-the-Children events were held at the department store in Midwest City. A group of volunteers from two
  • Tinker couple honored as Adoptive Family of the Year

    When Allison Holt first prayed for the safety of a 3-week-old baby boy, she didn't know he would soon be her adopted son. She now deals with children writing on furniture, sprinkling glitter on the counters, pouring syrup in Barbie doll hair, deflating lawnmower tires and rubbing toothpaste into the carpet. This is the everyday life and answered
  • Improving depot maintenance a breakthrough performance area

    The 76th Maintenance Wing has big plans for fiscal 2011 and the subsequent five years.In late October, Maj. Gen. David Gillett, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander, announced four breakthrough performance areas during his State of the ALC presentation. Designed as focus areas to particular strategic goals, BPAs will enable strategic goal
  • Improvement event flying high

    One Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center organization proved a transformation project doesn't have to be elaborate. By doing some research and cost analysis, the unit will save Tinker $5,669 a year.The Operations and Support office replaced the type of flag flown in front of Bldg. 3001 and found a better way to repair the lights used to illuminate it
  • Tinker doctor fulfills simple dream

    Editor's note: This is the eighth story in a nine-article series about military providers assigned to Tinker.Her reason was simple. There was no hoopla or big shebang. Julie Terry just wanted to help people.Today, she is a family physician within the 72nd Medical Operations Squadron."She is an excellent role model to not only female providers but
  • Angels among us: Tinker family turns loss into mission of hope for other families

    For Van and Stephanie Stewart, there is no pausing, stuttering or hesitating when asked how many children they have. The answer is "three," and one of them is an angel.Three-year-old Vashon is hard to miss. He's the little guy running around, giving his mother and father fits and making them laugh. Their third boy, Varen, is also making no attempts
  • Physician follows calling down different path, ends at Tinker

    Editor's note: This is the seventh story in a nine-article series about military providers assigned to Tinker.Like his peers, Dr. (Maj.) Spencer Checketts has an affinity for math, science and helping others. But, the 72nd Aerospace Medicine Occupational Medicine physician also has an advantage that sets him apart from them -- he is a childhood
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