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  • The Air Force has big dreams for your education, do you?

    Airmen serving today have a unique opportunity to apply their work experience toward an associate's degree from the nation's largest accredited community college, but despite the variety of education benefits available, many of them aren't. Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center and Tinker installation Command Chief Master Sgt. Kevin Vegas wants to
  • Tinker psychiatrist sees bigger picture of her mission, keeping Airmen mentally healthy

    Editor's note: This is the sixth story in a nine-article series about military providers assigned to Tinker.Dr. (Maj.) Josephine de Guzman has a knack for people. In fact, when she treats one person, many others benefit.The staff psychiatrist and medical director of the 72nd Medical Operations Squadron's Mental Health Flight cares for Tinker's
  • Civilians stand beside military troops in support of the mission

    Each day, thousands of Airmen receive deployment orders. They pack their bags, say goodbye to their families and leave in pursuit of the mission. Their sacrifice is an accepted part of military life, but they're not the only ones who do it.On a voluntary basis, Tinker civilians from a handful of units are stepping up to serve. One of the latest
  • Committed to serve: Tragedy helped push doctor toward career in medicine

    Editor's note: This is the fifth story in a nine-article series about military providers assigned to Tinker.Dr. (Capt.) Michael Madsen's career can be attributed to being at the right place, at the right time. Though he considered an Air Force and medical career long before he actually joined and pursued medical school, he credits one significant
  • Flight doc: plans didn’t include the Air Force, stethoscopes

    Editor's note: This is the fourth story in a nine-article series about military providers assigned to Tinker.Daniel Pascucci didn't grow up dreaming of becoming a doctor. He didn't want to own a stethoscope, analyze symptoms of an illness and treat a patient. Instead, despite his parents' insistence, he wanted to be an actor, minister or religious
  • From postcard to military career: Dr. Albrecht seeing, treating the world

    Editor's note: This is the second story in a nine-article series about military providers assigned to Tinker.Twelve years ago, Angela Albrecht was at a crossroads. Dissatisfied with her veterinary career, she debated a change. She pondered going back to school for a master's degree when she received a postcard in the mail. It was a momentous
  • Tinker’s new pediatrician knows her stuff

    Editor's note: This is the second story in a nine-article series about military providers assigned to Tinker.If it hadn't been for Paul Davis, Tinker could have missed out on a valuable medical asset. Because of her dad's advice, Jessica Davis applied for an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps college scholarship. Following her commission, she
  • The Stained Glass Saga

    Every decade, we revisit the story of the historic stained glass windows that enhance the Tinker Chapel. The endeavor presents the opportunity to reveal any new light on the subject and tell the story to newcomers while reminding seasoned workers of the events that any history detective could appreciate. Four of the eight windows were originally
  • Keeping sight seen: Meet Tinker’s newest optometrist

    Dr. (Maj.) Neil Horner said when he arrived at Tinker in June, his dream came true. The optometrist, who transferred to the 72nd Medical Group from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, got his desired assignment: at an installation in his home state with his oldest son. Combined with several other perks, the doctor seemingly couldn't ask for more.In
  • Parts producers: Tinker’s machine shops are invaluable

    To say four machine shops within the 76th Commodities Maintenance Group are important is an understatement. They are essential; they are the "manufacturers of last resort."Tool and Die, Numerical Control, General Machining and Precision Grinding produce parts and tooling from raw materials when the items can't be purchased elsewhere. "Our
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