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  • New air traffic control tower closer to completion

    Construction on the new Tinker Air Force Base air traffic control tower is closer to completion after the cab was attached to the steel-base structure, bringing the structure to its final height of 125 feet.A team effort between Tinker AFB employees and contractors, the acquisition of the new tower began in 2005.The 68,000 pound cab was lifted July
  • Nominations sought for OC-ALC’s free training program

     Nominations for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex’s Production and Operations Management training program will be accepted August 6-17. The POM program training will begin in January 2019. The OC-ALC pays 100 percent of attendees’ tuition and books and the program is administered by the Southeastern Oklahoma State University faculty. Dr.
  • Around the Air Force Sustainment Center: Hill engine shop reaches a milestone in engine restoration for the F-35 Lightning II

    A little known shop within the 309th Aircraft Maintenance Group is the 576th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s Engine Shop.The shop is surprisingly small considering the 40-plus F-16, F-22, F-35 and A-10 engines stacked side-by-side in the building. The 12 propulsion technicians who work in this small area manage to perform organizational level
  • Air Force News: DoD Announces Policy Change on Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

    — The Department of Defense issued a substantive change today to its policy on the transfer by service members in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family member recipients.Effective one year from the date of this change, eligibility to transfer those benefits will be limited to service members with less
  • Air Force News: Olmsted program offers cultural opportunities for active-duty officers

    Active-duty officers interested in developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge are encouraged to apply for the Department of Defense Olmsted Scholar Program. The Olmsted Foundation offers outstanding young military officers the opportunity to become fluent in a foreign language, pursue graduate studies at an overseas university, and
  • Forty-seven graduate from Tinker Airman Leadership School

    Airman Leadership SchoolForty-four Airmen, two Sailors and Tinker’s first civilian graduated from Tinker’s Airman Leadership School recently.Class 18-E graduates are: 137th Special Operations Mission Support Group      Senior Airman Jacquilynn Krois        507th Medical Squadron         Senior Airman Ashley Davis-Reyes 513th Aircraft Maintenance
  • Working together: AWACS Combined Test Force collaborates with the 552nd Air Control Wing

    Fairly new to Tinker Air Force Base, the  E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System Combined Test Force is a unique partnership.Comprised of two groups, Detachment 1 and Detachment 2, the team performs operational and developmental tests to improve AWACS, such as updating software on its terrain alert system, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System
  • Quality Verification Center Lab getting new space

    The Quality Verification Center, in the Physical Sciences Flight within the 76th Maintenance Support Group, is getting two new labs, allowing them to expand operations. The QVC is an important part of the process of ensuring the quality of aircraft and engine parts.The main lab, in Bldg. 3001, post location K-69, will be moved to a space next to it
  • Around the Air Force Sustainment Center: Hill Airman earns Air Force-level award

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The Air Force recently named Senior Airman Patrick Schilling, an explosive ordnance disposal technician at Hill, as one of the service’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year.Annually, the Air Force selects 12 enlisted Airmen from various career fields based on superior leadership, job performance and personal achievements.
  • Existing Huey bases will receive replacement aircraft

    WASHINGTON — The Air Force announced today that each UH-1N Huey location will receive replacement aircraft.The Air Force is replacing the UH-1N Huey 46-year-old fleet by procuring new replacement aircraft to support four missions - Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Continuation of Government Operations, Survival School support, and Test and Training.