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  • Tinker organizations improve contractor safety by changing process

    Various units across Tinker Air Force Base are ensuring safety is a top priority for contractors, base employees and service members that work together on base. Implementing Art of the Possible combined with Continuous Process Improvement tools and techniques, members from the Air Force Sustainment Center, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex and the 72nd Air Base Wing are making Tinker AFB a safer place to work by building clear expectations before contracts are signed, identifying gaps in safety plans and encouraging everyone in the workplace to speak out for safety. “There is unlimited potential when you involve all stakeholders in a process with a single focus on making an improvement,” said Connie Davis, OC-ALC strategic deputy director and AoP subject matter expert. “The resulting team is a powerful force for change and standardization.”
  • Prescribed burns benefit base

    Tinker Air Force Base has been on fire over the last week. Literally. But, it’s not all smoke and mirrors. There’s a reason behind the burning. For the last several years, Tinker’s Natural Resources Conservation Office has collaborated with the Air Force Wildland Fire Center and Tinker Fire Emergency Services to perform planned prescribed burns across base.
  • Tinker technical sergeant receives Bronze Star

    A technical sergeant from Tinker Air Force Base’s 72nd Operational Support Squadron received the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Syria and Iraq. Tech. Sgt. Joe Lopez Jr. received the decoration in a Jan. 13, 2021, ceremony held on Tinker’s diagonal Runway 13/31. From Oct. 10, 2019, to March 31, 2020, Lopez was assigned as the noncommissioned officer in charge of Air Operations and lead landing zone safety officer for the 441st Air Expeditionary Squadron at the Kobani Landing Zone in Syria.
  • Commentary: Don't underestimate alcohol during the holidays

    The holiday season is already upon us and this is a time when many individuals find themselves celebrating at parties where alcoholic beverages are being served. It is important that everyone know what they are dealing with when it comes to consuming alcohol.
  • Under Secretary Lord visits AFSC, OC-ALC

    Hon. Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, visited Tinker Air Force Base August 18, 2020, to gain an overall understanding of the Air Force Sustainment Center’s mission as the supporting command for readiness in the Air Force.
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