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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.”
  • 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group returns final T-1A to training operations

    A fleet of hail-damaged T-1A “Jayhawk” trainers are now back in the air thanks to a unique repair and maintenance mission performed by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.
  • B-1B Integrated Battle Station modification completed

    An eight-year project to install the Integrated Battle Station on the B-1B Lancer fleet has been completed ahead of schedule. Sixty aircraft went through the modification process that began in late 2012 and was completed in September 2020. The Integrated Battle Station was developed as three separate modifications: Fully Integrated Data Link, Vertical Situational Display Unit and Central Integrated Test System. “During development, it became obvious that modifying the same aircraft three times would be detrimental to aircraft availability and would create numerous aircraft configurations,” said William Barnes, B-1B Systems Program Manager, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. “Thus Integrated Battle Station was born.” The Integrated Battle Station was the largest, most complicated modification ever performed on the B-1 and it gave the flight deck a whole new look.
  • ‘Art of the Possible’ enables Team Tinker to surpass two annual milestones

     The 565th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Team Tinker recently achieved its yearly production goals for a second year in a row on the maintenance, repair and overhaul of the B-52 Bomber at Tinker Air Force Base.The recent Art of the Possible milestone surpassed by Team Tinker involved the MRO on the B-52s in 2017-18. It included a decrease in
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