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  • Last F101 engine completes maintenance

    Nearly 50 years after it began maintaining the F101 engine, the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex recently completed programmed depot maintenance on the final engine and returned it to the fleet. Originally, the F101 was first assigned to what was then known as the Oklahoma City Air Materiel Area on August 18, 1972. The engine that powers the B-1B Bomber has gone through several variations over the years with the last variation begun in 2010.
  • B-1B “Spectre” finds retirement job with 76th EDMX

    The sight of a B-1B Lancer aircraft rolling down the runway at Tinker Air Force Base is a pretty common sight. Seeing one rolling down Patrol Road is quite another. Aircraft 86-109, “Spectre,” left the flight line for the last time April 10, 2021, as it was retired and towed to an Aircraft Battle Damage Repair training pad at the 76th Maintenance Group’s Expeditionary Depot Maintenance Flight on the south side of the base. The Lancer joins two other aircraft serving as maintenance trainers: a B-52 Stratofortress and a C-135 Stratolifter, "Speckled Trout," which has the same airframe as the KC-135 Stratotanker.
  • 564th AMXS graduates first class of internal vocational training program

    The 564th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron recently graduated its first class from its internally developed sheet metal vocational program. Established in response to the COVID pandemic, the vocational training program was formed when traditional classroom training for new employees became unavailable.
  • Tinker to hold mass COVID vaccine clinic March 27

    The 72nd Medical Group has partnered with the Oklahoma County Public Health Department to do a mass COVID vaccination clinic on March 27 for FIRST DOSE of Moderna. The clinic will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Bldg. 1094 (the base medical treatment facility). Anyone 18 and older with base access is eligible to be vaccinated. Active duty military and dependents will have designated priority times. Due to the partnering with the local county, the DOD vaccination schema is not being followed. A valid base ID is required. The medical group wanted to stress there is a large volume of vaccines available to reach military, military dependents, civilians, contractors, retirees and anyone else with base access and ID.
  • 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.”
  • Tinker reduces energy consumption during energy crisis, preserves mission capability

    Tinker Air Force Base preserved mission capability as 72nd Air Base Wing Civil Engineers took a proactive stance this week to assist Oklahoma energy partners and the community in finding ways to reduce base energy consumption while still preserving the integrity of industrial facilities. The state of Oklahoma saw multiple winter storms and record-low temperatures this week causing strains across the electrical grid, even resulting in some planned rolling power outages. According to Base Energy Manager Joey Hunter, the storm put an unusual stress on all three of Tinker’s utility providers and their customer base.
  • OC-ALC completes ESPC project, earns ISO 50001 recertification

    The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex at Tinker Air Force Base completed a $243 million energy project in September and earned ISO 50001 recertification as part of the new energy saving improvements.
  • New OC-ALC commander ‘jazzed’ to be at Tinker

    Brig. Gen. Jeff King has long considered himself a customer of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex. As a career aircraft maintenance officer, he said he has seen the impact of OC-ALC from all around the Air Force. “They probably don’t see it or feel it here in Oklahoma, but they’re making a difference … from the Middle East, to Europe, to the Pacific or any one of our installations that generate air power with the weapon systems we support,” King said. So, when the Air Force sent King to Oklahoma from Hawaii in the middle of a global pandemic, King said he was, “really jazzed about joining the OC-ALC team.” He took command of the complex this past July, and says his first three months have reinforced his belief that readiness starts in our depots. He said the Complex is filled with proud Americans working hard, side-by-side to support our warfighters in the field.
  • Show some love, Combined Federal Campaign returns

    The Combined Federal Campaign is returning to Tinker Air Force Base for 2020, encouraging the Tinker community to “show some love.” The pledge drive, which runs through Jan. 15, allows service members; federal employees; federal and military retirees and federal contractors across the government to contribute to their choice of over 20,000 charities.
  • Tinker Air Force Base tightens COVID-19 guidelines

    With the continued rise in COVID-19 cases in the state and surrounding counties, the installation commander has implemented additional policy and tighter restrictions for on-base gatherings and events. “The health and safety of Tinker members remains our highest priority,” said Tinker Installation Commander, Col. Paul Filcek. “We cannot forget that we must balance safety with the national defense missions we accomplish every day.”
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