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  • COMMENTARY: 10th Anniversary of Don't Ask Don't Tell Repeal

    The United States military has come a long way in protecting the rights of LGBTQ+ military members over the past 10 years, spurred on with the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. When the issue was being debated in Congress, LGBTQ+ military advocates were bolstered by research and testimony from the American Psychological Association.
  • Vaccination deadline for Tinker Airmen approaching fast

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall released COVID-19 vaccine implementation guidelines Sept. 3, requiring Active Duty Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated by Nov. 2, unless seeking an exemption. To assist Airmen who may still be unvaccinated, the 72nd Medical Group will be offering vaccination shot lines in the coming days so that they can be in compliance before the deadline. Appointments can be made by visiting https://covidvaccinesignup.timetap.com/. Shot lines will be held Sept. 16, 17 and 20-24, with multiple time slots available.
  • Three Sports, One Race: Tinker's Triathletes

    For many, swimming nearly a mile then riding a bike for 25 miles then running 6 miles isn’t their idea of a fun time. But for one Tinker commander, it’s a passion that she hopes to inspire in others. Col. Abigail Ruscetta, vice commander of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, is the newest addition to the Air Force Triathlon Team. She was selected to coach the team in preparation for the Armed Forces competition that was held on Sept. 11 in California. Ruscetta is no stranger to the Air Force sports world, having participated as both a competitor and alternative coach in previous seasons. “I’m super proud to coach elite athletes and represent the Air Force at the Armed Forces Championship,” Ruscetta said.
  • Directorate leads KC-135 upgrade for Turkish Air Force

    The upgrade, termed “Block 45,” completely remodeled the inside of the Turkish KC-135R Stratotanker’s flight deck, with new liquid crystal displays, radio altimeter, computer module updates, autopilot, and a digital flight director, replacing approximately 63 parts to include analog instruments which are considered high-maintenance or obsolete altogether.
  • AFMC continues implementation of diversity, inclusion initiatives

    The Air Force Materiel Command continues to make progress on a number of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives across the command as it leads the Air Force in ensuring all Airmen, uniform and non-uniform, have the right environment, resources and support they need to thrive and succeed.
  • Countering risks before they become threats

    When supervisors and coworkers see illegal or even questionable activity at work, in social media posts or at off-base events, it is their duty to report it. However, many are hesitant to make a report that might damage a career based on a hunch or a solitary outburst. That’s where the new Prevention Assistance and Response system comes in.
  • Tinker AFB supports Afghanistan evacuation efforts

    The U.S. military concluded evacuation operations from Afghanistan in support of the Department of State on Aug. 31 and members of Team Tinker were actively involved in the effort.
  • Resilience: Adapting to adversity

    When something goes wrong, are you able to push through or do you feel like you are frozen? Resilience is the ability to adapt well to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or even significant sources of stress.
  • DAF announces mandatory COVID vaccine implementation guidelines for Airmen, Guardians

    Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall has released a service implementation plan that requires Airmen and Guardians to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the following dates, unless seeking an exemption.
  • AFSC Labor Day Message 2021

    Mr. Dennis D'Angelo, Air Force Sustainment Center executive director, shares his 2021 Labor Day message to the workforce.
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