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  • Reforming squadrons and teams through process

    In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. Instead of punishing employees for errors, Toyota encouraged workers to stop production at any time to fix a problem or provide suggestions to management about how to
  • Col. Couch named new 10th FLTS commander

    Lt. Col. James T. Couch took command of 10th Flight Test Squadron here June 28, 2019. About 100 people attended a change of command ceremony at the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul facility, located on the south east site of Tinker Air Force Base, to witness Couch assume command of the squadron from Lt. Col. Jon. D. Cary. The backdrop for the ceremony was a massive B-1B Lancer undergoing maintenance.
  • Tinker Fire: Be safe during Fourth of July holiday

    With the Fourth of July less than two weeks away, the Tinker Fire Department is asking people to be mindful when celebrating America’s birthday. “We want everyone to celebrate safely,” said Carles E. Williams II, Tinker Fire and Emergency Services inspector. Williams said for anyone who plans to use propane and charcoal grills, to follow these
  • June newsletter for Individual Reservists now available

    The June 2019 edition of the Readiness Report newsletter for Individual Reservists is now available for digital download.The Readiness Report is the official publication of Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization and is published monthly to deliver news and information to Air Force Individual Mobilization Augmentees
  • VA to decrease SGLI rates effective July 1

    Good news for service members' wallets! Effective July 1, 2019, the SGLI premium rate is decreasing. If you have coverage now, nothing will change except the price will be lower. Premiums are dropping $4 per month for those with maximum coverage. SGLI is available in $50,000 increments, up to a maximum of $400,000.Learn how to get SGLI
  • Navigating the retirement application process

    Retiring from the Air Force Reserve is a significant, emotional event, filled with anticipation and uncertainty. Because Airmen only retire once in their lifetime, they have no past experience to serve as a resource, and typically learn what is required as they go through the process. There are basic foundational requirements that must be met
  • KC-46 completes testing with Super Galaxy

    The U.S. Air Force’s newest air refueling aircraft, the KC-46A Pegasus, is undergoing a variety of tests out of Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • Filcek takes command of 72nd ABW

    Sometimes change can be hard, but it can also be positive.On June 7, the 72nd Air Base Wing welcomed incoming Commander Col. Paul Filcek during a Change of Command Ceremony at the Tinker Event Center. Filcek assumed command of the wing from Col. Kenyon Bell.About 400 people, including friends, family, Tinker civilian and military personnel and
  • Step-by-Step Guide for how to Transfer GI Bill Benefits

    You must meet all eligibility requirements outlined in DoDI 1341.13, Change 1, Post-9/11 GI Bill and AFI 36-2649, Voluntary Education Program, Attachment 13, prior to applying for the Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB). NOTE: Airmen must have at least six years in service (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) and effective 12 July 2019, no more
  • HQ ARPC hosts 2019 Joint IRR Conference

    The Joint IRR Conference included representatives from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy, educating one another on their service-specific IRR programs. While each service program has the same Office of the Secretary of Defense policies driving them, the consensus was that the conference was of great value for each service to attend by being able to discuss ongoing problems experienced by each branch.
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