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  • 10th Flight Test Squadron: troublemakers on a mission

    Confident from daily encounters with danger and thousands of hours flying military and civilian aircraft, the pilots and crews of the 10th Flight Test Squadron also happen to be the biggest troublemakers on Tinker Air Force Base.They'd be out of a job if they weren't.The 38-member Air Force Reserve Command squadron led by Lt. Col. Scott Wilson
  • BASH team keeps ‘em flying

    Every spring and fall, tens of thousands of birds converge on Oklahoma during their migrations, leaving the skies and ground looking similar to a scene out of the 1963 Hitchcock classic, "The Birds."At Tinker Air Force Base, the Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard group, along with the 72nd Air Base Wing Civil Engineer Directorate's Natural Resources
  • Distracted driving can have fatal consequences

    Distracted driving has become an epidemic in the United States, and its often fatal consequences are a threat to everyone.What is "distracted driving?" The definition is "driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving."The human toll is tragic. In the U.S., around nine people are killed each day in distracted
  • Tinker gates return to normal operations Monday, Rapcon rd. under construction

    With construction at the Interstate 40, Air Depot Boulevard and Southeast 29th Street intersection slated to be complete Sunday, two Tinker gates are set to return to their normal operations.Starting at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Tinker Gate will revert back to being open 24 hours a day, while Eaker Gate will be open between 6 and 8 a.m. weekdays
  • Services flight cooks up field training for Reservists

    The 507th Air Refueling Wing Force Support Squadron Services Sustainment Flight held a field kitchen exercise on the 35th Combat Communications Squadron's compound Nov. 7, 2015, here.The Services Sustainment Flight invited several units across Tinker Air Force Base to enjoy the food prepared by the field kitchen staff, including fried chicken,
  • Tinker Reservist escorts Tulsa veteran to D.C. for the trip of a lifetime

    It's important to recognize those brave individuals who served before us, and the Oklahoma Honor Flight program is one way to show veterans that we appreciate their sacrifice.Eighty-one World War II and Korean War veterans took part in an Oklahoma honor flight bound for Washington, D.C., on Sept 16, 2015.Korean War army veteran, Jim Whitsett of
  • Seymour-Johnson chosen for first Reserve-led KC-46A basing

    Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, has been chosen as the preferred alternative for the first Reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base, Air Force officials announced Oct. 29. The KC-46As are expected to begin arriving in 2019.Tinker AFB, Oklahoma; Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts; and Grissom ARB, Indiana, were named as
  • Force Support Squadron, Financial Management relocate to enhance customer service

    In an effort to improve customer service and ease of access, many sections of the 507th Force Support Squadron were relocated to Building 1048, Room 112.The new first-floor location ensures that retirees and Reservists can obtain identification cards and Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System services more easily.  "The move is important
  • Steps taken to protect Reservists from safety hazards

    Safety of 507th Air Refueling Wing Airmen is paramount, so the 507th Civil Engineer Squadron removed the hazardous stairway leading from Building 1048 down to Reserve Rd. Oct. 3, 2015, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla."Through a couple of years of ground settling, the stairway became uneven and unsafe," said Staff Sgt. Jeremy Terry, a structures