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  • Saving history, one unit at a time

    Do you know that feeling when you get a box of discarded, disorganized artifacts? Or the feeling you get when you see a file plan in disarray your first day in a new position? What about an empty office, with nothing but a computer and a chair, if you’re lucky? Most people confronted with this set

  • Yellow Ribbon benefits repeat attendees

    It can be hard to take in everything that the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program has to offer in just one training weekend. For many deploying Reserve Citizen Airmen and their loved ones, the solution is coming back again and again.

  • Drive

    Every Reserve Citizen Airman has a unique story for how or why they started their Air Force career, but in the case of Chief Master Sgt. Takesha Williams, it was the desire to own a car.

  • Once an Okie, always an Okie: The History of Reserve Airmen at Tinker

    U.S. Air Force Reserve units served here dating back to June 1946, when they were still part of the Army Air Forces. Since that time, Air Force Reserve units on base have flown bombers, trainers, transports, fighters and now command and control and aerial refueling aircraft.

  • Okie pride showcased at reunion

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- There is something special about being part of a team, especially a team that works so well together through the ups and downs; a team you can count on for anything; a team you never forget.  The “SH Okies” team is made up of several hundred, mostly retired, Citizen

  • Traditional Reservist – Intertwining the military and civilian world

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - When Senior Airman Josh Lemley arrived to work that morning, he wasn’t expecting the change of status in threats and immediate tension to fill the room so quickly. Lemley’s first deployment was to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Returning from overseas before the coup

  • Reserve engine shop runs full throttle

    When it comes to experience and dedication, the 507th Propulsion Maintenance shop has what it takes to maintain all of the KC-135 Stratotanker engines in the 507th Air Refueling Wing's inventory, according to Staff Sgt. Linton Riddick, engine manager with the jet engine shop here.The 10-person shop

  • Fit for a legacy

    In the not-so-distant past, Kelly Higgins was a typical American guy with a 9-to-5 desk job managing property with family. But just after he turned 30, Higgins knew he was missing something. Whether it was a mid-life crisis or just being fed up with the norm, he knew he needed a big change."I just

  • Former 970th pilot wins Boston Marathon division

    When Pat Rupel crossed the finish line of the Boston Marathon last year, he planned on it being his last. The weather had been perfect for long-distance running with light winds and temperatures hanging in the 50s.Rupel, a recently retired lieutenant colonel with the 970th Airborne Air Control