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Default Air Force Logo Tinker Airman sentenced for drug offenses
A Tinker Airman admitted recently that he sold marijuana on multiple occasions.At a general court-martial last month, Senior Airman Christian Mann of the 72nd Security Forces Squadron pleaded guilty to distribution of marijuana and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.The presiding judge, Lt. Col. Joshua Kastenberg, issued a reprimand, reduced the
0 7/31
2013
Default Air Force Logo CC Message: Listening to you
The last couple of weeks I've been out and about in an attempt to really understand the furlough impacts. Unfortunately, travel restrictions have prevented spending time at each location, but the messages appear similar across the Center. It's easy to see the mission degradation, but I really wanted to understand the first-hand personal impacts. I
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2013
Team Hill members walk through the serving line at Centennial Park July 12. Gastronomy, along with other local food vendors, provided complimentary food, drinks, and desserts for military members and their families at the 2013 Salute to Our Nation's Defenders Picnic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Burks/Released) Community thanks military members with summer picnic
 More than 3,500 military and family members got their choice of barbecue brisket, chicken wings, four different salads, watermelon, strawberry shortcake, ice cream sandwiches, microbrews, soft drinks, water and milk on July 12 at Centennial Park. And that was only the food.It was one way for local representatives from communities surrounding the
0 7/24
2013
Default Air Force Logo Greening Tinker:
The "Off We Go Energy Reduction Competition" is back and is anyone's game. Introduced last summer by Col. Steven Bleymaier, former 72nd Air Base Wing and Tinker Installation commander, the contest challenges on-base commanders to reduce energy consumption in their headquarters buildings. "The contest is even harder this year," said Mark McWhirter,
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2013
Tech. Sgt. Michael Zeigler, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, and Staff Sgt. Aaron McCullum, 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepare to launch a B-52H Stratofortress on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 16, 2013. The B-52 was sent to Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., to receive the first Combat Network Communications Technology upgrade. The change will allow aircrew to receive real-time intelligence updates. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Micaiah Anthony) First B-52 arrives at depot for CONECT upgrade
The first B-52H Stratofortress departed Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 16 and arrived at Tinker, for the Combat Network Communications Technology, or CONECT, upgrade.The CONECT upgrade will allow B-52 crews to receive and send real-time digital information such as updated intelligence, mapping or targeting information while the aircraft is in
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2013
2013 is AFMC's Year of the Graduate. (U.S. Air Force graphic) AFMC recognizes second quarter “Graduates”
Congratulations to the following members of the Air Force Materiel Command team on completing a degree or certificate program during the second quarter of 2013, AFMC's "Year of the Graduate."The goal of YoGrad is to inspire those considering or currently working on an education plan to start, continue or complete that plan.Edwards Air Force Base,
0 7/24
2013
A new process known as plastic media blasting has been validated at Robins. The process is unique to the Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ed Aspera) New process unique to Robins
A new process for stripping paint from C-17s has been validated at Robins.Known as plastic media blasting, it's environmentally-friendly, and allows a more efficient way of removing paint from aircraft during programmed depot maintenance."This is unique to Robins, the fact we have the capability to do plastic media blasting to strip an aircraft's
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2013
About 200 on- and off-base motorcycle riders participated  in the fourth annual ‘See Me, Save Me’ campaign ride at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, July 11. Riders departed the base and traveled a circular route through local communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd/Released) Hill AFB bikers show up in force to support 'See Me, Save Me' ride
July 11, Hill's 'See Me, Save Me' campaign ride was "a success," said Allan Woods, Hill's Motorcycle Safety Program manager. About 200 riders showed up in force to ride a circular route through local communities around the base.The goal was "to motivate motorists to take a second look, specifically for motorcyclists, and to share the road with the
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2013
U.S. Air Force civilians Robert Bliven and Andrew Bakios, 567th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Squadron perform maintenance on the first QF-16 being regenerated at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 9, 2013. The conversion is slated to take approximately six months, or 180 calendar days, to produce an F-16 for delivery to Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Fla., where Boeing will install the QF-16 drone modification package. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Griffiths/Released) F-16s being regenerated into drones
 Less than three months after the last F-4 phantom II departed from the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group for drone conversion, maintainers here are already turning the wrenches on Air Combat Command's fourth generation of aerial targets, the F-16 Fighting Falcon.With AMARG's entire F-16 regeneration team gathered to document the
0 7/17
2013
Master Sgt. Joel Furlough, 116th Civil Engineer Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, performs an inventory and acceptance inspection of a route clearance kit at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., June 27, 2013.  The civil engineering arm of the 116th Air Control Wing will use the kits, consisting of multi-purpose Kubota tractors, when called upon to quickly respond to disasters in their region.  The equipment gives the unit the capability to clear debris in the area of a disaster so emergency operations personnel can respond. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Pamela Stauffer/Released) JSTARS unit beefs up for disaster
 The 116th Air Control Wing Civil Engineer Squadron was selected among a group of Air National Guard CE units across the nation to take on an additional mission, bolstering disaster response in the Southeast United States.To meet the mission, the Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force, or Prime Beef unit, took delivery of two route clearance kits June
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