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Chris Erickson of the 72nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, Tinker’s motor pool fleet monitor, buffs one of the eight new CNG-powered vehicles that Tinker procured for use by the 76th Maintenance Support Group. (Air Force photo by Mike W. Ray) Greening Tinker: Base buys 8 CNG pickups
Tinker has acquired eight new pickups that are powered by compressed natural gas, a fuel that is cheaper and burns cleaner than gasoline and is plentiful in Oklahoma."We want to get even more of them," and probably will as vehicles in the base motor-pool fleet wear out, said Earl Wade, deputy director of the 72nd Logistics Readiness Squadron. "Now
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2013
Default Air Force Logo AFSC Goals Series No. 5: Creating a better organization
Editor's note: This is the final story in a six-article series about the AFSC Strategic Plan, goals and correlating objectives.In light of financial constraints, Air Force Sustainment Center senior leaders said a smarter way of doing business is the key to success. "Improving effectiveness by maximizing a continuous process improvement mindset" is
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2013
A new high velocity oxygen fuel spray system is scheduled to be operational in 2014. ( U. S. Air Force photo by Misuzu Allen/Released) ‘Hot’ new technology prepares for incoming workload
Robins will gain a second High Velocity Oxygen Fuel spray system as part of 573rd Commodities Maintenance Squadron production operations. The move is in anticipation of incoming workload, as well as demand for HVOF's versatile coating technology. While the new HVOF sprayer stands ready in a second booth in Bldg. 142, there is still much work to be
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Joseph “Dusty” Mullis works on removing bolts from the Pork Chop Fitting on a C-130 at Hill AFB, Utah, on Friday. Mullis and 42 other civilian personnel from Robins are currently providing support to the workforce at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex. (US. Air Force photo by Alex Lloyd/Released) Robins supports mission at Ogden ALC
 A total of 43 civilian personnel from Robins Air Force Base are currently providing support to the workforce at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex in Utah. "We sent personnel to Hill Air Force Base to be able to assist with their C-130 production machine," said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Martin, 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group deputy group commander. "This
0 7/03
2013
Oscar Almeida, 571 Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, works
on a T-38 Talon at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph June 19. The 571 AMXS
started work at JBSA-Randolph in October 2010 as a separated unit from the
309 Aircraft Maintenance Group at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The team is
charged with maintenance, repair and overhaul of all T-38 Talon aircraft in
the Air Force inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Don Lindsey)
571 AMXS OL-A embraces continuous improvement principles
For one small Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, embracing the principles of continuous improvement has reaped tangible results.The 571 AMXS, Operating Location-Alpha (OL-A), has completed maintenance on their 300th consecutive T-38 on time and on cost and in the sustainment world of the Air Force Materiel Command,
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Default Air Force Logo Tinker VERA/VSIP survey to target maintenance positions
 Some Tinker Wage Grade and General Schedule employees will be receiving a Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment Survey. Use of the VERA/VSIP at this time is strictly designed to properly align the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex workforce and workload, while maintaining the appropriate skills needed to
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Materiel Command Financial Management
In mid-2012, Air Force leadership committed to the implementation of the Automated Time, Attendance and Production System to support standardized automation of the civilian time and attendance processes. Through fiscal 2013, the roll-out to the Air Force has progressed steadily, and at many sites is ahead of schedule. For civilians at Air Force
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2013
Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, Air Force Sustainment Center commander, third from left, poses for a photograph with several key community leaders after presenting Tinker Air Force Base with the Association of Defense Communities 2013 Installation of the Year Award here Wednesday.  The Defense Community Award recognizes Tinker for leadership in building innovative partnerships with its host community that enhance military missions and promote installation efficiency. Pictured with General Litchfield are, from left, Del City Mayor Brian Linley, Midwest City Mayor Jack Fry, Oklahoma County Commissioner Willa Johnson, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma County Commissioner Ray Vaughn, and Col. Steven Bleymaier, 72nd Air Base Wing and Tinker installation commander. The community leaders were on hand for the official signing of a Community Partnership Initiative Charter.  Tinker is the first of three Air Force Sustainment Center bases to sign an official charter. Look for details on the charter signing in next week’s Tinker Take Off. Tinker award recognizes community partnership

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Col. Christopher Azzano speaks to members of the 72nd Air Base Wing after assuming command during a ceremony yesterday. Colonel Azzano, the former commander of the 412th Operations Group at Edwards AFB, Calif., replaces outgoing commander Col. Steven Bleymaier, who is set to become the deputy commander of Air Force Materiel Command Logistics. See story in next week’s issue. (Air Force photo by Micah Garbarino) 72nd ABW welcomes new commander

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Default Air Force Logo AFSC Goals Series No. 4: ABWs assigned AFSC fourth Strategic Plan goal
Editor's note: This is the fifth story in a six-article series about the AFSC Strategic Plan, goals and correlating objectives.Reducing energy consumption is not only a top Air Force priority, but it is also an Air Force Sustainment Center Strategic Plan goal. In fact, AFSC senior leadership aims to "optimize infrastructure and reduce energy
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