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  • AFSC firefighter smokes AFMC competition

    With two college degrees in horticulture and landscape design, becoming a firefighter doesn't seem like a natural job selection, but that's exactly what Lt. Steven Smith has chosen.Smith volunteered at a local fire department when he was 18. From there, he went on to become an aircraft sheet metal mechanic. For the past 10 years, six at Robins,
  • Air Force Sustainment Center hosts OK Commanders Summit

    The state's highest-ranking military commander recently hosted the first Oklahoma Commanders Summit aimed at building cooperation and efficiency among the state's military installations across all service branches.Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II, commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center, headquartered at Tinker Air Force Base, called the summit a success
  • Warner Robins ALC vital to AFSOC mission

    When you're leading troops across unpredictable terrain or taking fire from enemy forces, it's comforting to know an Air Force AC-130U gunship has got your six from somewhere above.The mission of these "Spooky" gunships -- operated by Air Force Special Operations Command -- is so critical overseas that they're currently experiencing a high
  • Air Force leader looks to unify bases, find efficiencies

    Reaching out to develop relationships with military installations across Oklahoma, the senior active military leader in the state paid a visit to the largest producer of Air Force munitions, Jan. 11.Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, commander, U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center at Tinker Air Force Base, visited McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, or MCAAP,
  • Airman awarded as VPP Hero

    He may not wear a cape, but Airman 1st Class Jaren Kirkendoll is definitely a hero.The Airman, a force management technician with the 72nd Force Support Squadron, was honored this week with a VPP Safety Hero award for saving a man's life.During a Christmas gala, Airman Kirkendoll was on the dance floor when he noticed a couple dancing nearby, and
  • AF announces year two adjustments to enlisted evaluations, promotions

    Incorporating various observations and assessments from the first year under the new enlisted evaluation and promotion systems, the Air Force is making several adjustments for year two to ease execution and strengthen processes.In 2015, the Air Force began execution of the new enlisted evaluation and promotion systems with the goal of ensuring
  • Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex nominated for DOD maintenance effectiveness award

    The Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex has been honored with the 2015 Air Force Materiel Command Maintenance Effectiveness Award, Depot Category."The fact that our complex is our command's nominee for the Department of Defense Maintenance Effectiveness Award speaks volumes about the hard work, dedication and professionalism of our workforce, union
  • Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." -- Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776Our founding fathers enshrined those words in the declaration by unanimous consent of the 13
  • AF officials announce civilian reduction in force

    In a continuing effort to meet Defense Department funding targets and rebalance the civilian workforce, some Air Force installations will implement civilian reduction in force authorities effective through April 4.Following a major command needs assessment in early August, more than 1,000 civilian overages were identified across 48 Air Force
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