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  • Tinker ramps up repair of fighter’s F119 engines

    The 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group is amplifying its F119 jet engine repair capabilities."We are ramping up repairs of the F119 modules, and more parts will be routed to the component repair cells," F119 Program Manager Brian Thompson said recently.The F119 propels the F-22 Raptor; the fighter is powered by dual F119 turbofan jet engines. The
  • 75th ABW earns VPP silver star status

    Congratulations to Adam Sandbek, 75th Air Base Wing Small Computers, and 1st Lt. Kelly Sampson, 75th ABW Medical Group, for playing an instrumental role in leading their groups effort to earn silver status for the VPP Commanders' Safe Site Challenge. The Commander's Safe Site Challenge has measured milestones designated and recognized by bronze,
  • AFSC’s Road to $1 Billion paved with cost avoidance, project savings

    In a time where budget constraints and sequestration pose bumps, uneven pavement and reconstruction in the Department of Defense, Air Force Sustainment Center senior leadership has mapped a detour. With support from personnel, the center is traveling the "Road to $1 Billion." To date, the center is nearly two-thirds of the way there, having already
  • NCSAF visits Tinker units, community

    Even as the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force received testimony and statements at a public hearing in Midwest City Tuesday afternoon as part of a congressionally mandated fact-finding and analysis mission, U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), exhorted the commissioners to examine the overall structure of the Air Force and to
  • Robins TIP numbers continue to rise

    The Transportation Incentive Program at Robins is continuing to flourish and a 248 percent growth in vanpool ridership since its inception in December 2010 is the proof. The program helps Robins employees get to and from work in a safe, cost-effective manner. It also reduces traffic. Customers can sign up daily by picking up an application at the
  • Deployable assets Mobility bags ready to go when needed at Robins

    Before a member from Robins is deployed anywhere in the world, one of the first stops they must make is to the 78th Logistics Readiness Squadron's Individual Protection Equipment Element. Inside the massive warehouse is where mobility bags are stored, maintained and issued. The eight members who keep things running smoothly ensure every item is
  • Unique Robins testing helps warfighter, saves lives

     When large transport or rotary wing aircraft support a mission down range, there's always the threat of those wanting to do harm to the lives and assets onboard. That includes risk from a range of shoulder-fired, vehicle-mounted and other infrared-guided missiles capable of following the path of an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III or C-130 Hercules,
  • AFSC’s Road to $1 Billion

    In a time where budget constraints and sequestration pose bumps, uneven pavement and reconstruction in the Department of Defense, Air Force Sustainment Center senior leadership has mapped a detour. With support from personnel, the center is traveling the "Road to $1 Billion." To date, the center is nearly two-thirds of the way there, having already
  • New AFSC vice commander excited to serve team

    Col. John Kubinec is excited about his new job.Since accepting the Air Force Sustainment Center vice commander position in mid-July, the career aircraft/munitions maintenance officer has his sight set on helping others reach their own success. After all, the colonel said he's in a position that can benefit so many people."Being a vice commander is
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