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  • Commander visits AFSC Airmen at Tinker

    The commander of the Air Force Sustainment Center spent much of the day May 17 interacting with military and civilian Airmen across Tinker Air Force Base. Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland visited the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing and 72nd Air Base Wing to better understand current activities at AFSC units on base.
  • AFMC enhances leadership support for suicide prevention

    A new initiative aims to better prepare Air Force Materiel Command leaders to develop more resilient Airmen and support suicide prevention activities across the mission.
  • Memorial Day message from the Commander

    This coming Monday at 3 p.m., our nation will observe a quiet moment of remembrance to pause and reflect on those who gave their lives to protect and defend the United States of America. It is one minute set aside each Memorial Day since 2000 to recalibrate our thoughts toward the warriors and their families who have suffered great sacrifice for all of us who enjoy the freedoms maintained through their actions. As we carry on the responsibility of safeguarding our nation, all Airmen – active-duty, reservists and civilians – have the opportunity to honor those who came before us.
  • Commander’s Summit Applies CSAF Action Orders to Center Priorities

    Commanders and command chiefs from every Air Force Sustainment Center wing and complex, along with staff two-letter directors, are returning to their units with a common vision after attending the AFSC Commander’s Summit held at Headquarters AFSC, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., May 11 and 12. Using the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s Action Orders as a framework, leaders discussed strategy for addressing the most pertinent issues facing the AFSC today. According to AFSC Commander Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland, the goal of the summit was to align issues, document them, and develop solutions as a unified team.
  • Acting Secretary of the Air Force visits Team Robins

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth visited Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, May 10-11 to receive briefs on the base’s depot maintenance operations and Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, along with meeting with Team Robins Airmen and Middle Georgia community leaders.
  • B-1B “Spectre” finds retirement job with 76th EDMX

    The sight of a B-1B Lancer aircraft rolling down the runway at Tinker Air Force Base is a pretty common sight. Seeing one rolling down Patrol Road is quite another. Aircraft 86-109, “Spectre,” left the flight line for the last time April 10, 2021, as it was retired and towed to an Aircraft Battle Damage Repair training pad at the 76th Maintenance Group’s Expeditionary Depot Maintenance Flight on the south side of the base. The Lancer joins two other aircraft serving as maintenance trainers: a B-52 Stratofortress and a C-135 Stratolifter, "Speckled Trout," which has the same airframe as the KC-135 Stratotanker.
  • Acculturation initiative drives better talent management

    For the Air Force Materiel Command, making sure new employees receive a great first impression is key to talent management and the driving force behind the continued success of the enterprise acculturation initiative.
  • Air Force Employee Assistance Program widens resource umbrella

    The variety of resources available to Air Force EAP users will increase with the revamping of the program's coaching and financial services, which go live May 1. The EAP is expanding the level of support to members by encompassing “positive” engagements like lifestyle coaching, where participants can establish goals and priorities to maximize personal stability.
  • Tinker community partners honored for decades of dedication to young service members

    For some 30 years, Mike and Pam Kloiber have served the Airmen and Sailors of Team Tinker. On April 9, 2021, Tinker gave back by honoring the couple with a plaque at the First Term Airman Center. In addition, the center’s two classrooms are now named after them.
  • Commentary: Tinker remembers OKC bombing 26 years later

    At 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995, the Oklahoma City skyline was forever changed as smoke billowed from a bomb that exploded in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 innocent men, women and children. Through the catastrophic event that unfolded in the heart of our city, the world saw Oklahomans show up, ready to overcome this tragedy together in service, honor and kindness.  This became known as the “Oklahoma Standard.” That event also forged a bond between Oklahoma City and Tinker Air Force Base during the rescue, recovery and relief operations following the bombing devastation. While we see the Oklahoma Standard on display inside the gates day-in and day-out, it was never more evident than on that day, 26 years ago.
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