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  • Directorate leads KC-135 upgrade for Turkish Air Force

    The upgrade, termed “Block 45,” completely remodeled the inside of the Turkish KC-135R Stratotanker’s flight deck, with new liquid crystal displays, radio altimeter, computer module updates, autopilot, and a digital flight director, replacing approximately 63 parts to include analog instruments which are considered high-maintenance or obsolete altogether.
  • CSAF visits Tinker AFB, shares ‘Accelerate Change or Lose’ approach

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and his spouse, Sharene, visited Tinker Air Force Base, learning the installation’s diverse mission and meeting with Airmen.
  • AFMC Airmen augment alternative fitness beta test

    Airmen at four Air Force Materiel Command installations are helping to beta test the new alternative fitness components announced by the Air Force in July 2021.
  • Aircraft availability, readiness increases at three bases thanks to new methodology

    The Air Force is seeing success in new sustainment initiatives resulting in increased aircraft availability and readiness across three of its bases.
  • Airmen find solution to KC135 and C130 battery testing failure, reducing cost and maintenance delays

    The batteries serve as the aircraft’s backup to power essential equipment should engine generators fail. To date, the Air Force C-130 and KC-135 fleets, more than 600 aircraft globally, operate with the batteries.
  • Installation commanders are key in privatized housing success

    When Col. Paul Filcek took command of the 72nd Air Base Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma in June 2019, privatized housing was at the top of his priority list.
  • Tinker AFB units produce first 3D printed engine component

    The OC-ALC used additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, to create a component for the TF33-P103 engine, an innovation meant to save time and improve efficiency. A collaboration between the 76th Propulsion Maintenance Group, the Reverse Engineering and Critical Tooling Lab, and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Propulsion Sustainment Division produced a 3D printed anti-ice gasket. The gasket is a critical part of safe and efficient operation of the TF33 engine, which powers the E-3, the B-52 and the E-8 Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System.
  • Air Force announces Air Force Art Contest winners

    The Air Force recently announced its 2019 Air Force Art Contest winners. The contest features five categories from Adult Accomplished to Youth Ages 6-8.
  • Total-force aviators take flight during Sentry Aloha 20-1

    Sentry Aloha 20-1, an air-to-air combat exercise, is hosted by the Hawaii Air National Guard and designed to train Airmen from around the country in a joint and interoperable venue on a large scale.
  • DRAGON simulator to augment AWACS training

    DRAGON, replaces 1970s analog technology with digital, automated aircraft navigation functions, and it ensures E-3 aircraft are compliant with current and future air traffic control requirements.
  • New weapons system completes first live mission

    The ground-based weapons system allows squadron members at Tinker AFB to provide command and control to both live and simulated aircraft from around the country. Only 18 of these weapons systems exist in Air Force inventory and Tinker AFB is now one of only four active-duty bases to have this equipment.
  • Air Force joins other services to address military privatized housing

    The Air Force is working on numerous initiatives to address the health, safety and quality concerns of service members and their families living in privatized housing. These initiatives are grouped along five major lines of effort.
  • 116th Air Control Wing evacuates JSTARS aircraft ahead of Hurricane Dorian

    The 116th Air Control Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, began relocating the fleet of E-8C Joint STARS aircraft stationed on the installation, Sept. 2, to prevent potential damage from Hurricane Dorian. The Joint STARS have relocated temporarily to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, where they will wait while Hurricane Dorian travels up the eastern coast of the United States.
  • AFMC conducts focus groups across enterprise

    The AFMC We Need enterprise-wide initiative, launched in late June 2019, seeks inputs and recommendations from AFMC civilian and military Airmen that can help posture the command to best support the National Defense Strategy today and in the decades to come.
  • Airmen, dignitaries celebrate KC‐46 arrival

    Reserve Airmen assigned to the 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron, dignitaries and Air Force leaders accepted the new KC‐46A Pegasus during a historic arrival celebration Feb. 8 at Altus Air Force Base.
  • LCBP provides enterprise opportunities to lead, learn

    The Logistics Career Broadening Program offers company grade logistics officers the opportunity gain leadership skills and experience in depot, supply, sustainment and development missions through a two-year rotation at an air or defense logistics center. Officers are embedded within the organizations where they have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of depot processes while also looking for ways to improve and shape the future logistics processes they may someday lead.
  • Air Force announces bases to support B-21 Raider mission

    The Air Force has selected Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to coordinate maintenance and sustainment of the B-21 Raider and Edwards AFB, California, to lead testing and evaluation of the next generation long-range strike bomber.
  • 552nd ACW from Tinker AFB supports NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Norway

    An E-3 Sentry aircraft from the 552nd Air Control Wing located Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, took part in missions supporting NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 18, Oct. 31, 2018.
  • AFMC civilian hiring pilot program targets efficiency, timeliness

    A two-year pilot program to test strategies to improve the Air Force civilian hiring process will begin Oct. 28.
  • KC-46 Training Summit helps set timeline for Air Force

    McConnell Air Force Base hosted its fifth KC-46 Pegasus Maintenance Training Summit to define training timelines and expected progression based on aircraft delivery.
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