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  • AF announces FY16 aviator bonuses: RPA pilots eligible for first time

    Eligible active-duty aviators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2016 Aviator Retention Pay or Critical Skills Retention Bonus programs, Air Force officials announced Dec. 15."The cost to train and develop our Airmen is a significant investment for the Air Force," said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. "These incentives
  • Commander Air Combat Command Holiday Greeting to Airmen

    Gen. Herbert Hawk Carlisle, commander, Air Combat Command and Chief Master Sgt. Steve McDonald, ACC command chief, send a holiday message to ACC Airmen and their families."As we get into the holiday season, we'd just like to take a moment to thank all of you and your families for all you do in defense of our nation and all you do in defense of our
  • Basketball season begins

    Intramural basketball season tipped off this week with games scheduled through March at the Gerrity Fitness Center.Spectators are encouraged to stop by and watch the action among 23 teams signed up to date.The squads are divided into two leagues that will play on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Two games are scheduled each evening,
  • Det. 9 offers hands-on training to both military, civilian students

    One Tinker unit provides world- class aircraft maintenance training to the Department of Defense.Detachment 9 is an Air Education and Training Command unit geographically separated from the 373rd Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.Master Sgt. Nathan Thaxton, Det. 9 detachment chief, said his unit is similar to the technical school
  • Tinker Airman coined for going above and beyond

    A Tinker Airman was recently honored for his work over the Independence Day weekend.Senior Airman Benjamin Schwartz, a crew chief with the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, received a coin on Sept. 29 from Gen. David Hicks, 1st Air Force vice commander and deputy Joint Forces Air Component commander for U.S. Northern Command.With last-minute
  • The wait is over...E-3 Block 40/45 deploys to combat theater

    The long-awaited, highly anticipated deployment of the E-3 "Sentry" Airborne Warning and Control System Block 40/45 aircraft is finally over, with the arrival of the first upgraded weapon system to a combat theater of operations.The first E-3G arrived in Southwest Asia Nov. 18, marking the deployment of the most comprehensive modification to the
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