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  • Building the ‘Sandcastle’: 76 CMXG starts sand casting aluminum parts

    The 76th Commodities Maintenance Group and Reverse Engineering and Critical Tooling (REACT) Lab at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, have added the capability to sand cast aluminum parts in-house. The new technique adds one more tool to address the difficulty in sourcing parts for legacy aircraft.

  • Thousands gather for return of 2023 Tinker Air Show

    Summer heat did not stop an estimated 301,000 people from attending the 2023 Tinker Air Show and STEM City Expo, held here July 1 and 2, 2023. The Tinker Air Show returned after COVID-19 precautions forced the cancellation of the 2021 air show. Families from across Oklahoma and beyond spent their

  • Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex contributes to major exercise

    Air Mobility Command’s Mobility Guardian 2023 is wrapping up with more than 3,000 Airmen across the service participating, including three distinct missions from within the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex. The 76th Commodities Maintenance Group, 76th Expeditionary Depot Maintenance Flight team

  • OC-ALC holds change of command ceremony

    The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex held a change of command ceremony here June 27, 2023. Maj. Gen. Jeffrey R. King relinquished command to Col. Brian R. Moore in a ceremony presided by Lt. Gen. Stacey T. Hawkins, Air Force Sustainment Center commander.

  • 552nd ACW Bids Farewell to First AWACS

    Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing gathered to bid farewell to aircraft 0560, during an event commemorating the aircraft’s rich history March 31. Aircraft 0560 is the first E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning Air Control System aircraft to retire from the fleet this year. As part of the FY23 President’s

  • Stories of Service: The American Dream

    There are many reasons why an individual chooses to join the military, for Airman 1st Class Faith Sparks, a Defender with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron, enlisting in the Air Force is a symbol of gratitude and an expression of the liberties and opportunities afforded to her in the U.S.

  • OC-ALC donates advanced light microscope to OU under education agreement

    The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex donated an advanced light microscope to the University of Oklahoma. The microscope, a Zeiss Discovery 12 metallograph, was originally purchased for $110,000 in 2007, and was slated for replacement and upgrade in 2020. It was offered to OU in lieu of disposal,

  • OC-ALC’s 544th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron Brings Home DoD Award

    The 544th Propulsion Maintenance Squadron’s F135 Heavy Maintenance Center won the Robert T. Mason Award for Depot Maintenance Excellence, which was presented at the awards banquet held in conjunction with 2022 DoD Maintenance Symposium at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on

  • Super Guppy lands at Tinker

    The Super Guppy made a very rare stop at Tinker Air Force Base today for some gas on its way to Florida. The NASA aircraft was delivering an Orion Heatshield for a mission expected a few years from now. The transportation of oversized cargo has always been a tremendous problem for logistics