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  • WWII Soldier’s dog tags reunited at Tinker AFB

    Seventy-five years after his aircraft was shot down by German anti-aircraft fire in the Netherlands during World War II, Tech Sgt. Orville Bruce Journey’s dog tags were finally brought back to his family.The dog tags were presented to Bruce Journey’s brother, 87-year-old Oklahoma City resident Dwight Journey, at a special presentation ceremony
  • Decorations lost, but significance remains: 97-year-old veteran honored again

    At a surprise ceremony in front of the B-24 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, July 24, Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, presented World War II veteran 1st Lt. Joseph Kollenberg with a set of replacement medals in honor of his courage and bravery during a significant time in our Nation’s history. Kollenberg, a B-24 Navigator, flew more than 27 combat missions over enemy territory, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the European, African, and Middle Eastern campaign service medals for his efforts.
  • POW recounts his time in Hanoi Hilton

    A former Vietnam prisoner of war spoke at the commander’s update briefing May 16, 2019, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska.
  • Obenland Memorial Award commemorates engineer, hero

    An engineering officer at the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the recipient of the 2018 Roland R.Obenland Memorial Award. The award honors a company grade engineering officer with less than seven years of total active commissioned service who exhibits exemplary dedication and contribution to the Air Force through advancements in technology development, or significant improvement through re-engineering projects.

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