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Tinker Air Force Base has added to growth of Rose State College
Rose State College has a "significant partnership" with Tinker Air Force Base. President Jeanie Webb said 1,200 of Rose State's 9,000 students this fall are military personnel, their spouses or veterans. Read More
Tinker engineers grow in numbers
Number of Tinker engineers and scientists on upswing at AFB Read More
Taking care of the KC-46A tanker at Tinker Air Force Base is expected to boost Oklahoma's economy
Officials predict the KC-46A Pegasus campus will have a an economic impact of close to $1 billion in a decade's time. The campus, on Tinker Air Force Base's south side, is being built now. Read More
Tinker's Air Logistics Complex helps base's economic impact soar
While specific economic impact numbers are hard to estimate when it comes to the Air Logistics Complex at Tinker Air Force Base, there's no doubt about the role it plays in making the aerospace industry one of the state's largest. Read More
Tinker's 'a very vital part of the greater Oklahoma City area'
On May 4, 1973, a political ad ran across a page of The Daily Oklahoman, shouting and pleading in black and bold font: “SAVE TINKER NOW!” Approval was needed from county voters to purchase $10.8 million in land near the Air Force base's main runway. The ad contained testimonials from federal representatives... Read More
Tinker office oversees Air Force Sustainment Center human resources functions
Think of the Air Force Sustainment Center Personnel Directorate as a force multiplier, filling positions critical to U.S. Air Force mission, said Christina Lhamon, the Sustainment Center personnel director. Under the command of Lt. Gen. Lee Levy II, the Air Force Sustainment Center, based at Tinker Air Force... Read More
Nikki Haley: Russia committed 'warfare' against US in 2016
'When a country can come interfere in another country's elections, that is warfare,' Haley said Thursday. Read More
John Kelly, president's chief of staff, speaks about son’s death and criticizes congresswoman
John F. Kelly said he was stunned to see the criticism by a Democratic congresswoman after the president delivered a similar message to the widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger. Read More
Raqqa liberated from ISIS, commander with US-backed Syrian forces says
The Syrian city of Raqqa was liberated from ISIS fighters Tuesday, a commander with U.S.-backed Syrian forces said, announcing the "fall of the capital of terrorism."   Brig. Gen. Talal Sillo told The Associated Press on Tuesday there were no longer clashes going on in the city, and that a formal declaration... Read More
Bowe Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion, Misconduct
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held by the Taliban from 2009 to 2014 after leaving his base in Afghanistan, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior. Read More
Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion
Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier held as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan for five years, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehaviour before the enemy. The 31-year-old Army sergeant entered his plea on Monday before a military judge at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The Idaho native's lawyers have argued he... Read More
Marine killed in Pearl Harbor attack to be buried in Oklahoma
The remains of Pvt. Vernon Keaton, a U.S. Marine who died on the USS Oklahoma in the Pearl Harbor attack, will be buried in Oklahoma next month. Read More
Trump won't withdraw from Iran nuclear deal, Tillerson says
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tillerson: Trump will not withdraw from Iran nuclear deal but will say pact is not in US national security interests. Read More
Kidnapped Canadian family released after 5 years of being held hostage
Canadian Joshua Boyle, his American wife Caitlan Coleman and their children are on their way home after five years held hostage by the Haqqani network.   Boyle called his parents early Thursday morning to tell of their rescue. He also told his father that they’ve had a third baby in custody, a little girl... Read More
University of Central Oklahoma gets $1.3 million federal grant to serve veterans
The University of Central Oklahoma received a five-year $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to serve 125 veterans who are first-generation college students, from low-income families or at high risk for academic failure, regardless where they attend college. Read More
Russia accuses U.S. of pretending to fight Islamic State in Syria, Iraq
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of pretending to fight Islamic State and of deliberately reducing its air strikes in Iraq to allow the group’s militants to stream into Syria to slow the Russian-backed advance of the Syrian army.  In the latest sign of rising tensions between... Read More
Norman man is preparing jet to fly again
Jay Duechting, of Norman, made a career flying jets for the Air Force and several airlines, but when he retired the 66-year-old wasn't ready to give up the cockpit. He bought a former Soviet jet fighter. Read More
Report: 3 Green Berets killed in Niger, 2 others injured in attack
WASHINGTON — A joint American and Nigerien patrol came under hostile fire in southwest Niger, officials at U.S. Africa Command confirmed Wednesday.  The Associated Press reported that three U.S. Army special operations commandos were killed Wednesday and two others were wounded in the attack. Five soldiers... Read More
U.S. service member killed in Iraq IED blast: Pentagon
A U.S. service member from the coalition fighting Islamic State was killed and another injured in Iraq over the weekend when an improvised explosive device (IED) struck their vehicle, the Pentagon said on Monday. Read More
'You Should Be Outraged,' Air Force Academy Head Tells Cadets About Racism On Campus
Treat people with dignity and respect — or get out. That's the message Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria told 4,000 cadets Thursday, after racist notes were left outside five cadets' doors. Read More

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