• Two sets of eyes in the sky

    Members of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron form Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, visited here to participate in the Gunfighter Flag exercise alongside our very own 726th Air Control Squadron. Although the Air Force is known for air superiority, most commonly fighters are the image used to represent our fighting force, most not realizing the importance of air controllers’ role in keeping those very aircraft aware of what’s going on in the airspace.
  • Gunfighters: Innovating Since the Beginning

    The 391st and 389th fighter squadrons are playing pivotal roles in Operation Inherent Resolve, the Air Force’s current mission in the Southwest Asia region. More than 800 Airmen from the two squadrons spent the better part of 2016 downrange supporting the world’s leading airpower in the war on terror. Inherent Resolve isn’t their first rodeo however, these two squadrons were among the first fighters to deploy in Operation Enduring Freedom after the terror attacks on 9/11.
  • The Logistics of Readiness

    “You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.” -- Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. When you ask someone what logistics means, most people can give you a basic answer, usually mentioning supplies, and they’re not wrong. “Moving things from point A to point B”, “bullets bandages and beans”, “supply and demand”. A lot of people have a general idea of what logistics is, but few seem to realize the extent of the support that logistics airmen bring to the fight, and how involved they really are in making the mission happen.
  • Key Spouses- the bridge between family and leadership

    Establishing relationships across the base is a focus that many in leadership find incredibly important. It allows them to support airmen completing the mission not only at home station, but deployed as well. This often includes supporting the families of those airmen. When an airman deploys, they leave behind their family and the many responsibilities, which leaves their families picking up extra duties in their day-to-day life.
  • American Indian Heritage Month: more than giving thanks once a year

    As we sit around dinner tables enjoying good food and friends, we don't always think about those who made that first feast possible. November happens to be National American Indian Heritage Month. As the first people to live on the land we all cherish, American Indians and Alaska Natives have played a key role in shaping our country’s character and our cultural heritage, not just encouraging post-turkey food comas.
  • The Most Important Step

    Suicide is a prevalent problem in the military. In 2015, 275 military members took their own lives.
  • MFLC: counselors here to help with life’s challenges

    Life, family and work can easily throw a person out of balance or feel stretched too thin. The military is dedicated to providing resources for military members and their families to teach them how to work through tough times. The Military Family Life Counselor program is one such program.
  • A tale from the “Greatest Generation”

    Many people remember what they were doing or at least remember where they were when they heard the news of historic events: the attacks of 9/11, finding Osama Bin Laden, the Oklahoma City Bombing and the Boston Bombing. However, another memory is slowly fading along with the generation that reacted to it, a memory that galvanized a country to make the ultimate stand against an ultimate evil. A 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs heritage feature on Anne Rissman, a WW2 veteran who was a nurse in the European campaign and was attached to the 2nd Evacuation Hospital.
  • Doing your best no matter what

    Difficult times can bring out the very best in people — war, a loss of a friend and even more. The U.S. Air Force has a tradition of honor, and a legacy of valor stretching back long before it was even called the Air Force. For retired Chief Master Sgt. Bill Gornik, this meant answering his nation’s call as an airman of the Army Air Corps in World War II. A 366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs heritage feature on AF Chief Master Sgt. (ret.) Bill Gornik, who started his career as an airman and engineer gunner of the Army Air Cops in World War II. In this feature, Gornik tells his story about his Air Force career as well as imparts some wisdom to today's generation of airmen.
  • More than a ‘tool’

    Military working dog: a type of dog that learns and performs various tasks such as scouting, guarding and contraband detection. These dogs have been used for thousands of years and have proven invaluable in current operations in Southwest Asia.Logisticians and planners may see them as numbers on a deployment document. For others, who have been on