Helping You Live Life

Helping You Live Life
February 2015
6120 Arnold Street
Tinker AFB, OK 73145-8101
US Postage
Permit 73
Oklahoma City, OK
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February 2015
Helping You Live Life
Tinker Living is here to let everyone
know about the activities and services
available on Tinker Air Force Base. We
provide dining, recreation and skill
development for all ages. Our purpose is
to deliver information for your leisure and
entertainment needs.
72nd FSS Marketing
(405) 734-2077
4........................ February Calendar, Youth Center
6........................ Golf Course, Honor Guard, Auto
Hobby Shop
7........................ Arts and Crafts Center
10........................ Tinker Club
12........................ Airman and Family Readiness
Center, Education Services Center,
Tinker Library
15........................ Tinker Bowling Center
Tinker Living Online...
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Arts & Crafts Center
Bldg. 478 734-5615
Gift Corner
Bldg. 3001 734-2396
Auto Skills
Bldg. 6002 734-5616
Resource & Referral
Bldg. 6001 734-7980
Bldg. 5604 734-5095
Outdoor Recreation
Gerrity Fitness Center
Equipment Checkout
Bldg. 6001 734-7190
Bldg. 6004 734-5607
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Don’t miss out on an event, trip, class
or program ever again. Get yourself
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Bldg. 478 734-5875
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Airman & Family
Readiness Center
3705 Fitness Center
Base Library
Annex Fitness Center
Tinker Club
Bldg. 5603 734-3418
We cater - call 734-3418
Bowling Center
For information regarding
advertising, call (405) 278-2830.
Services Center
Vanwey Dining Facility
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Bldg 6001 739-2747
Bldg. 5702 734-2626
Bldg. 5703 734-3484
Café 3001
Bldg. 3001 734-3161
Café 3001
Iron Duke
Jay Hawk Bldg. 9001
East – Bldg. 3904
West – Bldg. 5510
South - Bldg. 1101
Bldg. 216 734-2163
24/7 with ID access card
Bldg. 201SE 739-7408
Golf Course
Bldg. 6601 734-2909
Pro Shop and Course
Mulligans Grill
Honor Guard
Child Development
Bldg. 3705 734-4664
24/7 with ID access card
Bldg. 244 734-4226
Tickets & Travel
Bldg. 1156 739-3610
Bldg. 5905 734-3155
Open Weekends,
Holidays AFMC & Family Days
Youth Center
Bldg. 5520 734-7866
Before and After School
ID Card Section
Bldg. 460 739-7646
Bldg. 478 734-3791
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Wendy Russell, Nancy Sade,
Shelly Sanderson
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without regard to race, color religion, sex, national
origin, age, marital status, physical handicap,
political affiliation, or any other nonmerit factor of
the purchaser, user, or patron.”
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Youth Center
Tae Kwon Do
Tuesdays & Thursdays,
6 – 7 p.m.
Tae Kwon Do provides
athletic training with
the combination of
combat, self-defense,
and balance. Classes
are available for ages
6 through adult at the
Youth Center on Tuesday
and Thursday from 6 – 7
p.m. Sign up for the
entire month of February
for only $60. Family rates
are also available.
BGCA Image
Makers Exhibit
Feb. 11 – 13
The Boys & Girls Clubs
of America’s annual
ImageMakers National
Photography Contest
invites youth 6 – 18
years old to capture
photographs in four
different categories:
Culture and Tradition,
Surroundings, Portrait,
and the ‘One of a
Kind’ Photo Essay. For
more information you
can call the Tinker
Youth Center or go to
School Age
Feb. 13
The School Age
Program will offer a
full day camp as Mid
Del Schools are closed
for Parent Teacher
For more information about programs offered at the Tinker Youth Center,
please call 405-734-7866..
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Golf Course
$5 off in February
Receive $5 off any regular
priced green fee for the entire
month of February.
F*Y*A** Tournament
Feb. 21, 9 a.m.
The famous Freeze Your A**terisk
Golf Tournament is 9 holes of “Cross
Country” fun! Play challenging and
unique holes like never before. Play
begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun
start, played in a scramble format
with teams of four. Sign up for only
$25 per person, including golf and
Golf Lessons
Start sharpening those golf skills
for spring with Tinker’s PGA pro!
Lessons with the pro are only $40
for 30 minutes and will get you on
your way to a perfect swing, drive,
and putt.
For more information
about the Golf Course,
Golf Shop, and catering
please call
405-734-2909 or visit
Mulligan’s Grill
March 1, 7 a.m.
Thank you for your patience
during the Mulligan’s Grill
reinvention. Get excited for the
reopening with new menu options
on March 1! Doors open at 7 a.m.
and the first 18 people in the door
will receive a free biscuit with gravy.
Look forward to new menus
including Tinker Quick (TQ), Tinker
Healthy (TH) options, old favorites,
and daily specials. Mulligan’s is
bringing back Taco Salad Tuesdays
and delicious Bar-B-Q.
Honor Guard
The Honor Guard supports
about 650 military funerals per
year to honor active duty, veteran
and retired Air Force, Air Force
Reserve, Air National Guard, and
Army Air Corps members. The
Honor Guard performs about 150
Color Guard events each year
including Retirement Ceremonies,
Change of Commands, and
Military Parades.
For more
about joining
or if you need
the Honor Guard
for an event,
please call
Honor Guard members
uphold all military standards to
the highest level. All active duty
service members can help the
Honor Guard. The Honor Guard
appreciates the continued
support of all squadrons and
looks forward to welcoming new
Auto Hobby Shop
Tinker Auto Hobby
has fully stocked tool
cribs, 12 bays, three
vehicle lifts, and one
break rack available for
people to work on their
own vehicle. Through the
Single Airman Program,
the Auto Hobby Shop
offers special discounts
for single active duty
airmen, reservists, sailors,
and single active duty
The Automotive
Safety Course qualifies
patrons to use shop
equipment. The course
is offered every Thursday
at 3:30 p.m., but other
times can be arranged
as needed. There are
also watch and learn
programs available for
break jobs, front-end
alignments, oil changes,
anti-freeze checks, tire
balancing, and tire
If performing auto
maintenance does not
interest you, the Auto
Hobby staff can do it
for you! The professional
staff can complete your
headlight restoration,
engine flush, transmission
flush, coolant flush, fuel
flush, power steering
flush, and transaxles and
drives servicing for only
$75 each (plus fluid, if
Tinker Car Wash
The Tinker Car Wash
is located on the north
side of the Auto Hobby
Shop. The car wash has
multiple wash options,
takes cash or credit
cards, and will be open
The Tinker Auto Hobby Shop is open
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Wednesday – Saturday
and can be reached at 405-734-5616.
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Arts & Crafts Center
Arts & Crafts
is open
Tuesday – Friday,
7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
and located in
Bldg. 478.
For more
information about
Arts & Crafts
please call
405-734-5615 or
visit TinkerLiving.
Basic Beading
Instructor JoAnn
Feb. 3 and 17,
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 per class,
includes supplies.
Looking for the
perfect accessory?
Make it yourself in Basic
Beading! In this class,
students will learn basic
repair and jewelry
making skills from simple
to complex designs.
Instructor JoAnn
Feb. 4 and 18,
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 per class,
includes supplies.
Learn how to use a
Kumi Loom and braid
a Kumihimo necklace.
Looms are available for
in class use.
Instructor Kaylyn
Feb. 4 and 18,
12 – 2 p.m.
Cost: $25 per class,
includes supplies.
Learn basic machine
skills including threading
a machine, winding a
bobbin, and selecting
stitch length and width.
These skills will be
practiced by creating
a crayon roll up, a fun
project that can easily
be reproduced to
create other kinds of roll
ups. Sewing machines
are available but you
can bring your own to
learn how to operate it.
Elastic Band
Weaving and
Instructor JoAnn
Feb. 6, 6 – 7 p.m.
Cost: $20
Jewelry making is a
fun way for children to
express their creativity.
This jewelry class is for
ages 5 – 15, 10 and
under need parent
Pick & Paint
Instructor Kaylyn
Feb. 6 and 20,
6 – 7 p.m.
Cost: $20 per class.
Pick out a fired
ceramic piece to paint
and take home! All
children 10 and under
need parent supervision.
Double Walled
Oklahoma Basket
Instructor Mary Stone
Feb. 7, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $75, includes
Sign up for this
Saturday class to make a
custom basket creation.
Mesh Wreath
Instructor Orentha
Feb. 10, 4 – 6 p.m.
Cost: $50, supplies
and snacks are provided.
Make and take
home your very own
mesh wreath with
assistance and advice
from the instructor. If
desired, bring in personal
embellishments for an
exceptional and unique
Wire Wrapping
Instructor JoAnn
Feb. 10 and 24,
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 per class,
includes supplies.
Wire wrapping is a
unique jewelry making
technique that is
centuries old. Join this
class to make beautiful
Tree of Life
Instructor JoAnn
Feb. 11 and 25,
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 per class,
includes supplies.
Sign up to make a
Tree of Life Pendant with
birthstones! Use your
own birthstone color or
someone else’s to make
a perfect, personalized
Bling Party
Instructor JoAnn
can be arranged. Sign
up and pre-pay seven
days in advance. Free for
Single Airmen!
Cookies &
Feb. 20, 6 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $45, includes
snacks and drinks.
Create your own
jewelry using Epoxy clay
at the Bling Party! Your
extraordinary jewelry will
be made with unique
colors, various mediums,
and crystals that will
elevate your personal
Cork & Canvas
Instructor Kaylyn
Feb. 20, 6 – 9 p.m.
Cost: $40, includes
wine, snacks, and
Create a
masterpiece painting
with step-by-step
instruction from a local
artist while enjoying
appetizers, sipping wine,
and having fun! This
class is a perfect team
building activity; private
parties of ten or more
Instructor Kaylyn
Feb. 21, 1 – 2 p.m.
Cost: $20, includes
A fun class for
children, 5 - 15 years old,
to create a painting
while enjoying cookies,
juice, and friends! The
local artist will go stepby-step to teach a
fun beginner painting.
Children 10 and under
will need a parent to
attend the class with
them. To sign up, students
must pre-pay seven days
in advance.
Cherokee Splint
(Twill) Basket
Instructor Mary Stone
Feb. 21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $75, includes
Sign up for this
Saturday class and bring
home your very own
basket creation!
Arts & Crafts Policies:
To receive a full refund for a class, reservations must
be canceled within three days of start date; after
the class start date refunds or credits can only be
made when the patron goes on emergency leave,
TDY, or sick leave with proper documentation.
All patrons must present a receipt for a refund.
Full refunds will be given when a class is canceled
by the Arts & Crafts Center for insufficient
participation or instructor absence.
Arts & Crafts classes require advance sign up; please
plan on registering 3 – 10 days before the class date.
Sign up requirements are dependent on the nature
of the course.
We’re helping people with
dementia to experience joy,
comfort and meaning in their
lives. Visit our Finch Landing
Memory Support to learn how
we can care for your loved one.
If the minimum requirement of participants do not
sign up in advance the class will be canceled.
Private classes cannot be refunded unless canceled
by Arts & Crafts.
Private parties of 10 or more can be arranged with
an instructor for some classes.
For kids’ classes, children 10 and under need parent
supervision during the entire class.
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Tinker Club
Social Hour
Fridays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Social Hour at the Club is free for all
club members and only $5 for nonmembers. Free food and rotating drink
specials every Friday.
The Big Game Watch Party
Feb. 1; time dependent on kick-off,
please call the Club for hours.
Do not miss the biggest watch party
in town with door prizes, great food,
and drink specials! There will be a
drawing for a brand new, flat screen TV.
Sponsored in part by USAA.
First Friday Crud
Feb. 6, 4 – 6:30 p.m.
Sign up a four person team for
the Crud Tournament or just enjoy
watching the fun as others battle to
win the famous trophy.
Laffs in the Lounge
Feb. 6, 8 p.m.
Laff’s in the Lounge at the Tinker
Club will be a night filled with laughs
from local OKC comedians and
Tinker’s own MSgt. Brett J. Robinson as
your host. This event is free for everyone
and gets started at 8 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Dinner
Feb. 14, 6 p.m.
The Club will present the perfect
Valentine’s Day date with four delicious
courses for $40/$45 (members/nonmembers), per person.
The menu starts with your choice
of stuffed mushrooms (spinach and
cheese or seafood), followed by a
mixed green salad including mandarin
oranges and candied almonds. For
the main course, choose between
Filet Mignon with a caramel/brandy
mushroom sauce or potato crusted
Lunch Specials:
Looking for a convenient and delicious lunch? There is no
need to venture off base for the best deal in town!
Tuesday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. the Tinker Club serves
up a delicious buffet, and a soup and salad bar.
Tuesday at the Club is the Beef and Chicken Buffet;
Wednesday is a themed special; Thursday is the BBQ Buffet;
and new on Fridays is the Wings and Things Buffet. Do not miss
these delicious meals!
For more information about lunch specials at the Tinker Club,
please call 405-734-3418.
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salmon with a lemon butter Beurre
Blanc sauce; both served with roasted
tourne potatoes and vegetable
melody. To finish up this amazing
meal is the perfect dessert, mile high
strawberry pie!
Pre-paid reservations are required
by Feb. 11.
Swing and Line Dancing
Feb. 27, 7 – 10 p.m.
Come out for a free night of
dancing and fun at the Tinker Club! No
reservations are required and food is
available until 8 p.m.
Upcoming Wednesday Specials:
Feb. 4: Mongolian\Stir Fry Buffet
Feb. 11: German Buffet
Feb.18: Pasta Station
Feb. 25: Asian Pacific Buffet
Fat Tuesday: Feb. 17, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This buffet will have Mardi Gras themed food, including
cabbage for National Cabbage day!
National Chili Day: Feb. 26, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
There will be two variations of chili on the buffet.
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Airman and Family Readiness Center
On the Move with Military School-Age Children
The spring and summer months are fast
approaching and that means it is time for military
relocations. For those families with school-age
children, a military move requires some research to
get everyone ready for the change. If your family is
preparing for another PCS move or a child’s move
to college, the School Liaison Officer can provide a
variety of resources to ease the transition.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
has tools available to support military families’
educational needs. MCEC is a non-profit organization
that advocates for “inclusive, quality educational
opportunities for all military-connected children.”
MCEC offers programs, trainings, and resources
all geared toward military-connected children. is an educational resource tool
provided by MCEC and is available to facilitate your
search for new schools and much more.
Resources available through
• Find and compare schools
• Locate information on state school
requirements for all 50 states
• Learn more about ages and stages – Is your
child ready for the next education milestone?
• Transition to college with the College Prep
- Plan your high school path
- ACT and SAT test prep
- Find colleges
- Scholarship finder
- Understanding financial aid
To learn more about MCEC, please visit www. or visit
The second semester of school can bring
challenges for some students. They could be
preparing for grade level tests or trying to master
a new subject. Maybe their family moved over
the holiday season and now they are feeling
disconnected from their school work. for
U.S. Military Families provides one-on-one online
tutoring and homework help for all children in grades
K-12. Tutoring is available at no cost to eligible
students in National Guard, Reserve, and Active
Duty military families (please see website for service
specific details). includes over 16 subjects
including test prep, proofreading papers, Math,
Science, English, and Social Studies. Expert tutors are
on-demand 24/7 and students can connect from
Education Services
any internet-enabled device. This amazing resource
is made possible by the Department of Defense
MWR Library Program, Yellow Ribbon Reintegration
Program, and Navy General Library Program.
To learn more about for U.S. Military
Families, please visit
Should your family need assistance with any
military child education matters or need more
information about these resources please contact
the Tinker AFB School Liaison Officer, Ms. Heather
Wojciuch, at 405-734-3683 or [email protected]
Airman & Family
Readiness Center
6001 Arnold St.
Monday – Friday,
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tinker Library
Library Lovers’ Month
The Education
Services Center is
located in Bldg. 201SE,
at the intersection of 1st
Street and “C” Avenue.
Office hours are 7:15
a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday Thursday, and 7:15 a.m.
– 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
The office will be closed
Feb. 16.
The Education
Services Center offers
a variety of services to
base military personnel
and their dependents.
Professional counselors
are available to
discuss educational
Appointments are not
required to visit the
Tuition assistance
is available to military
personnel to help defray
the cost of tuition for
accredited colleges
and universities taught
either on or off base.
Six institutions offer
noontime, evening,
and weekend courses
on-base. Enrollment is
underway now, with
classes beginning in
March. Stop by the
Education Services
Center to visit with a
school representative
• Rose State College
• Park University
• Oklahoma City
• Webster University
• University of
• Oklahoma City
Aviation Education
If you are thinking
about returning to
school, be sure to
attend the Higher
Education Track Briefing.
The briefing is scheduled
from Feb. 11 – 12 and
will start at 7:45 a.m.
For more information visit: > Other
Services > Tinker Education Services or call 405-739-7408.
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February is Library Lovers’ Month and
the Tinker Library is celebrating with
sweet treats every Tuesday! Snacks will
start at 10 a.m. and are first come, first
served. Stop by to show your love and
support to the library and library staff!
Story Time
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.
Join the fun at the Tinker Library as Mr.
Peter reads great stories during the
weekly story time.
Valentine’s Story Time
Feb. 10, 10:30 a.m.
This week there will be a special story
time with great Valentine stories, crafts,
and candy for the children.
Library Resources
There are resources for book reports,
science projects, speeches, and much
more. The library is the perfect quiet
place to study with plenty of study
desks and two private study rooms.
Inquire about learning programs the
next time you visit, or call for more
Online Library Catalog
The Tinker AFB Library catalog is now
available online! Visit TinkerLiving.
com/Library to view everything that
the library has to offer, including the
latest New York Times best sellers and
new DVD releases.
Hours of Operation
The library is open Tuesday - Thursday
from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Friday from 10
a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. 5 p.m., and closed on Sunday and
Monday. The library is available for all
military and civilian families with base
For more information about the Tinker Library please call
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Tinker Bowling Center
Bring your event to Tinker
Bowling Center!
Dollar Day: Dollar games,
dollar shoes, dollar hotdogs, dollar
fries, and dollar sodas from 9 a.m. –
3 p.m.
You can bowl three games,
with shoes, Monday – Friday for
only $6 per person with a 12
player minimum.
Call 405-734-3484 or come by
Tinker Bowling Center to book
your event!
Color Pin Day: Make a strike
with a color pin in the head pin
position to win one free game
coupon (limit 3 per bowler) 9 a.m.
– 3 p.m.
Bowling Center Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday: 1 – 11 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED
Senior Day: Seniors 55+ bowl
for $1.25 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Open Revolving Senior League:
12 p.m., bowl three games 9 pin
no tap for $3.75 per bowler.
Family Day: Two hours of
bowling for $25 per lane, up to six
players per lane with shoe rentals,
from 1 – 5 p.m.
Lunch Bowl Special
Tuesday – Friday: $1.50 games
from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Tinker Bowling Combo
Buy a combo meal and enjoy $1
games. Valid during same visit only;
February 2015
Cosmic Birthday Party Day
Feb. 7, 2 - 4 p.m.
Cosmic bowling offers the perfect
atmosphere for birthday parties and
the Tinker Bowling Center wants to
be your host! If you are interested in
booking a birthday party under the
cosmic lights please call the Bowling
Center, reservations are required.
Cosmic Bowling
Feb. 14 and 28, 7 p.m.
Come out and bowl under the
lights! Saturday night Cosmic Bowling
is $10 per person for unlimited games
and includes the shoe rental. Or bowl
by the game for $3.50 per person, per
game and shoes for $2.50. There is a
Family Cosmic Special for $35 which
includes one lane for up to eight
bowlers, two games, one pizza, soda,
and shoes. Come out for this night of
music, bowling, lights, and fun!
Feb. 7 and 21, 7 p.m.
Come out for an evening of fun
with the color pins. Colorama is only
$12 per person for three games.
Payouts based on conversions of color
pin placements.
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Valentine 9 Pin No Tap
Feb. 14, 2 p.m.
Do not miss this fun Valentine’s Day
9 pin no tap tournament! Teams of
two will compete in this three game
series for only $20 per team. Scores will
be combined for a final team total.
Couples Valentine Bowl
Feb. 14, 5 – 11 p.m.
Look no further than the Bowling
Center for the ultimate Valentine’s Day
special! Enjoy three games for only $12
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