Download Tinkers Conduct Here ##HOT##
ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - Airmen from the 31st and 34th Combat Communications Squadrons, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., conducted an exercise here April 30 through May 3.During the exercise 13 airmen constructed two nine-foot antennas and connected them to two Tropospheric Scatter Microwave Radio Terminals (TRC-170). They then transmitted data to Tinker AFB 130 miles away at four megabytes per second.The TRC-170 is used for beyond-line-of-sight communications between launch control and Patriot missile batteries. The terminal's antennae produce 11,000 watts of energy, which is sent as a signal to the troposphere. The signal then bounces off the troposphere and comes back to earth to another TRC-170 system. The purpose of the training was for the airmen to test the capabilities of the equipment, attain proficiency on the equipment, and stay current on their unit tasking code qualifications, said Staff Sgt. Jason O'Leary, 31st CCS radio frequency transmission system craftsman.The TRC-170 is also one of the communication systems used down range."The job of this squadron down range is to support communications any time anywhere," O'Leary said. "We support communication in a tactical environment, whether it is with satellite transmission or radio frequency transmission by tropospheric scatter or line of sight."The exercise was a change of scenery and an experience for the airmen of the 31st and 34th CCS."Anything out of the office for us is great. Our daily ops we do a lot of maintenance on equipment so sometimes it is a lot of paper work," said 2nd Lt. Benjamin J. Shoptaugh, 31st CCS officer in charge during the exercise. "I think [the airmen] had a really good time getting to see different sights. We're not this close to the flight line at Tinker so we don't get to see the aircraft taking off and landing."After the airmen were finished transmitting data, they deconstructed the TRC-170s and headed back to Tinker AFB."Everything worked out great, we love the support from Altus," Shoptaugh said. "We are hoping to have the opportunity to send more of our crews out here to Altus in the future."
Download Tinkers Conduct Here
(TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, OKLA) Photographers from the local media get pictures of 552nd Air Control Wing Airmen conducting aerial surveillance during the E-3 Sentry's 30th anniversary flight on Mar. 23. The E-3 first arrived at here on Mar. 23, 1977, and Airmen here have conducted the same mission for 30 years. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler)
In particular circumstances, car travel may be more appropriate than air travel and yes, the Tinker can fund such arrangements. One common scenario is conducting research on the Mexico side of the Mexico-U.S. border. Another might be if you are already living in the country where you want to conduct research, but need additional funding for travel to your research sites by car.
There are other CLAS scholarships you can apply for to conduct research on the U.S.-Mexico border. Please go to for more information. In addition, the Confluence Center, Grad College, and library all have special funding for border projects.
Maxwell Air Force Base Airman Leadership School class 13-7 lowers the flag while conducting retreat, Oct. 3. Despite budgetary constraints, ALS is continuing here throughout the government shutdown. (Courtesy photo)
Maxwell Air Force Base Airman Leadership School class 13-7 solutes the flag while conducting retreat, Oct. 3. Despite budgetary constraints, ALS is continuing here throughout the government shutdown. (Courtesy photo)
Maxwell Air Force Base Airman Leadership School class 13-7 folds the flag while conducting retreat, Oct. 3. Despite budgetary constraints, ALS is continuing here throughout the government shutdown. (Courtesy photo)
Human Rights Watch further selected eight apps for in-depth technical (dynamic) analysis, which was conducted by the Defensive Lab Agency. Of these, we examine Ruangguru and Muse here to illustrate how apps can allow third-party companies to surveil what students do in the virtual classroom. 041b061a72