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Tinker Air Force Base expansion to close two-mile stretch of road
The Tinker expansion will be on the base's southeast side, stretching across Douglas Boulevard from SE 44 and SE 74. The new perimeter is seen as protecting existing Department of Defense assets on the east side of Douglas, placing them inside an expanded perimeter fence.
Kirtland airman sentenced to prison in illegal weapons case
U.S. District Judge Judith Herrera last week sentenced Charles Brent Justice to 20 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Earlier this year, Justice pleaded guilty to smuggling goods into the United States, unlawful importation of a firearm and possession of a firearm not registered with the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
Afghanistan War’s end quiets chaplain’s litany of funeral prayers
Virtually all of the Afghan war's dead arrived back on American soil here at Dover Air Force Base. Seeing to those remains is such trying work that many did it for just six months. But Chaplain David Sparks was here when the war was launched and the first casualties arrived, through waves of bloodshed, and now, two decades later.

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