Community Outreach
FEDs Give Back to Regional Food Bank

Federal employees from different agencies volunteered their time on a Saturday, working together to fight hunger in Oklahoma. Click for more…

 
The Aeronautical Center Celebrates Its Military Veterans

While there are nearly 1,200 veterans working among us at the Aeronautical, we are grateful to everyone who serves. These unsung heroes are willing to sacrifice themselves so that all of us can enjoy our freedoms. Click for more…

 
Aeronautical Center has Presence in 2019 Women in Science Conference

Aeronautical Center representatives provide inspiration to young women who are thinking about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) related careers. Click for more…

 
Hello Administrator…… Can You Hear Me Now?

Employees from the Aeronautical Center assist the Administrator with his International phone service. Click for more…

 
Oklahoma Women in Aviation and Aerospace Day 2019

A sellout crowd of 540 attended this nostalgic event, highlighting incredible Oklahoma women in aviation and aerospace. The 1920’s themed event was hosted in the AAR Hangar at Will Rogers World Airport. Click for more…

 
Aeronautical Center Kicks-off 58th Annual Combined Federal Campaign
Vol.5 Issue 7

Michelle Coppedge (Aeronautical Center Director) provided opening remarks for the event, encouraging all employees to be ’ambassadors’ for this year’s campaign. Click for more…

 
The Indian Country Business Summit (ICBS) hosts annual "Diversity in Government Contracting"
Vol.5 Issue 7

Representatives from the Aeronautical Center recently participated in a small business conference in Norman, Oklahoma. Click for more…

 
FAA Celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
Vol.5 Issue 7

This year, the National Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees with Disabilities (NCFAED) celebrated the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Awards in the FAA’s Southwest Region office. Click for more…

 
Aeronautical Center’s NBCFAE Chapter Recognizes Essay Contest Winners
Vol.5 Issue 7

The Aeronautical Center’s National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE) recently recognized three essay contest winners with a cash award. Click for more…

 
NASA Administrator speaks in Oklahoma
Vol.5 Issue 7

The Administrator for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is an Oklahoman, and recently spoke at an Aviation event in Norman, OK. Click for more…

 
Doing Business with Government Means Collaboration
Vol.5 Issue 6

August was the month for Conferences, especially for those focused on doing business with the federal government. Tinker and the Primes featured an opportunity to talk to experts in government procurement. Click for more…

 
Would You Like to Mentor Some Aspiring Youth?
Vol.5 Issue 6

The Air Force Association is supporting a nationwide initiative to improve STEM learning and volunteers are needed to sustain these efforts. Click for more…

 
MMAC Hosts STEM Outreach Booth at Local Air Show
Vol.5 Issue 6

Tinker Air Force Base held its Star Spangled Salute Air and Space Show this summer, drawing more than 100,000 aviation enthusiasts. Click for more…

 
Masters Swimmer on the Center
Vol.5 Issue 5

Though he has been an Aerospace Engineering Technician at the Aeronautical Center for 17 years, you might be surprised to know that he is also a coach for the Mustang Public High School Swim team. Click for more…

 
July 29 Marks Opening of MMAC’s New HQ Parking Lot
Vol.5 Issue 5

For those driving onto the Aeronautical Center after 8:30 a.m., relief is here in the form of additional parking spaces! It’s time to leave your hiking shoes in the car. Click for more…

 
Providing a Foundational Cornerstone for Aviation Education
Vol.5 Issue 5

One person can make a difference in the lives of many. For the past 14 years, Laura Shepherd-Madsen, Communications Program Specialist (AMC-3) and Co-Director of ACE Camp, has been involved with teaching 7th and 8th grade students about aviation, providing them with many eye-opening experiences. Click for more…

 
Husband and Wife Team Share Their Aviation Passion No Matter What the Distance
Vol.5 Issue 5

FAA Aviation Safety Inspector, Rahdames Villafana and his wife, Danielle, a First Officer for a commercial airline company enjoy spending their free time talking with kids about their careers in aviation. Click for more…

 
TSI Relocates to Modernized Classrooms
Vol.5 Issue 5

For over 45 years, the Transportation Safety Institute (TSI) has been a valued tenant of the Aeronautical Center. This past December, TSI classrooms have moved locations on the Center, to the recently renovated Flight Inspection Building. Click for more…

 
Astronaut Launches Excitement into 14th Year ACE Camp
Vol.5 Issue 4

What could be better than celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the first lunar landing with Apollo 11? Perhaps having Astronaut Scott Altman visit the Aeronautical Center’s annual summer ACE Camp. Click for more…

 
NAPA MMAC Chapter Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Vol.5 Issue 4

The National Asian and Pacific American Association (NAPA) Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC) Chapter recently hosted a captivating heritage celebration. Click for more…

 
Would You Rather Be Lucky or Prepared? One Family’s Plea
Vol.5 Issue 4

An ESC employee shares a harrowing story of implementing CPR on a family member without having any formal training. Click for more…

 
When Planetary Dreams Become Reality
Vol.5 Issue 4

FAA employee, Debbie O’Hagan embarks on membership into a Planetary Society and gains much more, helping to connect STEM-minded people together. Click for more…

 
Bet You Didn’t Know All This Was in Your Own Backyard
Vol.5 Issue 3

Recently, Chris Eversole a staff writer of the Mustang News and Yukon Review visited the Aeronautical Center and learned first-hand some of the many missions being accomplished here at the Center. Click for more…

 
Celebrating Aviation and Aerospace Awareness Day
Vol.5 Issue 3

Oklahoma’s second largest industry, the purpose of Aerospace Awareness Day is to recognize this vital economic engine and to provide a greater understanding of the impact aviation has on our lives. Click for more…

 
LitterBlitz 2019 – Creating a Better Impression
Vol.5 Issue 3

Despite being rescheduled, LitterBlitz 2019 was a huge success, yielding 36 bags of debris. Thanks to MMAC volunteers, the area around the Center looks a lot cleaner! Click for more…

 
Celebrating STEM
Vol.5 Issue 3

There are many ways for FAA employees to engage with students who are interested in STEM and let them know about the kinds of career opportunities available in aviation and aerospace. Click for more…

 
ESC Employees Extend Helping Hand to Those in Need
Vol.5 Issue 3

No matter what time of year it is, the employees from the Enterprise Services Center enjoy giving back to their community. Let them count the ways…. Click for more…

 
Riding on an Angel’s wings
Vol.5 Issue 2

Attending the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, CA was never a bucket list item for Mike McClellin, but he received a call that would truly be life-changing. Click for more…

 
Make Plans to Attend the 2nd Annual Human Systems Integration Summit
Vol.5 Issue 2

On Thursday, April 11th from 8:30am-4pm at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center, aviation enthusiasts and more are invited to attend a come-and-go Summit. Click for more…

 
Engineering Fair Offers Problem Solving Opportunities for Youth
Vol.5 Issue 2

Hundreds of students in grades 6th-10th from across the state were invited to participate in the annual Oklahoma Engineering Fair at the Science Museum Oklahoma. Click for more…

 
2019 Oklahoma State Aviation Art Contest Celebrity Judges Convene
Vol.5 Issue 2

On February 7th, 2019, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission (OAC) hosted “celebrities” from the Oklahoma aviation and aerospace community to judge the 2019 Aeronautics Commission Aviation and Aerospace Art Contest. Click for more…

 
Youth Council of Oklahoma City
Vol.5 Issue 2

Members from Oklahoma City’s, Ward 3 Youth Council were given the opportunity to learn about transportation and the important role that FAA plays in our state. Click for more…

 
Local Marine Serves as Pallbearer for President George H. W. Bush
Vol.5 Issue 1

Who would have thought that a young boy from the Aeronautical Center’s Launching Pad would grow up to do something so historic? Click for more…

 
It’s a Matter of Giving and Receiving
Vol.5 Issue 1

I’leta Young volunteers her time at the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank. It’s become her own personal therapy. Click for more…

 
Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace Day Celebrated in Tulsa
Vol.5 Issue 1

On Thursday December 6th, over 400 aviation enthusiasts gathered in the BizJet International Hangar in Tulsa, to honor women working in Oklahoma’s aviation and aerospace industry. Click for more…

 
Getting Your Taxes Ready
Vol.5 Issue 1

Anyone making $66K or less, has the ability to access free commercial software products through the IRS website. Click for more…

 
Contemplating a 6th Military Branch: U.S. Space Force
Vol.4 Issue 8

In June, President Trump announced the proposal of newly formed military branch, one to focus on national security and preserving the nation’s satellites. Click for more…

 
Aeronautical Center Employees Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Vol.4 Issue 8

Employees that attended the annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month gained insight about what it means to have disability in today’s society. Click for more…

 
Oklahoma’s Aerospace Forum
Vol.4 Issue 8

Aerospace executives from across the state recently gathered for an Oklahoma Space Forum at the Skirvin Hotel on October 30, 2018. Click for more…

 
Veterans Honored at Ceremony
Vol.4 Issue 8

Over a hundred employees attended the Center’s belated Veterans Day Celebration, honoring members from all branches of the Armed Forces. Click for more…

 
Do You Enjoy Helping Others?
Vol.4 Issue 8

At some point in our lives, we all need help, whether it’s a medical situation, educational, legal or some other need. Fortunately, the Combined Federal Campaign provides vital resources to every community. Click for more…

 
 
 
 
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