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Airman 1st Class Robert Mott of the 90th Security Police Group stands guard near an E-3A Sentry aircraft during Operation Desert Shield.  Mott is armed with an M-16A1 rifle equipped with an M-203 grenade launcher. Tinker plays big role in Gulf War victory
When the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander said in 1991 he was "proud of the tremendous contribution Tinker personnel and associates have made thus far,"Maj. Gen. Joseph K. Spiers might have been talking about their day-to-day activities, year-after-year accomplishments or even those tasks during the tenure of his command. But, his
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Default Air Force Logo First 3-D printed part approved for AWACS
The 552nd Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight recently won engineering approval to make and install the first 3-D printed part for E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft.The part -- a plastic end cap for seat armrests -- isn't crucial to keeping the battle management platforms flying, but the manufacturing feat is an early milestone
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Default Air Force Logo 552nd ACW participates in inaugural Trilateral Exercise
Several members of the 552nd Air Control Wing recently made history by participating in the inaugural Trilateral Exercise at Langley Air Force Base, Va., that included service members from the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force and the French Air Force.The exercise, held Dec. 2-18, was hosted by the 1st Fighter Wing and focused on multi-national Air
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A T-38 Talon, F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-22 Raptor are parked at the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. flightline Dec. 17 during the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise. The aircraft came from Shaw AFB, S.C.; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Barksdale AFB, La.; Tinker AFB, Okla.; and Eielson AFB, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released) 552 ACW participates in Checkered Flag 2015
Tyndall hosted the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise that started Dec. 10 and concluded Dec. 18.Checkered Flag is a large-force exercise that gives a large number of legacy and fifth-generation aircraft the chance to practice combat training together in a simulated employment from a deployed environment.Those involved in supporting the exercise were
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Maj. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson, director of Intelligence, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., visited the 552nd Air Control Wing and the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex on Dec. 1-2. The general was given an overview of the three groups within the 552nd ACW, she briefed 552nd members on fusion warfare and shared a working lunch with intel Airmen during her visit to Tinker. With the general is 552nd ACW Commander Col. David Gaedecke. (Air Force photo by Kelly White/Released) Talking intel

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Default Air Force Logo AF announces FY16 aviator bonuses: RPA pilots eligible for first time
Eligible active-duty aviators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2016 Aviator Retention Pay or Critical Skills Retention Bonus programs, Air Force officials announced Dec. 15."The cost to train and develop our Airmen is a significant investment for the Air Force," said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. "These incentives
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Gen. Herbert Hawk Carlisle, commander, Air Combat Command and Chief Master Sgt. Steve McDonald, Air Combat Command, command chief, send a holiday message to ACC Airmen and their families.  Video frame grab by A1C Samara Rosales Commander Air Combat Command Holiday Greeting to Airmen
Gen. Herbert Hawk Carlisle, commander, Air Combat Command and Chief Master Sgt. Steve McDonald, ACC command chief, send a holiday message to ACC Airmen and their families."As we get into the holiday season, we'd just like to take a moment to thank all of you and your families for all you do in defense of our nation and all you do in defense of our
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Basketball season begins
Intramural basketball season tipped off this week with games scheduled through March at the Gerrity Fitness Center.Spectators are encouraged to stop by and watch the action among 23 teams signed up to date.The squads are divided into two leagues that will play on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Two games are scheduled each evening,
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2015
Airman 1st Class Toris Richardson services a liquid cooling system on one of the training modules at the 373rd Training Reserve Squadron. (Air Force photo by Kelly White/Released) Det. 9 offers hands-on training to both military, civilian students
One Tinker unit provides world- class aircraft maintenance training to the Department of Defense.Detachment 9 is an Air Education and Training Command unit geographically separated from the 373rd Training Squadron at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.Master Sgt. Nathan Thaxton, Det. 9 detachment chief, said his unit is similar to the technical school
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Lt. Col. Ryan Jones, 552nd Training Squadron commander, left, and Master Sgt. Steven Colombo, 552nd TRS first sergeant, serve up turkey to patrons at the Vanwey Dining Facility on Thanksgiving. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan/Released) Serving up gratitude

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