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Default Air Force Logo Operating Status: What does it mean?
Tinker and Central Oklahoma could be in for some unusual weather today through Monday as local forecasters advise unusually large swings in temperatures likely to bring a mix of rain, freezing rain, snow, and sleet to the area."We should all keep a close watch on the weather and road conditions over the next few days," said Col. Christopher Azzano,
0 2/27
2015
Herschel Walker, former NFL running back, talks to Tinker Airmen about mental health issues during his visit to the base this week. For as much success as he’s had during his standout career, Mr. Walker suffers from mental illness and now travels the country, talking to service members about his early struggles and encouraging them to seek help for behavioral issues. His message is one of resiliency and goes hand-in-hand with the Air Force’s Comprehensive Airman Fitness program, which includes the four pillars of wellness — mental, physical, social and spiritual. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) NFL great tackles mental health issue during Tinker visit
Former NFL running back Herschel Walker knows how to overcome obstacles.To defeat a stutter early in life, he repeatedly practiced reading aloud in front of a mirror. Although the stutter had nothing to do with his smarts, he became an "A" student to boot.When University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley told his new freshman he wasn't ready
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2015
A U.S. Air Force E-3 “Sentry” Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft from Tinker Air Force Base approaches a KC-135 “Stratotanker” from the Maine Air National Guard during refueling operations over Iraq on Oct. 2, in support of operations against ISIL/ISIS targets. The AWACS provides situational awareness of friendly, neutral and hostile activity, command and control of an area of responsibility, battle management of theater forces, all-altitude and all-weather surveillance of the battle space, and early warning of enemy actions during joint, allied and coalition operations. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel) 552nd ACW participates in Red Flag exercise
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first Red Flag training exercise and members of the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base are currently in the middle of it - where they've been for the past 37 years.Red Flag, a realistic combat training exercise involving air, space and cyber forces of the United States and its allies, kicked
0 2/03
2015
Maj. Miguel Valle III, left, and Master Sgt. Randy Hailer, members of the 552nd Air Control Wing’s Plans and Programs office, were recently lauded along with Maj. Jason Nelson, with the 2014 Air Combat Command OPSEC Organization Team of the Year Award. Sergeant Hailer also won the ACC OPSEC NCO of the Year Award and will compete for the Air Force-level award to be announced next month. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) 552nd ACW’s OPSEC program, NCO lauded
An Air Combat Command team and noncommissioned officer from the 552nd Air Control Wing were recently recognized with the honor of both 2014 ACC OPSEC Organization Team of the Year and ACC OPSEC NCO of the Year.Maj. Miguel Valle III, Maj. Jason Nelson and Master Sgt. Randy Hailer won the 2014 ACC OPSEC Organizational Team of the Year.  The award
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Tinker Airmen graduate from leadership school
Thirty-four Airmen from units across Tinker Air Force Base graduated from Airman Leadership School Dec. 11.Graduates and award winners are:Air Force Sustainment CenterSenior Airman Darryl Bryant552nd Air Control Networks SquadronSenior Airman Neil BrooksSenior Airman Nicholas HarrisSenior Airman Austin ManuelSenior Airman James MeyerSenior Airman
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Tinker AWACS aircraft arrives at Boeing Seattle for major modification
An E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft belonging to the 552d Air Control Wing at Tinker arrived at Boeing Seattle on 22 Oct, 2014.  This aircraft, designated as D-1, will be undergoing a major cockpit avionics modification in a development program known as DRAGON.DRAGON stands for Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Tinker Airmen graduate from leadership school
Thirty-four Airmen from units across Tinker Air Force Base graduated from Airman Leadership School Dec. 11.Graduates and award winners are:Air Force Sustainment CenterSenior Airman Darryl Bryant552nd Air Control Networks SquadronSenior Airman Neil BrooksSenior Airman Nicholas HarrisSenior Airman Austin ManuelSenior Airman James MeyerSenior Airman
0 12/22
2014
Default Air Force Logo Tinker’s new chiefs: 552nd ACW foursome selected for promotion
Four Airmen with the 552nd Air Control Wing will soon become part of an elite group that makes up only 1 percent of the enlisted force when they pin on the rank of chief master sergeant, the Air Force's highest enlisted rank.Senior Master Sgt. Michael Shupert,  with the 552nd Maintenance Squadron, and Senior Master Sgt. Roger Turnipseed, with the
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2014
Twelfth Air Force shield New commander to take reins of 12th AF, AFSOUTH
Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern will welcome a new commander during a change of command ceremony Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.Major Gen. Chris Nowland will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and will take the reins of the 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) from Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, who will become the Deputy Chief
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Warfighters reap benefits as critical upgrades continue
The AWAC 40/45 program office is delivering, and potentially accelerating, critical upgrades to the service's primary platform.Replacing the mission computing system and software originally installed in the 1970s, the new capability will enhance tracking and combat identification capabilities in addition to providing operators with a better picture
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2014
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