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Default Air Force Logo Air Force revamps AEF
The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a consistent Air Force capacity to the
0 9/09
2014
Default Air Force Logo Service Members Receiving RAND Military Workplace Survey
About 580,000 service members have begun receiving emails or letters inviting them to participate in the first RAND Military Workplace Study, Defense Department officials said.Active and reserve component members in all military branches and the Coast Guard are being invited to participate. "The survey is unprecedented in its scale and will
0 8/19
2014
Default Air Force Logo AWACS upgrade achieves initial operational capability
The Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Hostage, declared Initial Operational Capability for the 552nd Air Control Wing's E-3G "Sentry" Airborne Warning and Control System Block 40/45 aircraft July 28 here."This modification represents the most significant upgrade in the 35-plus year history of the E-3 AWACS and greatly enhances our
0 8/15
2014
Default Air Force Logo CMSAF encourages Airmen on his recent visit to Tinker
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife Athena visited Tinker Airmen Aug. 1-2. During an Airman's Call, Chief Cody said that although challenges lie ahead, he is confident in the Air Force's ability to maintain its elite status. "The inability to predict the future creates some challenges, especially when you know that
0 8/15
2014
Staff Sgt. Robert Abbey, assigned to the 507th Security Forces Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., guards an E-3 Sentry on July 20 on the flight line at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Security forces Airmen from the 507th are supporting reservists from the 513th Air Control Group as they fly missions in support of the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Wanzer) Tinker's 513th provides AWACS support for major Pacific exercise
More than 60 reservists from the 513th Air Control Group and the 970th Airborne Air Control Squadron returned home last week after a nearly two-week mission to support the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.The 970th flew the only E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft in the exercise,
0 8/08
2014
Default Air Force Logo Col. Homola takes command of 552nd ACG
Espousing sincere appreciation for the confidence entrusted in him and thanking a large contingent of family, friends and co-workers on hand, Col. Michael J. Homola officially took command of the 552nd Air Control Group in a traditional change of command ceremony June 25 inside Bldg. 230, Dock 2, at Tinker Air Force Base.Colonel Homola, who spent
0 7/24
2014
Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command, prepares to speak to members of the 552nd Air Control Wing during an All Call at the Team Tinker auditorium June 18. The general talked about changes in the Air Force promotion process, force shaping initiatives and the future of the Air Force as it copes with sequestration. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) ACC commander discusses promotion changes, budget impacts with Tinker Airmen
Changes to the service's promotion system will ultimately lead to a better Air Force, Air Combat Command's Gen. Mike Hostage told members of the 552nd Air Control Wing during a June 17 visit here. During an all call at the base auditorium, the ACC Commander told Airmen the new evaluation criteria will place more emphasis on job performance and
0 7/07
2014
After nearly a year, a newly restored Royal Saudi Air Force AWACS prepares to leave to Tinker after work by a group from the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Royal Saudi Air Force AWACS back in service
A Royal Saudi Air Force AWACS aircraft recently left Tinker for duty in Saudi Arabia after a nearly year-long restoration by the 76th Maintenance Squadron.Danny Simon, Middle East support chief located in the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, praised the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group for taking on the additional work among its many other
0 7/07
2014
Lt. Col. Steven Tofte awaits his first salute shortly after assuming command of the 752nd Operations Support Squadron from Lt. Col. Anthony J. Owens, right. Colonel Tofte had previously served as director of operations for the 752nd OSS. Colonel Owens will be heading to Ramstein Air Base in Germany as a member of Headquarters United States Air Forces Europe. Col. Alexander Koven, 552nd Air Control Group commander, left, presided over the ceremony held June 6 in Bldg. 230, Dock 2, before a host of friends, family and fellow service members. (Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Thomas Edwards) 752nd OSS salutes new commander

0 6/25
2014
Col. John J. Cooper, 552nd Operations Group commander, left, passes the guidon to Lt. Col. Marc A. Langohr, right, signaling Colonel Langohr’s assumption of command of the 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron from Lt. Col. Darren R. DeRoos during a traditional ceremony held Thursday, May 29 in Bldg. 230, Dock 2, before a host of friends, family and fellow service members. Colonel Langohr previously served as director of Operations for the 960th AACS. Colonel DeRoos will now become deputy commander to Colonel Cooper, who presided over the ceremony. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) 960th assumption of command

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