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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
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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
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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

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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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Tech. Sgt. Chad Molenhour, 552nd Air Control Wing, was recently named the Outstanding Department of Defense Service Member with a Disability Award winner for Air Combat Command. Sergeant Molenhour’s left leg was amputated following a motorcycle accident in September 2012. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) Tinker Airman recieves ACC award
A Tinker Airman is the Outstanding Department of Defense Service Member with a Disability Award winner for Air Combat Command.Tech. Sgt. Chad Molenhour lost his leg in a near fatal motorcycle accident two years ago, but with a positive attitude, remains on active duty with the 552nd Air Control Wing and mentors other wounded warriors. On Sept. 30,
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The Air Force Thunderbirds will headline Tinker's Star Spagled Salute Air Show and Open House June 21-22. Organizers say this year’s air show will also feature the largest collection of static displays in Star Spangled Salute history. Including the always-popular tours of the E-3 Sentry, visitors will be able to see aircraft such as the B-1B Lancer, B-52 Stratofortress, C-17 Globemaster, CV-22 Osprey, E-6B Mercury, KC-135 Stratotanker, T-1A Jayhawk, T-6A Texan, T-38 Talon and more. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger) Organizers planning ‘incredible’ Star Spangled Salute
The skies over Tinker Air Force Base will be filled with the "sounds of freedom" June 21-22 as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds headline the 2014 Star Spangled Salute Air Show and Open House. This performance is one of 38 in America for the Thunderbirds this year. The free event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and co-hosted by
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Default Air Force Logo Air Show volunteers needed
Members of Team Tinker have an outstanding opportunity to showcase the Air Force mission to the local community with the 2014 Star Spangled Salute Air Show, June 20-22. To make this event a success and ensure the safety and security of those who attend as well as base assets, volunteer augmentees of any rank are needed to work during the air show.
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Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., talks with Col. David Robertson, the 513th Air Control Group Commander, during a briefing April 18 at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. During Cole's visit, 513th Airmen explained the Air Force Reserve AWACS mission and the vital role it plays in flying and maintaing the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System. (Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Caleb J. Wanzer) Rep. Tom Cole visits AF Reserve's only AWACS unit
Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., visited the 513th Air Control Group at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., April 18 as part of a base-wide tour to hear the accomplishments of and issues facing military units at the base.The 513th is an Air Force Reserve unit stationed at Tinker and is the only reserve unit to maintain and fly the E-3 Sentry, an Airborne Warning
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April is Sexual Assault Awareness month and leadership from the Air Force Sustainment Center and across Tinker AFB came together April 17 with members of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team to sign a proclamation to reinforce a zero-tolerance policy and draw attention to the issue which is an “intolerable violent crime that affects countless men, women and children in our society.” The group assembled to show a team approach to preventing sexual assault. The proclamation was signed by Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, AFSC commander, seated right; Chief Master Sgt. Gregg Jones, AFSC command chief, seated left; and standing from left, Navy Capt. (select) Ed McCabe, Stratcomm Wing ONE deputy for operations; Col. Linda Hurry, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex deputy commander for maintenance; Col. Stephen Wood, 72nd Air Base Wing vice commander; Col. Brian Davis, 507th Air Refueling Wing commander; Col. John Kubinec, AFSC vice commander; and Col. Jay Bickley, 552nd Air Control Wing commander. (Air Force photo) Tinker leaders sign Sexual Assault Prevention proclamation

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Nicholas Henthorn, who works in aircraft hydraulics with the 552nd Commodities Maintenance Squadron, turns the key to his new house in Moore during an April 4 dedication ceremony presented by the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Henthorn's home was destroyed by the May 20 F5 tornado last year. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Tinker tornado victim receives keys to new home
On April 4, a Tinker man received the keys to his new house, thanks to Habitat for Humanity and a host of volunteers.Nicholas Henthorn, with the 552nd Commodities Maintenance Squadron, lost his home in the F-5 tornado that hit Moore last year. Though he had insurance, and had worked at Tinker the past seven years, Mr. Henthorn needed a loan for a
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