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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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2014
Col. Jay Bickley, 552nd Air Control Wing commander, helps some Operation K.U.D.O.S. attendees adjust their “warrior” masks during their briefing before they deployed to Camp Courage April 12. Children reported for duty at their designated chalk times to go through the personnel deployment function line, where they received their deployment supplies, then were briefed by base leaders, who explained how deployments work. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Operation K.U.D.O.S. a success

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2014
U.S. Air Force Capt. Christopher K. Jordan, 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron E-3/B Sentry pilot, scans the horizon while flying a combat sortie in support of Afghanistan Presidential Elections, April 4, 2014, over Afghanistan. The crew of the E-3/B flew the sortie marking the 968th EAACS's 4,000th combat sortie, since March 2007, when the squadron began combat operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn and Operation Enduring Freedom. Jordan, a Little River, Kan. native, is deployed from the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Ok. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson/Released) Deployed AWACS squadron flies 4,000th combat sortie
On April 5, the 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron flew their 4,000th combat sortie, a milestone that began in 2007."This accomplishment is not only a testament to the aircrews and staff that have rotated through the AOR, but also a phenomenal feat for AWACS maintainers," said Air Force Lt. Col. Ed Goebel, 968th EAACS commander and a
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U.S. goalie Steven Bell recorded a shutout against the Canadians in the sixth annual Can/Am Cup March 28. Bell was the game’s MVP. (Air Force photos by Chad Jespersen) U.S. shuts out Canada in 552nd ACW Can/Am Cup
With talk of the Cold War warming up again, American goalie Steven Bell added one more indication on March 28 that it might be back: He resurrected the Iron Curtain.Bell stopped more than a dozen shots in a 7-0 shutout of the Canadian Detachment Flyers in the sixth annual 552nd Air Control Wing Can/Am Cup. The performance earned him MVP status,
0 4/11
2014
Lt. Col. Antonio Alvarado addresses the crowd shortly after assuming command of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron from Lt. Col. Walter Hattemer, far right, in a ceremony March 14 in Bldg. 230, Dock 2. Also pictured is Col. John J. Cooper, 552nd Operations Group commander, who presided over the ceremony. Colonel Alvarado previously served as director of Operations for the 964th AACS. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) 963rd AACS welcomes new commander

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Retired Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon, Oklahoma Secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs, holds up a Wonder Woman doll when discussing women in the “defense business,” or the “profession of arms,” during an address March 12 in the Team Tinker Auditorium. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) Retired general discusses women’s roles in Air Force heritage
Addressing approximately 400 Airmen March 12 in the Team Tinker Auditorium, retired Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon, Oklahoma Secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs, told those in attendance that today's women in the military would make Wonder Woman and even her own grandmother shake their heads in disbelief at the roles they are now performing."The
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2014
Default Air Force Logo Tinker, community come together at annual Dining Out
The Tinker Club was decked out in elegance as service members and the local community celebrated the 41st annual Tinker and Community Dining Out March 1.The dining out, sponsored by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, served as a chance to enhance the relationship between Tinker and the local community and is patterned after a military
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