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With the help of 552nd Air Control Wing commander Col. Jay Bickley, Sonja Fannin unveils a plaque honoring her late husband during a ceremony on Monday. Staff Sgt. Daniel Fannin, along with three other servicemen, died last April when the MC-12 Liberty plane in which they were flying a mission stalled and crashed near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The ceremony honored Sergeant Fannin, who was assigned to the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, by renaming the 552nd Operations Group Auditorium in Bldg. 282 as Fannin Hall. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) 552nd ACW dedicates ‘Fannin Hall’ in honor of fallen Airman
In a special ceremony Monday attended by a host of federal, state and local officials and Tinker officers and enlisted personnel, the 552nd Air Control Wing renamed its Operations Group Auditorium in honor of one of its members who was killed last year in Afghanistan.The "OGA" was renamed "Fannin Hall" in honor of Staff Sgt. Daniel Fannin, who died
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2014
Following a tour of an E-3 Sentry Nov. 21, Brig. Gen. Alain Pelletier, deputy commander of Continental NORAD, poses with members of the 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Detachment. Pictured are, from left, Lt. Col. Peter Dozois, Canadian Detachment commanding officer; Capt. Michel Gagnon, navigator; Sgt. Raymond Moggy, communication technician; Warrant Officer Jason Verge, airborne radar technician; General Pelletier; Capt. Gareth Carter, air surveillance officer; Sgt. Jason Murray, flight engineer; Maj. Bradley Little, mission crew commander; Capt. Vanessa Larochelle-Meilleur, air weapons officer; Warrant Officer Robert McKendry, senior surveillance technician; and Capt. Matthew Allan, senior director. (Courtesy photo) NORAD deputy visits Canadian Detachment

0 12/17
2013
Maintenance Airmen head to another E-3 Sentry after shoveling snow around the aircraft on the flight line at Tinker Air Force Base on Dec. 6. Despite the freezing temperatures and snow that have blanketed the flight line, maintainers continue to service the Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft.  (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Wanzer)
Tinker on Ice

0 12/17
2013
Default Air Force Logo Tinker Airman convicted of sexual assault
A Tinker Airman was convicted in a general court-martial last week of having sex with another Airman who was unable to consent because of impairment by alcohol consumption.A seven-member panel of officers convicted Senior Airman Casey A. Novian, 25, of the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, of sexual assault on a person incapable of consent. The
0 12/02
2013
Col. Jay Bickley, 552nd Air Control Wing commander, takes the stage Saturday at the 552nd Operations Group Auditorium to congratulate members of his wing on the news they just received an overall “Excellent” rating in last week’s Combined Unit Inspection. Colonel Bickley was also proud of the fact that his wing was honored with 16 Superior Team Awards, while 76 of his Airmen were recognized as Superior Performers. (Air Force photo by Darren Heusel) Tinker units pass the test
Members of a multi-command inspection team wrapped up their visit Monday when they delivered the final results of their inspections to Tinker's unit commanders. Starting Nov. 18, the inspectors conducted various graded reviews in several areas at Air Force Materiel Command, Air Combat Command and Air Force Reserve Command units. AFMC units received
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2013
Retired Col. Chuck DeBellevue addresses members of the 552nd Air Control Wing during a heritage event on Nov. 6 in the 552nd Operations Group Auditorium. Colonel DeBellevue, the highest scoring ace of the Vietnam War and the last American ace on active duty, spoke about the air war in the skies over Hanoi, North Vietnam and “Taking the Fight to the Enemy”. Colonel DeBellevue flew 220 combat missions as a Laredo High Speed Forward Air Controller and was credited with the destruction of six enemy fighters in aerial combat as a weapons system officer. This is the third heritage event held by the wing. Col. Jay Bickley, 552nd Air Control Wing commander, is using these events to remind his Airmen of their impressive and proud heritage. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) Celebrating a Heritage

0 11/22
2013
Col. Christopher Azzano, 72nd Air Base Wing and Tinker installation commander, accompanied by his wife, leads Col. André Kennedy, 552nd Maintenance Group commander, and Chief Master Sgt. John  Mackey, 552nd MXG; and other members of Team Tinker  at the start of the Veterans Day Parade in Midwest City Nov. 11. (Air Force photos by Jerry Bryza) Community, Tinker salute on Veterans Day

0 11/18
2013
Default Air Force Logo Air Force holds sexual assault offenders accountable, convictions now online
The Air Force now publishes sexual assault convictions online at www.afjag.af.mil/sexualassaultprosecution/index.asp. This is a public website that anyone can access to review more than 100 sexual assault convictions from across the Air Force. After a few minutes of reviewing the facts of these cases, you will soon see many cases are very similar
0 11/05
2013
Default Air Force Logo New 552nd ACW vice commander impressed
Col. Brian Humphrey has been at Tinker and the 552nd Air Control Wing just a short time, but said he is already impressed by what he has seen. Over the course of his tenure, the wing vice commander said he aims to help America's Wing continue providing world-class command and control to combatant commanders."The 552nd ACW sets the bar in the C2
0 10/25
2013
Default Air Force Logo Colonel Kennedy takes command of 552nd MXG
"Nothing comes close to this honor," Col. André L. Kennedy said upon taking command of the 552nd Maintenance Group during an Aug. 13 ceremony. "It's an honor and a pleasure to be part of the 552nd."Colonel Kennedy assumed command of the 552nd MXG from Col. Stella Smith, who has been the commander for the past three years. "You have performed in a
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