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U.S. Air Force Capt. Ryan Gers, searches through the rubble of a leveled home, May 23, 2013, looking for anything salvageable after a tornado ripped through parts of Moore, Okla., May 20, which damaged more than 13,000 homes. More than 600 Airmen from the greater Oklahoma area volunteered to assist in the relief efforts. Gers is assigned to the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and hails from Scottsdale, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Airmen volunteer in storm-wracked areas of Okla.
Nature's wrath in the form of a 1.5-mile-wide, EF-5 tornado ripped a path through the town of Moore, Okla., just south of Oklahoma City, May 20, killing 24, injuring hundreds and leaving thousands of homes in ruins. The day before, a deadly tornado ripped through small towns just east of the base. In addition to federal and state workers, more than
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Colonel Guillot brags on his Airmen
When Col. Greg Guillot arrived at Tinker nearly a year ago to lead the 552nd Air Control Wing he said he was excited about the assignment. Having already been stationed here several times before, he knew firsthand the spirit, talent and capabilities of its Airmen. Now, as he prepares for his next assignment and reflects on his time here, Colonel
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The commander of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), Lt. Gen. Robin Rand (left), passes the 552nd Air Control Wing guidon to Col. Jay Bickley and with it, command of the 552nd ACW at a ceremony at Tinker Air Force Base, June 13.  Colonel Bickley replaced departing commander, Col. Gregory Guillot who will lead the 55th Wing at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Thomas Edwards) New commander takes the reigns of "Americas Wing" in his third tour at Tinker
Col. Jay Bickley assumed command of the 552nd Air Control Wing from Col. Gregory Guillot during a change-of-command ceremony here June 13. Bickley is no stranger to Tinker, Americas Wing or command. This is his third tour at Tinker AFB.He now leads more than 5,000 men and women, providing worldwide command and control operating the E-3 Airborne
0 6/14
2013
The 728th Air Control Squadron guidon was sleeved May 17, officially deactivating the 62-year-old squadron at Eglin Air Force Base Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Chrissy Cuttita) Eglin hosts inactivation ceremony for 728th ACS
Eglin honors, bids farewell to 728 ACS, The "Demon nation" is on the move again.Since June 1994, the 728th Air Control Squadron "Demons" maintained a home next the 33rd Fighter Wing and now it is closing its doors, moving everyone and equipment to where the Air Force needs them. During an official inactivation ceremony here May 17, their group
0 5/21
2013
Above, Chaplain (Capt.) Kraig Smith with the 72nd Air Base Wing Chaplain Corps at Tinker Air Force Base provides the opening prayer during a memorial service for Staff Sgt. Daniel Fannin. More than 1,700 people packed the Rose State College Performing Arts Theater on Monday for a memorial service for the former sensor operator assigned to the 552nd Operations Support Squadron, who was killed April 27 along with three other Airmen in a plane crash near Kandahar Airfield in southern Afghanistan. Seated on the stage are, from left, Pastor Craig Born, Gethsemane Lutheran Church; Master Sgt. Christopher Charpentier, who served previously with Sergeant Fannin in the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron at Tinker; and Col. Greg Guillot, commander, 552nd Air Control Wing. Sergeant Fannin, 30, originally of Morehead, Ky., is survived by his wife, Sonya, of Oklahoma City. The couple has no children. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) Tinker Airman laid to rest

0 5/21
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Staff Sgt. Daniel N. Fannin Team Tinker mourns loss of ‘brother’ killed in Afghanistan
Team Tinker members went about their business with a heavy heart this week, following the news that one of their own died on Saturday in a plane crash in southern Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.Staff Sgt. Daniel N. Fannin, 30, a Sensor Operator assigned to the 552nd Operations Support Squadron here, died along with three
0 5/06
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Default Air Force Logo Tinker Airman killed in Afghanistan
A staff sergeant assigned to Tinker Air Force Base was one of four Airmen who were killed Saturday supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, the Department of Defense announced earlier this week.Staff Sgt. Daniel N. Fannin, 30, of Morehead, Ky., died near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, in the crash of an MC-12 aircraft. The cause of the crash is
0 4/29
2013
Default Air Force Logo 552nd Air Control Wing wins 23rd Outstanding Unit Award
The 552nd Air Control Wing has won the 2012 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, bringing its total of AFOUAs won to 23, it was announced recently."The men and women of the 552nd Air Control Wing are very proud to earn the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award," said Col. Greg Guillot, 552nd ACW commander. "As with the previous 22 times the wing has been
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Staff Sgt. Raquel Esparza, right, a flight engineering student with the 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron, discusses the flight engineering panel on the E-3 Sentry aircraft with, from left, Capt. Maria-Cristina McCartney, a navigator with the 966th AACS, Capt. Megan Worden, an aircraft commander with the 966th AACS, and Sara Loya, spouse of Senior Airman Roy Loya, 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Women's History: Aircrew display showcases achievements

0 3/29
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Tim Godwin, 552nd Air Control Wing Civil Engineering technician, and James Bledsoe, Southwind Construction Services project manager, go over blueprints of Bldg. 201W, which will eventually be the new home of the 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron. This project is one of many construction projects in the works around the wing complex. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Several construction projects under way at 552nd ACW
Big things are happening within the 552nd Air Control Wing complex. Over the next 18 months, several 552nd ACW Civil Engineering projects will be finished. In fiscal 2014, others will start. There are currently 16 projects, totaling more than $13 million, in the construction process. They include consolidating the 966th Airborne Air Control
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