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Senior Master Sergeant Jesse A. Collins III, White Aircraft Maintenance Unit superintendent in the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, talks about being awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement while deployed in Iraq from June 2010 to June 2011. He said that one of his greatest challenges while deployed was “juggling meeting the needs of the Air Force, whose mission does not stop,” and managing life issues with other Airmen. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Tinker Airman earns Bronze Star
The White Aircraft Maintenance Unit Superintendent in Tinker's 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has joined one of his brothers as a recipient of the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Iraq.Senior Master Sgt. Jesse A. Collins III was awarded the medal for "exemplary leadership, personal endeavor and devotion to duty" during his deployment to
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2013
Default Air Force Logo Airmen win ACC awards, to compete at Air Force level
Two Airmen assigned to geographically separated units with ties to the 552nd Air Control Wing here at Tinker Air Force Base were honored recently by their major command with the highest awards possible in cyberspace operations.Staff Sgt. Justin Hein, a member of the 728th Air Control Squadron at Eglin AFB, Fla., was lauded as the Air Combat Command
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2013
Default Air Force Logo 552nd ACW holds holiday party for children
Approximately 480 children from the 552nd Air Control Wing took part in the 9th annual children's holiday party last Saturday in Bldg. 230, Dock 2.The party, which was hosted by wing, group and squadron spouses as well as the Airman and Family Readiness Center, included a fun-filled day complete with face painting, picture coloring, bean bag toss,
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2012
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. James Dickinson (left), 32nd Army Air Missile Defense Command commanding general, awards the Army Commendation Medal to U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Allen, a Combined Air and Space Operations Center senior air defense officer, during a ceremony at a deployed location in Southwest Asia, Dec. 7. Allen received the medal for saving a Soldier from drowning in October. The award citation reads in part, “For heroic and selfless action in response to a life or death situation.” Allen, deployed from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is a native of Coleville, Calif., and earned his Air Force commission through the San Jose State University ROTC program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ashley Reed) 552nd ACW Airman awarded Army medal for heroic actions
A deployed Airman was awarded the U.S. Army Commendation Medal in a ceremony here, Dec. 7, with a citation that reads in part "For heroic and selfless action in response to a life or death situation."U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Allen, a Combined Air and Space Operations Center senior air defense officer, was presented the medal by Army Brig. Gen.
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2012
Default Air Force Logo 552nd ACW members receive 12th AF awards
Six Airmen from geographically separated units which fall under the 552nd Air Control Wing here at Tinker Air Force Base have been recognized by 12th Air Force with the highest awards for achievement in cyberspace operations.Thomas Kuja, with the 728th Air Control Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., has been lauded with the Gen. John P. Jumper
0 12/12
2012
Default Air Force Logo Appellate judges visit Tinker AFB
Two judges and the clerk of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces made a rare visit to Tinker Air Force Base recently.All five CAAF judges were in the Sooner State to hear oral arguments in a "live" case at the University of Oklahoma in the Dick Bell Courtroom of the OU School of Law. Three of the judges left shortly after oral arguments
0 12/12
2012
Default Air Force Logo Air Force reservists participate in Red Flag Exercise
Twenty-three reservists from the 513th Air Control Group recently returned from participating in an 18-day deployment exercise at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The exercise, called Red Flag-Alaska, is a realistic, 10-day air combat multi-service exercise.The 513th ACG is an Air Force Reserve group associated with the active duty 552nd Air Control
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2012
Default Air Force Logo ACC commander to be featured speaker for 552nd Air Control Wing heritage event
Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Hostage, is set to speak at the 552nd's Heritage Celebration dinner Oct. 27. General Hostage, the former 552nd Air Control wing commander who served from 2002 to 2004, says he is looking forward to returning to Oklahoma to share in the wing's heritage celebration. Since its inception more than 50 years
0 10/22
2012
In a Tinker Energy Steering Group meeting Sept. 19, Col. Steven Bleymaier, 72nd Air Base Wing and Tinker installation commander, emphasized the importance of Tinker reducing its energy consumption appetite. “Off We Go” is Tinker’s energy reduction program, which this year featured a June through August competition among the major base organizations’ headquarters buildings. During the meeting, Colonel Bleymaier, right, surprised the 552nd Air Control Wing with the first annual award. Col. Tom Engle, 552nd ACW vice commander, accepted the traveling trophy for the wing’s 24 percent energy consumption reduction during the three-month period.  The Navy, which led for most of the contest, tied the 38th Cyberspace Engineering Group for second with 21 percent.  (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) 552nd ACW wins first base-wide energy conservation competition
The 552nd Air Control Wing has set the standard and is the winner of Tinker's first Off We Go Energy Reduction Competition. Over the course of the summer, personnel in the wing's headquarters' building decreased energy consumption by 24 percent over what was used in the same period during fiscal 2011. The winners earned bragging rights and a
0 10/16
2012
Volunteers from Tinker organizations staffed an information booth at the Fairways for Freedom golf tournament in Oklahoma City Oct. 5, showing their support in the community for those wounded while serving. Standing with Tinker supporters, Senior Airman Michael Helsdingen, a Wounded Warrior from the 72nd Security Forces Squadron Armory, foreground center, honors the national anthem during opening ceremonies before joining the other golfers. Beside him, left, is Master Sgt. Michael Bartels, 552nd Air Control Networking Squadron first sergeant. First Lt. Joseph Owens, president of the Tinker Company Grade Officer’s Council is far right.  (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Supporting the community

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