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MONTHLY MISSION PARTNER: 729th ACS delivers round-the-clock support MONTHLY MISSION PARTNER: 729th ACS delivers round-the-clock support
Since April 2017, Hill Air Force Base active-duty personnel assigned to the 729th Air Control Squadron, a geographically separated unit of the 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, have been delivering seamless battle management, command and control (BMC2) of coalition assets conducting major combat operations while deployed to the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron (EACS) in support of Air Forces Central Command (AFCENT) taskings.
0 8/25
2017
436th Training Squadron celebrates centennial 436th Training Squadron celebrates centennial
Time is a precious commodity; 436th products help the readiness of the Air Force by assisting and supporting training and freeing up valuable time. This creates space to spend recurring training issues. Video productions also supplement person-to-person training and enable Air Force Instructors to focus on preparing our Airmen for future conflicts.
0 8/18
2017
The guidon for the 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Detachment 1, is officially unfurled during a Flag Uncasing Ceremony in Fannin Hall Aug. 7. Tinker lands E-3 test squadron
A detachment of a test squadron that works closely with Tinker Air Force Base’s 552nd Air Control Wing has moved from far-off Seattle to Tinker AFB.The 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Detachment 1, unfurled its guidon Mondayat the 552nd ACW’s Fannin Hall. The 22-member detachment tests new systems, equipment, processes and emerging changes in
0 8/14
2017
Approximately 160 members of the 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron returned to Tinker on 19 Jul 17, after more than four months of deployment to Southwest Asia.  Hundreds of family members, friends and squadron teammates were on hand to welcome them home. Welcome Home 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron
Approximately 160 members of the 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron returned to Tinker on 19 Jul 17, after more than four months of deployment to Southwest Asia. Hundreds of family members, friends and squadron teammates were on hand to welcome them home.
0 7/28
2017
Members of the 752 Operational Support Squadron finish assembling the Control Reporting Center static display during Tinker Air Force Base's Star Spangled Salute Airshow May 20, 2017.  (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) Command and Control: The key to winning wars
Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target. A tanker flies a few miles away at 20,000 feet refueling an F-15 Strike Eagle, in preparations to rejoin the fight. Synchronizing all these movements, command and control Airmen monitor and direct assets to ensure mission success.
0 7/24
2017
Lt. Col. Kirk Hansen, right, incoming commander of the 552nd Training Squadron accepts the unit guidon from Col. Richard Land III, 552nd Operations Group commander, during a change of command ceremony July 12, in Dock 2 of Hangar 230. Waiting to receive the guidon is Master Sgt. Antonio Quinonez, 552nd TRS first sergeant. 552nd Training Squadron changes command
Lt. Col. Kirk Hansen, right, incoming commander of the 552nd Training Squadron accepts the unit guidon from Col. Richard Land III, 552nd Operations Group commander, during a change of command ceremony July 12, in Dock 2 of Hangar 230. Waiting to receive the guidon is Master Sgt. Antonio Quinonez, 552nd TRS first sergeant.
0 7/21
2017
Senior Airman Colt, left, and his mother Maj. Donna, right, stand on the wing of an E-3 Sentry at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, July 20, 2017. Donna, currently deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, coordinated with U.S. Air Forces Central Command and 380th Air Expeditionary Wing leadership to surprise her son. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marjorie A. Bowlden) Family values: Mother and son reunite while deployed
The routine of Senior Airman Colt, currently deployed with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, recently took a departure from the norm when his mother paid him a surprise visit.
0 7/21
2017
From left, Lt. Col Heather Fleishauer, Commander 752nd Operations Support Squadron, 2nd Lt. Joseph Alcorn, 116th Air Control Squadron, Portland, Ore., Capt. Michael Brode and Capt. Ryan Murphy, enroute to 726th ACS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Capt. Cecilia Nguyen, 607th ACS, Luke AFB, Ariz., Capt. Nicolas Kuczera, enroute to the 607 ACS (auditing the course). The 752nd OSS celebrates the graduation of class 17-02 who have successfully completed two months of rigorous training,  finishing 42 hours of classroom academics and completing 104 hours of hands-on positional training. During their training, students were taught to employ the latest Tactical Air Operations Module AN/TYQ-23A. They are prepared for the challenging responsibilities as control and reporting center air battle managers.
Celebrating ABM grqduates
From left, Lt. Col Heather Fleishauer, Commander 752nd Operations Support Squadron, 2nd Lt. Joseph Alcorn, 116th Air Control Squadron, Portland, Ore., Capt. Michael Brode and Capt. Ryan Murphy, enroute to 726th ACS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Capt. Cecilia Nguyen, 607th ACS, Luke AFB, Ariz., Capt. Nicolas Kuczera, enroute to the 607 ACS (auditing
0 7/14
2017
Col. Geoffrey Weiss assumed command of the 552nd Air Control Wing from outgoing commander Col. David Gaedecke during a change of command ceremony June 30 in Bldg. 230. Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of the 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command and commander of Air Forces Southern, U.S. Southern Command at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., presided over the ceremony. Col. Weiss will be responsible for Air Combat Command's fleet of E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft and ground-based Control and Reporting Centers (CRC) supporting combatant commanders worldwide. He will lead over 4,000 men and women at four Air Force bases and will manage resources that include 31 E-e AWACS aircraft and two CRC's valued at $15.6 billion. Col. Weiss takes command of the 552nd ACW
Col. David Gaedecke relinquished command of the 552nd Air Control Wing to Col. Geoffrey Weiss in a change of command ceremony held in Hangar 230, June 30. Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly, Commander, Twelfth Air Force and Commander Air Forces Southern, was the presiding officer. General Kelly had high praise for community leaders, elected officials and Team
0 7/07
2017
Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Command Chief Master Sgt. Alex del Valle, answers a question during a luncheon with Noncommissioned Officers from the 552nd Air Control Wing, June 29. Chief del Valle toured the Wing and attended the Wing change of command ceremony. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) 12th AF Command Chief Master Sgt. visits the 552nd ACW
Chief Master Sgt. Alex del Valle, Twelfth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt., visited Tinker last week to attend the 552nd Air Control Wing change of command ceremony. The Chief took the opportunity to visit with Noncommissioned and Senior Noncommissioned Officers of the Wing. In addition, he took time to answer some questions for the Tinker Take
0 7/07
2017
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