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A pilot assigned to the 389th Fighter Squadron walks along the top of an F-15E Strike Eagle Oct. 1, 2016, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The 389th FS is currently deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Connor J. Marth/Released) Gunfighters Deploy in Support of Operation Inherent Resolve
The 389th Fighter Squadron and the 726th Air Control Squadron deployed hundreds of airmen over the month of October. The 389th FS provides combat airpower while the 726th ACS adds airspace capabilities to the mission in Southwest Asia for six months.
0 10/31
2016
Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, stands at attention during the opening of his Order of the Sword presentation ceremony at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Va., Oct. 27, 2016. Military branches around the world present prestigious swords of honor to recognize the accomplishments and service to their country and fellow man. In the Air Force, the Order of the Sword remains the highest and only honor presented by the noncommissioned officer corps to a senior ranking officer and is maintained by the command chief master sergeant of the designated command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) COMACC inducted into Order of the Sword
Air Combat Command's enlisted force honored its commander with induction into the Order of the Sword at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Oct. 27. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, who has commanded ACC since October 2014, is the eighth ACC leader to be inducted into the command's Order of the Sword.
0 10/28
2016
An Airman reveals the nickname of a MiG-23 during a dedication ceremony at the Threat Training Facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 17. The MiG-23 was dedicated to Gen. “Hawk” Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, in recognition of his time as the Chief of Weapons and Tactics and Flight Commander for the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron from 1986 to 1988. “Capt. Carlisle” unveiled: MiG-23 dedicated to ACC Commander
A Russian MiG-23 fighter aircraft nicknamed “Captain Carlisle” was dedicated in honor of Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, during an Oct. 17 ceremony at the Threat Training Facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The mission of CONSTANT PEG was to train U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps combat fighter aircrews on the best ways to fight and win when encountering MiGs in aerial combat. Carlisle was the chief of weapons and tactics as well as flight commander for the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB from 1986 to 1988.
0 10/26
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Mr. Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, right, talks about how his office is working to lower costs associated with energy and fuel for Air Force aircraft during a visit to  building 9001 Sept. 13, 2016, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. Guerrero toured parts of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex to learn about energy saving initiatives and programs here and share ideas for the future. U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy visits Tinker
Roberto Guerrero, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, visited Tinker Air Force Base Sept. 13. The Deputy Assistant Secretary was accompanied by two members of his staff, Col. Charles Bulger, director, Energy Analysis Task Force, and Gregory Roberts, chief of Aviation Operations Policy.
0 10/19
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Members of the 552nd Air Control Wing’s Honorary Commander’s Program pose with their commanders and members of the E-3 Sentry static display crew at the conclusion of their tour Sept. 28. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) ‘Vikings’ host 552nd ACW honorary commanders
Seventeen members of the 552nd Air Control Wing’s Honorary Commander’s Program gathered Sept. 28 for their quarterly meeting. Hosting the gathering were the “Vikings” of the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron. Displays were set up in several of the squadron offices and honorary commanders were briefed on various crew duties and responsibilities. A static display tour of an E-3 Sentry aircraft closed out the day’s activities.
0 10/11
2016
Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern), addressed the Airmen during   change of command ceremony Oct. 3, 2016, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. During the ceremony Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland relinquished command to Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly. Air Forces Southern serves as the air component to U.S. Southern Command and is responsible for providing air and space capabilities in support of U.S. military partnerships across Central and South America, and the Caribbean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman) 12th AF (AFSOUTH) welcomes new commander
The Airmen of Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern welcomed a new commander during a ceremony Oct. 3 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.Lieutenant Gen. Mark Kelly received the Twelfth Air Force flag from Navy Adm. Kurt Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command, during the change of command ceremony before a formation of Airmen, as well as
0 10/04
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Retired Col. Steven Lamb, former 72nd Medical Group, makes the first slice of the cake at the Sept. 15 ceremony commemorating the Air Force’s 69th birthday as the oldest active duty member. Airman Allison Lay, with the 552nd Maintenance Squadron, was the youngest attending member and made the second slice. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Happy birthday, USAF!
Team Tinker hosted the annual birthday bash at the Tinker Club to celebrate 69 years of the United States Air Force.
0 9/23
2016
Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the Air Combat Command commander, speaks during Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20, 2016. ACC provides conventional and information warfare forces to all unified commands to ensure air, space and information superiority for warfighters and national decision-makers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Whitney Stanfield)
ACC commander: Airmen make a difference daily
The success of today’s Air Force is a product of the Airmen who are willing to put themselves in harm’s way for the defense of the nation, the commander of Air Combat Command told thousands of Airmen, members of industry and airpower advocates during the Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, Sept. 20.
0 9/20
2016
Almost 1,000 people participated in the 2nd Annual Run to Remember 9-11. The 5K/2K run/walk was coordinated by the Tinker Center for Religious Excellence (C.O.R.E.) and this year’s theme was, “United, Remember, Defend” to honor the memory and continued sacrifices of America’s first responders. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk to Remember, Resiliency Luncheon
Almost 1,000 people participated in the 2nd Annual Run to Remember 9-11. The 5K/2K run/walk was coordinated by the Tinker Center for Religious Excellence (C.O.R.E.) and this year’s theme was, “United, Remember, Defend” to honor the memory and continued sacrifices of America’s first responders. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)
0 9/16
2016
Col. Richard Land, 552nd Operations Group commander, passes the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Alan Avriett Jr. during change of command ceremonies held Sept. 7 in Hangar 230, Dock 2.  In his previous assignment, Lieutenant Colonel Avriett was the director of operations for the 960th AACS. He is a senior air battle manager with more than 2,200 hours of flying in the E-3B/C/G and the E-8C aircraft, including 1,400 combat hours. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher J. Abad) Welcome, sir!

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