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  • Curaçao Counter Drug Operation International Women’s Day

    It is rare in military operations for the composition of female service members to reach 20% and also increasingly rare for those 20% to occupy key leadership roles. This is precisely what took place during the 2021 Counter Drug Operational deployment to the Caribbean, with coalition service members from both Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, joining together at Forward Operating Location (FOL) Curaçao in March 2021.
  • Japan-American partnership builds cyber defense capacity

    Members of U.S. Pacific Air Forces and Japan Air Self-Defense Force visited the 552d Air Control Networks Squadron to build cyber-defense capacity April 4-10.
  • COMACC encourages innovation to accelerate change

    Leaders from across the 552nd Air Control Wing had the opportunity to sit down with Air Combat Command leadership in a roundtable discussion at Tinker Air Force Base, April 2, 2021.Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, Maj. Gen. Tom Miller, ACC’s director of Logistics, Engineering and Force Protection, and ACC Command Chief Master Sgt.
  • Tinker community partners honored for decades of dedication to young service members

    For some 30 years, Mike and Pam Kloiber have served the Airmen and Sailors of Team Tinker. On April 9, 2021, Tinker gave back by honoring the couple with a plaque at the First Term Airman Center. In addition, the center’s two classrooms are now named after them.
  • Air Force rewrites basic doctrine, focuses on mission command, airpower evolution

    Core themes to the revised Air Force Doctrine Publication-1: The Air Force are the foundation and evolution of airpower and the concept of mission command.
  • Developing Self: Airman’s Foundational Competencies Category

    The Air Force has identified 24 Airman’s foundational competencies for all Airmen, these competencies are universally applicable to all Airmen and are categorized into four groups: Developing Self, Developing Others, Developing Ideas and Developing Organizations. Developing Self includes the following foundational competencies: accountability, perseverance, communication, decision making, information seeking, flexibility, resilience, initiative, and self-control.
  • AFW2 Behind the Scenes: The Family We Choose

    Family consists of the people that you are born to such as your mother, father, and siblings. Those ties are usually stronger than any other relationship throughout our lives, but the family that we choose can be just as strong as those we don’t choose. The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program emphasizes the strength of the family that we are born into, as well as, the family we choose.
  • Commentary: Tinker remembers OKC bombing 26 years later

    At 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995, the Oklahoma City skyline was forever changed as smoke billowed from a bomb that exploded in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 innocent men, women and children. Through the catastrophic event that unfolded in the heart of our city, the world saw Oklahomans show up, ready to overcome this tragedy together in service, honor and kindness.  This became known as the “Oklahoma Standard.” That event also forged a bond between Oklahoma City and Tinker Air Force Base during the rescue, recovery and relief operations following the bombing devastation. While we see the Oklahoma Standard on display inside the gates day-in and day-out, it was never more evident than on that day, 26 years ago.
  • 965th AACS flies first mission sortie with converted crew positions

    The 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron recently flew its first-ever mission sortie with newly converted crew positions. The Feb. 24, 2021, event was a flight five years in the making.
  • E-3 AWACS first airframe in Air Force anthropometrics study

    A team of engineers from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s, Air Force CBRN Defense Systems Branch, Airmen Accommodation Laboratory is on a mission to study height requirements for career enlisted aviators around the Air Force. Their first stop was at the 552nd Air Control Wing.The 552nd ACW at Tinker Air Force Base operates the E-3