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  • U.S. Tinker hockey team halts Canadian Detachment’s winning streak

    It had been three years since Tinker’s United States Air Force team beat the base’s Canadian Detachment in the annual CAN/US Cup hockey game. That all changed on May 3.Led by forward Kamil Bigos, the U.S. team ended the Canadian’s winning streak, with a 4-2 victory. The Canadian Detachment started off quick, winning the opening face-off and having
  • Canadian Detachment History: Part 4 of 4

    This week we recognize the partnership of the United States Air Force and the Canadian Detachment at Tinker Air Force Base. Throughout the 40 years of Canadian presence in Oklahoma, lasting bonds between the Detachment and community have been forged from being truly integrated into the community.  From assisting and donating to those most affected
  • Canadian Detachment History: Part 3 of 4

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of a Canadian co-manning presence at Tinker Air Force Base.The start of the new millennium brought many changes for the Canadian Detachment. In March 2000, the first Canadian Commanding Officer, LCol Penton, was deployed in support of Operation Northern Watch. The first Chief Warrant Officer was deployed shortly
  • Canadian Detachment History: Part 2 of 4

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of a Canadian co-manning presence at Tinker Air Force Base. In June 1992 the United States Air Force underwent major functional changes when the 28th Air Division was dissolved and the 552nd Airborne Warning and Control Wing was renamed the 552nd Air Control Wing. Following the name change, the Canadian
  • Canadian Detachment History: Part 1 of 4

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of a Canadian co-manning presence at Tinker Air Force Base.  As the United States Air Force was procuring the initial fleet of E-3s, Detachment 1, Head Quarters NORAD was stood up in October 1978 to provide a survivable NORAD command and control element onboard E-3 aircraft. The partnership began in April 1979,
  • 552nd ACW Hosts First Spark Tank Competition

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – In the hopes of obtaining funds for innovative ideas, nine representatives made their pitch to 552nd Air Control Wing leadership on April 15th at the Tinker Event Center during the 552nd ACW Spark Tank.Spark Tank, a play off the hit television show, Shark Tank, gave members of the 552nd ACW three minutes to pitch
  • 726th ACS first to integrate the updated Control and Reporting Center at Red Flag 19-2

    The 726th Air Control Squadron, a geographically separated unit of the 552nd Air Control Wing, impressed at recent training exercise, Red Flag 19-2. Better known by their call sign, Hardrock, the unit became the first to fully integrate the new generation of Control and Reporting Center into their training, the TYQ-23A.Red Flag is a training
  • Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility reopens

    A newly expanded Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility for the 552nd Air Control Wing opened on April 4. With the emerging requirements of the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System, the old SCIF did not meet the demands of mission planning, platform upgrades, intelligence research/analysis and Advanced Programs initiatives.  “The
  • Tinker Airman found safe in MN

    Senior Airman Scott Young, a member of the of the 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base,  was found safe at 10 p.m. last night in Minnesota.Senior Airman Young was reported as AWOL or “Absent Without Leave”, from his unit on March 27 as base officials began to locate the member after he did not report for duty or check in
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