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  • Tinker AWACS return from Pacific after successful RIMPAC 2016 exercise

    Airmen from the 513th Air Control Group and 552nd Air Control Wing recently returned to Tinker Air Force Base after flying more than 110 flight hours and controlling 83 aircraft as part the world’s largest naval exercise.
  • ABW rocks Tinker Club during First Friday

    If you happened to miss First Friday at the Tinker Club Feb. 5, you missed what some are describing as "historic,"  "epic" and "reminiscent of the good old days" when base clubs were the place to be on Friday nights.The Tinker Club has been hosting First Friday for some time now. But, what made this night so special was an appearance by America's
  • 552 ACW members win awards

    Two members of 552nd Air Control Wing recently won aircrew flight equipment awards.Capt. Amanda Murphy, an aircrew flight equipment officer with the 552nd Operations Support Squadron, has been named the Air Force's Aircrew Flight Equipment Officer of the Year.  Master Sergeant Adam Parnell, also an AFE with the 552nd Operations Support Squadron,
  • Tinker plays big role in Gulf War victory

    When the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander said in 1991 he was "proud of the tremendous contribution Tinker personnel and associates have made thus far,"Maj. Gen. Joseph K. Spiers might have been talking about their day-to-day activities, year-after-year accomplishments or even those tasks during the tenure of his command. But, his
  • First 3-D printed part approved for AWACS

    The 552nd Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight recently won engineering approval to make and install the first 3-D printed part for E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft.The part -- a plastic end cap for seat armrests -- isn't crucial to keeping the battle management platforms flying, but the manufacturing feat is an early milestone
  • 552nd ACW participates in inaugural Trilateral Exercise

    Several members of the 552nd Air Control Wing recently made history by participating in the inaugural Trilateral Exercise at Langley Air Force Base, Va., that included service members from the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force and the French Air Force.The exercise, held Dec. 2-18, was hosted by the 1st Fighter Wing and focused on multi-national Air
  • 552 ACW participates in Checkered Flag 2015

    Tyndall hosted the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise that started Dec. 10 and concluded Dec. 18.Checkered Flag is a large-force exercise that gives a large number of legacy and fifth-generation aircraft the chance to practice combat training together in a simulated employment from a deployed environment.Those involved in supporting the exercise were