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  • Guardians of the battlefield

    Airmen in the Sentry Aircraft Maintenance Unit may not wear bracelets that allow for cross-universe teleportation or maintain interstellar starships or have laser weapons like the heroes in the Guardians of the Galaxy. However, these Airmen maintain the E-3 Sentry, which makes them heroes to the guardians of the battlefield in the U.S. Air Forces
  • 966th AACS ribbon cutting set for March 6

    The 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to christen their newly renovated facility in Bldg. 201W, beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 6.The ceremony will take place on the east side of Bldg. 201W, according to Lt. Col. John Bartoli, 966th AACS commander.Col. Jay R. Bickley, 552nd Air Control Wing commander, will
  • Operating Status: What does it mean?

    Tinker and Central Oklahoma could be in for some unusual weather today through Monday as local forecasters advise unusually large swings in temperatures likely to bring a mix of rain, freezing rain, snow, and sleet to the area."We should all keep a close watch on the weather and road conditions over the next few days," said Col. Christopher Azzano,
  • NFL great tackles mental health issue during Tinker visit

    Former NFL running back Herschel Walker knows how to overcome obstacles.To defeat a stutter early in life, he repeatedly practiced reading aloud in front of a mirror. Although the stutter had nothing to do with his smarts, he became an "A" student to boot.When University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley told his new freshman he wasn't ready
  • 552nd ACW participates in Red Flag exercise

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first Red Flag training exercise and members of the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base are currently in the middle of it - where they've been for the past 37 years.Red Flag, a realistic combat training exercise involving air, space and cyber forces of the United States and its allies, kicked
  • 552nd ACW’s OPSEC program, NCO lauded

    An Air Combat Command team and noncommissioned officer from the 552nd Air Control Wing were recently recognized with the honor of both 2014 ACC OPSEC Organization Team of the Year and ACC OPSEC NCO of the Year.Maj. Miguel Valle III, Maj. Jason Nelson and Master Sgt. Randy Hailer won the 2014 ACC OPSEC Organizational Team of the Year.  The award
  • Tinker Airmen graduate from leadership school

    Thirty-four Airmen from units across Tinker Air Force Base graduated from Airman Leadership School Dec. 11.Graduates and award winners are:Air Force Sustainment CenterSenior Airman Darryl Bryant552nd Air Control Networks SquadronSenior Airman Neil BrooksSenior Airman Nicholas HarrisSenior Airman Austin ManuelSenior Airman James MeyerSenior Airman
  • Tinker AWACS aircraft arrives at Boeing Seattle for major modification

    An E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft belonging to the 552d Air Control Wing at Tinker arrived at Boeing Seattle on 22 Oct, 2014.  This aircraft, designated as D-1, will be undergoing a major cockpit avionics modification in a development program known as DRAGON.DRAGON stands for Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of
  • Tinker Airmen graduate from leadership school

    Thirty-four Airmen from units across Tinker Air Force Base graduated from Airman Leadership School Dec. 11.Graduates and award winners are:Air Force Sustainment CenterSenior Airman Darryl Bryant552nd Air Control Networks SquadronSenior Airman Neil BrooksSenior Airman Nicholas HarrisSenior Airman Austin ManuelSenior Airman James MeyerSenior Airman
  • Tinker’s new chiefs: 552nd ACW foursome selected for promotion

    Four Airmen with the 552nd Air Control Wing will soon become part of an elite group that makes up only 1 percent of the enlisted force when they pin on the rank of chief master sergeant, the Air Force's highest enlisted rank.Senior Master Sgt. Michael Shupert,  with the 552nd Maintenance Squadron, and Senior Master Sgt. Roger Turnipseed, with the
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