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  • New commander to take reins of 12th AF, AFSOUTH

    Twelfth Air Force and Air Forces Southern will welcome a new commander during a change of command ceremony Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.Major Gen. Chris Nowland will be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and will take the reins of the 12th Air Force (AFSOUTH) from Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, who will become the Deputy Chief
  • Warfighters reap benefits as critical upgrades continue

    The AWAC 40/45 program office is delivering, and potentially accelerating, critical upgrades to the service's primary platform.Replacing the mission computing system and software originally installed in the 1970s, the new capability will enhance tracking and combat identification capabilities in addition to providing operators with a better picture
  • Memorial service held for Tinker Airman

    A memorial service was held at the Tinker Chapel Nov. 25 for Senior Airman Donovan White from the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron.Airman White, 22, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Veterans Day.The chapel was filled with family and friends, there to say their final goodbyes and to comfort one another.The eulogy was given by his friends
  • 552 ACW Airman Among 2014 Defense Disability Award Winners

    The Department of the Air Force recently received the Secretary of Defense trophy for the best disability program among large military components for the third consecutive year.The 34th Annual Department of Defense Disability awards ceremony was hosted by Jessica L. Wright, the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, who honored the
  • First class graduates from new AF intelligence course

    The 552nd Air Control Wing's Operations Support Squadron recently graduated its first class from the new Air Force-wide E-3 Intelligence Initial Qualification Course.Lt. Col. Jeffrey Jennings, 552nd OSS commander, said the new course will improve upon what was formerly a generalized initial qualification course for signals intelligence
  • The end of a season: ACC's top leader reflects on service

    The plaques and awards have been taken down. The family pictures are gone and the walls are bare.  After 37 years of service and more moves than he cares to count, Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command, has packed up his office for the last time."I can't believe it's been 37 years," Hostage said. "I feel like I just got started."Though
  • Tinker sergeant to receive DOD award

    An Airman assigned to the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base has been named the Outstanding Service Member with a Disability Award winner for 2014 for the entire Department of Defense.Tech. Sgt. Chad Molenhour is due to accept the award on Oct. 30 in Washington, D.C."Recognition outside of this outstanding wing, especially at the DOD
  • DRAGON 'fires up' for flight

    The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort -- known as the DRAGON program -- to upgrade the avionics and cockpit displays of the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft belonging to the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker and the NATO E-3s at Geilenkirchen, Germany.DRAGON stands for Diminishing