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  • Col. Homola takes command of 552nd ACG

    Espousing sincere appreciation for the confidence entrusted in him and thanking a large contingent of family, friends and co-workers on hand, Col. Michael J. Homola officially took command of the 552nd Air Control Group in a traditional change of command ceremony June 25 inside Bldg. 230, Dock 2, at Tinker Air Force Base.Colonel Homola, who spent
  • ACC commander discusses promotion changes, budget impacts with Tinker Airmen

    Changes to the service's promotion system will ultimately lead to a better Air Force, Air Combat Command's Gen. Mike Hostage told members of the 552nd Air Control Wing during a June 17 visit here. During an all call at the base auditorium, the ACC Commander told Airmen the new evaluation criteria will place more emphasis on job performance and
  • Royal Saudi Air Force AWACS back in service

    A Royal Saudi Air Force AWACS aircraft recently left Tinker for duty in Saudi Arabia after a nearly year-long restoration by the 76th Maintenance Squadron.Danny Simon, Middle East support chief located in the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, praised the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group for taking on the additional work among its many other
  • Tinker Airman recieves ACC award

    A Tinker Airman is the Outstanding Department of Defense Service Member with a Disability Award winner for Air Combat Command.Tech. Sgt. Chad Molenhour lost his leg in a near fatal motorcycle accident two years ago, but with a positive attitude, remains on active duty with the 552nd Air Control Wing and mentors other wounded warriors. On Sept. 30,
  • Organizers planning ‘incredible’ Star Spangled Salute

    The skies over Tinker Air Force Base will be filled with the "sounds of freedom" June 21-22 as the United States Air Force Thunderbirds headline the 2014 Star Spangled Salute Air Show and Open House. This performance is one of 38 in America for the Thunderbirds this year. The free event is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and co-hosted by
  • Air Show volunteers needed

    Members of Team Tinker have an outstanding opportunity to showcase the Air Force mission to the local community with the 2014 Star Spangled Salute Air Show, June 20-22. To make this event a success and ensure the safety and security of those who attend as well as base assets, volunteer augmentees of any rank are needed to work during the air show.
  • Rep. Tom Cole visits AF Reserve's only AWACS unit

    Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., visited the 513th Air Control Group at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., April 18 as part of a base-wide tour to hear the accomplishments of and issues facing military units at the base.The 513th is an Air Force Reserve unit stationed at Tinker and is the only reserve unit to maintain and fly the E-3 Sentry, an Airborne Warning