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  • Tinker tornado victim receives keys to new home

    On April 4, a Tinker man received the keys to his new house, thanks to Habitat for Humanity and a host of volunteers.Nicholas Henthorn, with the 552nd Commodities Maintenance Squadron, lost his home in the F-5 tornado that hit Moore last year. Though he had insurance, and had worked at Tinker the past seven years, Mr. Henthorn needed a loan for a
  • Deployed AWACS squadron flies 4,000th combat sortie

    On April 5, the 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron flew their 4,000th combat sortie, a milestone that began in 2007."This accomplishment is not only a testament to the aircrews and staff that have rotated through the AOR, but also a phenomenal feat for AWACS maintainers," said Air Force Lt. Col. Ed Goebel, 968th EAACS commander and a
  • U.S. shuts out Canada in 552nd ACW Can/Am Cup

    With talk of the Cold War warming up again, American goalie Steven Bell added one more indication on March 28 that it might be back: He resurrected the Iron Curtain.Bell stopped more than a dozen shots in a 7-0 shutout of the Canadian Detachment Flyers in the sixth annual 552nd Air Control Wing Can/Am Cup. The performance earned him MVP status,
  • Retired general discusses women’s roles in Air Force heritage

    Addressing approximately 400 Airmen March 12 in the Team Tinker Auditorium, retired Maj. Gen. Rita Aragon, Oklahoma Secretary of Military and Veterans Affairs, told those in attendance that today's women in the military would make Wonder Woman and even her own grandmother shake their heads in disbelief at the roles they are now performing."The
  • Tinker, community come together at annual Dining Out

    The Tinker Club was decked out in elegance as service members and the local community celebrated the 41st annual Tinker and Community Dining Out March 1.The dining out, sponsored by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, served as a chance to enhance the relationship between Tinker and the local community and is patterned after a military
  • 552 ACW commander discusses wing's future

    The 4,600-member 552nd Air Control Wing would lose seven E-3 Sentry aircraft under the Air Force's proposed FY 2015 budget -- a move that would also reduce the overall size of the wing, said 552nd ACW Commander Col. Jay R. Bickley. The colonel spoke with his Airmen in several All-Calls this week about the budget outlook. The proposal is only the
  • Proposed FY15 Budget drives force structure changes at Tinker

    The Air Force on March 10 announced multiple changes to associate units at Tinker as a result of the President's proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Budget.The proposed actions include reductions in the 552nd Air Control Wing, inactivation of the Air Force Reserve Command's 513th Air Control Group, additions to the 507th Air Refueling Wing and a new