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  • Air Force excepts civilians affected by recent tornadoes from furlough

    The Air Force announced Monday, that civilian employees whose homes were destroyed or rendered uninhabitable by the recent Oklahoma tornadoes will be "excepted" from administrative furlough.While most Air Force civilian employees received their notices May 28, Tinker Air Force Base delayed notifying their employees until Monday to ensure all
  • Airmen volunteer in storm-wracked areas of Okla.

    Nature's wrath in the form of a 1.5-mile-wide, EF-5 tornado ripped a path through the town of Moore, Okla., just south of Oklahoma City, May 20, killing 24, injuring hundreds and leaving thousands of homes in ruins. The day before, a deadly tornado ripped through small towns just east of the base. In addition to federal and state workers, more than
  • Colonel Guillot brags on his Airmen

    When Col. Greg Guillot arrived at Tinker nearly a year ago to lead the 552nd Air Control Wing he said he was excited about the assignment. Having already been stationed here several times before, he knew firsthand the spirit, talent and capabilities of its Airmen. Now, as he prepares for his next assignment and reflects on his time here, Colonel
  • New commander takes the reigns of "Americas Wing" in his third tour at Tinker

    Col. Jay Bickley assumed command of the 552nd Air Control Wing from Col. Gregory Guillot during a change-of-command ceremony here June 13. Bickley is no stranger to Tinker, Americas Wing or command. This is his third tour at Tinker AFB.He now leads more than 5,000 men and women, providing worldwide command and control operating the E-3 Airborne
  • Eglin hosts inactivation ceremony for 728th ACS

    Eglin honors, bids farewell to 728 ACS, The "Demon nation" is on the move again.Since June 1994, the 728th Air Control Squadron "Demons" maintained a home next the 33rd Fighter Wing and now it is closing its doors, moving everyone and equipment to where the Air Force needs them. During an official inactivation ceremony here May 17, their group
  • Team Tinker mourns loss of ‘brother’ killed in Afghanistan

    Team Tinker members went about their business with a heavy heart this week, following the news that one of their own died on Saturday in a plane crash in southern Afghanistan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.Staff Sgt. Daniel N. Fannin, 30, a Sensor Operator assigned to the 552nd Operations Support Squadron here, died along with three
  • Tinker Airman killed in Afghanistan

    A staff sergeant assigned to Tinker Air Force Base was one of four Airmen who were killed Saturday supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, the Department of Defense announced earlier this week.Staff Sgt. Daniel N. Fannin, 30, of Morehead, Ky., died near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, in the crash of an MC-12 aircraft. The cause of the crash is
  • 552nd Air Control Wing wins 23rd Outstanding Unit Award

    The 552nd Air Control Wing has won the 2012 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, bringing its total of AFOUAs won to 23, it was announced recently."The men and women of the 552nd Air Control Wing are very proud to earn the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award," said Col. Greg Guillot, 552nd ACW commander. "As with the previous 22 times the wing has been