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  • 728th controls F-35s for final mission

    The 62-year-old 728th Air Control Squadron Demons completed their final mission Jan. 31, adding the Air Force's newest aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II, to its exponential tally of controlled combat aircraft."Talk about going out on top," said Lt. Col. Jon Rhone, the 728th Air Control Squadron commander. "People will always remember our history,
  • Tinker Airman earns Bronze Star

    The White Aircraft Maintenance Unit Superintendent in Tinker's 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron has joined one of his brothers as a recipient of the Bronze Star for meritorious service in Iraq.Senior Master Sgt. Jesse A. Collins III was awarded the medal for "exemplary leadership, personal endeavor and devotion to duty" during his deployment to
  • Airmen win ACC awards, to compete at Air Force level

    Two Airmen assigned to geographically separated units with ties to the 552nd Air Control Wing here at Tinker Air Force Base were honored recently by their major command with the highest awards possible in cyberspace operations.Staff Sgt. Justin Hein, a member of the 728th Air Control Squadron at Eglin AFB, Fla., was lauded as the Air Combat Command
  • 552nd ACW holds holiday party for children

    Approximately 480 children from the 552nd Air Control Wing took part in the 9th annual children's holiday party last Saturday in Bldg. 230, Dock 2.The party, which was hosted by wing, group and squadron spouses as well as the Airman and Family Readiness Center, included a fun-filled day complete with face painting, picture coloring, bean bag toss,
  • 552nd ACW Airman awarded Army medal for heroic actions

    A deployed Airman was awarded the U.S. Army Commendation Medal in a ceremony here, Dec. 7, with a citation that reads in part "For heroic and selfless action in response to a life or death situation."U.S. Air Force Capt. Joshua Allen, a Combined Air and Space Operations Center senior air defense officer, was presented the medal by Army Brig. Gen.
  • 552nd ACW members receive 12th AF awards

    Six Airmen from geographically separated units which fall under the 552nd Air Control Wing here at Tinker Air Force Base have been recognized by 12th Air Force with the highest awards for achievement in cyberspace operations.Thomas Kuja, with the 728th Air Control Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., has been lauded with the Gen. John P. Jumper
  • Appellate judges visit Tinker AFB

    Two judges and the clerk of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces made a rare visit to Tinker Air Force Base recently.All five CAAF judges were in the Sooner State to hear oral arguments in a "live" case at the University of Oklahoma in the Dick Bell Courtroom of the OU School of Law. Three of the judges left shortly after oral arguments
  • Air Force reservists participate in Red Flag Exercise

    Twenty-three reservists from the 513th Air Control Group recently returned from participating in an 18-day deployment exercise at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The exercise, called Red Flag-Alaska, is a realistic, 10-day air combat multi-service exercise.The 513th ACG is an Air Force Reserve group associated with the active duty 552nd Air Control
  • ACC commander to be featured speaker for 552nd Air Control Wing heritage event

    Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Hostage, is set to speak at the 552nd's Heritage Celebration dinner Oct. 27. General Hostage, the former 552nd Air Control wing commander who served from 2002 to 2004, says he is looking forward to returning to Oklahoma to share in the wing's heritage celebration. Since its inception more than 50 years
  • 552nd ACW wins first base-wide energy conservation competition

    The 552nd Air Control Wing has set the standard and is the winner of Tinker's first Off We Go Energy Reduction Competition. Over the course of the summer, personnel in the wing's headquarters' building decreased energy consumption by 24 percent over what was used in the same period during fiscal 2011. The winners earned bragging rights and a