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  • Photos: ACC Commander Gen. Mike Holmes visits Tinker

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander Air Combat Command, gave high-fives and fist-bumps to the members of the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron as they lined their hallways for his visit Nov. 1. Holmes visited the 552nd Air Control Wing's operational and maintenance groups to gain a better perspective of flying unit operations, working environments and
  • 552nd Air Control Wing from Tinker Air Force Base Supports NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Norway

    An E-3 Sentry aircraft from the 552nd Air Control Wing located Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, took part in missions supporting NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 18, Oct. 31, 2018.The E-3 Sentry is an Airborne Warning and Control System, or AWACS, which is a powerful airborne search and track radar system that provides all-weather surveillance,
  • 552nd ACW supports Hurricane Florence relief efforts

    An E-3 Sentry aircraft from the 552nd Air Control Wing’s 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron launched out of Tinker Air Force Base Saturday morning in support of Hurricane Florence relief efforts. The aircraft, with a crew of 19, will be on station for an extended period flying off the coast of North Carolina.According to Maj. Zeb Birdwell, Mission
  • Air advisor stands ‘shoulder-to-shoulder’ with Iraqi Air Force in Iraq

    Master Sgt. Charles T. Wilder, 370th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group air advisor, under the newly established Coalition Aviation Advisory and Training Team, has deployed five times, three of which were supporting operations in Iraq. Wilder, a battle management command and control technician is deployed from the 552nd Air Control Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. He controls aircraft and directs weapons systems outside of air traffic control’s air space, making sure they get where they are going safely.
  • 436th Training Squadron instructor named ACC winner of AF outstanding aviation resource management award

    Technical Sergeant Allysia Landin, an Air Combat Command Aviation Resource Management (ARM) Instructor assigned to the 436th Training Squadron, Dyess AFB, Texas, was recently named the ACC winner of the 2017 Air Force Outstanding Aviation Resource Management (1C0X2) award - Instructor Category. When notified of her selection, Landin was quick to
  • Home Away from Home program offers resiliency workshop, Feb. 15

    For some first-term Airmen and Sailors living in the dorms at Tinker Air Force Base, being away from friends and family can be a lonely experience, but not if Team Tinker’s Home Away from Home Co-founder Pam Kloiber has anything to do with it.Kloiber said that since its inception more than four years ago, the Tinker Home Away from Home program has
  • Tinker’s Child Development Centers benefit from 552nd MXS volunteers

    A new year brings resolutions, goals and changes. People often view a new year as a chance to hit a reset button, while others focus on self-improvement or job progression. Whatever it is, there is something about a new year that instills a sense of positivity and growth.For Tech. Sgt. Jeremi Isaacs, 552nd Maintenance Squadron, he divided his 2018
  • Zendejas selected to U.S. Military Soccer Team

    Capt. Aaron Zendejas, an Air Weapons Officer instructor assigned to the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, was a member of the U.S. Military Soccer Team that competed in the Florida Classic Invitational Soccer Tournament held Jan. 11-16 in Auburndale, Florida. Members of the team represented all of the armed services and competed against soccer
  • Education is driving force in Airman’s career

    A major benefit in joining the Air Force is having the opportunity to serve your nation while earning your degree. Not only are there opportunities to enter the Air Force at almost any educational level, joining the service helps you discover new skills, obtain a degree, learn to lead and take your career to the highest level.Airman 1st Class Juan
  • A glimpse inside Tinker’s crud tournaments

    The billiard table at Rosie’s Officer Lounge at the Tinker Club appeared completely ordinary on Jan. 5. However, the yellow cordon taped tightly around the table’s base hinted at something much more interesting than a regular pool table.At 4:30 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, Rosie’s hosts the oddball sport of crud, a game played almost