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  • 552nd Air Control Wing commander set to move to the Pentagon

    On June 30, Col. David Gaedecke will relinquish command of the 552nd Air Control Wing to Col. Geoffrey Weiss. After serving at Tinker for two years, the colonel will head to the Pentagon where he will become the Director, Cyberspace Operations and Warfighting Integration, Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer. He will also
  • Construction to start soon on 552nd ACW consolidated simulator building

    The 72nd Air Base Wing’s Headquarters has moved from Bldg. 460 to Bldg. 1002. Bldg. 460 will be demolished to make room for the construction of a new building that will provide the 552nd Air Control Wing a state-of-the-art training facility that encompasses live, virtual, and constructive operational training, according to Michael Radle, deputy,
  • PHOTOS: 552nd commanders change hands

    Graphic rendering of the new 552nd Air Control Wing training facility’s consolidated simulator building. (Courtesy graphic rendering)
  • Rangers rally in 5th, drop Shadows 12-11

    Aaron Shultz’s double to shallow center in the fifth was just the nudge the 552nd Maintenance Squadron needed in the first game of Monday night’s intramural doubleheader against the Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron at Championship Field for a 12-11 win.With a six-run deficit after the fourth, the Rangers needed intervention. With one out and a
  • Airman takes on Tinker: an ultra-runner’s quest for the 1.5-mile base record

    His alarm clock broke the silence. It was three in the morning April 2, 2016. He made his way to the bathroom sink and washed the three or four hours of battled sleep from his face.His clothes were already laying out for him: combat running tights and shorts, black pro compression socks, a pair of running shoes and a white singlet. Dressed, he
  • 552nd ACW cuts ribbon on new flight line clinic

    In partnership with the 72nd Medical Group, the 552nd Air Control Wing recently opened a flight line clinic in the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron.Providing value to the warfighter and fliers of the 552nd ACW, the new clinic meets medical needs nearest to the workplace, minimizes time spent outside the squadron or AWACS campus and improves
  • MXS’ short game puts brakes on OSS

    It took just four holes recently to determine what sort of match play it would be between MXS and OSS at the Tinker Golf Club.Halfway through the back nine, 552nd Maintenance Squadron led by seven and was on their way to a 12-point sweep of Operations Support Squadron in a little more than four hours May 31.The battle was quietly won thanks largely
  • Hooligans clinch back-to-back championships

    The MOF Hooligans seized their second base championship in a row in a convincing 3-0 shutout of 72nd Security Forces Squadron on May 31.The 552nd Air Control Wing Maintenance Operations Flight dominated the offensive momentum in the first half. Steady attacks paid off in the first score about 20 minutes in. MOF almost got their second goal a minute
  • 726th ACS jumps into the future

    The 726th Air Control Squadron received its first major Control and Reporting Center weapons system upgrade in 20 years here, May 30. The TYQ-23A Control and Reporting Center system replaces older and bulkier 1980s style operations modules, allowing command and control operators to control a section of air space and do battle management when called upon.
  • Canadians reclaim cup in 5-1 romp

    The Canadian Flyers launched an offensive blitz in the last period to deliver a lopsided rout of the Americans last Friday. With the 5-1 win, the 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Detachment earned custody of the CAN/US Cup and full bragging rights for the next year at their new headquarters in Bldg. 255. Family members and fans crowded the ninth