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  • Tinker lands E-3 test squadron

    A detachment of a test squadron that works closely with Tinker Air Force Base’s 552nd Air Control Wing has moved from far-off Seattle to Tinker AFB.The 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Detachment 1, unfurled its guidon Mondayat the 552nd ACW’s Fannin Hall. The 22-member detachment tests new systems, equipment, processes and emerging changes in
  • Welcome Home 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron

    Approximately 160 members of the 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron returned to Tinker on 19 Jul 17, after more than four months of deployment to Southwest Asia. Hundreds of family members, friends and squadron teammates were on hand to welcome them home.
  • Command and Control: The key to winning wars

    Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target. A tanker flies a few miles away at 20,000 feet refueling an F-15 Strike Eagle, in preparations to rejoin the fight. Synchronizing all these movements, command and control Airmen monitor and direct assets to ensure mission success.
  • 552nd Training Squadron changes command

    Lt. Col. Kirk Hansen, right, incoming commander of the 552nd Training Squadron accepts the unit guidon from Col. Richard Land III, 552nd Operations Group commander, during a change of command ceremony July 12, in Dock 2 of Hangar 230. Waiting to receive the guidon is Master Sgt. Antonio Quinonez, 552nd TRS first sergeant.
  • Family values: Mother and son reunite while deployed

    The routine of Senior Airman Colt, currently deployed with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, recently took a departure from the norm when his mother paid him a surprise visit.
  • Celebrating ABM grqduates

    From left, Lt. Col Heather Fleishauer, Commander 752nd Operations Support Squadron, 2nd Lt. Joseph Alcorn, 116th Air Control Squadron, Portland, Ore., Capt. Michael Brode and Capt. Ryan Murphy, enroute to 726th ACS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Capt. Cecilia Nguyen, 607th ACS, Luke AFB, Ariz., Capt. Nicolas Kuczera, enroute to the 607 ACS (auditing
  • Col. Weiss takes command of the 552nd ACW

    Col. David Gaedecke relinquished command of the 552nd Air Control Wing to Col. Geoffrey Weiss in a change of command ceremony held in Hangar 230, June 30. Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly, Commander, Twelfth Air Force and Commander Air Forces Southern, was the presiding officer. General Kelly had high praise for community leaders, elected officials and Team
  • 12th AF Command Chief Master Sgt. visits the 552nd ACW

    Chief Master Sgt. Alex del Valle, Twelfth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt., visited Tinker last week to attend the 552nd Air Control Wing change of command ceremony. The Chief took the opportunity to visit with Noncommissioned and Senior Noncommissioned Officers of the Wing. In addition, he took time to answer some questions for the Tinker Take
  • 552nd Air Control Group welcomes Lt. Col. Kelly Shelton

    Col. Dominic Setka, 552nd Air Control Group commander, pins the command badge on Lt. Col. Kelly Shelton, 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron commander, during a change of command ceremony June 27. Holding the unit guidon is Master Sgt. Benjamin Jetland, 552nd ACNS first sergeant. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan)
  • Tinker tours Tinker

    First Lt. Katy Martin, and Capt. Cody Martin, both of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron, describe some of the various equipment on board the E-3 Sentry aircraft to Phil Tinker, grandson of Maj. Gen. Clarence Tinker, whom the base is named after. Tinker also toured the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex during his visit June 26-27. (Air Force