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  • 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron welcomes Lt. Col. James Ord

    Col. Richard L. Land III, 552nd Operations Group commander, left, passes the unit guidon to Lt. Col. James Ord, the new 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron commander, June 28. Awaiting the guidon is Master Sgt. Tommy Stidham, 960th AACS first sergeant. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan)
  • NATO, U.S. work together in BALTOPS 2017

    BALTOPS 2017 is the 45th edition of the annual multinational, maritime-heavy exercise offering high-end training. The exercise involves 6,000 military personnel, 50 ships and submarines from allies Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States as well as NATO
  • 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