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  • 968th EAACS hit 50k combat flying hours in under 7-years

    In less than 7-years the 968th EAACS, or “Panthers,” completed 50,000 combat flying hours since being activated with the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates.
  • Team Tinker provides refuge for aircraft evacuating Hurricane Dorian

    When Hurricane Dorian appeared on radar to hit Georgia and the Carolinas this week, nearly a quarter of a million residents evacuated the coast and they’re not the only ones who took security measures ahead of the category two storm’s arrival.
  • CMSAF Wright talks resiliency and readiness at all call

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright discussed resiliency and readiness with Tinker Airmen during an All Call held at the Hudiburg Chevrolet Center.
  • Air Force announces adult, youth artists of the year

    The Air Force Services Activity recently announced the winners of the annual Air Force Art Contest. With more than 1,800 entries submitted by over 1,100 artists, it was clear creativity is in great supply at U.S. Air Force installations.
  • SENTRY REX provides joint-service training opportunities

    Air Combat Command’s 552nd Operations Group led a joint-service exercise from Tinker Air Force Base January 14-17 focusing on Combat Search and Rescue mission integration. SENTRY REX 19-01 marks the first time in more than 20 years the 552nd OG has hosted such an exercise. A statement provided by the unit commander explained the exercise provided an opportunity for USAF and U.S. Army mission sets to be flexed to enhance Battle Management and Command and Control training in a controlled, realistic environment.
  • Having the confidence to save a life outside the emergency room

    “I heard a breath--a gasp--leave his body,” said Master Sgt. Charles Phillips, 705th Combat Training Squadron superintendent. “There was no confidence in my body at that moment. I had to do CPR on this guy or he was not going to live.”
  • Air Force Secretary announces Tinker home for B-21 Raider maintenance

    Tinker Air Force Base has been selected as the maintenance hub for the B-21 Raider — a new Air Force bomber expected to be delivered in the mid-2020s. Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the decision Nov. 16 in a media opportunity at the base. She said Tinker AFB was selected because of its experience and expertise in large aircraft maintenance and the quality of its workforce.
  • Photos: ACC Commander Gen. Mike Holmes visits Tinker

    Commander Air Combat Command Gen. James Holmes 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, command, control and communications needed by commanders of U.S. and NATO air defense forces. The radar and other sensors aboard the E-3 provide deep-look surveillance, warning, interception control and airborne battle management.
  • 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. This type of mission is a bit different than the combat missions AWACS crews normally fly. “We get to help Middle America and everyone is usually pretty energetic to go on these missions.
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