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The 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Detachment team lines up with the CAN/US Cup after defeating the Americans 5-1 in the ninth annual match-up at the Blazers Ice Center in Oklahoma City on May 12.  The series is now 6-3 Americans. 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
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2017
Four Thunderbird F-16s accelerate down the runway with the Tinker Air Force Base signage on building 3001 visible above them to begin their display during Tinker Air Force Base's Star Spangled Salute air show May 21, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The Thunderbirds performed to record crowds during the weekend as the stars of the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds highlight 2017 Star Spangled Salute
Four Thunderbird F-16s accelerate down the runway with the Tinker Air Force Base signage on building 3001 visible above them to begin their display during Tinker Air Force Base's Star Spangled Salute air show May 21, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The Thunderbirds performed to record crowds during the weekend as the stars of the show. (U.S.
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Airmen stop woman from jumping off bridge Airmen stop woman from jumping off bridge
What started as an ordinary day for three Tinker airmen, soon turned into anything but ordinary. Their quick reaction and application of the Air Force’s Wingman concept saved a life May 10.  Captain Justin Phelps and 1st Lt. Camden Rogers of the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, were returning to
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Airman Leadership School Class 17-D graduates. (Air Force photo) Airmen and Sailors graduate from Tinker Airman Leadership School
Thirty-seven Airmen and two Sailors graduated from Tinker’s Airman Leadership School last week.Graduates are:137th Aeromed Evacuation SquadronSenior Airman Chelsea Cummings, Sharp Image Award Winner, Distinguished Graduate161st Intelligence SquadronSenior Airman Jared Stevens164th Civil Engineering SquadronSenior Airman Derrick Woods, Flight
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2017
The last official flight of the Berlin Airlift in 1949. (Courtesy photo) AIR FORCE HISTORY: The Berlin Airlift, seeing through the fog
Editor’s note: This is part two of a four-part story on the history of the Berlin Airlift. As you will recall from last week’s issue of the Tinker Take Off, we discussed how the Berlin Airlift got started and its importance to maintaining the peace of the world. What had started as a stopgap measure to circumvent the Soviet blockade of the land
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2017
Overall view of a 552nd Air Control Wing E-3C Airborne Warning & Control System (AWACS) aircraft shown over the central United States as it approaches a KC-135R Stratotanker to refuel.  The AWACS aircraft has a large rotating radar mounted above the aircrafts' fuselage and large sensors mounted along the sides of the forward fuselage and below the nose. The E-3C is based at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Copyright 2003 Greg L. Davis, Aviation Photojournalist TINKER HISTORY: Boeing E-3 Sentry
The Boeing E-3 Sentry is a special mission aircraft built around a highly-modified Boeing Model 707-320 commercial airliner. The Airborne Warning and Control System, or AWACS, is essentially a powerful airborne search and track radar system using a rotating dome affixed 11 feet above the top of the rear fuselage using two aerodynamic pylons. The
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2017
Members of the 72nd Security Forces Squadron’s Charlie Flight, including Airman 1st Class Ryan Walsh, pictured, read the names of 143 law enforcement officers, Airmen and Military Working Dogs killed in action in 2016 during the National Police Week’s memorial service at the Tinker Chapel May 15. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) Honoring the brave during Police Week
In commemoration of National Police Week, the 72nd Security Forces Squadron honored the fallen in a memorial service at the Tinker Chapel May 15. Paying tribute to the brave men and women in law enforcement who made the ultimate sacrifice in 2016, members of Security Forces read the 143 names of the fallen Airmen and K-9 from each state before
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2017
Cdr. Robert Majoris assumed command of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Four during their change of command ceremony May 5. Strategic communications Wing ONE and Task Force 124 Commander Capt. Ed McCabe presided over the ceremony, relieving Cdr. Kenneth Russell of duty. VQ-4 is a squadron of approximately 400 officers and enlisted personnel, making it one of the largest operational aviation squadrons in the Navy. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) VQ-4 Change of Command
Cdr. Robert Majoris assumed command of Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Four during their change of command ceremony May 5. Strategic communications Wing ONE and Task Force 124 Commander Capt. Ed McCabe presided over the ceremony, relieving Cdr. Kenneth Russell of duty. VQ-4 is a squadron of approximately 400 officers and enlisted personnel,
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2017
The artwork above was painted by Senior Master Sgt. Darby Perrin of the 507th Air Refueling Wing in honor of Tinker’s 75th anniversary. Lithographs of the commemorative painting, which features images representing both Tinker’s and Oklahoma’s heritage, are available at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. All proceeds from the sale of the lithographs will go to the Tinker Family Readiness Fund. (Courtesy photo) Depicting 75 years of Tinker history in paint
When it came time to find someone to put years of Tinker history on canvas, the 75th Anniversary committee turned to a Tinker Airman to paint the base’s story.Senior Master Sgt. Darby Perrin is an Air Force artist who serves in the 507th Air Refueling Wing. Though the time frame to finish the painting for it’s unveiling at the Tinker and Community
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Karen Dubbe, a cashier at Cafe 3001, assembles a colorful salad for her lunch. The tongs for each food item on the salad bar have either a green, yellow or red handle, based off the "Look for the Leaf" concept for nutrition awareness, allowing the customers to be knowledgeable about healthy food selections. Aramark serves up calorie labeling
Diners at Aramark restaurant and concession facilities now have easier and expanded ways to find calorie and nutrition information about the hundreds of food and beverage items for sale every day across base.  Wendi Knowles, a registered dietitian and Nutrition Program manager with Health Promotion Services, said she is excited about the nutrition
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