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Col. David Gaedecke 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
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Graphic rendering of the new 552nd Air Control Wing training facility’s consolidated simulator building. (Courtesy graphic rendering) 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,
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Graphic rendering of the new 552nd Air Control Wing training facility’s consolidated simulator building. (Courtesy graphic rendering) PHOTOS: 552nd commanders change hands
Graphic rendering of the new 552nd Air Control Wing training facility’s consolidated simulator building. (Courtesy graphic rendering)
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Default Air Force Logo AIR FORCE HISTORY: Archibald Mathies: Enlisted Medal of Honor recipient
Archibald Mathies was born on June 3, 1918 in the town of Stonehouse, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Shortly after his birth, the Mathies family immigrated to America, settling in western Pennsylvania in the small town of Finleyville. He eventually went to work in the local coal mines. Mathies enlisted in the U.S. Army on Dec. 30, 1940.He departed
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KC-135s line the Bldg. 3001 shop floor in the 1960s. (Photo courtesy of the Tinker History Office) TINKER HISTORY: Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
The Boeing C-135 aircraft is a derivative of the popular Boeing 707 airframe modified from commercial airliner use to military missions with the largest produced model being the KC-135 “Stratotanker” purposely designed for air-refueling. The C-135 family has a large fuselage with traditional tail configuration, low-wing with two underslung engines
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Naval Air Crewman (Avionics) 2nd Class Corey Robinson, assigned to Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Three, holds a flag while Tech. Sgt. Noah Barry plays Taps during the Crew 4 memorial ceremony in Honolulu. (U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Cody R. Boyd) Honoring the forever deployed
Forty years ago, the “Take Charge and Move Out” community suffered a great loss. At approximately 10:30 p.m. June 21, 1977, all 16 members from Crew 4, TACAMO Pacific Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron THREE paid the ultimate price for freedom when their EC-130Q aircraft crashed within a mile of the runway off Wake Island.  The TACAMO Community
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Mala Malhotra-Ortiz, center, associate general counsel and director of the Air Force’s Conflict Resolution Division, stands with members of the Tinker Air Force Base Alternative Dispute Resolution Office May 10 after presenting the General Counsel’s Conflict Management/ADR Award in San Antonio. The Air Force-level award went to, from left, 72nd ABW ADR Specialist Debbie Patterson, ADR Program Manager Terry Hirons, ADR Specialist Kelli Anderson, and ADR Administrator Katie Nowell. (Courtesy photo) 72nd ABW ADR Office earns top Air Force award
The 72nd Air Base Wing Alternative Dispute Resolution Office was recently recognized as the top program of its kind in the Air Force.The office was honored with the General Counsel’s Conflict Management/ADR Award last month at the worldwide ADR Program Management Training Conference in San Antonio. “As a pioneer in taking a proactive approach to
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Default Air Force Logo OC-ALC POM 2018 program call for nominees
The Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex announces the call for nominees for the educational Program in Production and Operations Management. The call for nominees to attend Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s OC-ALC Production and Operations Management training program will be open from Aug. 7-18. Classes are slated to begin January 2018. In
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June’s Chief’s Choice Award presentation by the Tinker Chief’s Group recognizes two of Tinker’s finest: Staff Sgt. Mark Pough of the 349th Recruiting Squadron, and Airman 1st Class Crystal Byers, with the 72nd Force Support Squadron. AROUND TINKER: Chief’s Choice Awards for June
June’s Chief’s Choice Award presentation by the Tinker Chief’s Group recognizes two of Tinker’s finest: Staff Sgt. Mark Pough of the 349th Recruiting Squadron, and Airman 1st Class Crystal Byers, with the 72nd Force Support Squadron.Staff Sgt. Mark Pough has been a valuable member of the 349th recruiting squadron for nearly three years.  In that
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Default Air Force Logo Tinker AFB among football ProCamps event sites
Eleven military communities have been chosen to host the 2017 football ProCamps events for boys and girls.Winning installations qualified for a camp based on purchases of select items, like Tide, Bounty, Charmin, Head & Shoulders and Old Spice in their local commissaries from March through April. The two-day events are sponsored by Procter and
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