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(ALI BASE, IRAQ) Honorable Michael Wynne, Secretary of the Air Force, receives a briefing from Senior Airman Byron Kluewer, 407th Air Expeditionary Group, during the Secretary's tour here Mar 28. (Courtesy photo) Air Force Secretary visits Ali Airmen
The Secretary of the Air Force is now more than a picture on the wall to one Tinker Airman assigned here. The Honorable Michael Wynne toured the 407th Air Expeditionary Group here Mar. 28, and one of the many briefings he received came from Senior Airman Byron Kluewer, a 407th Expeditionary Communications Squadron base infrastructure technician.
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An Airman from the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals the first of several aircraft out of its parking spot and on its way to support Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM Mar. 28. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler) 552nd makes history repeat itself with return to OEF, OIF
Airmen in the 552nd Air Control Wing received orders to deploy for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom after a four-year hiatus. "This is a long awaited return of the E-3 to the AOR (area of responsibility)," said Brig. Gen. James M. Kowalski, 552nd ACW commander. "No weapons system has spent more time in the area, and we have to make
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Default Air Force Logo Base personnel prepare for natural disaster, overseas deployments
Several Tinker agencies prepared for real-world catastrophes in two exercises that extended from late February to early March. Operational Readiness Exercise Resolute Warrior 07-02 and a Major Accident Response Exercise allowed base personnel to prepare for overseas deployment scenarios and natural disasters. The exercises were held simultaneously,
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Default Air Force Logo Tech. Sgt. Jason Crosby steps up to the plate, serves his country
Tech. Sgt. Jason Crosby is the quintessential Airman. He is a father of two, caring husband, a devoted churchgoer, a baseball and college basketball fan, and will put service before self. By all accounts, the Air Force is seemingly lucky to have him. "His professional courtesy, personal appearance and his willingness to tackle all challenges
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Default Air Force Logo 76th Maintenance University officially opens its doors at ribbon cutting ceremony
Once upon a time, several Tinker leaders envisioned an environment that was conducive for training the 76th Maintenance Wing personnel. They deemed their vision, the 76th Maintenance University and it officially opened today (March 9). After a year of planning and several months of construction, their vision was completed in January inside Bldg.
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Default Air Force Logo Det. 9 receives Chief Master Sgt. John F. Entrican award
Detachment 9 of the 373rd Training Squadron is no stranger to greatness. The training detachment recently won the Chief Master Sgt. John F. Entrican award, its third time since 2000. "We didn't expect it, but we worked really hard to show everyone that we are the best detachment when it comes to production, inspection and volunteerism," said Master
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(TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, OKLA) Staff Sgt. Stephen Quinn, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron airborne radar technician, performs his system checks during the E-3 Sentry 30th anniversary flight on Mar. 23.  The E-3 first arrived at Tinker on Mar. 23, 1977, and Airmen have been conducting the same aerial surviellance mission for the past 30 years. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler) E-3 Sentry celebrates 30 years in Air Force's Fleet
It all started 30 years ago... March 23, 1977 - the first E-3 Sentry touched down on Oklahoma soil. The arrival of aircraft tail number 75-0557 began a new era for the 552nd Airborne Warning and Control Wing, and for air surveillance. To celebrate this occasion, the wing conducted an arrival ceremony the next day and invited the base and local
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Default Air Force Logo Air Force Materiel Command Airmen: Take the Team Lean Challenge!
You have the desire to lose weight and change your eating and exercising behaviors, but find you just can't go it alone. Air Force Materiel Command's Team Lean Challenge may be the motivator you've been hoping for. The TLC is a command-wide initiative to promote and support weight loss for healthy living. It kicks off April 16 and runs through
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Default Air Force Logo 76th Maintenance University officially opens its doors at ribbon cutting ceremony
Once upon a time, several Tinker leaders envisioned an environment that was conducive for training the 76th Maintenance Wing personnel. They deemed their vision, the 76th Maintenance University and it officially opened today (March 9). After a year of planning and several months of construction, their vision was completed in January inside Bldg.
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Default Air Force Logo Blue Angels to headline 2007 Star Spangled Salute
Confirmation of a premier military jet team, new dates and the addition of a new community partner were among several major Star Spangled Salute announcements made here Dec. 11, 2006. Col. Mark Correll, 72nd Air Base Wing and installation commander, made the announcements during a press conference at Tinker Base Operations. "I am extremely excited
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