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  • Hill Airmen return from Middle East deployment

    The 729th Air Control Squadron welcomed home more than 120 warriors from a seven-month deployment to the Middle East.
  • Honorary Commanders return to Tinker

    Tinker was so nice, they toured it twice.The Tinker Air Force Base class of 2019 Honorary Commanders made a return trip to base April 17, where they were able to tour the 72nd Operations Support Squadron, which contains the base’s weather forecast and Airfield Management Operations offices. The group previously toured the Oklahoma City Air
  • Piazza Gate closes; Truck Gate re-opens

    Starting April 27, the Piazza Gate will close for a construction project.The gate changes are Phase III of Tinker Air Force Base’s $9.7 million four-gate construction project that started in December, to enhance security on Tinker AFB.Additionally, the Truck Gate will be operational starting April 27. It will be open from 8 to 10 a.m. on that day.
  • Photo: Historic toast to the Doolittle Raiders

    A toast to the Doolittle Raiders was held in the Ivory Lounge of the Tinker Event Center Apr. 18 and was hosted by the Air Force Association Gerrity Chapter 215. The National Soujourners provided the traditional cognac for the toast to honor the crewmembers that made up the Doolittle Raiders. The last surviving Raider, Lt. Col. Richard "Dick" Cole,
  • Team analyzes severe weather impact on supply chain management

    Our warrior ethos demands that we maintain a high level of readiness at all times in order to ensure mission success. This is especially important in the supply chain, where managing the flow of serviceable aircraft parts is vital to the readiness of America’s flying forces. In response to the devastating impact Hurricane Michael had on Tyndall
  • HAFH Meet the Hero Night featured retired U.S. Navy commodore

    The first speaker in the Team Tinker Home Away from Home 2019 Meet the Hero Night series on April 17 at the Midwest City Chamber of Commerce was retired U.S. Navy pilot and former commodore of Strategic Communications Wing ONE at Tinker Air Force Base, Capt. John Keilty.To begin his speech, Keilty wanted to explain what it means to be a real hero,
  • Photo: 966th AACS welcomes new commander

    Lt. Col. Marty Slovinsky accepted command of the 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron in an official ceremony on April 12. The change of command was presided over by Col. Stephen Carocci, commander of the 552nd Training Group while Senior Master Sgt. Richard Babcock, senior enlisted manager of the 966th AACS, served as the guidon bearer. (U.S. Air
  • Photos: Delayed Enlistment Program attendees experience AF career fields

    Military Working Dog Syrius attacks Senior Amn. Caleb Brown during a six-phase aggression demonstration for 15 Air Force recruits in the Delayed Enlistment Program Apr. 8. The 349th Recruiting Squadron worked with the 72nd Security Forces Squadron to highlight different aspects of the Security Forces world for the recruits while they are awaiting
  • 552nd ACW hosts first Spark Tank competition

    In the hopes of obtaining funds for innovative ideas, nine representatives made their pitch to 552nd Air Control Wing leadership on April 15 at the Tinker Event Center during the 552nd ACW Spark Tank event.Spark Tank, a play off the hit television show, Shark Tank, gave members of the 552nd ACW three minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of four
  • Tinker tests preparedness

    The Inspector General’s office conducted multiple exercises last week to ensure Tinker’s preparedness for the worst case scenario.This included an active shooter tabletop exercise, which is required twice a year by Air Force Instruction, a Major Accident (aircraft crash/mass casualty event) and crash recovery response exercise in preparation for
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