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Inside the cockpit of the first of 24 E-3 Sentry aircraft to undergo glass flight deck modification known as DRAGON.  (Air Force photo by Kelly White) New year, new Sentry – DRAGON
The first E-3 Sentry aircraft with the glass flight deck modification known as DRAGON (Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation) arrived at Tinker Jan. 9.
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A U.S. Air Force E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System from 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., sits as the sun sets over the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 6, 2016. The AWACS is at Tyndall in support of concurrent aerial exercises Checkered Flag 17-1 and Combat Archer 17-3 that runs Dec. 5-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah J. Soliz/Released) AWACS puts eyes in the sky over Tyndall to support Checkered Flag 17-1/Combat Archer 17-3
The 552nd Air Control Wing from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., deployed an E-3 Sentry and more than 80 Airmen to Tyndall AFB to provide command, control and communications support during a large scale aerial exercise.
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Retired Master Sgt. Lisa Hodgden speaks Nov. 23 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center about her combat injuries and ongoing recovery. The Moore resident said her participation in the Wounded Warrior Games, in shot put and discus, was key to overcoming depression and anger about her injuries, the loss of two Air Force comrades, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. At her side is her service dog. (Air Force photo by Kimberly Woodruff) Wounded Warrior Program reaches beyond combat
A retired master sergeant credited the Air Force’s Wounded Warrior Program with turning around 10 years of anger and bitterness following wrong diagnoses and missed treatment opportunities after she survived a roadside bomb attack in Iraq. Nineteen-year Air Force veteran Lisa Hodgden spoke to first sergeants, base leadership and others Nov. 23
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Captains Marie and Michael pose for a sweet picture with their furbaby, Violet, shortly after arriving home Nov. 17. A spouse of another deployed Airman watched Violet while they were deployed. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) 552nd ACW Airmen return from deployment
Members of the 552nd Air Control Wing returned to Tinker on Nov. 17 following a four-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherrent Resolve. The returning service members included about 150 personnel from the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron and 90 maintainers from the 552nd Maintenance Group.
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The Air Force recently approved two initiatives for the remotely piloted aircraft career field. Eight RPA reconnaissance squadrons will be redesignated as attack squadrons, and the Air Force has also authorized RPA aircrews to log combat time when flying an aircraft within designated hostile airspace, regardless of the aircrew's physical location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay) 
CPIP expands horizons, sharpens RPA readiness
In an effort to take care of Airmen as they take care of the mission, Air Combat Command has a Culture Process Improvement Program on the remotely-piloted aircraft community. A team consisting of leaders across several functional areas in the RPA and intelligence communities constantly work together to develop solutions to key areas of concern in the career field. “We’re building a sustainable enterprise and protecting readiness for the long-term,” said Lt. Col. Jason Rabideau, ACC CPIP team deputy director. “CPIP provides focus to getting processes done.”
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Default Air Force Logo 552nd Air Control Wing 3rd quarter award winners announced
The 552nd Air Control Wing held its third quarter awards ceremony Oct. 26 in Fannin Hall. It was standing room only as hundreds of enthusiastic supporters were on hand to cheer on their nominees.
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Lt. Col. Don Saunders, 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Detachment commander and Maj. Andrew Lunn, mission crew commander, 552nd ACW Canadian Detachment, brief Brigadier-General Paul Ormsby, deputy commander, Continental U.S. NORAD Region, Tyndall AFB, Fla., on system capabilities of the radar system employed on the E-3 Sentry aircraft during the general’s visit to Tinker AFB, Okla., Nov. 3. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) Canadian general visits Tinker
Lt. Col. Don Saunders, 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Detachment commander and Maj. Andrew Lunn, mission crew commander, 552nd ACW Canadian Detachment, brief Brigadier-General Paul Ormsby, deputy commander, Continental U.S. NORAD Region, Tyndall AFB, Fla., on system capabilities of the radar system employed on the E-3 Sentry aircraft during the
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The faces of Capt. Jennifer and Maj. Michael (last names not used in accordance with Air Combat Command directives), 752nd Operation Support Squadron air battle managers, are illuminated by the glow of their computer screens as they follow and point out target aircraft during a training scenario on the AN/TYQ-23A emulator Oct. 31, 2016, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. The trainees are working as part of a larger crew to test the communication and decision making skills of the individuals and team under a stressful environment. (Photos taken of systems configured to unclassified status by subject matter experts. Photo has been manipulated to blur the names of individuals shown.)(U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) 752nd OSS: Sabers sharpen edge for Air Force’s control and reporting centers
The 752nd Operations Support Squadron is ensuring the Air Force maintains its edge in the air control mission for years to come through changes to equipment and training. Lt. Col. Heather Fleishauer, 752nd OSS commander, said her unit, which falls under the 552nd Air Control Wing, is the lone, dedicated support squadron for the Air Force’s control and reporting centers.
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Chief Master Sgt. Michael Stephens, 552nd Air Control Wing’s chief enlisted manager, holds the wing guidon as Colonel Bradley Bird, 552nd ACW vice commander, attaches the Meritorious Unit Award streamer.  (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) 552nd ACW awarded Meritorious Unit Award
The 552nd Air Control Wing has been awarded the Meritorious Unit Award for the period June 1, 2015, to May 31, 2016. During this period, the 552nd ACW distinguished itself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service to the United States in direct support of combat operations in Southwest Asia.
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Default Air Force Logo AF takes initial steps to reduce training unrelated to primary missions
The Air Force plans to reduce training not related to Airmen’s primary jobs in order to address concerns that excessive and non-mission related demands are impacting Airmen’s ability to focus on and accomplish their core duties, officials announced Oct. 31.
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