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From left, Lt. Col Heather Fleishauer, Commander 752nd Operations Support Squadron, 2nd Lt. Joseph Alcorn, 116th Air Control Squadron, Portland, Ore., Capt. Michael Brode and Capt. Ryan Murphy, enroute to 726th ACS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Capt. Cecilia Nguyen, 607th ACS, Luke AFB, Ariz., Capt. Nicolas Kuczera, enroute to the 607 ACS (auditing the course). The 752nd OSS celebrates the graduation of class 17-02 who have successfully completed two months of rigorous training,  finishing 42 hours of classroom academics and completing 104 hours of hands-on positional training. During their training, students were taught to employ the latest Tactical Air Operations Module AN/TYQ-23A. They are prepared for the challenging responsibilities as control and reporting center air battle managers.
Celebrating ABM grqduates
From left, Lt. Col Heather Fleishauer, Commander 752nd Operations Support Squadron, 2nd Lt. Joseph Alcorn, 116th Air Control Squadron, Portland, Ore., Capt. Michael Brode and Capt. Ryan Murphy, enroute to 726th ACS, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Capt. Cecilia Nguyen, 607th ACS, Luke AFB, Ariz., Capt. Nicolas Kuczera, enroute to the 607 ACS (auditing
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Col. Geoffrey Weiss assumed command of the 552nd Air Control Wing from outgoing commander Col. David Gaedecke during a change of command ceremony June 30 in Bldg. 230. Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of the 12th Air Force, Air Combat Command and commander of Air Forces Southern, U.S. Southern Command at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., presided over the ceremony. Col. Weiss will be responsible for Air Combat Command's fleet of E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft and ground-based Control and Reporting Centers (CRC) supporting combatant commanders worldwide. He will lead over 4,000 men and women at four Air Force bases and will manage resources that include 31 E-e AWACS aircraft and two CRC's valued at $15.6 billion. Col. Weiss takes command of the 552nd ACW
Col. David Gaedecke relinquished command of the 552nd Air Control Wing to Col. Geoffrey Weiss in a change of command ceremony held in Hangar 230, June 30. Lt. Gen. Mark Kelly, Commander, Twelfth Air Force and Commander Air Forces Southern, was the presiding officer. General Kelly had high praise for community leaders, elected officials and Team
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Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) Command Chief Master Sgt. Alex del Valle, answers a question during a luncheon with Noncommissioned Officers from the 552nd Air Control Wing, June 29. Chief del Valle toured the Wing and attended the Wing change of command ceremony. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) 12th AF Command Chief Master Sgt. visits the 552nd ACW
Chief Master Sgt. Alex del Valle, Twelfth Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt., visited Tinker last week to attend the 552nd Air Control Wing change of command ceremony. The Chief took the opportunity to visit with Noncommissioned and Senior Noncommissioned Officers of the Wing. In addition, he took time to answer some questions for the Tinker Take
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2017
Col. Dominic Setka, 552nd Air Control Group commander, pins the command badge on Lt. Col. Kelly Shelton, 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron commander, during a change of command ceremony June 27. Holding the unit guidon is Master Sgt. Benjamin Jetland, 552nd ACNS first sergeant. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) 552nd Air Control Group welcomes Lt. Col. Kelly Shelton
Col. Dominic Setka, 552nd Air Control Group commander, pins the command badge on Lt. Col. Kelly Shelton, 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron commander, during a change of command ceremony June 27. Holding the unit guidon is Master Sgt. Benjamin Jetland, 552nd ACNS first sergeant. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan)
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First Lt. Katy Martin, and Capt. Cody Martin, both of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron, describe some of the various equipment on board the E-3 Sentry aircraft to Phil Tinker, grandson of Maj. Gen. Clarence Tinker, whom the base is named after. Tinker also toured the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex during his visit June 26-27. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) Tinker tours Tinker
First Lt. Katy Martin, and Capt. Cody Martin, both of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron, describe some of the various equipment on board the E-3 Sentry aircraft to Phil Tinker, grandson of Maj. Gen. Clarence Tinker, whom the base is named after. Tinker also toured the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex during his visit June 26-27. (Air Force
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Col. Richard L. Land III, 552nd Operations Group commander, left, passes the unit guidon to Lt. Col. James Ord, the new 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron commander, June 28. Awaiting the guidon is Master Sgt. Tommy Stidham, 960th AACS first sergeant. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron welcomes Lt. Col. James Ord
Col. Richard L. Land III, 552nd Operations Group commander, left, passes the unit guidon to Lt. Col. James Ord, the new 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron commander, June 28. Awaiting the guidon is Master Sgt. Tommy Stidham, 960th AACS first sergeant. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan)
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Aircrew reservists assigned to the 513th Air Control Group board an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft June 12, 2017, at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, prior to a mission supporting the BALTOPS 2017 exercise. The E-3 Sentry and nearly 100 Reservists from the 513th are deployed in support of BALTOPS 2017, which is the first time a U.S. E-3 Sentry has supported a NATO exercise in 20 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Caleb Wanzer) NATO, U.S. work together in BALTOPS 2017
BALTOPS 2017 is the 45th edition of the annual multinational, maritime-heavy exercise offering high-end training. The exercise involves 6,000 military personnel, 50 ships and submarines from allies Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States as well as NATO
0 6/30
2017
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
0 6/26
2017
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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