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Default Air Force Logo 552 ACW members win awards
Two members of 552nd Air Control Wing recently won aircrew flight equipment awards.Capt. Amanda Murphy, an aircrew flight equipment officer with the 552nd Operations Support Squadron, has been named the Air Force's Aircrew Flight Equipment Officer of the Year.  Master Sergeant Adam Parnell, also an AFE with the 552nd Operations Support Squadron,
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2016
Lt. Gen. Mike Hood, commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, seated, listens to a recording of a recent mission performed by members of the 552nd Air Control Wing during a tour of an E-3 “Sentry” Airborne Warning and Control System Block 40/45 aircraft on Feb. 3 at Tinker Air Force Base. Looking over the general’s shoulder and taking part in the E-3 static display are, from left, Maj. Gordon Lemon, mission crew commander; Lt. Col. Donald Saunders, 552nd ACW Canadian Detachment commander; Capt. Andrew Baier, airborne surveillance officer; and Capt. Anthony Snow, senior director. General Hood, assigned to the National Defense Headquarters in Ottawa, visited with the Canadian Detachment that consists of 39 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and three members of the Canadian Army. During his visit, the general also met with Col. David Gaedecke, 552nd ACW commander, and held a commander’s call with members of the detachment. The partnership between the Canadian Detachment, which falls under the 552nd ACW, is now in its 36th year. The Detachment first began working with the 552nd ACW in 1979. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel/Released) Working relationship

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2016
Lt. Gen. Mike Hood, commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, talks briefly with Master Cpl. Damien Hocquard, a communications systems operator assigned to the Canadian Detachment, which falls under the 552nd Air Control Wing, during a “Review of Troops” shortly upon his arrival to Tinker Air Force Base on Tuesday. General Hood, assigned to the National Defense Headquarters in Ottawa, spent two days visiting the Canadian Detachment, which consists of 39 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and three members of the Canadian Army. During his visit, the general met with Col. David Gaedecke, 552nd ACW commander, toured an E-3 “Sentry” Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, and held a commander’s call with members of the detachment. See next week’s issue of the Tinker Take Off for more coverage of the general’s visit. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel/Released) Top Canadian officer visits Tinker detachment

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2016
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., greets Staff Sgt. Joshua O’Dell during a visit with Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing Jan. 15. Sergeant O’Dell, from Oklahoma City, is a Computers/Electronic Warfare Craftsman with the 552nd Maintenance Squadron.  He leads a four-member C/EW team that accomplishes scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on 27 E-3s valued at $8.9 billion. During his visit to Tinker, Senator Inhofe received an update on the KC-46A beddown, toured the new 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron location in Bldg. 201 and met with several Airmen, including Sergeant O’Dell, who had just returned from a recent deployment. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel/Released) Senator visits 552 ACW Airmen

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2016
Airman 1st Class Robert Mott of the 90th Security Police Group stands guard near an E-3A Sentry aircraft during Operation Desert Shield.  Mott is armed with an M-16A1 rifle equipped with an M-203 grenade launcher. Tinker plays big role in Gulf War victory
When the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander said in 1991 he was "proud of the tremendous contribution Tinker personnel and associates have made thus far,"Maj. Gen. Joseph K. Spiers might have been talking about their day-to-day activities, year-after-year accomplishments or even those tasks during the tenure of his command. But, his
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2016
Default Air Force Logo First 3-D printed part approved for AWACS
The 552nd Maintenance Squadron Fabrication Flight recently won engineering approval to make and install the first 3-D printed part for E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft.The part -- a plastic end cap for seat armrests -- isn't crucial to keeping the battle management platforms flying, but the manufacturing feat is an early milestone
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2016
Default Air Force Logo 552nd ACW participates in inaugural Trilateral Exercise
Several members of the 552nd Air Control Wing recently made history by participating in the inaugural Trilateral Exercise at Langley Air Force Base, Va., that included service members from the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force and the French Air Force.The exercise, held Dec. 2-18, was hosted by the 1st Fighter Wing and focused on multi-national Air
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2016
A T-38 Talon, F-35 Lightning II, F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-22 Raptor are parked at the Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. flightline Dec. 17 during the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise. The aircraft came from Shaw AFB, S.C.; Eglin AFB, Fla.; Barksdale AFB, La.; Tinker AFB, Okla.; and Eielson AFB, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa/Released) 552 ACW participates in Checkered Flag 2015
Tyndall hosted the Checkered Flag 16-1 exercise that started Dec. 10 and concluded Dec. 18.Checkered Flag is a large-force exercise that gives a large number of legacy and fifth-generation aircraft the chance to practice combat training together in a simulated employment from a deployed environment.Those involved in supporting the exercise were
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2015
Maj. Gen. VeraLinn Jamieson, director of Intelligence, Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., visited the 552nd Air Control Wing and the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex on Dec. 1-2. The general was given an overview of the three groups within the 552nd ACW, she briefed 552nd members on fusion warfare and shared a working lunch with intel Airmen during her visit to Tinker. With the general is 552nd ACW Commander Col. David Gaedecke. (Air Force photo by Kelly White/Released) Talking intel

0 12/18
2015
Default Air Force Logo AF announces FY16 aviator bonuses: RPA pilots eligible for first time
Eligible active-duty aviators have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2016 Aviator Retention Pay or Critical Skills Retention Bonus programs, Air Force officials announced Dec. 15."The cost to train and develop our Airmen is a significant investment for the Air Force," said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. "These incentives
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2015
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