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Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, responds to a question from Paula Burkes, a reporter with The Oklahoman, during an interview at the conclusion of his two-day visit to Tinker Air Force Base, April 21-22. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel/Released) ACC commander praises 552nd ACW's professionalism
Air Combat Command's top leader took time to meet with Airmen of the 552nd Air Control Wing last week."I needed to come out and see the Airmen, and see what I can do to help them," Gen. "Hawk" Carlisle said last week, following his first visit to Tinker Air Force Base since taking over as commander of ACC last November.After his visit April 21-22,
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Default Air Force Logo 552nd ACW commander encourages maximum participation in 'Salute'
Ever since assuming command of the 552nd Air Control Wing in June of 2013, Col. Jay R. Bickley vowed to make educating his Airmen about their Air Force heritage one of his top priorities.The 552nd ACW commander has made good on his promise by periodically inviting retired service members to the base to talk to Airmen about 552nd ACW heritage.That
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Tech. Sgt. Mitchell Zebert, a member of the 552nd Maintenance Group, discusses the Air Force repair enhancement process with Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, during his two-day visit to Tinker Air Force Base, April 21-22. During his first visit to the base since assuming command of ACC in November, the general and Mrs. Gillian Carlisle met with Airmen of the 552nd Air Control Wing and the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex’s Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Technology Center. Additional coverage of Gen. Carlisle’s visit will appear in next week’s Tinker Take Off. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel/Released) ACC commander visits 552nd ACW

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Default Air Force Logo Retired AEW members look forward to Diamond Anniversary Salute, May 7-9
"Military heritage is the foundation of patriotism."At least, that's according to retired U.S. Air Force Maj. William "Bill" Richards III, a former E-3 "Sentry" Airborne Warning and Control Systems weapons officer, tactics officer and instructor senior director, who will be one of the many veterans helping to celebrate the 552nd Air Control Wing's
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Default Air Force Logo Graduation ceremony honors 552nd ACW Airmen
The Spring 2015 Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony will honor 172 Airmen, who have achieved a total of 180 Associates in Applied Science degrees.The Airmen represent the five Air Force commands on Tinker AFB -- Air Force Materiel Command, Air Combat Command, Air Education and Training Command, U.S. Air Force Reserve and the Air
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Default Air Force Logo Myriad events planned for 552nd ACW Diamond Anniversary Salute
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Airborne Early Warning and Control for the United States military.To celebrate this epic milestone and to recognize all of the men and women who have and continue to dedicate their lives to this service, the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base will host an event-packed commemoration, May
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Senior Master Sgt. William “Troy” Barber, an E-3 AWACS Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant superintendent, is the 12th Air Force’s Senior Noncommissioned Officer Outstanding Professional of the Year. (Courtesy photo) 552nd sergeant named 12th AF senior NCO of the year
A senior master sergeant with the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron was recently named the 12th Air Force's Senior Noncommissioned Officer Outstanding Professional of the Year.Senior Master Sgt. William "Troy" Barber, an E-3 AWACS Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant superintendent when he was nominated in 2014, received the award for superior
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III addresses a standing-room-only crowd of uniformed and civilian Airmen at Tinker Air Force Base during an All-Call April 10 in Bldg. 230, Dock 2. The All-Call was just one of many events attended by General Welsh and his wife, Betty, as part of the couple’s three-day tour of the base. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) Air Force Chief of Staff praises Tinker Airmen, community support
After nearly four days of engaging with Tinker Airmen and community leaders, the Air Force Chief of Staff, cited Tinker as a "crown jewel" doing remarkable work for the nation.During his visit, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III repeatedly expressed his appreciation for the way Tinker Airmen are carrying out the vital national defense missions here."Every
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Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force and Air Forces Southern commander, shares a positive message regarding leadership and the four pillars of wellness with members of the 552nd Air Control Wing during an “All-Call” at the Team Tinker Auditorium as part of his visit to Tinker Air Force Base March 30. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) 12th Air Force commander talks resiliency with 552nd ACW Airmen
"You live in the best time ever," Lt. Gen. Chris Nowland, 12th Air Force commander and Air Forces Southern commander, told members of the 552nd Air Control Wing last week.The general spoke at an all-call March 30, sharing a positive message for the troops regarding leadership, the four pillars of wellness and the great work the Airmen in the 552nd
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Default Air Force Logo 552nd ACW to host Diamond Anniversary
The diamond is one of the most precious stones on Earth and is used to mark many special occasions. It is derived from the Greek work "adamas," meaning enduring and unconquerable, and an event celebrating 60 years is known as the diamond anniversary.To that end, the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base will celebrate 60 years of
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