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From left, Staff Sgt. Matthew Fulce, Airman 1st Class Frederick Thomas, 2nd Lt. Dawid Grzybowski, Airman 1st Class Ryan O’Gallager and Airman 1st Class Azelia Robinson are the first graduates of the new Air Force-wide E-3 Intelligence Initial Qualification Course. These five Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing graduated from the course Oct. 21. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) First class graduates from new AF intelligence course
The 552nd Air Control Wing's Operations Support Squadron recently graduated its first class from the new Air Force-wide E-3 Intelligence Initial Qualification Course.Lt. Col. Jeffrey Jennings, 552nd OSS commander, said the new course will improve upon what was formerly a generalized initial qualification course for signals intelligence
0 11/10
2014
Gen. Gilmary Michael Hostage III, commander of Air Combat Command The end of a season: ACC's top leader reflects on service
The plaques and awards have been taken down. The family pictures are gone and the walls are bare.  After 37 years of service and more moves than he cares to count, Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command, has packed up his office for the last time."I can't believe it's been 37 years," Hostage said. "I feel like I just got started."Though
0 11/06
2014
Default Air Force Logo Tinker sergeant to receive DOD award
An Airman assigned to the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base has been named the Outstanding Service Member with a Disability Award winner for 2014 for the entire Department of Defense.Tech. Sgt. Chad Molenhour is due to accept the award on Oct. 30 in Washington, D.C."Recognition outside of this outstanding wing, especially at the DOD
0 10/24
2014
E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft belonging to the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker and the NATO E-3s at Geilenkirchen, Germany, will soon be getting upgraded avionics and cockpit displays. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) DRAGON 'fires up' for flight
The U.S. Air Force and NATO are undergoing a cooperative development effort -- known as the DRAGON program -- to upgrade the avionics and cockpit displays of the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft belonging to the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker and the NATO E-3s at Geilenkirchen, Germany.DRAGON stands for Diminishing
0 10/20
2014
Lt. Col. Carol O’Neil, center, is all smiles as she accepts the guidon from Col. Alain Poisson, 552nd Operations Group commander, shortly after assuming command of the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron during a ceremony Oct. 2 in Bldg. 230, Dock 2. Colonel O’Neil replaces Lt. Col. Anthony Kleiger, right, who will be headed to United States Pacific Command at Camp Smith, Hawaii, to work in operations there. Colonel O’Neil had previously served as the 552nd Air Control Wing director of staff. Colonel Poisson presided over the ceremony attended by a host of family, friends and co-workers. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristopher Gooden) Lt. Col. O’Neil assumes command of 965th AACS

0 10/20
2014
Default Air Force Logo Former 552 ACW commander to be inducted into Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame
A former commander of the 552nd Air Control Wing and two World War II fighter pilots who later served in the Air Force will be inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame next month.The induction ceremony, which will recognize seven other honorees, will be held Nov. 8 at the Oklahoma Tower Hotel, formerly the Marriott, at 3233 Northwest
0 10/08
2014
Default Air Force Logo 552nd ACW learns to be S.A.F.E. while driving
Every 12 seconds, someone in America is killed in a car accident.That sobering statistic was one of many offered in a safety briefing that was part of the 552nd Air Control Wing's Comprehensive Airman Fitness Day Sept. 26.The briefing, presented by two firefighters from Florida, began with a warning that the material is explicit, graphic, bloody
0 10/08
2014
North American Aerospace Defense Deputy Commander Lt. Gen. Alain Parent, second from left, and his executive officer and special advisor, Col. John “Tim” Budd, left, take time out of their busy schedule Tuesday to pose for a photograph with 552nd Air Control Wing Commander Col. Jay R. Bickley, 552nd ACW Canadian Detachment Commander Lt. Col. Peter Dozois and Col. Brian Humphrey, vice commander for the 552nd ACW. During General Parent’s whirlwind visit to the Tinker Air Force Base, which lasted only about four hours, the deputy NORAD commander participated in an office call with Colonel Bickley, received a mission briefing in the Command Post and conducted an “All-Hands Call” with members of the Canadian Detachment in Bldg. 230. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel) Visit from NORAD

0 10/08
2014
Retired Brig. Gen. Ben Robinson speaks to members of the Logistics Officer Association during a luncheon at the Tinker Club last Thursday.  He spoke about his experiences as the 552nd Air Control Wing commander and about the events at Tinker Air Force Base and with AWACS during 9/11 and the time thereafter. 'Air war over America': General Robinson recalls 'firsts' of 9/11
After a second airliner slammed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Brig. Gen. Ben T. Robinson heard a phrase at the 552nd Air Control Wing's headquarters that he never expected to hear."Air war over America.""We'd never heard a term like that -- never used a term like that," said the retired general who was the commander of the 552nd
0 9/23
2014
The Electronic Systems Center is working on a next generation identification friend or foe system for AWACS aircraft. The system will help allow for earlier identification of targets, minimizing the chance of fratricide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Robert J. Sabonis)
AWACS receives new upgrades
Airmen of the AWACS Joint Test Force in Seattle, Washington have recently completed testing for an upgrade to the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System. The AWACS Joint Test Force is comprised of Air Combat Command personnel assigned to Detachment 1, 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron, along with Air Force Material Command personnel
0 9/19
2014
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