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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
Default Air Force Logo Air Force revamps AEF
The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a consistent Air Force capacity to the
0 9/09
2014
Default Air Force Logo Service Members Receiving RAND Military Workplace Survey
About 580,000 service members have begun receiving emails or letters inviting them to participate in the first RAND Military Workplace Study, Defense Department officials said.Active and reserve component members in all military branches and the Coast Guard are being invited to participate. "The survey is unprecedented in its scale and will
0 8/19
2014
Default Air Force Logo AWACS upgrade achieves initial operational capability
The Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Hostage, declared Initial Operational Capability for the 552nd Air Control Wing's E-3G "Sentry" Airborne Warning and Control System Block 40/45 aircraft July 28 here."This modification represents the most significant upgrade in the 35-plus year history of the E-3 AWACS and greatly enhances our
0 8/15
2014
Default Air Force Logo CMSAF encourages Airmen on his recent visit to Tinker
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife Athena visited Tinker Airmen Aug. 1-2. During an Airman's Call, Chief Cody said that although challenges lie ahead, he is confident in the Air Force's ability to maintain its elite status. "The inability to predict the future creates some challenges, especially when you know that
0 8/15
2014
Staff Sgt. Robert Abbey, assigned to the 507th Security Forces Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., guards an E-3 Sentry on July 20 on the flight line at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Security forces Airmen from the 507th are supporting reservists from the 513th Air Control Group as they fly missions in support of the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Caleb Wanzer) Tinker's 513th provides AWACS support for major Pacific exercise
More than 60 reservists from the 513th Air Control Group and the 970th Airborne Air Control Squadron returned home last week after a nearly two-week mission to support the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.The 970th flew the only E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft in the exercise,
0 8/08
2014
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