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Panel discusses leadership focus Senior Statesman Panel focuses on leadership
Leadership in war and peacetime was the focus of a Feb. 12 Senior Statesman Leadership Panel, sponsored by the Logistics Officers Association and Air Force Association. The panel consisted of Col. Jay Bickley, 552nd Air Control Wing commander; retired Col. Chuck DeBellevue, Vietnam War ace; Col. Linda Hurry, deputy commander for Maintenance with
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Tech. Sgt. Travis Waskom, aircraft structural maintenance section chief, left, and Tech. Sgt. Steven Farley, assistant section chief, look over plans for placing equipment to create maximum efficiencies in the 552nd Maintenance Squadron’s Fabrication Flight after a recent recapitalization provided additional floor space within Bldg. 230. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Mark Smith) 552nd MXS Fabrication Flight finds new home
Members of the 552nd Maintenance Squadron's Fabrication Flight are striving to maximize efficiency amidst the fiscally constrained environment of today.When challenged by floor space in inadequate facilities, the men and women of Fabrication Flight sought to improve their situation. With the assistance of the 76th Equipment Support Section, the two
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Senior Airman Robert L. Calhoun Jr., 552nd Maintenance Squadron, (front) and Capt. Joseph G. Butler, 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron, are welcomed back with high-5s and fist bumps from wing members. Approximately 150 Airmen with the 552nd Air Control Wing returned to Tinker Feb. 6 from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (Air Force photo by Kelly White)
Happy homecoming

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Senior Airman James Crangle, a member of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, hugs his son, Jeffery, prior to departing the base on Tuesday for a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Airman Crangle was among the nearly 150 Airmen assigned to the 552nd Air Control Wing taking part in the deployment.(Air Force photo by Senior Airman Okeem Fahie) Holding tight

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Leading the charge at the 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar are Capt. Rachel Reynolds, center, Senior Master Sgt. Joseph Botelho, left, and Master Sgt. Albert Foley, all members of the 726th Air Control Squadron from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. (Air Force photo) 726th ACS hits ground running in SW Asia
On Jan. 10, 42 Airmen with the 726th Air Control "Hardrock" Squadron from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho took up their watch at the 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron in Southwest Asia.The 726th ACS is a geographically separated unit that falls under the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base.The 73rd EACS, or "Double Dagger" as
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An E-3 “Sentry” Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft lifts off of Tinker’s north/south runway en route to a recent mission. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Huesel) 552nd ACW wins its 24th Outstanding Unit Award
The 552nd Air Control Wing has been awarded it's 24th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, it was announced recently."This recognition is without a doubt a tremendous reflection of the military and civilian Airmen who make up this outstanding wing," said Col. Jay Bickley, 552nd ACW commander. "I want to personally thank each and every one of them for
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Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters, 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) commander, meets with Airmen from the 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron at Tinker prior to a tour of the “Phoenix” Squadron on Jan. 8 as part of the general’s site visit to the base. (Air Force photo by Darren Heusel) Mission minded: 12th AF commander impressed with 552nd ACW
When Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters assumed command of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) last September, it was determined then that one of the last units he would visit would be the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base because of his vast knowledge of the wing.And, according to General Wolters, who made a site visit to the base Jan. 7-8, the
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Default Air Force Logo 552nd ACW command chief has simple leadership style – do what works
The new command chief master sergeant to the 552nd Air Control Wing has a pretty simple style when it comes to leadership and, that is, to simply do what works."That is to say, I want to make sure that communication, or the flow of information, is available from the top (of the chain of command) on down," said 552nd ACW Command Chief Master Sgt.
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Default Air Force Logo 552nd ACW dominates Info Dominance, Gen. Jumper awards
The 552nd Air Control Wing dominated the FY 2013 Information Dominance and General John P. Jumper Awards, winning six different categories at the 12th Air Force level, it was announced recently.The winners included:Civilian Specialist - Douglas D. Hoffman Jr., 726th Air Control SquadronCyber Systems Operations (NCO) - Tech. Sgt. David L. Reed,
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With the help of 552nd Air Control Wing commander Col. Jay Bickley, Sonja Fannin unveils a plaque honoring her late husband during a ceremony on Monday. Staff Sgt. Daniel Fannin, along with three other servicemen, died last April when the MC-12 Liberty plane in which they were flying a mission stalled and crashed near Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The ceremony honored Sergeant Fannin, who was assigned to the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, by renaming the 552nd Operations Group Auditorium in Bldg. 282 as Fannin Hall. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) 552nd ACW dedicates ‘Fannin Hall’ in honor of fallen Airman
In a special ceremony Monday attended by a host of federal, state and local officials and Tinker officers and enlisted personnel, the 552nd Air Control Wing renamed its Operations Group Auditorium in honor of one of its members who was killed last year in Afghanistan.The "OGA" was renamed "Fannin Hall" in honor of Staff Sgt. Daniel Fannin, who died
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