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Col. John J. Cooper, center, passes the guidon to Col. Gregory M. Guillot, commander of the 552nd Air Control Wing and officiating officer, to officially signal completion of the change of command for the 552nd Operations Group during a ceremony July 17 inside Bldg. 230, Dock 2, at Tinker Air Force Base. Colonel Cooper, who spent this past year attending the Naval War College at Newport Naval Station, R.I., assumed command of the 552nd OG from Col. Gregory D. Roberts, right. Colonel Cooper will now be responsible for creating policy and commanding operations of E-3 aircraft throughout the world, totaling $5 billion in Air Force resources. He will lead four operational flying squadrons, two training squadrons and an operations support squadron. Colonel Cooper will lead more than 1,900 personnel and mange a $68 million budget. (Air Force photo by David Faytinger) 552nd OG Welcomes New Commander

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2012
With 552nd Air Control Wing Commander Col. Gregory M. Guillot, left, presiding, Lt. Col. Shayne R. Yorton took command of the 726th Air Control “Hard Rock” Squadron from Lt. Col. Trent Carpenter during a change of command ceremony Aug. 10 at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Colonel Yorton had previously served as the Director of Operations for the 726th ACS, a geographically separated unit that falls under the 552nd ACW at Tinker. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Heather Hayward) Passing the 'Rock'

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Default Air Force Logo New 552 ACW commander outwardly proud of Airmen; excited about Tinker tenure
Growing up, Col. Greg Guillot said his father taught him to be "quietly proud." While he may practice that in his own career, the 552nd Air Control Wing commander is outwardly proud of the Airmen in "America's Wing."Colonel Guillot succeeded Col. John Rauch June 21. Prior to arriving for his third assignment at Tinker, Colonel Guillot served as the
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2012
An E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 25 while participating in a Red Flag exercise. Red Flag offers pilots and ground crews training in actual wartime scenarios to increase their combat skills.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Robert J. Sabonis) ESC team looks to improve AWACS capabilities
A team at the Electronic Systems Center, working in conjunction with the Boeing Co. and personnel from several Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Army bases, is working to get important warfighter-requested capabilities onto the AWACS platform. During a proof-of-concept demonstration at Tinker AFB, Okla., the AWACS Netcentric-Communications
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2011
Master Sgt. Michael Condon walks with his son Gavin Condon after returning from a six-month deployment in Afghanistan. The 729th Air Control Squadron of the U.S. Air Force returned home to Hill Air Force Base in Layton on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. 729th ACS 'Angry Warriors' happily return to home base
Approximately 170 members of the 729th Air Control Squadron returned to Hill Air Force Base on March 24 from the longest recent deployment the squadron has undergone. Of the seven Air Expeditionary Force rotations the 729th ACS has provided in Iraq since 2003, its last six and a half month deployment has been the longest."Usually the deployments
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2011
Maj. Jon Williams exits an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System, or AWACS, after a flight July 4, 2011, during which he reached 10,000 flying hours in the aircraft. The 10,000-hour landmark is a feat that has only been achieved a handful of times since the aircraft became operational in the Air Force in 1977, two years before Maj. Williams joined. Maj. Williams is a mission crew commander for the 963rd Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron in Southwest Asia.  (Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Patrick Mitchell) 
Airman reaches new height
As the United States celebrated its Independence Day marking 235 years of freedom, an Airman in Southwest Asia also reached a milestone, while serving to protect the freedoms achieved in 1776.Maj. Jon Williams, a mission crew commander, 963rd Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron, on the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System, or
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2011
Lt. Col. Kelley C. Stevens accepts command of the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron in an official ceremony Jun 30. She challenged her squadron to develop a habit of excellence in everything you do from aircraft maintenance to being a supervisor and leader.  (Photo by Kelly White) 552 AMXS welcomes new commander
Lt. Col. Brian R. Moore, 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, transferred command of the squadron to Lt. Col. Kelley C. Stevens in an official ceremony Jun 30. The change of command was presided over by Col. Stella T. Smith, 552nd Maintenance Group commander, who for the second time in two days bid farewell to one leader and welcomed
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Lieutenant Colonel Joshua W. Conine accepted command of the 552nd Operations Support Squadron in an official ceremony June 30.   He shared his expectations during his first address to the squadron   “What I ask of you is to embrace new challenges and continue to make changes for the good of the group,” he said. (Photo by Kelly White) 552 OSS ACCEPTS NEW LEADERSHIP
Lt. Col. Joshua W. Conine accepted command of the 552nd Operations Support Squadron from Lieutenant Col. Alain D. Poisson in an official ceremony June 30.Col. Gregory D. Roberts, 552nd Operations Group commander, presided over the ceremony and applauded both officers for their "brilliant leadership and teamwork." He summed up their efforts with a
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Major Louis G. Stewart accepted command of the 552 Maintenance Squadron in a June 29 ceremony.  He informed his squadron that he seeks to establish a prideful culture in the maintenance squadron and reminded them of the challenges that remain ahead.  (Photo by Kelly White) 552 MXS Changes Commanders
A ceremony June 29 marked a change of command for the 552d Maintenance Squadron. Maj Kelley C. Stevens passed the reigns of the squadron to Maj. Louis G. Stewart.Col. Stella T. Smith, 552nd Maintenance Group commander and presiding officer, applauded Major Stevens for her focus to the squadron's mission during her tenure as commander.Major Stewart
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2011
A member of the team formed to restore the EC-121 Constellation works on stripping the aircraft before it gets repainted. The Oklahoma elements had taken its toll on the ‘Connie,’ which sits in the 552nd Air Control?Wing’s Memorial Park. CONNIE RESTORED
It appeared the Vietnam era plane had finally met its match. Years of damage from the Oklahoma sun, not to mention the occasional hail and ice storm, had taken its toll on the EC-121 Constellation "Connie" nestled inside the 552nd Air Control Wing's Memorial Park. Not only was the EC-121 looking a little "weathered" but, according to Curtis Swift,
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