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JOINT BASE ELMENDORF- RICHARDSON, Alaska -- An E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System stands prepared for take off during Exercise Northern Edge 11 in JBER, Alaska, June 22, 2011. Northern Edge, Alaska's largest military training exercise, is designed to prepare joint forces to respond to crises throughout the Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Rufus Hucks) AWACs keep an eye out during Northern Edge
To the average eye, the screen is a confusing jumble of lines, symbols and numbers. To Air Force Capt. Jon Quinlan, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron, it's a "God's eye" view of the battlefield.Captain Quinlan, stationed at Kadena Air Base, Japan, is an air surveillance officer onboard an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System
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2011
Col. Scott Forest is all smiles after his final flight as the 552nd Air Control Wing vice commander. (Air Force photo)
552nd ACW vice leaves Tinker for Germany
When Col. Scott Forest, 552nd Air Control Wing vice commander, arrived at Tinker in May 2009, he began an assignment completely different in tasking and geography than his previous post at the Pentagon. Although this is Colonel Forest's second assignment here, he said his experiences at Tinker have taught him more than he expected as his role of
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2011
BRUNEAU STATE PARK, Idaho – A team of Airmen from the 726th Air Control Squadron carry a 200-pound dummy to the top of a sand dune while completing a 1.5-mile course during a training exercise at Bruneau State Park June 3. This team-building exercise helps the 726th ACS to maintain a combat ready status in order to provide air battle management to joint air, land and sea power at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Debbie Lockhart) 726th participates in team building exercise
Personnel from the 726th Air Control Squadron participated in a team-building exercise June 3 at Bruneau Dunes State Park. The exercise's main purpose was to emphasize unit cohesion through teamwork, while enhancing and strengthening squadron standards. Personnel were separated into 10 groups, picked at random, and presented with a scenario of
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Maj. Gen. David Gillett, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center commander, speaks to ALC and Boeing personnel during a “halftime” celebration ceremony here May 17. The ceremony recognized the efforts of all those responsible for the early completion of the physical install of upgrades for the first aircraft in the fleetwide Block 40/45 E-3 modification program. The aircraft is ready for the functional phase and operation checks. Air Force photo by Margo Wright
E-3 mods moving ahead
Tinker celebrated a significant "half-time" accomplishment May 17. Phase one of the low-rate initial production of the Block 40/45 modification project was finished on the first AWACS 30 days ahead of schedule.The Block 40/45 modification is a $2.9-billion initiative to upgrade the computer system, ground systems and infrastructure. Replacing the
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2011
In accordance with Chapter 3 of AFI 84-105, commercial reproduction of this emblem is NOT permitted without the permission of the proponent organizational/unit commander. It's Official! Local Community Adopts 552 Air Control Wing
Papers were signed, formal resolutions read and a partnership was strengthened. The Del City Chamber of Commerce officially adopted the 552nd Air Control Wing during a ceremony held at the Chamber of Commerce building in Del City on April 18. Col Scott Forest, 552nd Air Control Wing vice commander accepted the resolution on behalf of the 552nd Air
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2011
Lt. Col. Jon M. Rhone took command of the 728th Air Control Squadron from Lt Col. Dominic Setka, in a change of command ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 6th. Lt. Col. Rhone in as 728th ACS Commander
Lt. Col. Jon M. Rhone took command of the 728th Air Control Squadron from Lt Col. Dominic Setka, in a change of command ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 6th.The 728th ACS is a geographically separated unit that falls under the 552nd Air Control Wing.Col. Roger A. Brown commander, 552nd Air Control Group and presiding officer over the
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Lieutenant Col. Daniel E. Brant accepted command of the 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron from Lieutenant Col. Greg A. Kent in an official ceremony May 12. Lt. Col. Brant accepts Command of 966th AACS
Lieutenant Col. Daniel E. Brant accepted command of the 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron from Lieutenant Col. Greg A. Kent in an official ceremony May 12.Col. Gregory D. Roberts, commander, 552nd Operations Group, presided over the ceremony and applauded Colonel Kent, for his "amazing" work as the squadron commander. "You've done a phenomenal
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Tech. Sgt. Ledandrick Moore, 72nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, directs the driver of a loader after it delivered pallets for a 552nd Air Control Wing deployment to the cargo bay of a C-5 Globemaster from the 89th Airlift Squadron at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (Air Force photo by Micah Garbarino) Total force effort to deploy 552nd ACW, support for Operation Odyssey Dawn
Several units on Tinker recently pulled together for a mass deployment of troops in less than one week. "Team Tinker has an "all in" dynamic relationship. Our total force Airmen truly act as one team in their dedication to accomplishing the mission. Because of their outstanding effort, we were able to deploy to the fight in an expeditious and safe
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2011
Members of the 728th Air Control Squadron move and stand up VHF and UHF antennae at Duke Field April 1 prior to a 10-day exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.) 728th supports readiness exercise
Convoys of trucks rolled out the gates April 1 to begin a 10-day training exercise in two geographically separated locations.The convoys, belonging to the 728th Air Control Squadron, are supporting the squadron's first large-scale field training exercise in more than two years. One of only three combat-coded air control squadrons in Air Combat
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy speaks with Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing Jan. 6, 2011, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Faytinger) Top enlisted Airman impressed during Tinker visit
The top enlisted Airman came here to speak with the Airmen Jan. 5-6. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy delivered an important message centered on three focus areas - being ready for the joint/coalition fight, building resiliency and developing Airmen. But something else also happened.Tinker impacted him. During his hectic two-day visit,
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