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Col. Gregory Roberts took command of the 552nd Operations Group July 22. Colonel Roberts is an Oklahoma native from Edmond and an OSU grad. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) 552nd greets familiar face
7/30/2010 - TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- The 552nd Operations Group welcomed a new commander and familiar face July 22.Col. Gregory Roberts, who has been stationed at Tinker twice prior to this assignment, succeeded Col. George Carpenter at a change-of-command ceremony at Bldg. 230's Dock 2. "Colonel Roberts has escaped the churn of bureaucracy
0 8/13
2010
Default Air Force Logo Oklahoma-Based 970th Receives Vital Training During First RIMPAC
Airmen from the 970th Airborne Air Control Squadron, 513th Air Control Group, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, arrived at the base on July 11 in support of RIMPAC, the world's largest maritime exercise.The multinational exercise is in its 22nd year and is comprised of 14 nations, 32 ships, five submarines, more than 170 aircraft and 20,000
0 8/13
2010
Lt. Col. Patrick Carpentier took command of the 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Component during a ceremony here recently. Colonel Carpentier comes from commanding the 12th Radar Squadron, tactical mobile radar. (Air Force photo by Megan Davis) Canadian Component Changes Commanders
552nd Air Control Wing and its Canadian counterparts witnessed a transfer of command between Canadian Component Commander, Lt. Col. Henrik Smith, and, Lt. Col. Patrick Carpentier. Presiding official, Gen Andr'e Viens deputy commander, Continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command Region began his remarks by speaking of the
0 8/09
2010
CAMP RILEA, OREGON -- Airman 1st Class George-Luis Weiss, 726th Air Control Squadron surveillance technician, digs an entry control point for a weeklong training exercise at Camp Rilea in Oregon April 10. The 726th ACS tackles a wide-spread mission including enemy surveillance and identification, weapons control, joint and combined data-link connectivity, and battle management of offensive and defensive air activities. The squadron is made up of 27 different Air Force career fields, making it self-sustaining and able to deploy and fully operate without external support or help. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Renishia Richardson) 
726th Air Control Squadron Deploys to Oregon
More than 190 Airmen of the 726th ACS deployed to the Oregon coast in April to test their ability to mobilize, deploy and operate in a simulated combat environment.The squadron performed more than 35 robust training scenarios and 144 hours of continuous operations ranging from self-aid buddy care to site defense. They also provided command and
0 6/11
2010
Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander of Air Combat Command, answers a question from Airman 1st Class Jonathan Wilson, 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, as Col. Patricia Hoffman, 552nd ACW commander; Command Chief Master Sgt. Scott Magoon; and 552nd AMXS first sergeant, Master Sgt. Brian Brewer look on. (Air Force photo by Dave Faytinger) ACC commander speaks to 552nd Air Control Wing Airmen
Gen. William M. Fraser III spoke about the importance of dedicated, resilient and innovative Airmen during an April 29 "all call." Held in Hangar 230, Dock 2, the commander of Air Combat Command wrapped up his two-day trip by addressing the 552nd Air Control Wing's Airmen.The general spoke about the 552nd ACW mission and the Air Force's limited
0 5/06
2010
Default Air Force Logo Sentry Maintainers Ready the Deployed AWACS Fleet
Each day, an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft flies off on a combat mission in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility providing an airborne command and control capability.To keep the E-3 Sentry flying in the deployed areas, Airmen from the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Sentry aircraft maintenance
0 4/22
2010
Default Air Force Logo 552 Air Control Wing CAN/AM Cup
A rivalry is born. A few months ago the U.S. hockey team surprised the heavily favored Canadian team in the preliminary round of the Olympic Games. The Canadian team avenged the loss in the final winning the game and the Gold medal. The hockey rivalry between the two nations has found its way to the 552nd Air Control Wing. Teams representing the
0 4/19
2010
Brig. Gen. Rick R. Pitre , commander of the 2nd Canadian Air Division, speaks  at the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 86th birthday celebration at the Tinker Club. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Canadian component dinner marks 86 years of service
On March 30, The 552nd Air Control Wing's Canadian component celebrated the Royal Canadian Air Force's 86th birthday during a mixed mess dinner at the Tinker Club. The event, infused with several Canadian military traditions, included a live piper, Scottish music, service marches, and customary loyal toasts. After a rendition of "God Save the
0 4/19
2010
This month will mark the second time for the 552nd ACW Canadian Detachment to meet their American 552nd counterparts on the ice. American team captain Jim Behn, left, and Canadian team captain James McCarrron will lead the head to head hockey clash for the second annual 552nd ACW Can-Am Cup. (Air Force photo by John Stuart) Can-Am Cup looms, teams brace for April 23 clash
When Canadian Master Corporal Chris Walsh first stepped on Tinker soil two years ago, he knew one thing: he wasn't in Kansas anymore. Or Winnipeg, rather, his de facto northern hometown. The Maple Leaf Airman was starting a new duty assignment in Sooner country. But little did he know that he would also soon be fighting for the honor of his whole
0 4/19
2010
Col Patricia Hoffman, 552nd Air Control Wing commander, speaks at Tinker's Womens History Month Luncheon. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Col. Hoffman: Gender equality has positive future in AF due to ‘pioneer women’
The message at the Women's History Month luncheon was that the future for Air Force women is a bright one. When Col. Patricia Hoffman left the podium March 30, following her keynote address, she had painted a picture of her own storied Air Force career. Gender, she said, hasn't been a limiting factor for her, which is largely due to the women who
0 4/09
2010
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