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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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2011
Due to the high demand for their unique capabilities, the E-3 Sentry AWACS aircraft have been deployed almost continually for the past 29 years. AWACS is pre-eminent symbol of American airpower
A 2010 edition of AIR FORCE MAGAZINE declared the E-3 Sentry (AWACS) "perhaps the pre-eminent symbol of American operational presence." But how much do you know about this aircraft, its history, roles, missions, capabilities and personnel?Brought to life in the 1970s, the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) was originally
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2011
Santa Claus made a special appearance at Tinker Dec. 11. After flying in on an E-3 Sentry, the jolly old elf visited with the children of the 552nd Air Control Wing. (Air Force photo by Ken LaFayette) Special guest helps 552nd ACW celebrate holidays
Answering a call for help, an E-3 Sentry pulled in front of Bldg. 289.The building, normally used for washing E-3s housed a crowd of anxious and excited children expecting an early Christmas surprise. On Dec 11, spouses and Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing joined forces to help children celebrate the Christmas season.Santa was the special
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2010
The Electronic Systems Center is working on a next generation Identification Friend or Foe system for AWACS aircraft. 
Identifying friendly forces to become easier for AWACS
The Electronic Systems Center has achieved the next step in bringing an improved Identification Friend or Foe, or IFF, system capability to Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft.Currently AWACS provides situational awareness of friendly, neutral and hostile activity, along with early warning of enemy actions during joint, allied and
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2010
In two separate and unique ceremonies the 552nd Air Control Wing welcomed two new commanders. Lt. Col. Peter Mykytyn assumed command of the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron and the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron publically welcomed Lt. Col. Felix Montero.

Two 552nd ACW squadrons welcome new commanders
In two separate and unique ceremonies Oct. 20, the 552nd Air Control Wing welcomed two new commanders. In the first ceremony, Lt. Col. Peter Mykytyn assumed command of the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron. Col. Gregory Roberts, 552nd Operations Group commander, presided over the ceremony and had nothing but praises for his new squadron
0 12/09
2010
An E-3 looks for suspicious aircraft will patroling the skies over America Guarding the skies: 15,000 hours and still going strong
E-3 aircraft and crews have provided more than 15,000 hours of support to the Joint Interagency Task Force - South's mission to combat drug trafficking and associated narco-terrorism. In November 2004, the first E-3 and crew arrived at Manta Air Base, Ecuador. They came to resume AWACS support of the international effort. From bases in Ecuador,
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2010
Maj. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, 76th Maintenance Wing commander, addresses a crowd made up of personnel from Tinker, Boeing Seattle and Boeing Oklahoma City and the Air Force Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom AFB, Mass., who gathered at Tinker Nov. 18 to celebrate the official kick-off of the $2.9 billion upgrade to computer and ground systems on the Air Force’s fleet of E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control Systems aircraft. Work began on the first aircraft here Nov. 22 and is scheduled to continue through 2020. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) Block party: Tinker celebrates milestone
It seemed like the day would never come. But it did, and officials celebrated the momentous milestone Nov. 18 in Bldg. 2136. After roughly three years of planning, six E-3 Sentry aircraft will be the first to undergo a $2.9-billion initiative to upgrade the computer system, ground systems and infrastructure. Better known as "low-rate initial
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2010
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
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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
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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
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2010
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