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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
Default Air Force Logo Teams face off April 23 in Can-Am Cup
Cheers erupted in the Tacoma, Wash., restaurant as a raucous gaggle of Airmen reveled in the glory of victory.It was Feb. 28 and Canada had just won gold against the United States in the ice hockey final at the Vancouver Olympics. The celebrating Airmen -- part of the 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Detachment at Tinker -- had been in Washington
0 4/09
2010
Lt. Col. George Wilson took over as commander of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron March 26. (Air Force photo by Kelly White) 963rd ‘Blue Knights’ welcome new leader
On a blustery, sunny Oklahoma day, Lt. Col. George Wilson assumed command of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron.In the hangar of Bldg. 289, Col. George Carpenter, 552nd Operations Group commander, presided over the change of command. Colonel Wilson succeeded Lt. Col. Robert Haines, who is taking over as the 552nd Operations Group deputy
0 4/02
2010
Default Air Force Logo 552nd ACW buildings in line for upgrades after funding secured
They did it. The 552nd Air Control Wing secured more than $25 million for construction projects. The money will be used to renovate and modernize two buildings on the Tinker campus. Construction for several projects began in fiscal 2009 and officials said all projects are expected to wrap by the end of fiscal 2010."The reason this is a big deal is
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2010
First Lt. Anthony Dorazio, E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft co-pilot, and Staff Sgt. Abel Carillo, flight engineer, prepare an E-3 Sentry for a mission during operations at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia on Feb. 16, 2010. Both Airmen are deployed with the 965th Expeditionary Aircraft Airborne Air Control Squadron -- part of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing. Their home station is Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. Lieutenant Dorazio's hometown is Clovis, N.M., and Sergeant Carillo's hometown is San Antonio, Texas. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released) Deployed faces of 552

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Avalanche evacuees exit a CH-47 Chinook helicopter at Bagram Airfield's flightline in Afghanistan, Feb. 9. Service members with Task Forces Cyclone, Falcon, Med. and the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, medically assisted hundreds of people rescued from the avalanche stricken area while 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Airmen take control of the sky providing safety, security and air management during the joint-force humanitarian effort. (U.S. Army Photo/Spc. William Henry) Airmen from the 965th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron take control of the sky for avalanche air rescue in Afghanistan
Chaos results when the world changes faster than people. A blizzard in the Afghanistan war zone Feb. 8 swiftly effected that change causing a series of 17 avalanches in the Parwan Province killing dozens and leaving hundreds more injured and stranded.While Afghan National Army and International Security Assistance Force assets scrambled to the aid
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2010
Default Air Force Logo Canadian airmen support airborne warning, control in Southwest Asia
To any other member of the 965th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron, the five Canadian airmen who work with them are a part of the team. And that's just the way they like it.Each day the five Canadians work together as part of a crew on an E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft supporting missions in the U.S. Central
0 2/09
2010
First Lt. Tony Duke is an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft air weapons officer with the 965th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron deployed to a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia.  As an air weapons officer, he provides airspace battle management over places like Afghanistan to execute tactical control and employment of all assigned aircraft operating in that area. Lieutenant Duke is deployed from the 965th AACS at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and his hometown is Lubbock, Texas. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released) Tinker first lieutenant, Lubbock native, flies combat sorties as AWO in Southwest Asia
In airspace battle management for contingency operations in the Air Force, there are specific people who operate while flying over that battle space -- among them are 1st Lt. Tony Duke. Lieutenant Duke is an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft air weapons officer with the 965th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron
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2010
Senior Airman Robert Kirby, an instrument and flight control systems journeyman, maintains the airborne warning and control system on the E-3 Sentry AWACS at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia. Here he is pictured near an E-3 on Jan. 23, 2010. Airman Kirby is deployed from the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and his hometown is Fayetteville, Ga. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Capt. Cathleen Snow/Released) Deployed Tinker Airman, Fayetteville native, helps keep E-3 Sentry aircraft flying
When it comes to keeping the E-3 Sentry aircraft flying combat missions in the skies over Iraq and Afghanistan, Senior Airman Robert Kirby, an instrument and flight control systems journeyman, maintains the airborne warning and control system aircraft so it's fully mission capable every time.The Fayetteville, Ga., native is deployed to a
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