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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
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
0 3/12
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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