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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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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
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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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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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First Lt. Sean Fazande is an air weapons officer with the 965th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia. Here he is pictured with the main airframe, the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, that he flies on to do is job. Deployed from the 965th AACS at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., the lieutenant is a prior U.S. Navy aircraft mechanic who became an Air Force officer. The lieutenant's hometown is Destrehan, La.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released) Tinker air weapons officer, Destrehan native, supports airborne warning and control mission from Southwest Asia base
Every time 1st Lt. Sean Fazande steps into an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control plane, its distinctive radar disc on top and all, he thinks about how rare it is to be part of such a special mission.Deployed with the 965th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron, the air weapons officer has been in the Air Force for three years after
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Lt. Col. Gerard "Killer" Kolaski, air battle manager on an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control aircraft from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., steps off an E-3 Sentry after completing his final combat mission Jan. 9, 2010, at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia.  Colonel Kolaski was retiring after a 28-year career in the Air Force and has nearly 70 combat missions in the E-3.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol/Released) Killing them softly: E-3 Sentry air battle manager flies final combat mission in deployed theater
It's late-night on Jan. 9 and an E-3 Sentry comes into view to dozens of Airmen gathered on the flightline at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia. After a 13.4-hour mission over the U.S. Central Command theater of operations performing surveillance of enemy forces, the tires of the airborne warning and control aircraft make contact with the
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From their newly renovated Tinker home in Bldg. 285, members of the 752nd Operations Support Squadron prepare for a staff assistance visit to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Clockwise from front are; Tech Sgt. Wayne Kindrix, Senior Master Sgt. Marcus Jellerson, Capt. Richard Kelley, Master Sgt. Tim White, and Master Sgt. Robert Hipp. (Air Force photo by Margo Wright) 752nd OSS settles in to new digs
The 752nd Operations Support Squadron is coming into its own. The 552nd Air Control Wing squadron, which stood up in May 2008, just moved into a new facility.Within its new home, Bldg. 285, the operations support squadron carries out its same mission of interfacing between the four geographically-separated air control squadrons. The other four
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Col. George Carpenter (left), commander, 552nd Operations Group, applauds Lt. Col. David Evans (center) after he accepted command of the 552nd Training Squadron from Lt. Col. John Iwanski (right). US Air Force Photo / 1Lt Kinder Blacke 552 TRS accepts new leadership
Lieutenant Col. David F. Evans accepted command of the 552nd Training Squadron from Lieutenant Col. John J. Iwanski in an official ceremony October 15. Col. George Carpenter, commander, 552nd Operations Group, presided over the ceremony and applauded Colonel Iwanski for his "incredible leadership" as the squadron commander of "one of the most
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Twelfth Air Force shield 12 AF welcomes back 552 ACW
As of Oct. 1, 2009, the 552nd Air Control Wing will receive administrative support from a different numbered Air Force. 12th Air Force, headquartered at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., will accept the responsibility of the wing from 8th Air Force, Barksdale Air Force Base, La. This is not the first time the 552 ACW has been supported by 12 AF.
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