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The 552nd Air Control Wing's Canadian Component hockey team squared off against their fellow American Airmen in the first annual Can/Am Cup May 15. (Photo Courtesy of Mr. John Banks) Team USA rallies to beat Team Canada in inaugural Can Am Cup competition
The inaugural Can Am Cup was a rousing success. Both teams entered the contest filled with excitement, confidence and an anticipation of a great hockey game. The 300 fans in attendance weren't disappointed as Team USA rallied and took the 5-4 victory May 15 at the Blazers Ice Centre. Before the game, Team USA co-captain James Behn said the
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MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- Lt. Col. Bryan Gates, 726th Air Control Squadron commander, walks to the lead vehicle in the convoy leaving Mountain Home Air Force Base for a week-long training exercise in Wendover, Utah, May 8. 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 Debbie Lockhart) 726th ACS trains in Utah
Lt. Col. Bryan Gates, 726th Air Control Squadron commander, walks to the lead vehicle in the convoy leaving Mountain Home Air Force Base for a week-long training exercise in Wendover, Utah, May 8. The 726th ACS tackles a wide-spread mission including enemy surveillance and identification, weapons control, joint and combined data-link connectivity,
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Army Capt. Lacey Johnson, collection manger, 1st BCT, 82nd (left); Air Force 1st Lt. Kurtis Kuschel, JSTARS liaison officer; Air Force Master Sgt. Ronnie Carter, JFIIT JSTARS subject matter expert; and Army Maj. Typhanie Montemayor, senior military intelligence company training mentor, JRTC discuss the BCT’s collection plan during JRTC rotation 09-06.  (Photo: Casey Bain, JFIIT, USJFCOM) JRTC and Green Flag East provide robust ISR training to prep 82nd BCT for deployment
The Army's Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC) and the Air Force's Green Flag East (GFE) integrated the largest number of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) assets to participate in a training rotation here to help hone the warfighting skills of the 1st Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 82nd Airborne Division from Ft. Bragg, N.C.
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A picture of Port of Spain, Trinidad, taken from a helicopter at 2,000 feet. (US Air Force Photo courtesy of Capt. Jason Rooks) 552 ACW supports unique POTUS mission
Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing are accustomed to travelling to various parts of the world, but a recent mission in support of the President of the United States brought some unique opportunities (and challenges) to the crewmembers and support personnel onboard. The 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron was tasked to "provide 24-hour coverage
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Members of the 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron install new storm windows on the Lamberts' home as part of the Rebuilding Together community service project. (US Air Force Photo courtesy of Airman First Class Taj V. Preciado) 552 ACNS helps vet rebuild
On Saturday, May 2, thirty Airmen and civilians from the 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron spent the day repairing and renovating the home of 22-year Army veteran, Eugene Lambert. The 552 ACNS worked with Rebuilding Together, a national non-profit organization that assists elderly and low income homeowners with maintaining a safe and healthy
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The 728th Air Control Squadron is heading to Iraq once again in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. This is the squadron's sixth rotation to the AOR. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rachel Chapman) 728 ACS out the door again
The 728th Air Control Squadron says goodbye to friends and family once again as they head overseas for their sixth deployment rotation in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. More than 200 Airmen are headed to Joint Base Balad, Iraq, for four months, while a handful of others are going to other locations in Southwest Asia, said Lt. Col. Robert
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The 552nd Air Control Wing hockey team won the Division 2 championship May 6 at the Arctic Edge Arena in Edmond, Okla. The team was comprised of Canadian and American players from the 552 ACW. 552 ACW Hockey Team wins Division 2 title
Hockey players from the 552nd Air Control Wing worked together to win the Division 2 Hockey League title May 6, finishing the season with a record of 14-5-2. Many of the same players will face off against each other in the first annual CAN/AM Cup, May 15 at the Blazer's Ice Center. The Canadian component players will take on the American component
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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. A drop in the bucket: 10,000 hours added to the count
During their latest deployment to Southwest Asia, the 963rd Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron helped the 552nd Air Control Wing surpass the 10,000 flying hour mark since the E-3 AWACS returned to the desert in support of Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM in March 2007. "This is a significant milestone and shows the commitment
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Maj. Dwight Minnick, commander, 552nd Maintenance Operations Squadron, pays close attention to detail as he judges the motorcycles at the Safety & Wellness Fair May 8. Let's ride!
Several Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing participated in a motorcycle contest and group ride May 8 as part of the wing's Safety & Wellness Day. Prizes were awarded for best sport bike, best cruiser, worst in show, and best in show.
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Lieutenant Col. Greg Kent salutes his new boss, Col. George Carpenter, commander, 552nd Operations Group, after taking command of the 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron. 966 AACS welcomes new leader
Lieutenant Col. Greg Kent accepted command of the 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron from Lieutenant Col. Ronald Henry in an official ceremony May 7. Col. George Carpenter, commander, 552nd Operations Group, presided over the ceremony and applauded Colonel Henry, "Squeak," for his brilliant work as the squadron commander. "It's been a fast but
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