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Col. George Carpenter, commander, 552nd Operations Group congratulates the new commander of the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron Vikings, Lieutenant Col. Paul Oldham, during a change of command ceremony February 12. 960 AACS Welcomes New Commander
Col. Lawrence A. Brundidge, commander, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, relinquished his command of the Vikings to Lieutenant Col. Paul M. Oldham, formerly the director of operations for the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, in a ceremony February 12. The change of command was presided over by Col. George Carpenter, commander, 552nd
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The large antennas that are part of the CREW system are easy to spot on the Army vehicles in convoy. Photo courtesy of Master Sgt. Steven Sutton. 552 ACW Airmen support CREW; protect lives
Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices are a common threat to lives in deployed locations, yet the casualties due to these RCIEDs are becoming fewer as Airmen from Tinker Air Force Base step up to help. Several members from the 552nd Air Control Wing have voluntarily deployed to some of the most dangerous areas of the world to operate and
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An Airman makes the final gas mask adjustments before the Gas Mask ROE event at the ATSO Rodeo Jan. 30. ATSO Rodeo prepares wing for 2009 ORI
Gas masks and fake blood were a common sight as over 180 Airmen from nine squadrons gathered in Dock two to participate in the first ATSO Rodeo of the year Jan 30. The purpose of the ATSO (Ability to Survive and Operate) Rodeo is "to challenge knowledge of ATSO topics and to enhance combat skills required to survive and operate in wartime
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Staff Sgt. Benjamin Koren, 728th Air Control Squadron radar maintenance journeyman from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., makes adjustments to level the transit at the 607th ACS TPS-75 radar training site Jan. 22. The transit is a device used to see where the TPS-75 radar will start and stop transmitting — also known as “blanking.”  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ronifel Yasay) ACS launches new radar training initiative
LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Eight Airmen from different major commands are participating in a 11-week training program here hosted by the 607th Air Control Squadron to teach them a vital part of their career. The program provides hands-on training for the TPS-75 Air Control and Warning long-range radar used by control and reporting centers in Air
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Default Air Force Logo Homeless veterans receive the gift of warmth
Though the holidays have come and gone, the winter weather isn't looking to leave anytime soon. But with some help from Hill Air Force Base, some of Utah's homeless veterans now have a way to stay warm. Military trucks rolled into Salt Lake's VA Hospital this morning filled with important cargo. Members of the 729th Air Control Squadron unloaded
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Operations must go on! The 552nd Air Control Wing doesn’t let the ice and snow hold up the mission. Crews are hard at work de-icing the jets and working to get the runways suitable for use. Photo courtesy of 1Lt. Kinder Blacke. Operations must go on!
Despite the freezing rain, sleet, snow and single-digit temperatures, the 552nd Air Control Wing is working hard to maintain operational capabilities. Crews are on duty, de-icing the jets and plowing the runways so that the wing will continue to fulfill its mission in the face of Oklahoma's State of Emergency.
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Maj. Jon Williams, 963rd Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron, mission crew commander, adjusts his oxygen level during pre-flight checks, Jan. 15. Major Williams reached a milestone of flying hours as an air battle manager on an E-3 Sentry with a year's worth of hours (8,760 hours). Major Williams is from Edmond, Okla. and his home station is Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brian J. Ellis) Mission Crew Commander spends a year in the skies
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Maj. Jon Williams, 963rd Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron mission crew commander, reached a year's worth of flying hours as an air battle manager on an E-3 Sentry here, Jan. 15. Throughout Major Williams' 28-year career he has flown 1,102 sorties supporting the Airborne Warning and Control System mission. These sorties
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Staff Sergeant John Accola, 552nd Maintenance Squadron, was unexpectedly promoted to technical sergeant by Col. Pat Hoffman, commander, 552 ACW and Chief Master Sgt. Larry Gooch, 552 MXG, while hard at work December 19, 2008. 552 ACW celebrates four STEP promotions
The 552nd Air Control Wing recently awarded four outstanding Airmen with another stripe as part of the Stripes for Exceptional Performers (STEP) promotion program. Each year, the Air Force allocates a limited number of STEP promotions for those Airmen who consistently do outstanding work. When awarded a STEP promotion, the Airman is immediately
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Senior Airman Stephanie Goeders, 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron, looks adoringly at her newborn baby, Emily Anne Goeders, the first baby born in 2009 in the Oklahoma City metro area. Photo courtesy of 1Lt Kinder Blacke. First baby of 2009 born to 552 ACW Airman
As the 552nd Air Control Wing celebrated the arrival of 2009, two of its members also celebrated the arrival of their daughter, the first baby to be born in the Oklahoma City metro area in 2009. Senior Airman Stephanie Anne Goeders, training manager, 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron, gave birth at 12:08 a.m. on New Year's Day to a seven pound,
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Commanders from the 552nd Air Control Wing enjoy lunch with their assigned Honorary Commanders. Photo courtesy of Tech. Sgt Rachel Moore. 552 ACW enjoys luncheon with local leaders
Commanders from the 552nd Air Control Wing enjoyed lunch with the 552 ACW Honorary Commanders December 8. The honorary commanders are local leaders in the community and are paired with a commander on base to learn about the wing and participate in functions on base. At the luncheon, they learned about the 552nd Maintenance Group from the guest
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