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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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2009
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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2009
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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2009
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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2009
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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2009
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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2008
First Lieutenant Kinder Blacke, 552nd Air Control Wing, and her son, Reginald "Reggie" Blacke smile for the camera while taking pictures for the Double Duty project. Photo compliments of Ms. AnnaMarie Garcia. Photographer Honors Military Moms' 'Double Duty'
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Mothers across the country are making an important sacrifice by serving in the military. One local photographer wants to capture these moms who she says are on "Double Duty." The photographer has begun with a few women stationed at Tinker Air Force Base. Her plan is to compile a set of soldier mom photos in a book. There's
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2008
Tech. Sgt. Douglas Lichoff, air surveillance technician, 727 EACS, displays the critical role he plays in the CRC of interpreting radar and IFF codes to identify aircraft in the airspace, as Lt. Gen. Gary North, commander, 9th Air Force, Lt. Col. Bryan Gates, commander, 727 EACS, and Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff look over his shoulder. 552 ACW’s Air Control Squadrons work tirelessly, provide essential BMC2 information
The 552nd Air Control Wing is popularly known for the E-3 Sentry aircraft, which can often be seen flying through the skies of Oklahoma City out of Tinker Air Force Base. The unique jet, complete with a giant rotating radome affixed on top, needs no introduction. However, the 552 ACW's newest warning and control system is not so conspicuous. In
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2008
Santa Claus arrives at the 552 ACW Children’s Christmas Party on an E-3 Sentry and is greeted by Col. Pat Hoffman, commander, 552 ACW. Photo courtesy of 1Lt Kinder Blacke. Santa visits the 552nd Air Control Wing children
Children of the 552nd Air Control Wing received a special visit from Santa Claus Dec. 6 when he flew in on an E-3 Sentry for the annual 552 ACW Children's Christmas Party. Santa was greeted by Col. Pat Hoffman, 552nd ACW Commander, along with a crowd of excited children and their parents. Each child met with Santa to share their Christmas wish and
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2008
Senior Airman Crystal Garza proudly pins the Purple Heart on her grandfather, Mr. Hilario Riojas, during the official Purple Heart Ceremony in his honor November 26. Purple Heart awarded after 62 years
Mr. Hilario L. Riojas was in disbelief when he finally received the Purple Heart that he earned in battle over sixty-two years ago when he sustained a shrapnel injury and was one of only eight men out of fifty to survive. The 552nd Maintenance Operations Squadron officially presented the award to Mr. Riojas November 26, in an emotional Purple Heart
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2008
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