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Airmen from the 552d Maintenance Group enjoy a plentiful Thanksgiving feast November 20 to kick off the holiday season. Airmen enjoy annual 552 MXG Turkey Feast
Airmen from the 552nd Maintenance Group enjoyed a bountiful Thanksgiving meal November 20th at the annual 552 MXG Turkey Feast.The meal included turkey and all of the traditional fixings, as well as an appetizing array of desserts, all served by the 552nd Air Control Wing leadership.The feast was kicked off with opening words from Col. Patricia
0 11/21
2008
Col. Patricia Hoffman, commander, 552nd Air Control Wing, and Capt. Brian Hardeman, air battle manager, 552nd Operations Group welcome DelQuest students onto the E-3 Sentry for a tour and a chance to talk with several crewmembers. Photo compliments of 1Lt Kinder Blacke. Outstanding DelQuest students visit 552 ACW
Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing spent an afternoon mentoring 25 gifted high school students from the Del City district November 13 as they toured the E-3 Sentry and mission simulators. The event was sponsored by the DelQuest Future Leaders of America Program, which selects deserving high school juniors from the Del City district to
0 11/18
2008
The 552d Air Control Wing congratulates its two new Chief Master Sergeants, James Griffin, 552d Air Control Networks Squadron (left) and Stewart Stangl, 552d Operations Support Squadron (right). On Wednesday morning, the 552 ACW senior leaders and fellow chiefs surprised the two Airmen at their offices to celebrate the good news. Photo courtesy of Mr. Kenneth LaFayette. 552 ACW celebrates two new chiefs
The 552d Air Control Wing congratulates its two new Chief Master Sergeants, James Griffin, 552d Air Control Networks Squadron and Stewart Stangl, 552d Operations Support Squadron. Wednesday morning, the 552 ACW senior leaders and fellow chiefs surprised the two Airmen at their offices to celebrate the good news. Public law only allows one percent
0 11/13
2008
The 960th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron, led by Lt. Col. Lawrence Brundidge. Photo courtesy of 380 AEW/PA. 960th EAACS reaches significant milestones while deployed
When the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron returned from Southwest Asia in September, they had some impressive accomplishments to look back on. The 142 Airmen in the 960th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron were led by Lt. Col. Lawrence Brundidge, commander, 960th AACS for four and a half months as they fulfilled their mission in the
0 11/10
2008
Volunteers at the Sooner Stand Down help homeless veterans find clothing and shoes to fill their backpacks. Photo courtesy of 1Lt Kinder Blacke. Tinker Airmen help homeless veterans at Operation Stand Down
Tinker Airmen volunteered in impressive numbers October 23rd and 24th to help provide free services to homeless and disadvantaged veterans at the 9th annual "Sooner Stand Down." Operation Stand Down is a nation-wide program that helps homeless veterans "combat" life on the streets. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about one
0 10/28
2008
Maj. Dwight Minnick, 552nd Maintenance Operations Squadron Commander Building Bridges: The Framework for Mission Success
1986 seems almost like a lifetime ago. I was a young Airman First Class assigned to the 391st Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Our AMU maintained a fleet of F-111A's, an aircraft that has long since retired from our inventory. The work was hard and the hours long because the mission always came first. My AMU
0 10/22
2008
Capt. Danny Stout, a USAF air liaison officer deployed with the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, contacts F-16s flying overhead, above the mountains of Afghanistan. (USAF photo by SSgt. Russell Wicke) More Tinker Air Battle Managers become Air Liaison Officers
As more and more Air Battle Managers from the 552nd Air Control Wing are needed to fill Air Liaison Officer (ALO) billets, it is interesting to take a look at the origins of the ALO position and its impact on the ABM rated career field. ALOs were first used in WWII before Operation COBRA, the Allied breakout into Normandy in July 1944. The
0 10/02
2008
Lt. Col. Robert Haines, 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron commander. Service - It is not about Us
     While watching the Olympic Games this year, I was amazed by the accomplishments and dedication of the competitors. Although I enjoyed watching the events, I found many of the interviews and personal stories more enjoyable. I was particularly impressed with a U.S. sprinter in the Women's 400m event. When a reporter asked her how she felt about
0 9/19
2008
Default Air Force Logo Senior leaders meet to discuss, decide way ahead for force
Senior Air Force leaders gathered for a strategic summit Aug. 27 at Bolling Air Force Base to discuss the way ahead for the Air Force as a part of the August emphasis on strategic planning. "The summit allows us to identify issues that need senior leader review and decide on matters affecting the entire Air Force," Acting Secretary of the Air Force
0 9/02
2008
Lt. Gen. Robert Elder, Commander, 8th Air Force, passes the flag, and command of the 552nd Air Control Wing to Col. Patricia Hoffman in a change of command ceremony August 27th. Photo Courtesy of 2nd Lt. Kinder Blacke. Change of leadership for 552d ACW
Col. Patricia D. Hoffman accepted command of the 552nd Air Control Wing from Brig. Gen. Lori J. Robinson in a traditional change of command ceremony August 27th in Dock 2. Lt. Gen. Robert Elder, 8th Air Force commander, presided over the ceremony, taking the wing guide-on from General Robinson and giving it - as well as command of more than 5,000
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