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Lt. Col. Ronald Henry, 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron commander Expeditionary is Our Middle Name
Expedition: "Sent on military service abroad..." -Webster's Collegiate Dictionary I know you are saying, "...Great, more talk about the Airman's Manual" Ten years ago, "words" like Manas and Bagram were not part of our daily conversations. But, being expeditionary is an important part of our heritage. Ever since 1916 when Major General Benjamin D.
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Kyle Hickey and his son Zacariah, 2, speak face to face with "Mommy," 1st
Lt. Gloria Ramirez-Hickey from the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron, who
was deployed for the holidays. Chief MSgt. Kevin Slater of the 380th
Expeditionary Wing, contacted the shirts of the 552nd Air Control
Wing and 72nd Air Base Wing Security Forces to set up video
teleconferencing for loved ones who would be away on Christmas. Familiar Faces for the Holidays

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CAMP LEMONIER, Djibouti -- Chief Master Sgt. John R. Harris Jr., outgoing senior enlisted advisor for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, salutes Rear Adm. James Hart, CJTF-HOA commander, during a Relief and Appointment Ceremony at Camp Lemonier's New Cantina Sept. 29. The ceremony marked the end to Harris' 13-month tour as HOA's senior enlisted leader and featured the passing of the sword, which represents the turnover of senior enlisted responsibilities from Harris to Navy Command Master Chief Roy Maddocks. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Mary Popejoy (RELEASED) Chief returns to Tinker after serving in CJTF- Horn of Africa
Chief Master Sgt. John R. Harris Jr., command senior enlisted leader for Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, returned to Oklahoma City Wednesday after spending 13 months in Djibouti. As the principal enlisted advisor to the commander, Chief Harris worked to integrate, utilize and sustain more than 2,000 U.S. and coalition forces serving in
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Airmen begin their 5K run as the sun rises on the second annual Prisoner of War/Missing In Action Memorial Run Sept. 28.  About 1,500 Airmen across Tinker participated in the event, which began at the POW/MIA memorial in the Tinker Air Park, wound through the base and ended on the 72nd Air Base Wing headquarters lawn.  (Photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler) Tinker Airmen remember POW/MIAs through exercise, sweat
The jodi calls float through the cool morning air as a long, thin line of Airmen in black T-shirts jog in formation around Tinker as the sun slowly rises in the east. Running two-by-two, Airmen from units across Tinker used sweat and exercise to honor those who were held as prisoners of war and/or missing in action during Tinker's second annual
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Col. Lori J. Robinson, commander of the 552nd Air Control Wing, receives her brigadier general stars pinned on by Brig. Gen. Tod Wolters (left), commander of the 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and her husband, Maj. Gen. David Robinson, Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of the Air Force Reserves, during a brevet ceremony in Dock 2 on Sept. 21. (Photo by Senior Airman Lorraine Amaro) 552nd ACW commander receives first star
Brig. Gen. Lori J. Robinson, commander of the 552nd Air Control Wing was frocked to the rank of brigadier general in a brevet ceremony on Sept. 21 in Bldg. 230, Dock 2, only four months after becoming the first woman to ever command the wing. In a brevet, or frocking ceremony, an officer receives a higher rank, which matches their current duty
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Airman 1st Class Chris Reyburn and Airman Christian Sousa, 552nd Air Maintenance Squadron, ensure they perform all required tasks while going through a chemical decontamination line during the ATSO (Ability to Survive and Operate) Rodeo challenge July 13. (Photo by Senior Airman Lorraine Amaro) Changes coming for 'chem refresher' training
When many Airmen hear the phrase "you're scheduled for chem training," they know it's time to pull their gas mask out of their car trunk, closet or supply section and get ready for a long day of lecture, sweat and flying charcoal. It meant at least five to six hours in a classroom watching PowerPoint slides, with the occasional "GAS, GAS, GAS!"
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An E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircrew member boards the surveillance aircraft before a mission over the eastern Pacific Ocean Aug. 1.  The aircraft, whose mission is to search of illegal drug runners, found five possible targets during the mission.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo) Manta Airmen continue their counterdrug war
American forces flying from here to hunt down drug runners could soon have to pack up their whole operation and move elsewhere. That is because Ecuadorian President Raphael Correa wants American forces out of the Andean country. He vows not to renew a 1999 agreement with the United States that allows American forces to operate from the Ecuadorian
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Airman 1st Class Chris Reyburn and Airman Christian Sousa, 552nd Air Maintenance Squadron, ensure they perform all required tasks while going through a chemical decontamination line during the ATSO (Ability to Survive and Operate) Rodeo challenge July 13. (Photo by Senior Airman Lorraine Amaro) ATSO Rodeo rounds up 552nd ACW, 72nd ABW
Real-world taskings this year have taken the place of Operational Readiness Exercise "fun and games" as the 552nd Air Control Wing deployed its Airmen to support Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. Two exercises have been cancelled since the deployments began, so this time the 552nd ACW Inspector General office decided to take a new approach
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(TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, OKLA) Staff Sgt. Stephen Quinn, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron airborne radar technician, performs his system checks during the E-3 Sentry 30th anniversary flight on Mar. 23.  The E-3 first arrived at Tinker on Mar. 23, 1977, and Airmen have been conducting the same aerial surviellance mission for the past 30 years. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler) E-3 Sentry celebrates 30 years in Air Force's Fleet
The first E-3 Sentry touched down on Oklahoma soil. The arrival of aircraft tail number 75-0557 began a new era for the 552nd Airborne Warning and Control Wing, and for air surveillance. To celebrate this occasion, the wing conducted an arrival ceremony the next day and invited the base and local community leaders to help welcome the new aircraft.
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An Airman from the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals the first of several aircraft out of its parking spot and on its way to support Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM Mar. 28. (Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler) 552nd makes history repeat itself with return to OEF, OIF
Airmen in the 552nd Air Control Wing received orders to deploy for Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom after a four-year hiatus. "This is a long awaited return of the E-3 to the AOR (area of responsibility)," said Brig. Gen. James M. Kowalski, 552nd ACW commander. "No weapons system has spent more time in the area, and we have to make
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