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The Air Force recently approved two initiatives for the remotely piloted aircraft career field. Eight RPA reconnaissance squadrons will be redesignated as attack squadrons, and the Air Force has also authorized RPA aircrews to log combat time when flying an aircraft within designated hostile airspace, regardless of the aircrew's physical location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nadine Barclay) 
CPIP expands horizons, sharpens RPA readiness
In an effort to take care of Airmen as they take care of the mission, Air Combat Command has a Culture Process Improvement Program on the remotely-piloted aircraft community. A team consisting of leaders across several functional areas in the RPA and intelligence communities constantly work together to develop solutions to key areas of concern in the career field. “We’re building a sustainable enterprise and protecting readiness for the long-term,” said Lt. Col. Jason Rabideau, ACC CPIP team deputy director. “CPIP provides focus to getting processes done.”
0 11/22
2016
Default Air Force Logo 552nd Air Control Wing 3rd quarter award winners announced
The 552nd Air Control Wing held its third quarter awards ceremony Oct. 26 in Fannin Hall. It was standing room only as hundreds of enthusiastic supporters were on hand to cheer on their nominees.
0 11/18
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Lt. Col. Don Saunders, 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Detachment commander and Maj. Andrew Lunn, mission crew commander, 552nd ACW Canadian Detachment, brief Brigadier-General Paul Ormsby, deputy commander, Continental U.S. NORAD Region, Tyndall AFB, Fla., on system capabilities of the radar system employed on the E-3 Sentry aircraft during the general’s visit to Tinker AFB, Okla., Nov. 3. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) Canadian general visits Tinker
Lt. Col. Don Saunders, 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Detachment commander and Maj. Andrew Lunn, mission crew commander, 552nd ACW Canadian Detachment, brief Brigadier-General Paul Ormsby, deputy commander, Continental U.S. NORAD Region, Tyndall AFB, Fla., on system capabilities of the radar system employed on the E-3 Sentry aircraft during the
0 11/11
2016
The faces of Capt. Jennifer and Maj. Michael (last names not used in accordance with Air Combat Command directives), 752nd Operation Support Squadron air battle managers, are illuminated by the glow of their computer screens as they follow and point out target aircraft during a training scenario on the AN/TYQ-23A emulator Oct. 31, 2016, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. The trainees are working as part of a larger crew to test the communication and decision making skills of the individuals and team under a stressful environment. (Photos taken of systems configured to unclassified status by subject matter experts. Photo has been manipulated to blur the names of individuals shown.)(U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) 752nd OSS: Sabers sharpen edge for Air Force’s control and reporting centers
The 752nd Operations Support Squadron is ensuring the Air Force maintains its edge in the air control mission for years to come through changes to equipment and training. Lt. Col. Heather Fleishauer, 752nd OSS commander, said her unit, which falls under the 552nd Air Control Wing, is the lone, dedicated support squadron for the Air Force’s control and reporting centers.
0 11/11
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Chief Master Sgt. Michael Stephens, 552nd Air Control Wing’s chief enlisted manager, holds the wing guidon as Colonel Bradley Bird, 552nd ACW vice commander, attaches the Meritorious Unit Award streamer.  (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan) 552nd ACW awarded Meritorious Unit Award
The 552nd Air Control Wing has been awarded the Meritorious Unit Award for the period June 1, 2015, to May 31, 2016. During this period, the 552nd ACW distinguished itself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service to the United States in direct support of combat operations in Southwest Asia.
0 11/07
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF takes initial steps to reduce training unrelated to primary missions
The Air Force plans to reduce training not related to Airmen’s primary jobs in order to address concerns that excessive and non-mission related demands are impacting Airmen’s ability to focus on and accomplish their core duties, officials announced Oct. 31.
0 10/31
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A pilot assigned to the 389th Fighter Squadron walks along the top of an F-15E Strike Eagle Oct. 1, 2016, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The 389th FS is currently deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Connor J. Marth/Released) Gunfighters Deploy in Support of Operation Inherent Resolve
The 389th Fighter Squadron and the 726th Air Control Squadron deployed hundreds of airmen over the month of October. The 389th FS provides combat airpower while the 726th ACS adds airspace capabilities to the mission in Southwest Asia for six months.
0 10/31
2016
Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, stands at attention during the opening of his Order of the Sword presentation ceremony at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Va., Oct. 27, 2016. Military branches around the world present prestigious swords of honor to recognize the accomplishments and service to their country and fellow man. In the Air Force, the Order of the Sword remains the highest and only honor presented by the noncommissioned officer corps to a senior ranking officer and is maintained by the command chief master sergeant of the designated command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) COMACC inducted into Order of the Sword
Air Combat Command's enlisted force honored its commander with induction into the Order of the Sword at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Oct. 27. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, who has commanded ACC since October 2014, is the eighth ACC leader to be inducted into the command's Order of the Sword.
0 10/28
2016
An Airman reveals the nickname of a MiG-23 during a dedication ceremony at the Threat Training Facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 17. The MiG-23 was dedicated to Gen. “Hawk” Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, in recognition of his time as the Chief of Weapons and Tactics and Flight Commander for the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron from 1986 to 1988. “Capt. Carlisle” unveiled: MiG-23 dedicated to ACC Commander
A Russian MiG-23 fighter aircraft nicknamed “Captain Carlisle” was dedicated in honor of Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, during an Oct. 17 ceremony at the Threat Training Facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. The mission of CONSTANT PEG was to train U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps combat fighter aircrews on the best ways to fight and win when encountering MiGs in aerial combat. Carlisle was the chief of weapons and tactics as well as flight commander for the 4477th Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis AFB from 1986 to 1988.
0 10/26
2016
Mr. Roberto Guerrero, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, right, talks about how his office is working to lower costs associated with energy and fuel for Air Force aircraft during a visit to  building 9001 Sept. 13, 2016, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. Guerrero toured parts of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex to learn about energy saving initiatives and programs here and share ideas for the future. U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis) Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy visits Tinker
Roberto Guerrero, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy, visited Tinker Air Force Base Sept. 13. The Deputy Assistant Secretary was accompanied by two members of his staff, Col. Charles Bulger, director, Energy Analysis Task Force, and Gregory Roberts, chief of Aviation Operations Policy.
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