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. 


The Airman of the Quarter is Senior Airman Jessica, an Airborne Radar Technician Instructor in the 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron. She provides instruction to initial qualification training students and manages the flight scheduling program. During this period, she streamlined the flight’s student in-processing guide resulting in eight members completing initial flight training in less time. She attended the Airman Leadership School finishing No. 1 in her class, taking home the John Levitow Award.


The noncommissioned officer of the Quarter is Tech. Sgt. Tameika. Assigned to the 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron, as a Cyber Systems Technician, she oversaw training on the small system operations section’s deployed ground system. During this quarter, she developed a four-day long deployment field exercise that solidified theater readiness for 43 personnel. She also developed a block 30/4-week training course. Along with this, she managed a flight merger that fused four training plans together ensuring dual mission qualifications.


The senior noncommissioned officer of the quarter is Master Sgt. Chad, the Accessories flight chief for the 552nd Maintenance Squadron. He is responsible for the “off line” electrical and fuels maintenance for the E-3 fleet and manages 56 Airmen. During this period, he coordinated and established “in hangar” fueling capabilities for the maintenance group; saving 4,000-5,000 man hours and $216,000 yearly.


The Company Grade Officer of the Quarter is Capt. Josh. The captain is the chief of Training and Tactics in the 552nd Operations Support Squadron. In the third quarter, he overhauled the operations group’s exercise continuity, compiling 1,000 planning documents into one location and establishing resources for 45 combat Air Force exercises. Additionally, he assessed the E-3G mission profile, conducting a simulation with 10 subject matter experts and making 44 updates setting the standard for 1,800 wing aircrew members. Captain Josh reviewed and organized 209 after action reports into a single source document allowing four squadrons access to more than 5,000 lessons learned.


The Civilian of the Quarter GS-8 and below is Mrs. Aimee. Mrs. Aimee is the Unit Program Coordinator for the 964th AACS. She is responsible for all command programs and personnel functions. During this period, Mrs. Aimee supervised the move to the updated Enlisted Evaluation System resulting in a smooth transition for the squadron. She developed and maintained a personnel database designed to keep the squadron commander informed of personnel gains and losses and enabled the commander to track and update readiness and assignment taskings.


The Civilian of the Quarter GS-9 and above is Ms. Candace. Ms. Candace is a Cyber Systems administrator assigned to the 552nd ACNS and responsible for the system maintenance for the E-3G Ground System. She led the review of the disaster readiness plan for the Wing ground systems, developing countermeasures and cutting response times by 96 percent. She overhauled the E-3 Mission Repository, expanding storage capabilities 86 percent.