Working relationship

Lt. Gen. Mike Hood, commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, seated, listens to a recording of a recent mission performed by members of the 552nd Air Control Wing during a tour of an E-3 “Sentry” Airborne Warning and Control System Block 40/45 aircraft on Feb. 3 at Tinker Air Force Base. Looking over the general’s shoulder and taking part in the E-3 static display are, from left, Maj. Gordon Lemon, mission crew commander; Lt. Col. Donald Saunders, 552nd ACW Canadian Detachment commander; Capt. Andrew Baier, airborne surveillance officer; and Capt. Anthony Snow, senior director. General Hood, assigned to the National Defense Headquarters in Ottawa, visited with the Canadian Detachment that consists of 39 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and three members of the Canadian Army. During his visit, the general also met with Col. David Gaedecke, 552nd ACW commander, and held a commander’s call with members of the detachment. The partnership between the Canadian Detachment, which falls under the 552nd ACW, is now in its 36th year. The Detachment first began working with the 552nd ACW in 1979. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel/Released)

Lt. Gen. Mike Hood, commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, seated, listens to a recording of a recent mission performed by members of the 552nd Air Control Wing during a tour of an E-3 “Sentry” Airborne Warning and Control System Block 40/45 aircraft on Feb. 3 at Tinker Air Force Base. Looking over the general’s shoulder and taking part in the E-3 static display are, from left, Maj. Gordon Lemon, mission crew commander; Lt. Col. Donald Saunders, 552nd ACW Canadian Detachment commander; Capt. Andrew Baier, airborne surveillance officer; and Capt. Anthony Snow, senior director. General Hood, assigned to the National Defense Headquarters in Ottawa, visited with the Canadian Detachment that consists of 39 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and three members of the Canadian Army. During his visit, the general also met with Col. David Gaedecke, 552nd ACW commander, and held a commander’s call with members of the detachment. The partnership between the Canadian Detachment, which falls under the 552nd ACW, is now in its 36th year. The Detachment first began working with the 552nd ACW in 1979. (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel/Released)