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552ND OPERATIONS GROUP

Posted 6/1/2007 Printable Fact Sheet
 
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The 552nd Operations Group is a unit of Air Combat Command's 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker AFB, Okla.

MISSION
The 552nd Operations Group provides the Combat Air Force with airborne systems and personnel for surveillance, warning and control of strategic, tactical and special mission forces. The group also trains crews for the Air Force's operational inventory of 32 E-3 Sentry aircraft.

ORGANIZATION
The 552nd Operations Group consists of four operational flying squadrons, two training squadrons, and an operations support squadron.
 
The 960th, 963rd, 964th and 965th Airborne Air Control Squadrons provide worldwide response with the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control aircraft. The
squadrons are responsible for providing mission-ready aircrews to support the E-3's all-altitude "deep look" surveillance, early warning, control and airborne management roles in a variety of tactical, strategic and special missions.
The 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron conducts airborne training for E-3 flight and mission crew members. Student flying training follows weeks of academic study with the 552nd Training Squadron.
 
The Operations Support Squadron manages virtually all E-3 operations. It develops and implements combat training programs and manages contracts to train over 1,600 flight and mission crew members. The squadron provides maintenance, intelligence, and contingency planning elements supporting worldwide operations, counterdrug surveillance and strategic defense.

HISTORY
The 552nd Operations Group was activated May 29, 1992, as a result of the reorganization of the 552nd Air Control Wing and the inactivation of the 28th Air Division.







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