Our mission in the 552nd Air Control Wing is to train, develop, and employ combat-ready Airmen and weapons systems to deliver decisive Command of the Air supporting America's national security priorities.

As America's Wing, we stand ready to fly, fight, and win today's fight even as we prepare to win tomorrow's by combining well-maintained weapon systems with innovative, professional warriors who have the drive to deliver Command of the Air, anytime, anywhere!

552 ACW Fact Sheets

E-3 Sentry (AWACS)

The E-3 Sentry is a modified Boeing 707/320 commercial airframe with a rotating radar dome. The dome is 30 feet (9.1 meters) in diameter, six feet (1.8 meters) thick, and is held 11 feet (3.33 meters) above the fuselage by two struts. It contains a radar subsystem that permits surveillance from the Earth's surface up into the stratosphere, overland or water.