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  • THE CRC dominates Red Flag 20-1

    On the ground at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Battle Manager Crews from the 729th Air Control Squadron working in a Control and Reporting Center are engaged in directing the Airspace for Red Flag 20-1; More than 100 miles away, members of the same unit built a deployed radar site in the middle of the desert to supplement the Command and Control
  • AWACS pilot makes history as Red Flag mission commander

    RED FLAG 20-1 marked a significant milestone for the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron when Capt. Preston Radford, an instructor pilot for the E-3 Sentry Air Warning and Control System, was selected to serve as mission commander for one of the daily exercises.While RED FLAG has been operating out of Nellis Air Force Base, quarterly since 1975,
  • E-3 Sentry aircraft dedicated to the 966th AACS

    As the squadron responsible for conducting training for all 552nd Air Control Wing operations personnel, the 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron didn’t have any aircraft dedicated to the squadron.But that all changed on Jan. 6, 2020 when E-3 Sentry aircraft 75-0556 was dedicated to the squadron.Capt. William Johnson, an instructor pilot with the
  • New weapon system completes first live mission

    After four years of planning, the 752nd Operations Support Squadron has successfully completed their first live mission on the AN/TYQ-23A weapons system at Tinker Air Force Base.The 752nd OSS received the AN/TYQ-23A Tactical Air Operations Module weapons system in Sept. 2019 after beginning the acquisition process in the summer of 2015. The ground
  • Oklahoma Military Units Succeed as One

    The 552nd Operations Group hosted a joint-service exercise, SENTRY REX 19-2, from Tinker Air Force Base earlier this Fall focused on Combat Search and Rescue mission integration.This is the second time in 20 years that the 552nd OG has hosted this type of exercise, which included CH-47 Chinook Helicopters from the Tulsa Army National Guard, E-3
  • Canadian Remembrance Day

    Nov. 11 holds a special place for many-- for the United States it represents Veterans Day; for Canada it represents Remembrance Day. The Canadian Detachment has been at Tinker Air Force Base for 40 years, operating alongside the 552nd Air Control Wing. While the units support one another in missions and deployments, they also support one another in
  • 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron creates first qualification training for Mission Defense Teams

    In October 2019, the 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron graduated nine students from the Air Force’s first Mission Qualification Training course for Mission Defense Teams, qualifying these students to be operators on the Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter Weapon System.“These nine Airmen are the 552nd Air Control Wing’s vanguard in
  • 960th flies with the Royal Australian Air Force

    No distance is too far for the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, especially when it means integrating with international partners like AustraliaThe 960th AACS traveled to Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown earlier this month to test the capabilities of the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System with the Australian version of the
  • 552nd Air Control Wing integrates with Australia

    Time zones couldn’t stop the 552nd Air Control Wing from visiting the Royal Australian Air Force in September 2019.The 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron represented the 552nd ACW and traveled to RAAF Base Williamtown, Australia to integrate and train with the RAAF after they visited Tinker Air Force Base in 2018.While the 552nd ACW operates the
  • New Simulator Building underway for 552nd Air Control Wing

    Shovels overturned the first piles of dirt during a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 552nd Air Control Wing Consolidated Simulator Building August 16, 2019 on Tinker Air Force Base.This ground breaking ceremony is in response to Congress mandating all Department of Defense simulations being located on government owned property.The CSB will house