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  • Wing initiatives, innovation highlight discussion during ACC commander visit

    Air Combat Command’s top leaders stopped by the 552nd Air Control Wing July 20, 2021, to learn about new wing initiatives and spend time with Airmen.During the visit, Gen. Mark Kelly commander of ACC and Command Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, of ACC also discussed innovations and capabilities, mission readiness, and weapons systems to accelerate
  • News Re-Cap: What to know about COVID-19 Delta variant, available vaccines

    The existing vaccines now available to everyone over the age of 12 have proven to be highly effective in preventing the newest COVID-19 Delta variant as well as other versions of the virus, according to Defense Department health officials.
  • CSAF commemorates victory at Yorktown with French allies

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. and French Air and Space Force Chief of Staff General Phillippe LaVigne, gathered at the Yorktown Victory Monument today to lay a commemorative wreath marking 240-years of the siege of Yorktown.
  • Col. Keven Coyle takes command of the 552nd Air Control Wing

    In the 552nd Air Control Wing’s change of command ceremony held at Tinker Air Force Base June 30, Col. Keven Coyle succeeded Col. Alain Poisson as commander of the 552 ACW. Maj. Gen. Chad P. Franks, 15th Air Force commander, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. was the presiding officer for the ceremony.Coyle is no stranger to the 552 ACW as he has served as
  • Stay safe this 4th of July

    Celebrating America on the 4th of July should never end in tragedy. Sadly, the holiday can become deadly when alcohol is thrown in the mix.
  • The conversion: New E-3 crew concept improves efficiency

    In March 2012, the 552nd Air Control Wing began testing much-needed upgrades to the E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. The upgrade emboldened wing leadership to tackle three core issues: manning, maintenance problems of an aging fleet and the high deployment rhythm.In 2016, current 552nd ACW Commander Col. Alain Poisson was commander
  • Current PCS, household goods affected by supply shortages

    Following the COVID-19 pandemic, supply shortages have been popping up in everything from lumber to computer chips to new cars. These shortfalls are likely to affect some service members and their families this summer during the typically busy permanent change of station, or PCS, season.
  • 552 ACNS and 752 OSS team up for cyber-escort mission

    The 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron and 752nd Operations Support Squadron recently joined together to conduct a cyber-escort mission on the key cyber terrain of a Control and Reporting Center component at Tinker Air Force Base.  A five-person Mission Defense Team crew integrated with a six-person Control and Reporting Center crew providing
  • Shedding Light on Invisible Wounds

    June is National PTSD Awareness Month, an opportunity to talk about the signs and symptoms of the disorder, with the goal of reducing stigma and encouraging help-seeking. According to the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), over 7.7 million Americans over the age of 18 suffer from PTSD. As stated by the National Institute of
  • 552nd ACW celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander month

    To honor Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, an all AAPI aircrew with the 552nd Air Control Wing from Tinker Air Force Base, flew a heritage mission and training sortie over Oklahoma and Texas on May 25.This marked the first time Tinker’s flying wings have ever had an all AAPI crew, and the crew is comprised of Airmen across all
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