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  • Former 552 ACW commander to be inducted into Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame

    A former commander of the 552nd Air Control Wing and two World War II fighter pilots who later served in the Air Force will be inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame next month.The induction ceremony, which will recognize seven other honorees, will be held Nov. 8 at the Oklahoma Tower Hotel, formerly the Marriott, at 3233 Northwest
  • 552nd ACW learns to be S.A.F.E. while driving

    Every 12 seconds, someone in America is killed in a car accident.That sobering statistic was one of many offered in a safety briefing that was part of the 552nd Air Control Wing's Comprehensive Airman Fitness Day Sept. 26.The briefing, presented by two firefighters from Florida, began with a warning that the material is explicit, graphic, bloody
  • 'Air war over America': General Robinson recalls 'firsts' of 9/11

    After a second airliner slammed into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Brig. Gen. Ben T. Robinson heard a phrase at the 552nd Air Control Wing's headquarters that he never expected to hear."Air war over America.""We'd never heard a term like that -- never used a term like that," said the retired general who was the commander of the 552nd
  • AWACS receives new upgrades

    Airmen of the AWACS Joint Test Force in Seattle, Washington have recently completed testing for an upgrade to the E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System. The AWACS Joint Test Force is comprised of Air Combat Command personnel assigned to Detachment 1, 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron, along with Air Force Material Command personnel
  • Air Force revamps AEF

    The Air Force will deploy Agile Combat Support Airmen under its redesigned air expeditionary force construct October 1. The primary purpose of the redesign was to look at ways to deploy more ACS Airmen with their units and standardize dwell times across the Air Force as much as possible to present a consistent Air Force capacity to the
  • Service Members Receiving RAND Military Workplace Survey

    About 580,000 service members have begun receiving emails or letters inviting them to participate in the first RAND Military Workplace Study, Defense Department officials said.Active and reserve component members in all military branches and the Coast Guard are being invited to participate. "The survey is unprecedented in its scale and will
  • AWACS upgrade achieves initial operational capability

    The Commander of Air Combat Command, Gen. Mike Hostage, declared Initial Operational Capability for the 552nd Air Control Wing's E-3G "Sentry" Airborne Warning and Control System Block 40/45 aircraft July 28 here."This modification represents the most significant upgrade in the 35-plus year history of the E-3 AWACS and greatly enhances our
  • CMSAF encourages Airmen on his recent visit to Tinker

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife Athena visited Tinker Airmen Aug. 1-2. During an Airman's Call, Chief Cody said that although challenges lie ahead, he is confident in the Air Force's ability to maintain its elite status. "The inability to predict the future creates some challenges, especially when you know that