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  • Vietnam vet shares heritage with Airmen

    A retired lieutenant colonel, who served two tours in Vietnam shared his service heritage with about 200 Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing and other members of Team Tinker last week.Lt. Col. Michael E. Sloniker's appearance on Feb. 20 in the Team Tinker Auditorium was the latest in a line of guest speakers 552nd ACW Commander Col. Jay Bickley
  • 552 ACW leadership visits remote unit

    Leadership from the 552nd Air Control Wing from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., visited and talked with Airmen from its geographically separated unit, the 726th Air Control Squadron, here Feb. 5-6. U.S. Air Force Col. Jay Bickley, 552nd ACW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Avery Woolridge, 552nd ACW command chief, toured the 726th ACS to help the
  • Senior Statesman Panel focuses on leadership

    Leadership in war and peacetime was the focus of a Feb. 12 Senior Statesman Leadership Panel, sponsored by the Logistics Officers Association and Air Force Association. The panel consisted of Col. Jay Bickley, 552nd Air Control Wing commander; retired Col. Chuck DeBellevue, Vietnam War ace; Col. Linda Hurry, deputy commander for Maintenance with
  • 552nd MXS Fabrication Flight finds new home

    Members of the 552nd Maintenance Squadron's Fabrication Flight are striving to maximize efficiency amidst the fiscally constrained environment of today.When challenged by floor space in inadequate facilities, the men and women of Fabrication Flight sought to improve their situation. With the assistance of the 76th Equipment Support Section, the two
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  • 726th ACS hits ground running in SW Asia

    On Jan. 10, 42 Airmen with the 726th Air Control "Hardrock" Squadron from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho took up their watch at the 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron in Southwest Asia.The 726th ACS is a geographically separated unit that falls under the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base.The 73rd EACS, or "Double Dagger" as
  • 552nd ACW wins its 24th Outstanding Unit Award

    The 552nd Air Control Wing has been awarded it's 24th Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, it was announced recently."This recognition is without a doubt a tremendous reflection of the military and civilian Airmen who make up this outstanding wing," said Col. Jay Bickley, 552nd ACW commander. "I want to personally thank each and every one of them for
  • Mission minded: 12th AF commander impressed with 552nd ACW

    When Lt. Gen. Tod Wolters assumed command of 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern) last September, it was determined then that one of the last units he would visit would be the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker Air Force Base because of his vast knowledge of the wing.And, according to General Wolters, who made a site visit to the base Jan. 7-8, the
  • 552nd ACW command chief has simple leadership style – do what works

    The new command chief master sergeant to the 552nd Air Control Wing has a pretty simple style when it comes to leadership and, that is, to simply do what works."That is to say, I want to make sure that communication, or the flow of information, is available from the top (of the chain of command) on down," said 552nd ACW Command Chief Master Sgt.