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    It appeared the Vietnam era plane had finally met its match. Years of damage from the Oklahoma sun, not to mention the occasional hail and ice storm, had taken its toll on the EC-121 Constellation "Connie" nestled inside the 552nd Air Control Wing's Memorial Park. Not only was the EC-121 looking a little "weathered" but, according to Curtis Swift,
  • AWACs keep an eye out during Northern Edge

    To the average eye, the screen is a confusing jumble of lines, symbols and numbers. To Air Force Capt. Jon Quinlan, 961st Airborne Air Control Squadron, it's a "God's eye" view of the battlefield.Captain Quinlan, stationed at Kadena Air Base, Japan, is an air surveillance officer onboard an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System
  • 552nd ACW vice leaves Tinker for Germany

    When Col. Scott Forest, 552nd Air Control Wing vice commander, arrived at Tinker in May 2009, he began an assignment completely different in tasking and geography than his previous post at the Pentagon. Although this is Colonel Forest's second assignment here, he said his experiences at Tinker have taught him more than he expected as his role of
  • 726th participates in team building exercise

    Personnel from the 726th Air Control Squadron participated in a team-building exercise June 3 at Bruneau Dunes State Park. The exercise's main purpose was to emphasize unit cohesion through teamwork, while enhancing and strengthening squadron standards. Personnel were separated into 10 groups, picked at random, and presented with a scenario of
  • E-3 mods moving ahead

    Tinker celebrated a significant "half-time" accomplishment May 17. Phase one of the low-rate initial production of the Block 40/45 modification project was finished on the first AWACS 30 days ahead of schedule.The Block 40/45 modification is a $2.9-billion initiative to upgrade the computer system, ground systems and infrastructure. Replacing the
  • It's Official! Local Community Adopts 552 Air Control Wing

    Papers were signed, formal resolutions read and a partnership was strengthened. The Del City Chamber of Commerce officially adopted the 552nd Air Control Wing during a ceremony held at the Chamber of Commerce building in Del City on April 18. Col Scott Forest, 552nd Air Control Wing vice commander accepted the resolution on behalf of the 552nd Air
  • Lt. Col. Rhone in as 728th ACS Commander

    Lt. Col. Jon M. Rhone took command of the 728th Air Control Squadron from Lt Col. Dominic Setka, in a change of command ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 6th.The 728th ACS is a geographically separated unit that falls under the 552nd Air Control Wing.Col. Roger A. Brown commander, 552nd Air Control Group and presiding officer over the
  • Lt. Col. Brant accepts Command of 966th AACS

    Lieutenant Col. Daniel E. Brant accepted command of the 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron from Lieutenant Col. Greg A. Kent in an official ceremony May 12.Col. Gregory D. Roberts, commander, 552nd Operations Group, presided over the ceremony and applauded Colonel Kent, for his "amazing" work as the squadron commander. "You've done a phenomenal
  • Total force effort to deploy 552nd ACW, support for Operation Odyssey Dawn

    Several units on Tinker recently pulled together for a mass deployment of troops in less than one week. "Team Tinker has an "all in" dynamic relationship. Our total force Airmen truly act as one team in their dedication to accomplishing the mission. Because of their outstanding effort, we were able to deploy to the fight in an expeditious and safe
  • 728th supports readiness exercise

    Convoys of trucks rolled out the gates April 1 to begin a 10-day training exercise in two geographically separated locations.The convoys, belonging to the 728th Air Control Squadron, are supporting the squadron's first large-scale field training exercise in more than two years. One of only three combat-coded air control squadrons in Air Combat