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  • Canadian Component Changes Commanders

    552nd Air Control Wing and its Canadian counterparts witnessed a transfer of command between Canadian Component Commander, Lt. Col. Henrik Smith, and, Lt. Col. Patrick Carpentier. Presiding official, Gen Andr'e Viens deputy commander, Continental United States North American Aerospace Defense Command Region began his remarks by speaking of the
  • 726th Air Control Squadron Deploys to Oregon

    More than 190 Airmen of the 726th ACS deployed to the Oregon coast in April to test their ability to mobilize, deploy and operate in a simulated combat environment.The squadron performed more than 35 robust training scenarios and 144 hours of continuous operations ranging from self-aid buddy care to site defense. They also provided command and
  • ACC commander speaks to 552nd Air Control Wing Airmen

    Gen. William M. Fraser III spoke about the importance of dedicated, resilient and innovative Airmen during an April 29 "all call." Held in Hangar 230, Dock 2, the commander of Air Combat Command wrapped up his two-day trip by addressing the 552nd Air Control Wing's Airmen.The general spoke about the 552nd ACW mission and the Air Force's limited
  • Sentry Maintainers Ready the Deployed AWACS Fleet

    Each day, an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft flies off on a combat mission in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility providing an airborne command and control capability.To keep the E-3 Sentry flying in the deployed areas, Airmen from the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Sentry aircraft maintenance
  • 552 Air Control Wing CAN/AM Cup

    A rivalry is born. A few months ago the U.S. hockey team surprised the heavily favored Canadian team in the preliminary round of the Olympic Games. The Canadian team avenged the loss in the final winning the game and the Gold medal. The hockey rivalry between the two nations has found its way to the 552nd Air Control Wing. Teams representing the
  • Canadian component dinner marks 86 years of service

    On March 30, The 552nd Air Control Wing's Canadian component celebrated the Royal Canadian Air Force's 86th birthday during a mixed mess dinner at the Tinker Club. The event, infused with several Canadian military traditions, included a live piper, Scottish music, service marches, and customary loyal toasts. After a rendition of "God Save the
  • Can-Am Cup looms, teams brace for April 23 clash

    When Canadian Master Corporal Chris Walsh first stepped on Tinker soil two years ago, he knew one thing: he wasn't in Kansas anymore. Or Winnipeg, rather, his de facto northern hometown. The Maple Leaf Airman was starting a new duty assignment in Sooner country. But little did he know that he would also soon be fighting for the honor of his whole
  • Col. Hoffman: Gender equality has positive future in AF due to ‘pioneer women’

    The message at the Women's History Month luncheon was that the future for Air Force women is a bright one. When Col. Patricia Hoffman left the podium March 30, following her keynote address, she had painted a picture of her own storied Air Force career. Gender, she said, hasn't been a limiting factor for her, which is largely due to the women who
  • Teams face off April 23 in Can-Am Cup

    Cheers erupted in the Tacoma, Wash., restaurant as a raucous gaggle of Airmen reveled in the glory of victory.It was Feb. 28 and Canada had just won gold against the United States in the ice hockey final at the Vancouver Olympics. The celebrating Airmen -- part of the 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Detachment at Tinker -- had been in Washington
  • 963rd ‘Blue Knights’ welcome new leader

    On a blustery, sunny Oklahoma day, Lt. Col. George Wilson assumed command of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron.In the hangar of Bldg. 289, Col. George Carpenter, 552nd Operations Group commander, presided over the change of command. Colonel Wilson succeeded Lt. Col. Robert Haines, who is taking over as the 552nd Operations Group deputy