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  • 552nd ACW buildings in line for upgrades after funding secured

    They did it. The 552nd Air Control Wing secured more than $25 million for construction projects. The money will be used to renovate and modernize two buildings on the Tinker campus. Construction for several projects began in fiscal 2009 and officials said all projects are expected to wrap by the end of fiscal 2010."The reason this is a big deal is
  • Airmen from the 965th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron take control of the sky for avalanche air rescue in Afghanistan

    Chaos results when the world changes faster than people. A blizzard in the Afghanistan war zone Feb. 8 swiftly effected that change causing a series of 17 avalanches in the Parwan Province killing dozens and leaving hundreds more injured and stranded.While Afghan National Army and International Security Assistance Force assets scrambled to the aid
  • Canadian airmen support airborne warning, control in Southwest Asia

    To any other member of the 965th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron, the five Canadian airmen who work with them are a part of the team. And that's just the way they like it.Each day the five Canadians work together as part of a crew on an E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft supporting missions in the U.S. Central
  • Tinker first lieutenant, Lubbock native, flies combat sorties as AWO in Southwest Asia

    In airspace battle management for contingency operations in the Air Force, there are specific people who operate while flying over that battle space -- among them are 1st Lt. Tony Duke. Lieutenant Duke is an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft air weapons officer with the 965th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron
  • Deployed Tinker Airman, Fayetteville native, helps keep E-3 Sentry aircraft flying

    When it comes to keeping the E-3 Sentry aircraft flying combat missions in the skies over Iraq and Afghanistan, Senior Airman Robert Kirby, an instrument and flight control systems journeyman, maintains the airborne warning and control system aircraft so it's fully mission capable every time.The Fayetteville, Ga., native is deployed to a
  • Tinker air weapons officer, Destrehan native, supports airborne warning and control mission from Southwest Asia base

    Every time 1st Lt. Sean Fazande steps into an E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control plane, its distinctive radar disc on top and all, he thinks about how rare it is to be part of such a special mission.Deployed with the 965th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron, the air weapons officer has been in the Air Force for three years after
  • Killing them softly: E-3 Sentry air battle manager flies final combat mission in deployed theater

    It's late-night on Jan. 9 and an E-3 Sentry comes into view to dozens of Airmen gathered on the flightline at a non-disclosed base in Southwest Asia. After a 13.4-hour mission over the U.S. Central Command theater of operations performing surveillance of enemy forces, the tires of the airborne warning and control aircraft make contact with the
  • 752nd OSS settles in to new digs

    The 752nd Operations Support Squadron is coming into its own. The 552nd Air Control Wing squadron, which stood up in May 2008, just moved into a new facility.Within its new home, Bldg. 285, the operations support squadron carries out its same mission of interfacing between the four geographically-separated air control squadrons. The other four
  • 552 TRS accepts new leadership

    Lieutenant Col. David F. Evans accepted command of the 552nd Training Squadron from Lieutenant Col. John J. Iwanski in an official ceremony October 15. Col. George Carpenter, commander, 552nd Operations Group, presided over the ceremony and applauded Colonel Iwanski for his "incredible leadership" as the squadron commander of "one of the most