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  • Canadian becomes first international student at First Sergeant Academy

    When Warrant Officer Jay McLaren of the Canadian Forces graduates from the Air Force First Sergeant Academy today, he will become the first member from his country's military to complete the program and the first international student to attend the course. Warrant Officer McLaren, a surveillance flight chief with the Canadian component of the 552nd
  • 552 TRS helps after wildfires

    After recent wildfires destroyed over one hundred homes in the local and surrounding areas, Staff Sgt. John Goodson, communications technician instructor, 552nd Training Squadron, jumped at the opportunity to help those in need. According to Tech. Sgt. Brent Karaffa, airborne radar technician instructor, 552 TRS, Sergeant Goodson organized the TRS
  • Reservist steps in to help

    552nd Air Control Wing Commander Col. Pat Hoffman congratulates Tech. Sgt. Ashley Kimbrough on her certification as an Emergency Actions Controller in the 552 ACW Command Post. Sergeant Kimbrough is a reservist on active-duty orders under the War Effort program managed by Headquarters Air Combat Command. She is back-filling a critical position at
  • Inside Red Flag

    For 21 days and nights, hundreds of US and Coalition aircraft tore through the skies over the bare Nevada desert, participating in the first three-week-long Red Flag Exercise in 28 years. Behind it all, coordinating the intricate battle plans, were the members of the 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. Normally, a
  • Demons show off warfighting skills during Turkey Shoot competition

    Just a few weeks prior to deploying to OIF, the 728th Air Control Squadron "Demons" had an opportunity to test their newly honed skills in and Air Combat Command Turkey Shoot 30 March through 3 April. "It was a unique opportunity to be a part of this competition because for the first time the three stateside Air Control Squadrons and teams from
  • OKC Thunder rep flies with 960 AACS

    As the COMMSTARR assigned to Col. Patricia Hoffman, commander, 552nd Air Control Wing,  Mr. Dan Mahoney, Vice President of Public Relations & Community Relations for the Oklahoma City Thunder, flew with the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron March 25.
  • 965 AACS Welcomes New Commander

    Lieutenant Col. Andreas Forstner, commander, 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, relinquished his command of the Golden Falcons to Lieutenant Col. Jimmy Warren, formerly the director of operations for the 552nd Operations Support Squadron, in a ceremony March 23. The change of command was presided over by Col. Patricia Hoffman, commander, 552nd
  • Airmen help create community garden

    Volunteers from the 552nd Air Control Wing spent their day off March 7 helping build a fence and planting bed for the Moore Community Garden project at the Westmore Trails Park. Master Sgt. Bruce A. Faris, superintendent of training, 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron, was happy to help create the eight vegetable garden plots, which will be
  • Professional development while deployed

    The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing company grade officer council held a professional development seminar here, last week. Lt. Col. Robert Haines, 963rd Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron commander, the guest speaker, addressed a room full of the company grade officer council. At the request of the CGOC, Colonel Haines focused his remarks on
  • 107 ACS moves in with 552 ACW's 607 ACS at Luke

    Papago Park in Phoenix no longer serves as the home of the 107th Air Control Squadron. Instead, the 107th ACS, an Air National Guard unit, gathered its Airmen and their unique mission and moved to a more advantageous site - Luke Air Force Base. "Planning for the move began in 2006," said Maj. Kevin George, 107th ACS chief of maintenance. "Luke
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