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  • OKC Thunder Military Appreciation Night

    Wednesday, March 4, 2009 is Military Appreciation Night at the Oklahoma City Thunder Game at 7:00 p.m. at the Ford Center. The whole evening will be devoted to honoring and showing appreciation for our nation's servicemembers. Tickets are available at a discounted rate for military members and their family. To purchase $26 tickets for only $16, go
  • Congratulations to Wing Annual Award Winners

    The 552nd Air Control Wing would like to congratulate the annual award winners for 2008. Thank you for all of your hard work and diligence. Your efforts have helped ensure the wing's successful completion of the mission every day. You are fine role models for the men and women of the 552nd Air Control Wing.Civilian GS-8 and Below of the Year:Ms.
  • 960 AACS Welcomes New Commander

    Col. Lawrence A. Brundidge, commander, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, relinquished his command of the Vikings to Lieutenant Col. Paul M. Oldham, formerly the director of operations for the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron, in a ceremony February 12. The change of command was presided over by Col. George Carpenter, commander, 552nd
  • 552 ACW Airmen support CREW; protect lives

    Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Devices are a common threat to lives in deployed locations, yet the casualties due to these RCIEDs are becoming fewer as Airmen from Tinker Air Force Base step up to help. Several members from the 552nd Air Control Wing have voluntarily deployed to some of the most dangerous areas of the world to operate and
  • ATSO Rodeo prepares wing for 2009 ORI

    Gas masks and fake blood were a common sight as over 180 Airmen from nine squadrons gathered in Dock two to participate in the first ATSO Rodeo of the year Jan 30. The purpose of the ATSO (Ability to Survive and Operate) Rodeo is "to challenge knowledge of ATSO topics and to enhance combat skills required to survive and operate in wartime
  • ACS launches new radar training initiative

    LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Eight Airmen from different major commands are participating in a 11-week training program here hosted by the 607th Air Control Squadron to teach them a vital part of their career. The program provides hands-on training for the TPS-75 Air Control and Warning long-range radar used by control and reporting centers in Air
  • Homeless veterans receive the gift of warmth

    Though the holidays have come and gone, the winter weather isn't looking to leave anytime soon. But with some help from Hill Air Force Base, some of Utah's homeless veterans now have a way to stay warm. Military trucks rolled into Salt Lake's VA Hospital this morning filled with important cargo. Members of the 729th Air Control Squadron unloaded
  • Operations must go on!

    Despite the freezing rain, sleet, snow and single-digit temperatures, the 552nd Air Control Wing is working hard to maintain operational capabilities. Crews are on duty, de-icing the jets and plowing the runways so that the wing will continue to fulfill its mission in the face of Oklahoma's State of Emergency.
  • Mission Crew Commander spends a year in the skies

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Maj. Jon Williams, 963rd Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron mission crew commander, reached a year's worth of flying hours as an air battle manager on an E-3 Sentry here, Jan. 15. Throughout Major Williams' 28-year career he has flown 1,102 sorties supporting the Airborne Warning and Control System mission. These sorties
  • 552 ACW celebrates four STEP promotions

    The 552nd Air Control Wing recently awarded four outstanding Airmen with another stripe as part of the Stripes for Exceptional Performers (STEP) promotion program. Each year, the Air Force allocates a limited number of STEP promotions for those Airmen who consistently do outstanding work. When awarded a STEP promotion, the Airman is immediately