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  • First baby of 2009 born to 552 ACW Airman

    As the 552nd Air Control Wing celebrated the arrival of 2009, two of its members also celebrated the arrival of their daughter, the first baby to be born in the Oklahoma City metro area in 2009. Senior Airman Stephanie Anne Goeders, training manager, 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron, gave birth at 12:08 a.m. on New Year's Day to a seven pound,
  • 552 ACW enjoys luncheon with local leaders

    Commanders from the 552nd Air Control Wing enjoyed lunch with the 552 ACW Honorary Commanders December 8. The honorary commanders are local leaders in the community and are paired with a commander on base to learn about the wing and participate in functions on base. At the luncheon, they learned about the 552nd Maintenance Group from the guest
  • Photographer Honors Military Moms' 'Double Duty'

    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Mothers across the country are making an important sacrifice by serving in the military. One local photographer wants to capture these moms who she says are on "Double Duty." The photographer has begun with a few women stationed at Tinker Air Force Base. Her plan is to compile a set of soldier mom photos in a book. There's
  • 552 ACW’s Air Control Squadrons work tirelessly, provide essential BMC2 information

    The 552nd Air Control Wing is popularly known for the E-3 Sentry aircraft, which can often be seen flying through the skies of Oklahoma City out of Tinker Air Force Base. The unique jet, complete with a giant rotating radome affixed on top, needs no introduction. However, the 552 ACW's newest warning and control system is not so conspicuous. In
  • Santa visits the 552nd Air Control Wing children

    Children of the 552nd Air Control Wing received a special visit from Santa Claus Dec. 6 when he flew in on an E-3 Sentry for the annual 552 ACW Children's Christmas Party. Santa was greeted by Col. Pat Hoffman, 552nd ACW Commander, along with a crowd of excited children and their parents. Each child met with Santa to share their Christmas wish and
  • Purple Heart awarded after 62 years

    Mr. Hilario L. Riojas was in disbelief when he finally received the Purple Heart that he earned in battle over sixty-two years ago when he sustained a shrapnel injury and was one of only eight men out of fifty to survive. The 552nd Maintenance Operations Squadron officially presented the award to Mr. Riojas November 26, in an emotional Purple Heart
  • Airmen enjoy annual 552 MXG Turkey Feast

    Airmen from the 552nd Maintenance Group enjoyed a bountiful Thanksgiving meal November 20th at the annual 552 MXG Turkey Feast.The meal included turkey and all of the traditional fixings, as well as an appetizing array of desserts, all served by the 552nd Air Control Wing leadership.The feast was kicked off with opening words from Col. Patricia
  • Outstanding DelQuest students visit 552 ACW

    Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing spent an afternoon mentoring 25 gifted high school students from the Del City district November 13 as they toured the E-3 Sentry and mission simulators. The event was sponsored by the DelQuest Future Leaders of America Program, which selects deserving high school juniors from the Del City district to
  • 552 ACW celebrates two new chiefs

    The 552d Air Control Wing congratulates its two new Chief Master Sergeants, James Griffin, 552d Air Control Networks Squadron and Stewart Stangl, 552d Operations Support Squadron. Wednesday morning, the 552 ACW senior leaders and fellow chiefs surprised the two Airmen at their offices to celebrate the good news. Public law only allows one percent
  • 960th EAACS reaches significant milestones while deployed

    When the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron returned from Southwest Asia in September, they had some impressive accomplishments to look back on. The 142 Airmen in the 960th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron were led by Lt. Col. Lawrence Brundidge, commander, 960th AACS for four and a half months as they fulfilled their mission in the