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  • Black history: AWACS participates in Heritage Fly-in to Charleston AFB

    Members of the 552nd Air Control Wing participated in a Black History Fly-In honoring the heritage of Black aviators on Feb. 18 to Joint Base Charleston Air Force Base.Crews with the KC-135, F-16, T-6, T-38, C-17, F-15E, and KC-46 aircraft congregated at Joint Base Charleston along with a diverse

  • Whales & Tales

    It’s not every day you get the opportunity to shadow the crew of an E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System Aircraft. During Red Flag 22-1 my colleague, Meagan Hannon, and I had the chance to experience a day in the life of a 964th Airborne Air Control Squadron member. The advanced aerial exercise

  • Safe runways focus of BASH team

    The Bird Air Strike Hazard team at Tinker Air Force Base has been keeping the runways safe for pilots during the heaviest times for migratory birds to travel.The need for BASH teams came about following the E-3 crash of Yukla-27 at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska on Sept. 22, 1995. The aircraft hit a flock of

  • Red Flag-Nellis 22-1 kicks off with allied forces

    Nearly 100 aircraft and 3,000 personnel have arrived at Nellis Air Force Base to participate in the first Red Flag exercise of 2022. Aimed at providing realistic training and increasing combat effectiveness, the exercise will run from Jan. 24 to Feb. 11.

  • 552 ACW puts readiness on display for 15 AF command team

    Airmen and leaders from across the 552nd Air Control Wing met with the Fifteenth Air Force commander and command chief during their visit to Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Jan. 10.Fifteenth AF Commander Maj. Gen. Michael G. Koscheski and Chief Master Sgt. Sonia Lee toured the 552nd Operations Group

  • ACNS Airmen accelerate change to make PACAF combat ready

    Two Airmen with the 552nd Air Control Wing’s Air Control Networks Squadron office were recognized recently for providing outstanding training and ground support to Pacific Air Force units increasing their capabilities and to ensure their unit was combat ready.Senior Airmen Guillermo Montanez and Ray

  • website to receive refresh Dec. 6-10

    The 552nd Air Control Wing website will soon undergo a refresh, providing a cleaner interface that is also more compatible with mobile devices. As part of the migration, updates such as news stories and announcements will be suspended during the migration, scheduled for Dec. 6-10, 2021. To stay on

  • Culture Change starts today in the 552

     A culture change has begun in the 552nd Air Control Wing.Col. Keven Coyle, 552nd ACW commander, addressed the changes to the Airmen of the 552 ACW/OG during a Nov. 9 all call at the Tinker auditorium.The commander’s message spoke to the mission, safety, trust, respect and empowerment for Airmen in