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  • Passing the guidon

    552nd Operations Group Commander Col. Richard Land III passes the guidon for the 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron to the new squadron commander, Lt. Col. Lonzo Wallace, during a change of command ceremony April 14. Lt. Col. Christian Egan relinquished command during the ceremony and 1st Sgt. Henry McRoberts served as the guidon bearer. The
  • Hard Rock welcomes home deployers

    A charter aircraft parks at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, April 22, 2017. Between two aircraft, more than 100 airmen assigned to the 726th Air Control Squadron returned from a six-month deployment to locations throughout Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)
  • 960th AACS commander completes historic training

    Lt. Col. Kristen Thompson, commander of the 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron, recently made history when she became the first command and control intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and E-3 AWACS pilot to complete the Joint Warfare Plans course and be certified as a mission commander. According to Col. David Gaedecke, commander of the
  • Tinker’s own named 2016 ACC’s Command Post NCO

    Staff Sgt. Lara, from the 552nd Air Control Wing Command Post, was recently selected as the Air Combat Command’s Command Post Non-Commissioned Officer for 2016.In announcing Sergeant Lara’s selection, 552nd ACW Commander, Col. David Gaedecke said “it is a tremendous accomplishment to be recognized at the MAJCOM level and I am so proud to have her
  • Local law enforcement tour of the Sentry

    Eighteen members of the Oklahoma City Police Department visited the 552nd Air Control Wing on March 30 to learn more about the mission of the Wing. They received a mission briefing from the Commander of the 552nd ACW, Col. David Gaedecke, as well as a tour of an E-3 Sentry aircraft manned by 552nd aircrew. (Air Force photo by Ron Mullan)
  • COMMENTARY: Celebrating excellence in each other and all that we do

    I am an E-3 Instructor Navigator and an Assistant Flight Commander in the 960th AACS. I am married to Capt. CJ who is an Aircraft Commander in the same squadron. I am an Air Force brat but call Panama City, Fla., my home. I joined Air Force ROTC at Florida State University in August of 2009 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in May of 2012. I
  • Gunfighter Flag: Two sets of eyes in the sky

    MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho — Members of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron from Tinker Air Force Base, visited to participate in the Gunfighter Flag exercise alongside our very own 726th Air Control Squadron.Although the Air Force is known for air superiority, most commonly fighters are the image used to represent our fighting force,
  • 965 AACS Dark Stars come shining through

    Nearly 250 members of the 965th Airborne Air Control Squadron returned to Tinker Air Force Base Mar 21, following their deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Hundreds of family members and squadron team mates were on hand to greet the returning warriors.“It is great to have them back home,” said 965th AACS
  • Gen. James Holmes takes command of ACC

    Service members of Air Combat Command welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony, Mar. 10.
  • 552nd AMXS inducts Dedicated Crew Chiefs

    The 552nd Air Control Wing inducted its first class of nine Dedicated Crew Chiefs March 3. The purpose of the newly restored program is to ensure continuity and accuracy by assigning ownership to each individual aircraft. The Dedicated Crew Chief Program is an essential part of aircraft maintenance, Chief Master Sgt. Jeffrey Leemon said. As the