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  • Wounded Warrior Program reaches beyond combat

    A retired master sergeant credited the Air Force’s Wounded Warrior Program with turning around 10 years of anger and bitterness following wrong diagnoses and missed treatment opportunities after she survived a roadside bomb attack in Iraq. Nineteen-year Air Force veteran Lisa Hodgden spoke to first sergeants, base leadership and others Nov. 23
  • 552nd ACW Airmen return from deployment

    Members of the 552nd Air Control Wing returned to Tinker on Nov. 17 following a four-month deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherrent Resolve. The returning service members included about 150 personnel from the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron and 90 maintainers from the 552nd Maintenance Group.
  • CPIP expands horizons, sharpens RPA readiness

    In an effort to take care of Airmen as they take care of the mission, Air Combat Command has a Culture Process Improvement Program on the remotely-piloted aircraft community. A team consisting of leaders across several functional areas in the RPA and intelligence communities constantly work together to develop solutions to key areas of concern in the career field. “We’re building a sustainable enterprise and protecting readiness for the long-term,” said Lt. Col. Jason Rabideau, ACC CPIP team deputy director. “CPIP provides focus to getting processes done.”
  • 552nd Air Control Wing 3rd quarter award winners announced

    The 552nd Air Control Wing held its third quarter awards ceremony Oct. 26 in Fannin Hall. It was standing room only as hundreds of enthusiastic supporters were on hand to cheer on their nominees.
  • Canadian general visits Tinker

    Lt. Col. Don Saunders, 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Detachment commander and Maj. Andrew Lunn, mission crew commander, 552nd ACW Canadian Detachment, brief Brigadier-General Paul Ormsby, deputy commander, Continental U.S. NORAD Region, Tyndall AFB, Fla., on system capabilities of the radar system employed on the E-3 Sentry aircraft during the
  • 752nd OSS: Sabers sharpen edge for Air Force’s control and reporting centers

    The 752nd Operations Support Squadron is ensuring the Air Force maintains its edge in the air control mission for years to come through changes to equipment and training. Lt. Col. Heather Fleishauer, 752nd OSS commander, said her unit, which falls under the 552nd Air Control Wing, is the lone, dedicated support squadron for the Air Force’s control and reporting centers.
  • 552nd ACW awarded Meritorious Unit Award

    The 552nd Air Control Wing has been awarded the Meritorious Unit Award for the period June 1, 2015, to May 31, 2016. During this period, the 552nd ACW distinguished itself by exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service to the United States in direct support of combat operations in Southwest Asia.
  • AF takes initial steps to reduce training unrelated to primary missions

    The Air Force plans to reduce training not related to Airmen’s primary jobs in order to address concerns that excessive and non-mission related demands are impacting Airmen’s ability to focus on and accomplish their core duties, officials announced Oct. 31.
  • Gunfighters Deploy in Support of Operation Inherent Resolve

    The 389th Fighter Squadron and the 726th Air Control Squadron deployed hundreds of airmen over the month of October. The 389th FS provides combat airpower while the 726th ACS adds airspace capabilities to the mission in Southwest Asia for six months.
  • COMACC inducted into Order of the Sword

    Air Combat Command's enlisted force honored its commander with induction into the Order of the Sword at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Oct. 27. Gen. Hawk Carlisle, who has commanded ACC since October 2014, is the eighth ACC leader to be inducted into the command's Order of the Sword.