Commander, 552nd Air Control Wing, enjoys final flight

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  • By 2nd Lt. Ashlyn K. Paulson
  • 72nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Col. Geoffrey Weiss, the Commander of the 552nd Air Control Wing here, had his final Airborne Warning and Control System flight on May 31.

At many military locations, it is typical for commanders to be recognized with a final fight, or a fini-flight, by their unit. This is where a pilot or other aircrew member completes their final mission in their aircraft within their last few days of command. 

Members of the 552nd ACW and Weiss’ family were present to celebrate the end of this most noteworthy E-3 Sentry flight for Weiss. This particular AWACS mission was six hours in length.

Weiss has been the Commander of the 552nd ACW since June 2017. He is a Senior Air Battle Manager and has more than 2,400 flight hours. Under his command, the 552nd ACW earned many accolades including the Meritorious Unit Award. The 552nd ACW change of command took place on June 10.