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552nd Air Control Wing Commander Col. Pat Hoffman congratulates Tech. Sgt. Ashley Kimbrough on her certification as an Emergency Actions Controller for the 
552 ACW Command Post. Master Sgt. Rachel Polite (left) happily welcomes Sgt. Kimbrough to the 552 ACW Command Post team.

552nd Air Control Wing Commander Col. Pat Hoffman congratulates Tech. Sgt. Ashley Kimbrough on her certification as an Emergency Actions Controller for the 552 ACW Command Post. Master Sgt. Rachel Polite (left) happily welcomes Sgt. Kimbrough to the 552 ACW Command Post team.

Tinker AFB, Okla. -- 552nd Air Control Wing Commander Col. Pat Hoffman congratulates Tech. Sgt. Ashley Kimbrough on her certification as an Emergency Actions Controller in the 552 ACW Command Post. 

Sergeant Kimbrough is a reservist on active-duty orders under the War Effort program managed by Headquarters Air Combat Command. She is back-filling a critical position at Tinker while other members are deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. 

Master Sgt. Rachel Polite, command post superintendent, 552 ACW, coordinated all aspects of the program, matching ACC's funding, personnel from the reserves, and Tinker's needs. 

Sergeant Kimbrough is from Marlow, OK.