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552 ACW leadership visits remote unit

U.S. Air Force Col. Jay Bickley, 552nd Air Control Wing commander, speaks with Airmen from the 726th Air Control Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 5, 2014. The 726th ACS is one of three USAF active-duty control and reporting centers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Roy Lynch/Released)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jay Bickley, 552nd Air Control Wing commander, speaks with Airmen from the 726th Air Control Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 5, 2014. The 726th ACS is one of three USAF active-duty control and reporting centers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Roy Lynch/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Avery Woolridge, 552nd Air Control Wing command chief, prepares to drive a K251 5-ton truck during a site visit with the 726th Air Control Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 5, 2014. The visit was to familiarize the new command chief with the geographically separated unit’s capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Roy Lynch/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Avery Woolridge, 552nd Air Control Wing command chief, prepares to drive a K251 5-ton truck during a site visit with the 726th Air Control Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 5, 2014. The visit was to familiarize the new command chief with the geographically separated unit’s capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Roy Lynch/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Avery Woolridge, 552nd Air Control Wing command chief, performs a break check on a K251 5-ton truck, while Tech Sgt. John Carlson, 726th ACS NCO in charge of exercise plans and programs, observes during a site visit with the 726th Air Control Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 5, 2014. The brake check is preformed to make sure that the brakes do not seize or over heat before Airmen leave on a convoy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Roy Lynch/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Avery Woolridge, 552nd Air Control Wing command chief, performs a break check on a K251 5-ton truck, while Tech Sgt. John Carlson, 726th ACS NCO in charge of exercise plans and programs, observes during a site visit with the 726th Air Control Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 5, 2014. The brake check is preformed to make sure that the brakes do not seize or over heat before Airmen leave on a convoy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Roy Lynch/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Avery Woolridge, 552nd Air Control Wing command chief, fills the gas tank on a K251 5-ton truck during a site visit with the 726th Air Control Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 5, 2014. The 726th ACS is responsible for mobile, decentralized command and control of joint operations by conducting threat warning, battle management, theater missile defense, weapons control, combat identification and strategic communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Roy Lynch/Released)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Avery Woolridge, 552nd Air Control Wing command chief, fills the gas tank on a K251 5-ton truck during a site visit with the 726th Air Control Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 5, 2014. The 726th ACS is responsible for mobile, decentralized command and control of joint operations by conducting threat warning, battle management, theater missile defense, weapons control, combat identification and strategic communications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Roy Lynch/Released)

MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho -- Leadership from the 552nd Air Control Wing from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., visited and talked with Airmen from its geographically separated unit, the 726th Air Control Squadron, here Feb. 5-6.

U.S. Air Force Col. Jay Bickley, 552nd ACW commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Avery Woolridge, 552nd ACW command chief, toured the 726th ACS to help the command chief familiarize himself with the unit's operations.

The 726th ACS, also known as "Hardrock", is one of three USAF active-duty control and reporting centers, which are responsible for mobile, decentralized command and control of joint operations by conducting threat warning, battle management, theater missile defense, weapons control, combat identification and strategic communications.