Candian connection
Canadian Consul General Sara Wilshaw, right, receives a tour of an E-3 “Sentry” Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft by Lt. Col. Donald Saunders, 552nd Air Control Wing Canadian Detachment commander, left, and Col. David Gaedecke, 552nd ACW commander, shortly after her arrival to the base here Monday afternoon. During her brief visit, Ms. Wilshaw also presented the Canadian Forces Decoration for longevity to Maj. Mike Wiseman and Capt. Jennifer Campbell, and participated in a roundtable discussion with about 30 members of the Canadian Detachment. The decoration is awarded to members of the Canadian Forces who have completed 12 years of service. Ms. Wilshaw serves as the Consul General of Canada to the South Central United States, which is based in Dallas and consists of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. In a message from the Consul General, Ms. Wilshaw said, “We defend North America together. At Tinker Air Force Base, 43 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Army form the Canadian Component. For 35 years, Canadians have been an integral part of the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s [AWACS] program, deploying in North American skies and around the globe. And, we’re building North America’s energy security together.” (Air Force photo by Darren D. Heusel/Released)

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