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  • Japan-American partnership builds cyber defense capacity

    Members of U.S. Pacific Air Forces and Japan Air Self-Defense Force visited the 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron to build cyber-defense capacity, April 4-10.
  • NATO AWACS provides area surveillance during Red Flag 21-2

    Service members from seven NATO member nations are at Nellis AFB, supporting Red Flag 21-2 to test and sharpen their abilities in countering threats while building a cohesive protocol for real-world events.
  • Spartan Warrior 20-9: NATO strengthens air power through distributed training

    The exercise, Spartan Warrior 20-9, utilized the Warfare Center’s robust simulation assets to introduce air and ground scenarios for U.S. and NATO participants. The scenarios tested the players’ abilities in countering threats while building cohesive protocol for real-world events.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA conducts first large-force exercise amidst COVID-19

    The purpose of the exercise was to continue high-end training with U.S. Air Forces in Europe and NATO partners to counter near-peer threats in the area of responsibility.
  • Hill AFB to Eielson AFB: Cooperation between first, newest F-35A wing speeds stand-up, shapes future

    Four F-35A Lightning IIs from Hill Air Force Base’s 388th Fighter Wing took off on a four-hour flight across the Pacific Northwest for Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, April 27. They will become part of the 354th Fighter Wing’s inventory for the next two months.
  • Breaking tradition: airborne sensor operator makes history

    Staff Sgt. Propst is the Air Force’s first E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning And Control System, or AWACS, enlisted airborne sensor operator and is enhancing the 961st AACS’s capabilities at exercise Cope North 2020, an annual trilateral field exercise conducted in Guam, and around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia.
  • Total-force aviators take flight during Sentry Aloha 20-1

    Sentry Aloha 20-1, an air-to-air combat exercise, is hosted by the Hawaii Air National Guard and designed to train Airmen from around the country in a joint and interoperable venue on a large scale.
  • DRAGON simulator to augment AWACS training

    DRAGON, replaces 1970s analog technology with digital, automated aircraft navigation functions, and it ensures E-3 aircraft are compliant with current and future air traffic control requirements.
  • 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron creates first qualification training for Mission Defense Teams

    The 552nd Air Control Networks Squadron graduated nine students from the Air Force’s first Mission Qualification Training course for Mission Defense Teams, qualifying them to be operators on the Cyberspace Vulnerability Assessment/Hunter Weapon System.
  • 380th AEW AWACS provide the big picture to combatant commanders

    Staff Sgt. Joshua Payne, 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron senior surveillance technician, works within a crew that regularly reaches more than 20, each having their own specific purpose on a very technical level. Their role is to help the pilot expand this limited scope of data, and enable mission effectiveness.
  • 552nd ACW from Tinker AFB supports NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 18 in Norway

    An E-3 Sentry aircraft from the 552nd Air Control Wing located Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, took part in missions supporting NATO Exercise Trident Juncture 18, Oct. 31, 2018.
  • Around the Air Force: June 15

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – On this look Around the Air Force, AWACS aircraft support an exercise in the Baltics, an Airman’s invention saves the Air Force money and JTACs train with partner nations during Saber Strike 18. Hosted by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Koetz.For previous episodes, click here for the Air Force TV page.Related links:- Exercise
  • Iowa air refueling wing supports NATO

    This month, members of the Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing based in Sioux City, Iowa, are refueling NATO Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft while assigned to NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany.
  • Total force AWACS ops support world's largest naval exercise

    Nearly 150 Airmen from the 513th Air Control Group and 552nd Air Control Wing deployed July 17 from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, to the Hawaiian Islands to participate in the world’s largest maritime exercise.
  • Upgraded E-3 Sentry deploys to combat theater

    The first E-3G Sentry (AWACS) arrived in Southwest Asia Nov. 18, marking the deployment of the most comprehensive modification to the weapon system in its 38-year history. The Block 40/45 improved communications, computer processing power, threat tracking and other capabilities.
  • New interrogation system installed on AWACS, more in pipeline

    The E-3 Sentry AWACS Next Generation Identification Friend or Foe (NGIFF) program office from Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, recently completed the first installation of the new AN/UPX-40 system, which also brings new enhancements onto an operational AWACS at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.
  • Upgraded AWACS platform tested at Northern Edge

    Calmly soaring at 30,000 feet in the midst of nearly 100 fighters, bombers and refueling tankers executing a battle scenario, an E-3G Sentry (AWACS) surveys every aircraft in a 300-mile radius, calling out commands, verifying target hits and sending aircraft back home safely.
  • Tech Report: E-3 Sentry (AWACS)

    The E-3 Sentry (AWACS) is a modified Boeing 707 commercial airframe with a rotating radar dome and serves as an integrated command and control battle management, surveillance, target detection, and tracking platform.
  • ANG conducts air refueling training with NATO allies in Germany

    Nearly 30 Airmen from the Utah Air National Guard's 151st Air Refueling Wing recently spent two weeks at Geilenkirchen Air Base, Germany, Jan. 4-16 to provide air refueling support during training flights for NATO E-3A Sentry aircraft pilots.
  • Warfighters reap benefits as critical upgrades continue

    The AWAC 40/45 program office is delivering, and potentially accelerating, critical upgrades to the service's primary platform.
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