Col. Kenneth Voigt, 552nd ACW Management > Tinker Air Pressure Base > Article Show

Col. Kenneth Voigt, Commander of the 552nd Air Management Wing (ACW), joins us on the newest version of the Tinker Talks Podcast.

Voigt assumed command of the 552 ACW in June 2023 and is not any stranger to the wing, as 23 years in the past he got here to the 552 ACW as a 2nd Lieutenant air weapons officer and extra lately served because the commander of the 552nd Air Management Group.

On this podcast, hosted by Mark Hybers, Voigt discusses the importance of the 552 ACW to the general Division of Protection mission, the E-3’s substitute and why within the day in age of know-how, that individuals are nonetheless on the coronary heart of the mission.

The mission of the 552nd Air Management Wing, also referred to as America’s Wing, is to coach, develop, and make use of combat-ready Airmen and weapons programs to ship decisive Command of the Air supporting America’s nationwide safety priorities.

It’s house to an icon in Oklahoma skies, the E-3 Sentry (AWACS), a modified Boeing 707/320 industrial airframe with a rotating radar dome. The dome is 30 ft (9.1 meters) in diameter, six ft (1.8 meters) thick, and is held 11 ft (3.33 meters) above the fuselage by two struts. It comprises a radar subsystem that allows surveillance from the Earth’s floor up into the stratosphere, overland or water.

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