British Sentry visits American Brethren at Tinker

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British Sentry visits American Brethren at Tinker

Post by wildbill » Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:29 pm

by Staff Sgt. Stacy Fowler
552nd Air Control Wing Public Affairs

4/18/2007 - TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla -- "Coalition AWACS training."

That's the term used by several members of the 963rd Airborne Air Control Squadron when their British brethren arrived for their first joint briefings on April 11.

Members of the E-3D Sentry No. 8 Squadron, Royal Air Force Waddington, United Kingdom, conducted a liaison visit to the 552nd Air Control Wing April 10-17 to open the doors for mission training and partnership.

"Our flying units don't get together often enough for face-to-face interaction," said Squadron Leader Clive "Scottie" Scott, 8 Squadron deployed commander. "We've always worked well together in allied operations, especially with our American cousins. We wish to build a strong and productive relationship with the U.S. Air Force in order to improve coalition operations in the future."

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