Coronet Connie Expands:

Members of the 960th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron recently returned to their home station at Tinker AFB, Okla., after spending more than a month participating in Operation Coronet Connie in Southwest Asia. The E-3 AWACS unit joined other US airmen to train and fly with airmen from France, Jordan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and United Kingdom. It was the first time for a USAF E-3 unit to take part in Coronet Connie, which started in 2004 with just two countries. Maj. Tim Hart told the Tinker Take Off that the exercise enabled the E-3 airmen to “reassess our assumptions about how other nations employ various weapon systems.”