507th Air Refueling Wing Leadership

  Commander                       Vice Commander                 Command Chief

 Colonel Richard M. Heaslip      Colonel Dana N. Nelson         Chief Master Sergeant

                                                                                          David B. Dickson

Biography Alphabetical List

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Col. Travis Caughlin, 507th Maintenance Group commander, stands for an official photograph at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo) COLONEL TRAVIS S. CAUGHLIN

Colonel Travis S. Caughlin is the commander of the 507th Maintenance Group, 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. He is responsible for aircraft maintenance, sortie generation and maintenance support activities for all assigned KC-135 aircraft. Col Caughlin leads personnel in 23 career fields assigned to the Aircraft
6/05
2018
Colonel Robert M. Heaslip, 940th Operations Group commander, was photographed at Beale Air Force Base, California on June 2, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Robert Scott) COLONEL RICHARD M. HEASLIP

Colonel Richard M. Heaslip is the commander of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 507th Air Refueling Wing consists of three subordinate groups and eleven squadrons employing over 1,100 citizen Airmen. This Air Force Reserve Command wing reports to Fourth Air Force and supports Air Mobility Command's airlift and air
6/04
2018
Lt. Col. Kenneth Humphrey, 507th Operations Group commander, poses for a photo at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Feb. 27, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lauren Gleason) LIEUTENANT COLONEL KENNETH L. HUMPHREY

Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth L. Humphrey is the commander of the 507th Operations Group, 507th Air Refueling Wing,Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The group operates eight KC-135R “Stratotanker” aircraft and manages reserve C-17 and KC-135 flight training. The group supports Air Mobility Command’s airlift and air refueling requirements, United States
5/30
2018
Col. Richard Ropac, 507th Mission Support Group commander, stands for an official photograph May 8, 2018, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison) COLONEL RICHARD C. ROPAC

Colonel Richard C. Ropac is the commander of the 507th Mission Support Group, 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 507th Mission Support Group is the largest group in the 507th Air Refueling Wing, consisting of five squadrons. Col. Ropac is responsible for the management of the 507th Civil Engineering Squadron, 72nd Aerial
5/25
2018
Col. Laurie A. Dickson is the commander of the 513th Air Control Group at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 513th is the only Air Force Reserve unit that maintains and operates the E-3 Sentry, an Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. The colonel is responsible for directing and maintaining the wartime readiness of the nearly 400 reservists under her command. (U.S. Air Force photo) COLONEL LAURIE A. DICKSON

Col. Laurie A. Dickson is the commander of the 513th Air Control Group at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 513th is the only Air Force Reserve unit that maintains and operates the E-3 Sentry, an Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft. The colonel is responsible for directing and maintaining the wartime readiness of the nearly 400
3/22
2018
Chief Master Sgt. David B. Dickson, 507th Air Refueling Wing command chief, sits for an official photo July 13, 2017, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT DAVID B. DICKSON

Chief Master Sergeant David B. Dickson is the Command Chief of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. As the senior enlisted non-commissioned officer, Chief Dickson is responsible for advising the commander on the health, welfare, morale and discipline of the Citizen Airmen in the largest Air Force Reserve flying unit in the state of Oklahoma.
7/14
2017
Colonel Dana N. Nelson is the Vice Commander of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 507th ARW is the largest Air Force Reserve flying unit in the state of Oklahoma. The wing reports to Fourth Air Force supporting Air Mobility Command's airlift and air refueling requirements, United States Strategic Command's alert and emergency war order requirements as well as C-17, KC-135 and in the future, KC-46 training requirements at a geographically separated unit at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma. COLONEL DANA N. NELSON

Colonel Dana N. Nelson is the vice commander of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 507th ARW is the largest Air Force Reserve flying unit in the state of Oklahoma. The wing reports to Fourth Air Force supporting Air Mobility Command's airlift and air refueling requirements, United States Strategic Command's alert and emergency war order requirements as well as C-17, KC-135 and in the future, KC-46 training requirements at a geographically separated unit at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
9/13
2016
Col. Christopher T. Amend Official photo COLONEL CHRISTOPHER T. AMEND

(Archived - Former commander of the 507th Operations Group - Left the 507th ARW in October 2017) Col. Christopher T. Amend is the commander, 507th Operations Group, 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The group operates eight KC-135R “Stratotanker” aircraft and manages reserve C-17 and KC-135 flight training. The group supports Air Mobility Command’s airlift and air refueling requirements, United States Strategic Command’s alert and emergency war order requirements as well as C-17, KC-135 and in the future, KC-46 training requirements at a geographically separated unit at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
5/15
2016
Col. Eric Jenkins, 507th Air Refueling Wing Vice Commander, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. COLONEL ERIC R. JENKINS

(Archived - Former  Vice Commander of the 507th Air Refueling Wing - Left the 507th ARW in September 2016) Colonel Eric R. Jenkins was the Vice Commander of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 507th ARW is the largest Air Force Reserve flying unit in the state of Oklahoma. The wing reports to Fourth Air Force
3/25
2016
Official photo of Col. Douglas E. Gullion, taken March 23, 2016, at Tinker Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) COLONEL DOUGLAS E. GULLION

(Archived - Former commander of the 507th Air Refueling Wing - Left the 507th ARW in June 2018) Colonel Douglas E. Gullion is commander of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 507th ARW consists of three subordinate groups and eleven squadrons employing more than 1,100 citizen Airmen. This Air Force Reserve Command
3/23
2016
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