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On-Final, the monthly official bulletin for the Airmen of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, an Air Force Reserve Command unit at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. For information, contact the 507th ARW Public Affairs Office at 405-734-3078 or email us at 507arw.pa2@us.af.mil.

2018 On-final editions

A 138th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon from Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, flies behind a KC-135R Stratotanker April 25, 2019. The Stratotanker, from the 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, refueled four 138th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcons during flight operations over Kansas. (Courtesy photo by Mike Killian)
Senior Airman Steven Hill, 507th Security Forces Squadron, and a team of 507th SFS defenders set up a perimeter to secure aircraft on the flightline during an aircraft generation exercise geared toward wartime preparation and readiness March 2, 2019, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The 507th Air Refueling Wing's unit effectiveness inspection capstone event is scheduled for Nov. 15-19, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lauren Gleason) (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring out identification badges.)
Tech. Sgt. Lyndon Jones, 507th Civil Engineer Squadron, works on the final touches of one of three new Quonset huts at the Glenwood training area at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, February 26, 2019. Reserve Citizen Airmen partnered with the 72nd Air Base Wing to build the huts and repair some damaged facilities at the training area. The new Quonset huts are more permanent and cost-effective, and are fully equipped with electric, heating and air. The improvements will make on-site readiness training exercises more efficient, according to members of the wing inspection team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)
The KC-46A Pegasus looms over the flightline at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Feb. 8, 2019, shortly after its historic delivery. Reservists in the 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron are charged with training aircrew on the newest aerial refueling aircraft alongside their active duty counterparts in the 97th Air Mobility Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
KC-135R Stratotankers sit on the flightline at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, after snow and ice fell on the base January 3-4, 2019. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)
  • Okies support joint exercise Northern Edge

    Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 507th Air Refueling Wing joined approximately 10,000 U.S. military personnel participating in exercise Northern Edge 2019, a joint training exercise hosted by U.S. Pacific Air Forces on and above the central Alaska ranges and the Gulf of Alaska May 13-24, 2019.
  • Reminder: ALL AT requests must be submitted NLT June 1, 2019.

    Per AFI 36-2254 vol. 1, para 5.7.1, all reservists must have annual tour (AT) orders published by 30 June each Fiscal Year. Adhering to this requirement ensures funding for AT orders is secured.In order to meet these requirements, all AT requests by IMAs for the remainder of FY19 must be submitted through the Air Reserve Orders Writing
  • Air Force introduces Two-Line Promotion Recommendation Forms for officer promotions

    The Air Force is transitioning to a new Two-Line Promotion Recommendation Form (PRF), for officers effective September 2019.
  • Video: Surprise homecoming

    Lt. Col. Stephen Williams, a Reserve Citizen Airman with the 513th Air Control Group, returned home to Oklahoma City to surprise his three sons at an OKC Dodgers baseball game May 10, 2019. Williams was deployed to Southwest Asia performing duties as part of Operation Resolute Support. Welcome home!
  • Changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill transfers effective July 2019

    The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The request to transfer unused GI Bill benefits to eligible dependents must be completed while serving as an active member of the Armed Forces. The Department of Defense (DoD) determines whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family. Once the DoD approves benefits for transfer, the new beneficiaries apply for them at VA.
  • 507th ARW announces quarterly award winners

    On May 5, leadership from the 507th Air Refueling Wing here announced the 1st quarter award winners for 2019 at the wing commander’s call at the base theater.
  • Tinker Reservists earn CCAF degrees

    Two Reserve Citizen Airmen in the 507th Air Refueling Wing here received their Community College of the Air Force diplomas May 5, 2019, during commander’s call at the base theater. Seven other members of the wing also earned their degrees, along with seven Reservists in the 513th Air Control Group.
  • On-Final News Bulletin - May 3, 2019

    ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – May 3, 2019 (Vol 39, No. 5)Reserve dining schedule to remain in effectEffective May 4, Tinker Air Force Base Reservists will receive their meals in Café 3001 and Golden Corral, until the renovation of the Vanwey Dining Facility is complete in the fall.UTA Dining Schedule:Breakfast: 0530-0700Location: Café 3001, located at
  • Wing bids farewell to vice commander

    Col. Dana Nelson, 507th Air Refueling Wing vice commander, will bid farewell to the Okie family here May 5, 2019, to serve as the mobilization assistant to the Director, Resources and Assessment (J-8), Headquarters U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Hawaii.
  • Fueling falcons in flight

    Four 138th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcons from Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Oklahoma, refuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker April 25, 2019. The Stratotanker, from the 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, refueled four 138th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcons during flight operations over Kansas.
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