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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.

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  • Building the ‘Sandcastle’: 76 CMXG starts sand casting aluminum parts

    The 76th Commodities Maintenance Group and Reverse Engineering and Critical Tooling (REACT) Lab at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, have added the capability to sand cast aluminum parts in-house. By 3D printing casting molds from sand, aluminum parts weighing up to 120 pounds can be cast in its

  • Thousands gather for return of 2023 Tinker Air Show

    Summer heat did not stop an estimated 301,000 people from attending the 2023 Tinker Air Show and STEM City Expo, held here July 1 and 2, 2023. The Tinker Air Show returned after COVID-19 precautions forced the cancellation of the 2021 air show. Families from across Oklahoma and beyond spent their

  • 72nd ABW holds change of command ceremony

    The 72nd Air Base Wing held a change of command ceremony July 17, 2023. Col G. Hall Sebren, Jr. relinquished command to Col. Abigail L.W. Ruscetta in a ceremony presided by Lt. Gen. Stacey T. Hawkins, Air Force Sustainment Center commander. Ruscetta previously served as the vice commander of the

  • Commentary: June is Pride Month

    Pride Month is a time to celebrate the contributions and rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning community. Pride Month spans the entire month of June each year.

  • Okies earn 1st place at Memorial Bataan March

    Military and Civilian members recently joined together to remember the 10,000 lost in the Bataan Death March during a memorial event. Under the theme of ‘One Team, One Fight,’ nearly 300 Team Tinker members, representing the Air Force; Army; Navy; Marines; Reserves; National Guard; Civilians; and

  • Tinker Air Show Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels July 1-2, 2023

    After four years, the Tinker Air Show is returning July 1-2 with featured headliner, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The F-35 demo team will also perform as well as dozens of military and civilian aerial performers and a wide variety of ground display aircraft such as Tinker’s own E-3 Sentry AWACS, the

  • 507th ARW keeps Aviano AB flying

    U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 507th Air Refueling Wing conduct preflight checks during a total force training event at Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 2, 2023. The KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft provides the core aerial refueling capability for the U.S. Air Force and has excelled in this role for more

  • 552nd ACW Bids Farewell to First AWACS

    Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing gathered to bid farewell to aircraft 0560, during an event commemorating the aircraft’s rich history March 31. Aircraft 0560 is the first E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning Air Control System aircraft to retire from the fleet this year. As part of the FY23 President’s

  • 552nd ACW E-3 Sentry aircraft conduct weather flush exercise

    E-3G Sentry aircraft assigned to the 552nd Air Control Wing line up on Runway 18 at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, March 21, 2023. The weather flush gives air crews, support squadrons and maintainers a chance to practice generating the E-3G Sentry to evacuate the area quickly in the event of a

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