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  • IR Pay: Current and Future State

    At HQ RIO we are currently addressing some systemic and process problems that have impacted IR MilPay and Travel Pay for years.  Although some of the root causes are outside of our control, we are executing a plan to fix what is within our control.  For the past few years, HQ RIO has been on a journey to build processes that will provide the timely
  • Expanded Tricare coverage for eligible Guard and Reserve members

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Are you a member of the National Guard or Reserve?  Did you receive 12304b orders for a preplanned mission? If so, you may now be eligible for TRICARE early eligibility and transitional health care benefits, the same as Reserve Component members who are activated in support of a contingency operation receive. Early
  • 507th ARW Airmen selected as nominees for the 2018 Air Force Public Affairs Awards for Communication Excellence

    Air Force Reserve Command has selected its nominees for the 2018 Air Force Public Affairs Awards for Communication Excellence (PACE).
  • Political Do's and Don'ts

    As elections approach, it is important to remember that as a military member you are encouraged and expected to be responsible and politically conscious citizens. However, your active participation in political activities is not without limitations. Federal law and Air Force Instruction 51-902 prohibit or limit some political activities in order to maintain good order and discipline and to avoid the appearance of improper DoD endorsements in political affairs.
  • Federal employees insurance 'Open Season' begins Nov. 12

    Open season for the 2019 Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFEDS), and the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) begins on Nov. 12 and ends on Dec. 10.
  • Air Force extends high year of tenure for E-4s through E-6s

    The Air Force is extending the high year of tenure for senior airmen through technical sergeants beginning Feb. 1, 2019.
  • (Video) Okie reunion brings 1,000 years of experience back to Tinker

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- 'Once an Okie, always an Okie.' It's a mantra spoken by a group of several hundred former members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing. This group of Okies meets at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, every two years, and they met here Sept. 28-29. Realistically, there were over 1,000 years of experience in the hangar during
  • Tricare Early Eligibility for Reserve/Guard Components

    According to an addition to the FY 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Reserve component service member's eligibility for early TRICARE coverage will include delayed-effective-date active duty orders pursuant to section 12304b of title 10, U.S.C.This means Reserve and Guard members involuntarily activated to support contingency
  • First Sergeant Academy to increase course length, improve skills

    The Air Force’s First Sergeant Academy is increasing resident class length to four weeks to help fuel the Chief of Staff of the Air Force’s initiative to revitalize squadrons.   The updated curriculum starting Oct. 22, will now focus more on hands-on, scenario-based training to better prepare first sergeants for their role in the squadron command
  • A step-by-step on becoming an AFRC pilot

    Becoming a pilot in the Air Force Reserve can be a challenging yet rewarding career opportunity and it is available to more people than one might think. If someone has an interest in flying for the Air Force Reserve, there are more than 100 units out there looking for qualified, motivated individuals.  Current applicants include Air Force officers,
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