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  • UPDATE Changes coming to G.I. Bill Transfer of Education Benefits for Guard, Reserve

    *Editor’s Note: This article was originally published May 17, 2019. Updates were made July 10, 2019*Applicable to: Air National Guard and Air Force ReserveNOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD MESSAGE IF YOU HAVE EXECUTED A TRANSFER OF POST-9/11 GI BILL EDUCATION BENEFITS AND FULFILLED THE REQUIRED SERVICE COMMITMENT. Follow this link to review your current GI
  • Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson: “From one Airman to another, ask for help and never give up”

    The old saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words. Since 2004, Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson has been telling the Air Force story through pictures as a public affairs photojournalist.“Serving as a photographer has been a great job; I would not trade it for any other job in the Air Force,” said Richardson. “A lot of people think that our
  • 507th ARW July enlisted promotions

    Promotions from the 507th Air Refueling Wing enlisted ranks.
  • Reforming squadrons and teams through process

    In the years following World War II, American auto executives visited Toyota manufacturing plants in Japan to examine how the company was able to produce so many vehicles so quickly. Instead of punishing employees for errors, Toyota encouraged workers to stop production at any time to fix a problem or provide suggestions to management about how to
  • Col. Couch named new 10th FLTS commander

    Lt. Col. James T. Couch took command of 10th Flight Test Squadron here June 28, 2019. About 100 people attended a change of command ceremony at the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul facility, located on the south east site of Tinker Air Force Base, to witness Couch assume command of the squadron from Lt. Col. Jon. D. Cary. The backdrop for the ceremony was a massive B-1B Lancer undergoing maintenance.
  • Tinker Fire: Be safe during Fourth of July holiday

    With the Fourth of July less than two weeks away, the Tinker Fire Department is asking people to be mindful when celebrating America’s birthday. “We want everyone to celebrate safely,” said Carles E. Williams II, Tinker Fire and Emergency Services inspector. Williams said for anyone who plans to use propane and charcoal grills, to follow these
  • June newsletter for Individual Reservists now available

    The June 2019 edition of the Readiness Report newsletter for Individual Reservists is now available for digital download.The Readiness Report is the official publication of Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization and is published monthly to deliver news and information to Air Force Individual Mobilization Augmentees
  • VA to decrease SGLI rates effective July 1

    Good news for service members' wallets! Effective July 1, 2019, the SGLI premium rate is decreasing. If you have coverage now, nothing will change except the price will be lower. Premiums are dropping $4 per month for those with maximum coverage. SGLI is available in $50,000 increments, up to a maximum of $400,000.Learn how to get SGLI
  • Navigating the retirement application process

    Retiring from the Air Force Reserve is a significant, emotional event, filled with anticipation and uncertainty. Because Airmen only retire once in their lifetime, they have no past experience to serve as a resource, and typically learn what is required as they go through the process. There are basic foundational requirements that must be met
  • KC-46 completes testing with Super Galaxy

    The U.S. Air Force’s newest air refueling aircraft, the KC-46A Pegasus, is undergoing a variety of tests out of Edwards Air Force Base, California.
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