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  • Wing Reservist wins Kirkuck contest

    TWO TONS. After lifting 225 pounds 18 times, Air Force Reservist A1C Adam Murray had lifted a total of 4050 pounds. That was what it took to win the bench press competition at Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraq on May 31, 2008. The contest prize was a weight lifting belt, but the real prize was being the best. A1C Murray is one of the Firefighters from
  • Associate Maintenance teams up and running

    Senior Airman David Chain, Tech. Sgt. Troy Chaddon, and Staff Sgt. Jacob Ellis conduct inspections on a KC-135 at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.. All three are members of the Oklahoma Air National Guard's 137th Air Refueling Wing. The 137th ARW is an associate unit to the Air Force Reserve's 507th Air Refueling Wing. The two wings merged, with
  • A sign of the times for Total Force Integration

    In a sign of the times, the nose of KC-135R aircraft number 58-0121 now reflects the merger of the Air Force Reserve's 507th Air Refueling Wing and the Air National Guard's 137th Air Refueling Wing to all future air refueling receivers. The two wings merged, with the 137th ARW becoming an associate wing to the 507th ARW, as a decision from the 2005
  • Shake your Tailfeathers

    In a sign of the times, the ruddervator of KC-135R aircraft number 58-0121 now reflects the merger of the Air Force Reserve's 507th Air Refueling Wing and the Air National Guard's 137th Air Refueling Wing to all future air refueling receivers. The two wings merged, with the 137th ARW becoming an associate wing to the 507th ARW, as a decision from
  • A new look for wing aircraft

    Staff Sgt. Sue Hathaway, a structural repair and corrosion control technician with the Air Force Reserve's 507th Air Refueling Wing, peels away transfer paper backing while applying new lettering to a KC-135 ruddervator. As a result of the 2005 BRAC process, the 507th Air Refueling Wing became the first Air Force Reserve wing to become host to an
  • Escape, evasion no walk in the woods

    465th Air Refueling Squadron aircrew members tested their survival skills last month during an escape and evasion training course held at the Glenwood training area. This year's course was taught by members of the 465th ARS Life Support section with 137th Air Refueling Wing (Oklahoma Air National Guard) Life Support members observing. The objective
  • Airplanes and Ground Crews Are Not Lightning-Proofed

    For the second time in three years one of our KC-135's has been struck by lightning. Back on the 4th of July in 2005 lightning stuck one of our airplanes as it sat parked on the 507th parking ramp. Early in the morning of 18 March a lightning warning was issued. Shortly after maintenance personnel cleared the Romeo ramp a bolt of lightning struck
  • 507th ARW names first quarter winners

    The winners of the first quarter for the 507th ARW are Capt. Monte Buchanan, Officer of the Quarter; Master Sgt. Demetrious Sumlin, Senior NCO of the Quarter; Staff Sgt. Patricia Mora, NCO of the Quarter; and Senior Airman Elaine Wegner, Airman of the Quarter. Captain Buchanan is the Executive Officer for the 507th Mission Support Group. He
  • Unit member is home at last

    "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America..." She had spoken the words hundreds, maybe thousands of times. Day after day in different elementary school classrooms across south Texas she stood at attention, hand over heart, and declared her loyalty to the flag, to the ideals it represents and to the country for which it
  • Seatbelt ineffective when seat is reclined

    Recently the Air Force lost another valued member while riding as a passenger in a government motor vehicle on duty. What was significant about this fatality was that the member was wearing his seatbelt! Unfortunately, he had the seat reclined four inches--rendering the effectiveness of the seatbelt negligible. The National Transportation Safety
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