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  • Communicators host command exercise

    Air Force Reserve communications specialists from across the country and one as far away as Ramstein AB, Germany, came to Tinker Air Force Base June 5-18 to participate in JUMP START 06 TRAINING. The AFRC-sponsored training was hosted by the 35th Combat Communications Squadron at the Glenwood training area in Midwest City. JUMP START training
  • 507th ARW welcomes new commander

    The command of the 507th Air Refueling Wing changed hands recently as Col. Jeffery R. Glass took command July 8 from Brig. Gen. Dean J. Despinoy. Colonel Glass comes to Tinker AFB, OK., from Air Mobility Command located at Scott AFB, IL., where he is the Reserve Advisor to the Commander. General Despinoy, who has been the 507th commander since Feb.
  • Major Baird becomes security forces commander

    Maj. Robert C. Baird became the 507th Security Forces Squadron commander during ceremonies recently. He has 10 years experience in the security forces career field and came to us from the Oklahoma Air National Guard unit in Tulsa where he was commander of the 138th SFS. Major Baird entered the military in 1993. He started his career in the Army
  • Reservists help public television

    Several members of the 507th ARW, including Chief Master Sgt. John Beasley, left, and Master Sgt. Clifton Howard, far right, volunteered to work at the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority telethon recently. In a six-hour period the 17 volunteers helped raise more than $29,000. “After starting off a little slow, everyone got into the swing of
  • New kitchen to be unveiled during upcoming exercise

    Wing members deploying on this month’s Operational Readiness Inspection will be able to experience the future of Air Force field food service as the wing’s new field kitchen is put to the test. The new kitchen is called a “SPEK” or Single Pallet Expeditionary Kitchen. According to Senior Master Sgt Terry Tunender, 507th Food Services Air Reserve
  • Colonel Colyer starts a new adventure

    I could’ve been a plumber; or an electrician, or a retail clerk! These are all fine and honorable pursuits that bring value and a sense of accomplishment to the employee. In these vocations you know what you will be doing next week and week after; stability is a fine thing when you are raising a family. But, this was not for me; I wanted to be in
  • Is commissioning in your future?

    With the vision of gold bars glistening on the shoulders, six reservists met with the 507th Air Refueling Wing Deserving Airman Commissioning Review Board last month. The wing commissioning board process was created two years ago to assist unit reservists pursue their goals of assuming greater leadership roles. This was the second board
  • Protect yourself from Identity Theft - Part II

    Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S., claiming more than 10 million victims a year, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The best way to prevent identity theft is to protect your personal information. You should consider the following precautionary measures: - Watch for signs of identity theft: late or
  • Accomplishing goals, one pound at a time

    People gathered at the finish line to cheer Senior Airman Christina Lindstrom on as she emotionally completed her latest goal. Marathon runner, Lindstrom has run her way into a healthy lifestyle and right back into the military. A member of the 507th Medical Squadron, Lindstrom spent four years on active duty before separating in 1986. “My four
  • Lt. Col. Klinko completes 33+ year Air Force career

    March 29, 2006 was far in the distant future when Lt. Col. Don Klinko, then Second Lieutenant Klinko, first swore his oath and entered into uniformed service on May 27, 1972. That day, though, is quickly approaching. Colonel Klinko will officially retire on March 29th, but he will continue to work until the very last hour, providing younger
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