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On-Final News Bulletin – March 1, 2019

Tech. Sgt. Lyndon Jones, 507th Civil Engineer Squadron, works on the final touches of one of three new Quonset huts at the Glenwood training area in Midwest City, Oklahoma, February 26, 2019.

Tech. Sgt. Lyndon Jones, 507th Civil Engineer Squadron, works on the final touches of one of three new Quonset huts at the Glenwood training area at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, February 26, 2019. Reserve Citizen Airmen partnered with the 72nd Air Base Wing to build the huts and repair some damaged facilities at the training area. The new Quonset huts are more permanent and cost-effective, and are fully equipped with electric, heating and air. The improvements will make on-site readiness training exercises more efficient, according to members of the wing inspection team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jon Quinlan)

ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – March 1, 2019 (Vol 39, No 3)

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Reserve engineers bring Glenwood back to life

Reserve engineers from the 507th Civil Engineer Squadron partnered with the 72nd Air Base Wing for the last three months to build three Quonset huts and repair damaged facilities at the Glenwood training area here.

Bldg. 3001 cafeteria to provide meals to Reservists in March

 

On March 2- 3, Tinker Air Force Base Reservists will receive their meals at the Bldg. 3001 Cafeteria, located on the south end of Bldg. 3001 in Area C, during the renovation of the Vanwey Dining Facility.  

Bldg. 3001 Cafeteria Reserve Meal Times

Meal

Saturday, March 2

Sunday, March 3

Breakfast

5:30-7:00 a.m.

5:30-7:00 a.m.

Lunch

11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Dinner

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Dinner not offered

 

Super UTA Training Schedule is available

Wing Commander's Call will be held at 2:00 p.m. April 7, 2019, at the Base Theater. Please visit the Sharepoint link to view the schedule for training times during the April Super UTA.

VIDEO: KC‐46 arrives for combat training

Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 730th Air Mobility Training Squadron here, dignitaries and Air Force leaders accepted the new KC‐46A Pegasus during a historic arrival celebration Feb. 8. Reservists in the 730th AMTS are charged with training aircrew in the C‐17 Globemaster III, KC‐135 Stratotanker and the newest aerial refueling aircraft, the KC‐46A Pegasus. The Reservists work next to active duty Airmen of the 97th Air Mobility Wing, training aircrew members for Air Education and Training Command.

Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen

Airmen who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral to the Disability Evaluation System or consideration for administrative separation.

OCP wear guidance updated

Visit AFPC’s dress and appearance webpage above for updates regarding specific guidance on OCP accoutrements such as the U.S. flag, name and USAF tapes, rank insignia, organizational patches, occupational, skill and identification badges and combat patches. Consult your chain of command for clarification and further guidance on standards and policies.

AGR program to change over next 3 years

Over the next three fiscal years, the AGR program will grow from 20 percent of Reserve full-time support to 26 percent. Therefore, the Human Capital Management Leadership Team was tasked to review current laws, policies and processes of AGR management to support the growth of the program and provide parity and longevity of other full-time forces.

Civilian developmental education window opening

The academic year 2020 civilian developmental education (CDE) call application window is March 19- May 1, 2019. For information on preparing an application package, go to myPers Civilian Force Development.

Port dawgs welcome new commander

Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 72nd Aerial Port squadron here bid farewell to their longtime commander during a change of command ceremony Feb. 10, 2019.

Wing announces 4th quarter award winners

On Feb. 10, leadership from the 507th Air Refueling Wing here announced the 4th quarter award winners for 2018 at the vice wing commander’s call at the base theater.

507th ARW March Enlisted promotions

Click the link above to see the 507th Air Refueling Wing’s newest enlisted promotees.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Every UTA, 2019--Finance hosting travel assistance; sign up via SharePoint link

Financial Management is scheduling members for both RTS and DTS assistance in 30 min increments starting at 0730 until 1400. Please use the link below to schedule a time. Walk-ins will be helped as usual; however, members who schedule a time will have priority.

NOTE:  Paper Vouchers - Bring all receipts, a copy of orders and completed checklist.   

NOTE:  DTS Vouchers – Scan and upload all receipts and orders to your DTS authorization under “Other Expenses” or “Substantiating Documents”.

1 Feb. – April 8, 2019- Enlisted Development registration open

The CY20 Air Force Reserve Enlisted Developmental Education Board (EDEB) will convene 14-18 May 2019 at the Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Air Force Base, CO.  As of 0800 MST, 1 February 2019, the “Invitation to Apply” is available on myPers (https://mypers.af.mil/app/categories/c/549/p/18) and applicants may apply in vPC. Applications are due to ARPC not later than 1630 MT on 8 April 2019; however, applicants are urged to check with their units for local deadlines.

March UTA—‘Military Saves’ Week

On the March UTA, Airman and Family Readiness will have a table set up outside our office with brochures, pamphlets, stress balls, and an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card.

For more information, contact Sharon Lochman, and visit the military saves website here.

Mar. 3, 2019 – TSP Seminar at Hill Conference Center, walk-ins welcome

Join us at the Hill Conference Center at 9:00 a.m. for a Budget & Investing class and TSP overview with Mrs. Walker from the 72nd Airman and Family Readiness Center. No sign up required.

Feb. 26-Apr. 20, 2019 – Donations and volunteers needed at ‘Great Gown Affair’

Donate your gently used evening, prom and special event gowns to raise money for the National Guard Association of Oklahoma. If you have a gown to donate, contact: Edmond Area: Tracy Poindexter, 405-686-5686, or Tulsa Area, Connie Hurt 918-833-7732. Donations will be accepted until the morning of the events. Volunteers are needed to assist at both events!

April 13 and April 20, 2019 - Find a dream gown at the ‘Great Gown Affair’

Event is open to the general public, dress prices range from donations of $25-$100. All proceeds will go to support enlisted service members via the National Guard Association of Oklahoma.

Tulsa Area - April 13, 10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m., Three Twenty on Main, 320 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore, OK, 74107

Edmond Area - April 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m-3:00 p.m., The Veraden, 2709 E. Danforth Rd., Edmond OK 73034

MESSAGES FROM AIR FORCE LEADERS

Memorandum from the Acting Secretary of Defense

MEMORANDUM FOR ALL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EMPLOYEES                                     February 1, 2019

 

SUBJECT: Guidance

 

It is an honor and privilege to serve as your Acting Secretary of Defense. I pledge that I will do my utmost to protect our country and our people, just as you do each and every day.

 

In my new role, let me reaffirm that our National Defense Strategy and Department priorities have not changed.  We will continue to drive tangible results along three lines of effort:

 

l. Restoring military readiness as we build a more lethal force;

 

2. Strengthening our alliances and building new partnerships; and

 

3. Driving business reforms for innovation and modernization.

 

These lines of effort are and will remain our unrelenting focus in the Department.

 

Our military has never been stronger, but we must not permit complacency to creep into our ranks. We are in an era of great power competition, with a multitude of complicated challenges around the globe, and our enemies constantly seeking ways to subvert our way of life. You - our uniformed and civilian personnel - remain our Nation's most vital resource for ensuring peace and security. I am confident that our unifying strategy, organizational prowess, and unmatched human capital will enable us to confront any challenge that stands in our way.

 

So hold the line.  Strive for excellence in your daily tasks.  Build efficiencies and cohesion across your team.  Keep us lethal and ready to solve any problem and defeat any foe who might foolishly attempt to stand in our way. Together, I am confident that the U.S. military will remain the most effective, most powerful, and most trusted fighting force the world has ever known.

 

//signed

Patrick M. Shanahan

Acting

 

Farewell from AFRC Command Chief Master Sergeant

Hello Teammates and Friends,                                                                                   January 23, 2019

                The time has come for me to move on to the next phase in my life and my military career: retirement. It has been my extreme pleasure and honor to serve alongside each of you. I hope that you know how great this Command is because of people like you. On April 7th, I will be celebrating the closing of one chapter and the opening of another.

                I understand how busy everyone’s schedule is, so if you are unable to attend the ceremony but would like to send me a note, please email me at: afrc.ccc@us.af.mil

//SIGNED//

ERICKA E. KELLY, CMSgt, USAF

Command Chief Master Sergeant

Air Force Reserve Command

 


 

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