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  • By Senior Airman Mary Begy
  • 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – Feb. 8, 2020 (Vol 40, No. 2)

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Five decades of Okie history now available
The 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs office here, scanned and digitally archived more than 30 years of unit newspapers and made them available to the public on the unit’s official website in January of this year.

507th spouses take to the skies
Spouses of 507th Air Refueling Wing members take to the skies on a KC-135R Stratotanker for an orientation flight Jan. 28, 2020, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

Air Force Reserve supports repatriation efforts at March Air Reserve Base
Every passenger on board also received two screenings in China before departing, another upon arrival here, and they will continue to be screened throughout a voluntary, 3- to 14-day quarantine period here.

The next transition from ABUs to OCPs: What to expect
The next transition before the final uniform change from the Airman Battle Uniform to the newly regulated Operation Camouflage Pattern combat uniform will be effective June 1, 2020, for all Airmen.

C.B.Don’t – Military members, civilians on military bases should
Over the last several years, many states have relaxed their laws and made marijuana legal for medical and/or recreational use. However, marijuana remains listed by the DEA as a Schedule I controlled substance and it continues to be illegal under federal law. Members of the United States military are subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice

MLK Day; Remember, celebrate, act
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is widely regarded as America’s preeminent advocate of nonviolence and a pivotal leader of the Civil Rights Movement.

CBD can trigger positive drug test
Cannabidiol oil (CBD) is growing in popularity and increasingly used in health, beauty, cooking and pet products. Because it is a derivative of the cannabis sativa L. plant, commonly known as marijuana, it raises the question: Is it OK for service members and federal employees to use? The simple answer: No. CBD products may contain

Reservist how-to guide for transferring Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits
Prior to applying for the Transfer of Education Benefits (TEB) you must meet all eligibility requirements outlined in DoDI 1341.13, Change 1, Post-9/11 GI Bill and AFI 36-2649, Voluntary Education Program, Attachment 13. NOTE: Airmen must have a minimum of 6 years of service and no more than 16 years (active duty and/or Selected Reserve) effective

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

February UTA Menu

Fiscal Year 2020 UTA schedule available -- NO APRIL 2020 SUPER UTA


To the Men and Women of the Air and Space Forces:

            On January 20th, we celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  On this special day, please take a moment to reflect on the opportunities made available to all Americans through Dr. King’s unrelenting dedication to equality.  We owe Dr. King a debt of gratitude for opening new doors and creating better prospects for any citizen to serve their country with honor and pride. 

For our team of professionals, our differences are a source of strength.  It is one of the reasons we are the best air and space forces in the world.  We have made great progress in our diversity and inclusion efforts—yet we must continually strive to realize Dr. King’s dream. 

We are fortunate to defend this Nation we all call home and we are proud to serve alongside you.

Barbara Barrett
Secretary of the Air Force

David L. Goldfein                                                                                    John W. Raymond
General, U.S. Air Force                                                                          General, U.S. Space Force
Chief of Staff                                                                                           Chief of Space Operations


Yellow Ribbon Dates and Locations

If you received a call to Active Duty in support of a deployment for 75+ days or more, which resulted in separation from your family for the majority of the deployment, you are eligible to attend one pre-deployment event and two post-deployment Yellow Ribbon Events.
For more information, call Master Sgt. Katie Johnson at 405-734-7207 or email katie.johnson.10@us.af.mil

  • February 21-23, Denver, CO
  • March 20-22, Orlando, FL
  • April 17-19, Costa Mesa, CA

Academic Year Civilian CDE/CSLP/ESEP Nomination call opens
Call opens on 13 Jan 20 and closes on 13 Mar 20
MyVector will be used as the nomination submission process for the Academic Year Civilian Developmental Education (CDE)/Civilian Strategic Leader Program (CSLP)/Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program (ESEP) call for nominations.

Now is the time for applicants, supervisors and senior leaders to register in MyVector or update the profile they have already established. Access MyVector (https://myvector.us.af.mil/myvector).

Details on all CDE/CSLP/ESEP opportunities are available on the myPers Civilian Force Development Home Page (https://mypers.af.mil/app/categories/c/549/p/2).

507th ARW 2019 Annual Awards Banquet
Colonel Richard M. Heaslip
Commander, 507th Air Refueling Wing,

cordially invites you and your guest to attend the
2019 Annual Awards Banquet

Saturday, the eighth of February
two thousand twenty
social begins at six o'clock in the evening
dinner at seven o'clock in the evening
Hangar 1030
7450 Reserve Rd.
Tinker Air Force Base, OK 73145

Payment option: Credit card

~ MENU ~
Tortilla chips and On the Border's signature queso, prepared in-house with tomatoes, green chiles, onions, cilantro, poblano & jalapeño peppers.

Main Course
Chicken and steak fajitas
Mesquite-grilled chicken & steak fajitas atop grilled onions & peppers, served with sour cream, shredded cheese, guacamole & pico de gallo, and a side of Mexican rice and refried beans.
Vegetarian Option
Grilled portobello mushroom fajitas with sauteed seasonal vegetables, served with sour cream, shredded cheese, guacamole & pico de gallo, and a side of with cilantro lime rice and black beans.

Sopapillas coated in cinnamon sugar and served with honey and chocolate sauce for dipping.

Choice of tea or lemonade

~ Tickets ~
$15.00 - E4 and below
$20.00 - E5-E6 and all civilians
$25.00 - E7-E8
$30.00 - E9 and all officers

For members who are civilians and Reservists, military rank should be used to determine pricing;
Military members pay rank equivalent for their guests

First Sergeant Vacancies

Sent on behalf of the Command Chief, All completed applications will be sent to CMSgt Taunya Avery (taunya.avery@us.af.mil) and SMSgt Natalie Kelly (natalie.kelly@us.af.mil) NLT 10 Feb 2020.

A United States Air Force First Sergeant is an expeditionary leader serving in a time honored special duty position, rich in custom and tradition. This position is critical to the execution of a unit’s mission. Although a first sergeant does not typically have a specific operational or technical expertise requirement, he or she must thoroughly understand how decisions affect unit performance. A first sergeant must be proactive in the performance of his/her duties and demonstrate initiative, innovation and character.

Any questions regarding this announcement can be directed to your First Sergeant.


If you would like to submit information or photos to the On-final, email us at 507arw.pa2@us.af.mil.