ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – May 1, 2021 (Vol 41, No. 5)

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

ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – May 1, 2021 (Vol 41, No. 5)

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'Clean Corridor' ensures mobilization success
More than 50 Airmen from the 507th Air Refueling Wing here, departed for a deployment in early April along with four KC-135R Stratotankers.

Air Force rewrites basic doctrine, focuses on mission command, airpower evolution
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. recently signed perhaps the most sweeping change of Air Force basic doctrine in the service’s history, marking a major milestone in the service’s strategic approach to “Accelerate Change or Lose.”

Commentary: Tinker remembers OKC bombing 26 years later
At 9:02 a.m. April 19, 1995, the Oklahoma City skyline was forever changed as smoke billowed from a bomb that exploded in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 innocent men, women and children. Through the catastrophic event that unfolded in the heart of our city, the world saw Oklahomans show up, ready to overcome this tragedy together in service, honor and kindness.

Air Force unveils new mission statement
The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … Airpower anytime, anywhere. This change emphasizes the primary competitive advantage and capabilities airpower provides to the nation and joint operations.

507th ARW May enlisted promotions

Fiscal Year 2021 UTA schedule available

Message from Air Force Leaders

Fellow Airmen & Guardians,

Because of the high volume of participation in the Department of the Air Force Inspector General’s survey on gender, racial, and ethnic disparity, the suspense to complete the survey has been extended until 9 May at 2000 EST.

Tens of thousands of you have already completed the survey—thank you for your feedback and for contributing to this critical initiative.  For those who have not, we ask you to share your experiences, views and concerns by participating in this survey.  Your voice is critical to this ongoing independent IG review.

The Inspector General is also conducting more than 120 small-group discussions to capture your voice and those of Airmen and Guardians across the Air Force and Space Force.

Finally, if you can’t locate the link to the survey, you’ll receive it again between Wednesday and Friday of this week.  Thank you again for helping create a better Air Force and Space Force.       

John P. Roth
Acting Secretary of the Air Force

John W. Raymond                                                                                   Charles Q. Brown, Jr.
General, USSF                                                                                          General, USAF
Chief of Space Operations                                                                     Chief of Staff of the Air Force


Vanwey Dining Facility – Open for business
Operating Hours – No Dine-in Service …. Carry out ONLY






0600 – 0800


0600 – 1300


1100 – 1300


1600 – 1800


1630 – 1830



Due to social distancing requirements and minimal dine-in seating, the Vanwey Dining Facility requests your support in minimizing DFAC congestion by staggering customer meal times. The following schedule shows the suggested time-slots for customers:

10:30am- 507 MXS, 507 SFS, 513 AMXS, 970 AACS
11:00am- 507 CES, 507 LRS, 513 MXS, 513 OPS
11:30 am- 465 ARS, 507 OG, 507 OSS, 507 AMXS
12:00 pm- 507 FSS, 507 ARW, 507 MSG, 507 MXG
12:30 pm- 507 MDS, 72 APS, 513 ACG

This month Tinker Family Advocacy offers the following classes and services:
Pregnancy Resource Briefing:  Wednesday, 5 May 2021
Baby Basics:  4, 5 & 11 May 2021, 6-8pm via MS Teams. 
Step Parenting with Love & Logic:  Tuesday, 18 May 2021, 9-11 am via MS Teams. 
Mom’s with a Mission:  Every Thursday, 3-4 pm @ Airman & Family Readiness Center. 
Playgroup:   Every Friday, 10-11 am @ Tinker AFB Youth Center. 
New Parent Support Program (NPSP):  The program offers scheduled home visits from a Registered Nurse to assist expectant parents and/or those with children from birth to 3 years of age.

Unscheduled classes, call to inquire and/or schedule a class for yourself or a group:
Love and Logic Workshop:  A 4-part class for parents of children 6-12 years old.
1-2-3 Magic:  Three-session class for parents of children 2-6 years old
Healthy Thinking, Anger & Stress Management (HAS) Class:
Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP)
Active Parenting of Teens
Communication Basics Class

***Contact us at (405) 582-6604 to request a class seat or service.***

507th Chiefs Group – TOP 3 – Rising 6 and CGOC Present “Preparing for an Interview”
2 May 21 @ 1200 -1300
Base Theater
Also online @ https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/TRAPDCpy
Web Conf Dial In Number: 410-874-6300 or DSN: 312-874-6300
Web Conf PIN: 434863040

Developing today’s leaders for tomorrow’s opportunities!

Interested in getting involved with the Professional Development or have questions? Contact SrA Alyssa Perry, TSgt Kerra Hibner, Capt Matthew Gregory, SMSgt Jeremy Scoles, Chiefs Group, TOP 3 or Rising 6 representatives.

Be on the lookout for the next upcoming training opportunity!

Recruiting needs you! We are all recruiters!
Telling your story to those around you, your family, friends and co-workers, can make a big difference to them and to the Air Force Reserve. Maybe you will tell your story to someone who lives nearby, someone who lives across the country or a friend who is getting out of Active Duty. The Air Force Reserve has locations across the country, who will you tell your story to?


Automated Lodging Registration System is now online
FSS excited to inform you that the Automated Lodging Registration System (ALRS) mobile app is now online to make lodging reservations and cancellations for primary UTAs. Currently, rescheduling lodging via the app is not possible.

If you are currently registered in ALRS with your cell phone number, you will receive a text message Oct. 23 with instructions to enroll in the mobile app, but it is recommended users set up the app in advance to ease the process. The app is available for download on Google play store for android users and the app store for Apple users. Finally, if you make your reservation in ALRS Mobile do not use the dial-in if you require a change or cancellation. 

If you have any issues downloading the app or additional questions, please contact MSgt Celeste Fletes at: 405-734-5532 or 507FSS.FSV.Lodging@us.af.mil

Yellow Ribbon (virtual)
May 15-16
June 19-20

Register @ https://www.yellowribbon.mil/events/registration/rVaf-SI2FVjptFX6Rgftgv11q4LzpY9d9Z0ox8u-chgvLNjW5DyTL9DfYf2NGJ_hlQKjHZ8H455YYdwuI1kTzFYBmFqlvtf0tUzLgZHvX9fCLKfA6vyQAqRNTHU/new

Contact MSgt Katie King for more information

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