ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – June 5, 2021 (Vol 41, No. 6)

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

ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – June 5, 2021 (Vol 41, No. 6)

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Key spouses bring resources to Reserve families
The 507th Airman and Family Readiness Center here conducted a seminar for the 507th Air Refueling Wing’s key spouses May 15, 2021.The workshop offered an opportunity for current key spouses to meet, network and discuss how the program can grow, according to 507th A&FRC director, Sharon Lochman.

Air Force Reserve led KC-46A candidate bases announced
Today the Department of the Air Force announced six candidate bases for future Reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus operations with plans for 12 permanently affixed aircraft to be stationed at the base chosen.

Risk Management - the key to a safe and enjoyable summer
The Department of the Air Force reminds Airmen and Guardians to apply sound risk management when enjoying outdoor and recreational activities with family and friends this summer. The summer focus period runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

DAF releases update on telework, remote work guidance
The DAF guidance memorandum, DoDI1035.01_DAFI 36-816 Telework Program, provides necessary clarification and expands the Department’s use of telework and remote work based on current lessons learned, pending a comprehensive review of the Department of the Air Force telework program.

Memorial Day 2021
Heroes of the Air Force Reserve, In 1868, Major General John Logan, the head of the Grand Army of the Republic, a Union veterans’ organization, declared the establishment of Decoration Day, the precursor to Memorial Day, with these words: “Let no neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations that we have forgotten.

Air Force releases updated fitness test score breakdown
Without the waist measurement as a scored component, push-ups and sit-ups will increase from 10 to 20 points each, while the 1.5-mile run will remain at 60 points. Scoring will fall into five-year age groups, as opposed to the previous 10.

Scobee highlights Reserve contributions during Senate hearing
Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve, and his counterparts from the Marines, Army, Navy and National Guard testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense during a hearing May 18.

507th ARW June enlisted promotions

Fiscal Year 2022 UTA schedule available

Message from Air Force Leaders

Airmen & Guardians,

Memorial Day is one of our Nation’s most solemn occasions.  It serves as a chance to pause, reflect, and honor the women and men who gave the last full measure defending our Nation and our democratic ideals. 

You may see someone wearing a Gold Star or Next of Kin lapel pin.  These buttons are reserved for family members whose loved one was lost while serving America.  At the same time, the Department of the Air Force and the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency continues to diligently work to bring home all 1,548 missing Airmen.  Each of these surviving relatives remain part of our Department of the Air Force family, forever.

Over this weekend, take a moment to pause and reflect on the sacrifices of those who have come before us.  Reflect on what it means to serve our Nation, and on the oath we took to defend the Constitution—that is our direct tie, our lineage, to the men and women who have given all.  For those who have lost a family member or close friend, know that the Department of the Air Force is committed to keeping their memory alive and honoring their sacred duty.  It is a privilege to serve alongside you.

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

Roger A. Towberman                                                                           JoAnne S. Bass
Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force                                       Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force


507th ARW “Patriot Family Day” planned for Sept. 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm, sign up for a booth today!

Link to sign up:


Vanwey Dining Facility – Open for business






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

507th Chiefs Group – TOP 3 – Rising 6 and CGOC Present “Developing a Military Bio”
DATE/TIME: 6 Jun 2021 @ 1200-1300
LOCATION: Base Theater
COURSE: “Developing a Military Bio”
Also online @ https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/TRAPDC
Web Conf Dial In Number: 410-874-6300 or DSN: 312-874-6300
Web Conf PIN: 434863040

DESCRIPTION/OBJECTIVE: 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? https://www.shareyouradventure.us/

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)
June 19-20 Virtual
July 31- Aug 1 Virtual
Aug 28-29 Location TBA
Sep 25-26 Location TBA

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

Contact MSgt Alexandra Rector at (316) 640-0280 or email at Alexandra.Rector.1@us.af.mil        

Silver Squadron Breakfast
5 Jun 2021 @ 0730-1030. 
Breakfast is $8 or $1 for coffee only, or free to just come and visit.
Breakfast starts at 0730 and ends by 1030.

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