ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – Aug.6, 2021 (Vol 41, No. 8)

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ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – Aug. 6, 2021 (Vol 41, No. 8)

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B-2 raises spirits at Tinker
A B-2 Spirit assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, flew to Tinker for a static aircraft tour for 350 civilians and contractors at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, July 30, 2021. More than 700 personnel support the operational mission of the aircraft and the tour allowed them to see the jet in real life and meet the pilots and maintenance crew of the aircraft they sustain and improve until its eventual sunset.

Tinker installation commander updates mask policy
Following Department of Defense guidelines, 72nd Air Base Wing and Tinker Installation Commander Col. G. Hall Sebren Jr. has updated the mask policy at Tinker Air Force Base due to rising coronavirus infection rates in both the local area and state.

Congressman Cole visits Tinker
U.S. Rep. Tom Cole, Oklahoma District 4, visited Tinker Air Force Base Aug. 3, 2021. Cole visited to get mission updates from Tinker organizations including the Air Force Sustainment Center, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, 552nd Air Control Wing, 72nd ABW, 507th Air Refueling Wing and the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Communications Wing ONE.

Kendall sworn in as 26th Secretary of the Air Force
Frank Kendall was administratively sworn in July 28 as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force, placing him as the department’s civilian leader responsible for organizing, training, equipping and ensuring the welfare of nearly 700,000 Airmen, Guardians and their families.  He replaces John Roth, who served as the Acting Air Force Secretary for the last six months.

Department of the Air Force approves special leave accrual for fiscal year 2021
Air Force and Space Force members performing active service, and Reserve and Guard Airmen on Title 10 or Title 32 orders, can now accrue up to 120 days of annual leave for fiscal year 2021 instead of the typical 60 days of leave.

Sebren takes command of 72nd Air Base Wing

The Wildcatters of the 72nd Air Base Wing welcomed a new commander on June 25, 2021. Col. G. Hall Sebren, Jr. accepted command of the wing from Air Force Sustainment Center Commander Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland during a ceremony at the Tinker Event Center.

507th ARW August enlisted promotions

Fiscal Year 2022 UTA schedule available

Message from Leaders


Family Day postponed to April 2022
The 507th Air Refueling Wing has rescheduled family day until April 2022. Family day is an annual event designed to give families of Okies the opportunity to enjoy aircraft static displays, food and fun.

Sign up for a booth today: https://afrc.eim.us.af.mil/sites/507ARW/SitePages/507%20ARW%20Family%20Day.aspx

Public Health COVID vaccine clinic to be held 20 Aug
Public Health is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic with the health department on Friday, 20 August 2021, at the Occupational Medicine Flight (OMF), Bldg 3334, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the OMF building in the old audiogram room. Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Janssen vaccines will be available. Youths aged 12 to 17 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


  1. Call Public Health at (405) 582-6542 or  582-6297 to reserve vaccine time slot or if you have questions
  2. Email: usaf.tinker.72-mdg.mbx.72-mdg-sgpm-public-health@mail.mil to reserve vaccine time slot or if you have questions
  3. If accompanying a child aged 12 to 17, please bring ID
  4. Wear a mask to the shot line

Additional Information:

  1. Vaccines are free to public
  2. Individuals aged 12 and up are eligible for vaccination
  3. Open to anyone needing first or second vaccine dose
  4.    J&J Janssen vaccine is one shot; a second dose is not needed
  5.   Another clinic will be offered in September 2021.

Tinker AFB Air Force Ball Tickets on Sale 16 Aug

This year’s Air Force Ball is scheduled to be held 1 October 2021 at the Omni Hotel in Oklahoma City from 1800-2359. More info to come!

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 & CGOC Present “Financial Management”

DATE/TIME: 8 August 2021 @ 1200-1300
LOCATION: Base Theater
COURSE: “Financial Management”

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!

Share your adventure
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 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 Reintegration Program

Aug 20-22, Los Angeles, California:


September 17-19, Orlando:


For more information, contact the 507th ARW and 513th ACG YR rep, MSgt Stephanie Charkowski at stephanie.charkowski@us.af.mil

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