ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – Nov. 5, 2021 (Vol 41, No. 11)

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  • By 2nd Lt. Mary Begy
  • 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – Nov. 5, 2021 (Vol 41, No. 11)

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Reservist achieves dream of becoming a U.S. citizen
Senior Airman Jose Hernandez-Hernandez, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle maintenance specialist, and native of Veracruz, Mexico, became a citizen of the U.S. in August, and received a U.S. flag and a copy of the constitution from the vehicle management flight Sept. 12, 2021, commemorating his achievement.

Maintenance squadron welcomes new commander
Maj. Nicholas Brown succeeds Maj. Randy Starnes as the commander of the 507th Maintenance Squadron in a change of command ceremony Oct. 2, 2021, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

Port dawgs come home from deployment
Reservists with the 72nd Aerial Port Squadron assigned Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, return home from a deployment in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, January 15, 2021, at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City

Honorary Commanders see the Okie mission in action
Tinker Air Force Base Honorary Commanders join the 507th Air Refueling Wing for an orientation flight over Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The orientation flight gave the honorary commanders an opportunity to see the Okie in-air refueling mission in action, Oct. 15, 2021.

Eagles and Okies
Three F-15Cs and an F-15EX assigned to the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, refuel with a KC-135 assigned to the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.

507th CES holds 12th annual 9/11 fire climb
Reserve Citizen Airmen firefighters from the 507th Civil Engineer Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, honor the fallen during the 9/11 fire climb Sept. 11, 2021, at the fire training tower.

507th ARW November enlisted promotions

Fiscal Year 2022 UTA schedule available


Federal Benefits Open Season
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has announced the Federal Benefits Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Program (FEDVIP), and the Federal Flexible Spending Account (FSAFEDS) Program.
 The Open Season for all three programs runs from Monday, 8 November through Monday, 13 December 2021.

Chapel services available on UTA Sundays
Chapel Service Date: Sunday UTA Time: 0715-0745, Location: Bldg 1094, 72nd MDG, Heritage Hall in the basement

Event: Chapel Service Date: Sunday UTA Time: 0730-0800 Location: 72nd APS Conference Rm.

Event: Catholic Mass Date: Sunday UTA Time: 0730-0800 Location: Bldg 1059, 507th Operations Group, Conference Room

Event: Bible Study Date: Sunday UTA Time: 0800 – 0830, Location: Bldg 1048, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Conference Room

For more information, please contact the 507th Chapel Staff at 405-734-1912.


23rd Annual Operation Holiday Spirit Steak Supper to be held Dec. 3
Event: HOLIDAY SPIRIT STEAK SUPPER, Date: Friday, Dec.3, 2021, Time: 1800-2200, Location: American Legion/VFW Post - 5000 SE 24th St., Del City, OK Tickets: $45.00, quantities limited to 400 tickets/seats

Menu: Ribeye steak from Wheeler’s Meat Market served with baked potato, veggies, salad, roll and cheesecake.

Beverages: Cash bar provided (no outside beverages)

Visit holidayspirit.org for more information and to purchase tickets online. For more information or purchase paper tickets please contact the following: Takesha Williams, Angi Dail, Joe Brown, Joe Wade, Ralph Hawkins, Dan Gibb, Larry DeSalle or Michelle Bonilla.

Family Day postponed to April 2022
507th Air Refueling Wing Family Day is rescheduled 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 Family Day vendor booth today: https://afrc.eim.us.af.mil/sites/507ARW/SitePages/507%20ARW%20Family%20Day.aspx

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 “E-Finance Overview”

DATE/TIME: Sunday, December UTA @ 1200-1300
LOCATION: New Wing Auditorium
COURSE: “E-Finance Overview”

Can’t make it in person?
Available via teleconference, just call 301-909-7357 and use access #: 247310745
POC: MSgt Megan Denman

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

507 ARW 4th Quarter Award Packages due January UTA
DUE: January UTA, CGO packages due 29 December COB (Late packages will not be accepted)

If anyone has any questions or concerns regarding the due date of the award packages, please contact MSgt Kerra Hibner or CMSgt Stephen Nicholas.

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
Nov 19-21: Crystal City, VA
Dec 17-19: Los Angeles, CA
Jan 28-30: Costa Mesa, CA

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.