ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – Feb. 4, 2022 (Vol 42, No. 2)

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ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – Feb. 4, 2022 (Vol 42, No. 2)

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507th Maintenance Group welcomes new commander
Lt. Col. Terry Rosenbalm succeeded Col. Karwin Weaver as the commander of the 507th Maintenance Group here in a change of command ceremony Jan. 8, 2022.

VP of Cox Business Oklahoma selected as reserve wing honorary commander
The 507th Air Refueling Wing here welcomed their 2022 honorary commander and held a tour and static aircraft display Jan. 27, 2022. Ashley Perkins is the wing's new honorary commander for 2022.

March ARB named preferred location for next KC-46A Pegasus
The Department of the AIr Force selected March Air Reserve Base, California, as the preferred location to host the next KC-46A Pegasus aircraft.

Refurbished Tinker gate brings improved safety, security
After 11 months of upgrades, Tinker Air Force Base’s main gate has reopened to traffic, boasting a number of safety and security improvements. The $3.4 million project was completed early, easing access for the thousands of vehicles that transit the gate every week,

Nightmare to miracle: REACH 797 reflects on mission
In August 2019, a 3rd Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III crew from Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, was notified they were being diverted for another mission.

Air Force Heritage Flight flyover scheduled to support Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles
Five aircraft representing the Air Force’s 75 years as a service will conduct a first-of-its-kind flyover during the national anthem performance at Super Bowl LVI, Feb. 13, over SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

B-52H bomber makes its way slowly to Oklahoma City, ready to fulfill mission
After nearly 1,500 miles and a month on the road, the B-52H Stratofortress nicknamed “Damage Inc. II” has arrived in Oklahoma and is ready to start its new mission

DAF stresses importance of mentoring during National Mentoring Month
Mentoring is a relationship in which a more experienced person shares their knowledge and skills with a person with less experience in an effort to help them grow, develop and gain new perspectives. Often this relationship is between a senior and a junior member.

507th ARW February Enlisted Promotions

Updated Fiscal Year 2022 UTA schedule available

Messages from Air Force Leaders

Black History Month

One Team, One Fight: A diverse force of Airmen and Guardians performing hundreds of missions are what make us the best, most innovative Air Force and Space Force the world has ever known.

The Department of Defense recognizes African American/Black History Month each February to honor the contributions of African American and Black Airmen, Guardians and others throughout our Nation’s history, through times of peace and conflict, and to celebrate present leaders and their ability to inspire the next generation of warfighters.

All Airmen and Guardians, military and civilian alike, should learn from the resilience and excellence of leaders who have inspired greatness.

Air Force Recruiting Service’s Aviation Inspiration Mentorship (AIM) team connects Total Force rated officers to Black youth and influencers in order to inspire talented youth to pursue careers in aviation and space operations.


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.

Rising 6 Meeting
The next Rising 6 members meeting is on April 3, 2022.

Okie 50th Anniversary Family Day 30 April 2022
507th Air Refueling Wing Family Day is rescheduled until 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

Annual Awards Banquet 2022
When: 30 April 2022 Time TBD
Where: Tinker Events Center

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

Professional Development: Financial Management briefing to be held this UTA

Motivated to do more and be more? Want to learn how to grow and develop yourself or your team? Know of current gaps in training?

Join us for our various training opportunities throughout the year to grow and professionally develop yourself!

2022 Professional Development Training Schedule​​

507th Air Refueling Wing Auditorium, Bldg. 1056

Available via teleconference, just call 301-909-7357 and use access #: 247310745
POC: MSgt Megan Denman

February 5th @ 1000-1100

​​Financial Management

Presented by: Lt Moore


March 5th @ 1000-1100

DTS Training

Presented by: SrA Merrill


April 2nd @ 1000-1100

Education Benefits

Presented by: SMSgt Jacobs


April 30th @ 1000-1100

Counseling and Mentoring

Presented by: SMSgt Scoles

June 4th @ 1000-1100

Nutrition Training

Presented by: Elizabeth Burgess


August 6th @ 1000-1100

Effective Communication

Presented by: TSgt Grable


September 17th @ 1000-1100

Awards and Decorations

Presented by: TBD


If you would like to get involved with the 507 ARW Professional Development Council, have any suggestions to improve the program, or have training topic suggestions, please reach out to any of the POC's below:​

SMSgt Jeremy Scoles - MSgt Kurt Weisel​ - SrA Alyssa Perry​​​

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Upcoming Events
The Yellow Ribbon Program is a congressionally mandated program that is intended to provide military reservists and their families a forum to gather information on the resources and benefits available to them before and after deploying

Feb 18-20: Orlando, FL
March 25-27: Orlando, FL
April 22-24: Anaheim, CA
April 29-May 1: Jacksonville, FL

For more information, contact the 507th ARW and 513th ACG’s interim yellow ribbon rep, 2nd Lt. Mary Begy at mary.begy@us.af.mil

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