ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – March 5, 2022 (Vol 42, No. 3)

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ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – March 5, 2022 (Vol 42, No. 3)

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Eight F-22 Raptors refuel with Okies
Eight F-22 Raptors with the 325th Fighter Wing at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Feb. 7, 2022, while the Okies flew to the U.S. Virgin Islands for training.

Refueling wing unveils newly renovated headquarters building
The 507th Air Refueling Wing Headquarters staff moved to a newly renovated building, Bldg. 1056, Nov. 6, from their long time home in Bldg. 1043.

Far from Home: Global Vikings deploy to European Theater in Support of Allies
Aircrew and maintainers of the 934th Airlift Wing deployed to the EUCOM area of responsibility on Feb. 16, 2022.

Top honors awarded to two reservist civil engineer airmen
Capt. Christopher Mosley and Master Sgt. Spencer Shaw were each presented with an annual civil engineering award Jan. 25 for their outstanding performance on a 2021 deployment.

507th ARW March Enlisted Promotions  

Updated Fiscal Year 2022 UTA schedule available


March 1, 2022

To the Dedicated Members of the Federal Workforce:

Tonight, I will deliver my State of the Union address to the Congress and the American people. Before I do, I want to thank each of you for your dedication in service to our Nation.

Thanks to your tireless work this past year, America is on the move again. Together, we have made significant progress confronting the pandemic, fueling our economy’s historic recovery, tackling the climate crisis, advancing racial equity, and protecting our national security. While our work is not finished, and deep challenges remain, this progress would not have been possible without you.

The strength of any organization rests in its people. Your capabilities and dedication are what make the Federal Government strong and ensure we deliver the basic needs for everyday Americans. As we look to the year ahead, we must build on the innovations and technologies that we put to work serving the American people throughout the pandemic, making our government more efficient, resilient, and effective. And because of our progress combatting the pandemic, we can safely increase in-person work, while continuing to protect your health and safety. Together, we can lead by example and show our country a way forward—not only by what we do, but by how we do it.

Thank you for your service and sacrifices, and that of your family. Your talents could have taken you many places, but you chose to serve our country. I am forever grateful, and with your continued dedication and leadership, I have never been more optimistic for the future of America.

Joe Biden



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
2022 Family Day & Annual Awards Celebration will be 30 Apr 2022

Family Day will be celebrated here at the Maintenance Hangar Bldg 1030 from 1100-1500 (only cost will be food trucks and fundraisers) Family Day details: Live DJ, Lots of aircraft and vehicle displays, car show, cake walk, face painting, dunk tank, 3 bounce houses & an obstacle course for the kids and more….Civilian clothes, Food provided for E-3 and below while supplies last (hamburgers and hot dogs) / 6 different food trucks will be at the event

Annual Awards Celebration 2022
Annual Awards Celebration

Annual Awards Celebration to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of our nominees will be at the Tinker Event Center 1630-2000 (Get your tickets now for only $20)

Uniform of the Day, Social Hour begins at 1630 – Ceremony starts at 1730
Reception and Live band afterwards

Tickets before the 31st - $20, by 15 Apr - $25, last minute $30        
Purchase tickets for the Celebration at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/507-arw-awards-celebration-for-2021-tickets-263555801497?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
Ticket includes 1 drink and hors d’oeuvres!    

NOTE: All attendees to the events must be COVID vaccinated if eligible i.e. Children 5 & <.

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

March 5th @ 1000-1100

Financial Management

Presented by: Lt Moore


April 2nd @ 1000-1100

DTS Training

Presented by: SrA Merrill


April 30th @ 1000-1100

Education Benefits

Presented by: SMSgt Jacobs


June 4th @ 1000-1100

Counseling and Mentoring

Presented by: SMSgt Scoles


August 6th @ 1000-1100

Nutrition Training

Presented by: Elizabeth Burgess


September 17th @ 1000-1100

Effective Communication

Presented by: TSgt Grable

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

April 22-24: Anaheim, CA
April 29-May 1: Jacksonville, FL
May 27-29: Seattle, WA

For more information, contact the 507th ARW and 513th ACG’s yellow ribbon rep, 2nd Lt. Mary Begy at mary.begy@us.af.mil or at DSN: 884-5632 or cell: 407-517-2971

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