ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – April 5, 2022 (Vol 42, No. 4)

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ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – April 5, 2022 (Vol 42, No. 4)

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Okies refuel F-16s
Three F-16s from the 301st Fighter Wing Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas, fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing March 25, 2022, at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

Tinker AFB Exchange salutes youngest heroes during Month of the Military Child
The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, the Department of Defense’s largest retailer, is saluting the spirit of America’s youngest heroes with virtual activities, events and prizes during Month of the Military Child.

Department of the Air Force budget proposal focuses on transformation, modernization
The $194 billion combined budget proposal unveiled March 28 for the Air Force and Space Force carries a significant boost in spending that senior leaders say is essential to modernizing the services to better confront China and an array of national security threats worldwide.

Reserve Pioneer of Women in Aviation Celebrated through Art
The contributions to aviation history of U.S. Air Force Reserve Col. (ret.) Kathy Cosand were celebrated this weekend with the unveiling of a fine art oil painting of her at the Women in Aviation International Conference in Nashville.

Ideas wanted for 2022 AFIMSC Innovation Rodeo; at least $1M up for grabs
The campaign, open through June 6, gives military and civilian members of the Department of the Air Force’s mission and installation support community a chance to win part of $1 million or more in funding and resources to pursue their ideas.

Reserve, Guard senior leaders discuss capabilities, challenges at AFA
Maj. Gen. John P. Healy, deputy to the chief of the Air Force Reserve, Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, director of the Air National Guard, and Maj. Gen. Daryl Bohac, Nebraska National Guard adjutant general, participated in a roundtable discussion led by Heather Penny, senior resident fellow at the AFA’s

507th ARW April Enlisted Promotions  

Updated Fiscal Year 2022 UTA schedule available



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 to be held 3 April
The Rising 6 is a professional organization for Airman in the ranks of E-1 through E-6. The next Rising 6 meeting is on April 3, 2022, at 1300 at the Hill Conference Center. POC: Jennifer.spear.1@us.af.mil

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
The 2021 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 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

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.