ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – July 9, 2022 (Vol 42, No. 7)

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ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – July 9, 2022 (Vol 42, No. 7)

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Just keep swimming; Reservists train on water survival
Reservists with the 507th Air Refueling Wing and the 513th Air Control Group perform water survival training June 4, 2022, at Hurricane Harbor in Oklahoma City. Training is required every three years for aircrew, and is designed to train members on how to survive an emergency water scenario long enough to be rescued.

Under Secretary of the Air Force visits Tinker AFB
Under Secretary of the Air Force Gina Ortiz Jones recently visited Tinker Air Force Base to meet with Airmen and learn more about the missions they support.

Air Force hosts service chiefs to discuss JADC2
Reemphasizing a critical joint partnership in all-domain warfare, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. met with his fellow service chiefs from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Space Force June 24 to share advancements and discuss the way forward as the services work together to continue cultivating common ground on Joint All-Domain Command and Control.

Pride Month: Every Airman, Guardian has a story
By building a force with diverse backgrounds, skills and experiences, the Air Force and Space Force’s capabilities will be ultimately enhanced in accomplishing its mission. The Department of the Air Force is committed to fostering a more diverse and inclusive culture across the force.

AFRC announces $6,000 incentive bonus for prior-service enlisted Airmen
To compete with a highly competitive civilian job market, Air Force Reserve Command is offering a $6,000 incentive bonus for prior-service enlisted members who sign on to serve for at least three years in the Reserve.

507th ARW July Enlisted Promotions

Updated Fiscal Year 2023 UTA schedule available



Airmen and Guardians,                                                                                                                       June 29, 2022


The Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization decision by the Supreme Court on Friday has the potential for significant implications for you and your families. 

The Department of the Air Force remains steadfast in its responsibility to comply with applicable law while meeting our commitment to caring for you and ensuring we remain a robust, resilient, and ready force.

We are working closely with the Department of Defense to review the ruling as well as the implications on our service members. 

The Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Memorandum (Attachment 1) provides relevant details on the immediate impacts. 

This is a complex time for our Nation and as further analysis becomes available, we will provide updates as quickly and completely as possible. 

Please understand that we remain dedicated to ensuring you and your families have the care and support needed.

One Team, One Fight!        


Airmen and Guardians,                                                                                                                                  June 16, 2022

Juneteenth is a day of profound weight and power to recognize both the moral stain of slavery and remind us of our incredible capacity to persevere, heal, and progress. 

While this is only the second year Juneteenth has been celebrated as a federal holiday, its historical significance and celebrations date back over 150 years.  We encourage all of you to reflect on the magnitude of this holiday by learning about its origin in 1865 along with its long journey to federal recognition. 

This holiday represents an opportunity to celebrate decades of hope and courage.  We appreciate the crucial conversations occurring across the Department and recognize there is more work required to ensure justice, equality, and inclusion. 

As always, we are incredibly proud of each and every one of you.  Thank you for all you do to keep us safe and to allow our Nation to continue improving.

One Team, One Fight!


Frank Kendall, SECAF                                                     

Gina Ortiz Jones, Under SECAF

John W. Raymond, General, USSF, Chief of Space Operations                      

Charles Q. Brown, Jr., General, USAF, Chief of Staff of the Air Force

JoAnne S. Bass, CMSAF

Roger A. Towberman, Chief Master Sergeant of the Space Force


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.

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 classes move to UTA Sundays

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

August 7th @ 1000-1100

Effective Communication

Presented by: TSgt Grable


September 18th @ 1000-1100

Nutrition Training

Presented by: Elizabeth Burgess


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.

Anaheim, CA 29-31 July 2022

Crystal City, VA Aug 26-28, 2022

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