ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – September 16, 2022 (Vol 42, No. 9)

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  • By Staff Sgt. Jasmine Czajka
  • 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – September 16, 2022 (Vol 42, No. 9)

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Okies provide combat-ready airpower
A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 507th Air Refueling Wing prepares to deliver fuel to a B-52 Stratofortress from the 96th Bomb Squadron, aka the Red Devils, from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, Sep.6, 2022.

VIDEO - Never forget: Firefighters conduct 9/11 memorial stair climb
Firefighters from the 507th Fire Flight on Tinker Air Force Base commemorate the lives lost in the 9/11 attacks with their annual 110 floor stair climb, Sep. 11, 2022.

Tinker hosts 2022 annual KUDOS event 
507th Air Refueling Wing commander, Col. Michael Parks, briefs a group of children during the Kids Understanding Deployment Operations event on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, August 27, 2022.

First Sgt. promotes Got My Six initiative
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and with that comes a reminder that resilience and building a support system is essential for everyone’s mental health.

Maintenance airmen capitalize on KC-135 training opportunity
Lt A KC-135 sits in the 507th Maintenance Squadron hangar on Tinker Air Force Base, Aug. 17, 2022. The aircraft's engines were temporarily removed for maintenance.

Military spouses tour reserve wing KC-135
Spouses of service members tour a KC-135 Okie Tanker on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Aug. 26, 2022. The tour was organized by Tinker's Military and Family Readiness office. 

507th ARW first quarter award winners

507th ARW second quarter award winners

507th ARW September Enlisted Promotions



Operation Holiday Spirit Steak Supper to be held Dec. 2
The 23rd Annual Operation Holiday Spirit (OHS) steak supper is scheduled to be held December 2nd. The steaks are 'to die for' every year!!!  Seats are limited to 350 so get your ticket while you can!  Plan early, have a great time, and help out our fellow Airmen. Tickets are now available online.  Visit www.holidayspirit.org for more information and to purchase tickets online.

75th Anniversary Air Force Ball
Event: 75th Anniversary Air Force Ball
Date:  24 Sept 22
Time:  1800
Location:  The Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
Dress:  Mess Dress (01-09), Semi-Formal (E1-E9), Civilians: Formal Attire
Rsvp by:  23 Sept 22

Enlisted Commissioning Board to be held Oct. 15
If you are an enlisted member who has been considering commissioning, now is your chance!

The 507 ARW Non-EAD ACP board (formerly Deserving Airmen) will convene 15 October 2022.  Interested candidates must submit a complete package using the attached snowflake (as one PDF document) to 507.FSS.Workflow@us.af.mil with a standard subject line of 507 ARW Non-EAD ACP – Member’s Last Name.  507 MPF will review all packages and prepare them for the board.  Packages are due NLT 1600 on 3 Oct 2022

Ponca City Veterans Parade
Event: Veterans Parade
Date:  5 November 22
Time:  1045
Location:  Ponca City

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, 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.

Orlando, FL Sep 16-18, 2022
Orlando, FL Dec 16-18, 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.