ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – November 5, 2022 (Vol 42, No. 11)

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

ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – November 5, 2022 (Vol 42, No. 11)

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Okies refuel strategic bombers
A U.S. Navy Blue Angel F/A-18E Super Hornet receives fuel from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Oct. 10, 2022, over the skies of Arizona. 

An Okie legacy across generations
Members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and the 137th Special Operations Wing, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, conduct total force training during a mission to Iceland, June 9, 2022. This training included over ocean flight, aerial refueling

Reserve refueling wing completes NORI
Members of the Tinker Company Grade Officer Council visit the 507th Air Refueling Wing to learn about the Air Force Reserve, the KC-135 Stratotanker and wing's aerial refueling mission October 4, 2022, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

Medical squadron welcomes new commander
A C-17 Globemaster assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, refuels with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, over the Atlantic Ocean, June 9, 2022.

Air Force Reserve Command reminds Airmen of rules regarding political activity
This graphic is a summary of the new Enlisted Force Structure, or "The Brown Book", current as of May 2022. The graphic was created on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Sep. 19, 2022.

2022 FEHB open enrollment for eligible civilian employees
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. 

Maintenance Squadron welcomes new commander
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.

Aerial Port Squadron welcomes new commander
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 November Enlisted Promotions



November National American Indian Heritage Month Events:

Arts & Crafts Fair: 
Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oklahoma Room in Bldg. 3001

Dream Catcher Outreach: 
Nov 14 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Tinker Elementary

Native American Engagement: 
Nov 15 at 6:00 p.m. at MWC Chamber of Commerce

Heritage Lunch and Learn: 
Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Tinker Chapel Fellowship Hall, Bldg. 5701

Flag Retreat:  
Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. at the 72nd Air Base Wing, Bldg. 1002 flagpole

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

Wing Photo (50th Anniversary)

This is our first wing photo since 2014, so please help us ensure it is a success.
Time: 0800-0900
Uniform: OCP or flight suit with approved t-shirt (Tan 499)
No sunglasses, no hats or cold weather gear will be worn in the photo. Please remove your outer gear prior to falling in.
Mandatory Formation: 1st Sgts will lead and form up the elements for their respective groups/medical squadron.
MSG will form up first since they are the largest, then MXG, then OG, then wing staff and MDS.
For reference, in 2014, MSG had 20 airmen in each rank (side by side) with 13 Airmen in each file (one behind the other) ; OG had 14 ranks and 7 in a file; MXG had 15 ranks and 10 in a file; Medical had 7 ranks and 8 in a file.
507 ARW Public Affairs is the POC for the photo, please let us know if you have any questions.

Comm: 405-734-3078 Email: 507arw.pa2@us.af.mil
Join Operation Homefront for a holiday meal distribution event!  With local donors, they will be supporting 3 events in the OKC and Lawton area.  Registration is required.  Please see the attached flyers for more information and the link to register. 

Operation Homefront

Lawton:  10 Nov – active duty, and Reserve personnel serving in extended Title 10 status

OKC:  12 Nov – all ranks/any duty status

OKC:  3 Dec – all ranks / any duty status

Please email sharon.lochman@us.af.mil if you have any questions or need any additional information.

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.

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






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

October 16th @ 1000-1100

Nutrition Training
Presented by: Victor Foster

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​​​

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 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

Upcoming Opportunities Within the Wing

Wing Yellow Ribbon Rep position

  • Opening within the next month, we are in search of a self-starting, organized and flexible TSgt/MSgt to fill the position (SSgt will be considered on a case-by-case basis). The Yellow Ribbon Representative coordinates with the AFR Yellow Ribbon Office, the Wing IDS and other Wing resources to advise, manage, and assist in ensuring military service members and their families have optimal continuum of care through the deployment cycle (Pre-, During-, and Post-deployment) in accordance with the Department of Defense Yellow Ribbon Program DoDI 134.28.  The minimum length of tour/order is 18 months but could be approved up to three years.
  • Yellow Ribbon Reps are expected to help promote and bring awareness of the Yellow Ribbon program by meeting with Airmen and Leadership alike around the Wing.  The primary responsibility will be to track eligibility, communicate upcoming events, track participation, coordinate orders, travel and support voucher submission.  Applicants should be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, ARROW-R and DTS, have no negative quality indicators, and be current on all readiness items.  Yellow Ribbon Reps are expected to attend Yellow Ribbon events (TDY) where they will be assigned various tasks to include Liaison, Budget, Registration, and Agenda as directed by HQ AFRC Yellow Ribbon Leadership.

D&TF Program Manager

  • Many of you have seen and assisted our Development and Training Flight (D&TF).  The program is designed to prepare our new enlistees for BMT with basic information such as rank structure, dress and appearance, military etiquette, and physical fitness before they ship to BMT.  The program aims to ensure that we gain quality Airman in the Air Force Reserve.
  • We are looking for a highly motivated Airmen in the rank of SSgt to TSgt (SrA and MSgt will be considered on a case-by-case basis).  This is an awesome opportunity for our unit members to gain leadership experience, to mentor, and to be a part of developing our Airmen.  As of right now, your initial Wing Coordinator tour of active duty would consist of 1 year up to 3 years. Supervisors, if you have a troop that would be an asset to the D&TF, please talk to them about this opportunity.
  • Development and Training Flight Mission: To mentally and physically prepare Air Force Reserve members for the transition from civilian to military life through academic and fitness based awareness programs ensuring success at AETC environments and beyond.

*** ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE DUE NLT 1600 Sunday 6 Nov 2022 ***

Interested Airmen should submit the following to 507 ARW.Workflow@us.af.mil no later than 6 Nov 2022. For the D&TF position, the attached application must accompany the package.

The tentative schedule is to interview and select candidates over the December UTA.

The application will include

-             Current Resume
-              Last three EPRs/OPRs
-              BIO
-              Career Data Brief
-              Fitness History
-               D&TF position: Standardized D&TF application

This is a wonderful professional development assignment!  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Chief Mark Smith!

IGI Job Opening

 The 507 ARW Inspector General of Inspections (IGI) is seeking a Qualified Traditional Reservist (TR) to administer the IG Commander’s Inspection Program (CCIP)

under the leadership of the Director of Inspections. Through inspections and exercises, this position supports the unit/installation commander in the development, review

and full assessment of organization status as it relates to readiness.

The organizational goals or objectives of this position are to provide senior leadership advice on effective and economical management of overall inspection

and self-assessment practices and provide advice, training, and support to serviced organizations.

Career Broadening Opportunity!

Who can apply: TSgts (or eligible for TSgt) and MSgts

                          SMSgts Overgrades are not authorized

POSITION: IG Inspections Specialist


  • Oversee and conduct inspections and exercises at the wing level
  • Train and indoctrinate the Wing Inspection Team (WIT)
  • Brief senior wing leadership on upcoming events and inspection/exercise results
  • MICT and IGEMS Administrator to manage the wing Air Force Inspection System (AFIS)
  • Reviews, and fully implements higher-headquarters regulations and executes supplementary unit/installation inspection guidance


  • Engaged, approachable, proactive, trustworthy, team oriented, caring and ambitious!
  • Strong communication skills are a plus (public speaking is a requirement)
  • An airmen who takes pride in their work and wants to improve the organization


How to apply (applications due 9 December 2022):

  • Submit UNENCRYPTED applications to the 507 ARW/IGI workflow  507ARW.CVZ@us.af.mil
  • Applications must contain:

            ○ EPRs
            ○ Fitness Reports
            ○ Letter of reference from unit commander

Further questions can be directed to IGI Superintendent, SMSgt Isabel Alvarez.


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