ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – December 3, 2022 (Vol 42, No. 12)

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ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – December 3, 2022 (Vol 42, No. 12)

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Okies flyover Oklahoma University
A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 465th Air Refueling Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, conducts a flyover during an Oklahoma University football game in Norman, Oklahoma

Operations Group welcomes new commander
Lt. Col. Douglas Jeffrey IV and his family greet Douglas' new troops after the 507th Operations Group assumption of command ceremony on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma

Reservist receives Tinker Chief's Choice Award
Senior Master Sgt. Benjamin Brent receives the Tinker Chief’s Group "Chief’s Choice Award!" on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Nov. 5, 2022. Brent is a key leader of standardization & evaluation in the 507th Operations Group.

Reserve wing commander participates in Tinker holiday parade
Col. Michael Parks, commander of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, poses in a decorated golf cart with his spouse on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Nov. 30, 2022. Parks and his family participated in the annual holiday parade, hosted by Tinker.

Okies flyover Texas Tech game in honor of Veteran's Day
A KC-135R assigned to the 465th Air Refueling Squadron here performed a flyover of the Texas Tech football game November 12th, 2022, in honor of veteran’s Day weekend, in Lubbock, Texas while the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Charles Q. Brown was in attendance

Okies carry out total force integration event
Members of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, participate in a total force integration business effort with South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Fighter Wing. 

507th ARW December Enlisted Promotions



SAPR Training (on Zoom) Due Dec. UTA!

Please see Zoom links for your December UTA:

Once complete, send a sign in roster to your unit training manager so your record can be updated.

Ring the Bell Opportunity

The Tinker Shirts need you for one hour time slots at the Shoppette right

here off reserve road - We work with a private organization called Operation

WARMHEART.  It is an organization that helps the Airmen in need on Tinker

AFB.  We are doing a fundraiser that requires a LOT of people to RING THE

BELL.  I'm attaching the schedule and requesting volunteers to help us, with

supervisory approval. Our 137th team will help fill some of the slots as

well, feel free if 2 want to volunteer for the same times.

We have the shoppette here close to the campus next to the veterinary clinic

on 8 Dec 12-1700 & 15 Dec 12-1700

POC: jaimesha.alexander@us.af.mil


Celebrating the Veterans of Military Service Past!

The Tinker Shirts need volunteers to distribute gifts to Veterans on
Wednesday, Dec. 14th, @1030am. If you are available or
wanting to help, please receive permission from your supervisor and email
SMSgt Scoles to confirm your volunteer timeslot!

Additionally, If you’ve signed up to provide a gift for a vet, drop your wrapped gift
off by SMSgt Jeremy Scoles office by the end of Decmember UTA. 

Top 3 & Top 6 Meetings Tomorrow!

Top 3 Meeting:
                Wing HQ conference room (bldg. 1056)
                Sunday, Dec. 4, 1300-1400

Top 6 Meeting:
                Hill Conference Center
                Sunday, Dec. 4, 1000-1100

Resilience Opportunities during UTA

Jan - Mindfulness workshop offered by Red Cross (Reduce stress & improve wellness)
Saturday, Jan. 7th, 1430-1600 Wing Auditorium Target E1-E4

Feb - Plans in work for Coping w/ Deployment & Emergency Red Cross procedures
Saturday, Feb. 4th, Time TBA


MyEval is Down

HAF has paused myEval for the moment. If you are due/overdue
for an EPR anytime before Nov 30, please get a draft PDF to Andrea Williams ASAP via
email.  She will create a VPC coordination and route it for signatures, and she
encourages you to get your eval done this way before they decide to bring
myEval back on-line!


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






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0600 – 1300


1100 – 1300


1600 – 1800


1630 – 1830



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

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

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.