ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – January 6, 2023 (Vol 43, No. 1)

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  • 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – January 6, 2023 (Vol 43, No. 1)
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Fueling the fight at RIMPAC 22
More than 180 Airmen from the 507th Air Refueling Wing here participated in Joint exercise Rim of the Pacific 2022, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 27-Aug. 2, 2022.

Fundraiser auction celebrates 24 years of bringing holiday spirit
Nearly 300 Reservists and Guardsmen raised $40,181 at the 24th Annual Operation Holiday Spirit Steak Supper Dec. 2, 2022.

Medical technicians administer flu vaccine
The 507th Medical Squadron administers flu vaccines Reservists at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. Dec. 3, 2022.

Okies celebrate Golden anniversary at Tinker
The Okies of the 507th Air Refueling Wing celebrated 50 years at Tinker in May. Across the past five decades, the mission and aircraft have changed, but one aspect remains the same: Okie spirit.

Journey toward excellence: mission support group aligns strategically
Fourteen leaders from the 507th Mission Support Group held a ground-breaking and comprehensive three-day strategic alignment event Nov. 1-3, 2022, ultimately creating a new vision statement and identifying four goals and priorities to guide the group for the next 3 to 5 years.

Dedicated crew chief bids farewell to retired tanker
For more than 60 years, the KC-135 Stratotanker has graced the skies with her airlift and aerial refueling capabilities. However, similar to all things in life, each individual jet can reach its expiration date, and its career must come to an end.

On-Final year-end Anthology Vol. 4 released
The On-Final Anthology is a yearly official bulletin for the Airmen of the 507th Air Refueling Wing, an Air Force Reserve Command unit at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma. The anthology highlights the amazing stories of Okies who make a difference every day in the Air Force Reserve and in their local communities.

507 ARW January Enlisted Promotions


 Base to hold MLK Unity March Jan. 12
Please join us in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with the 2023 MLK Unity March & Ceremony on 12 January 2023 from 1000-1300 CST. Remarks will be provided by the 72ABW/CC Col Sebren, followed by Col Stephanie Wilson, USAF Retired, 72 ABW/CE. If you would like to join or learn more about the Black Heritage Council (BHC), please contact Major Ramone Williams at ramone.a.williams.mil@health.mil

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! andrea.williams.3@us.af.mil

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.

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