ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – April 15, 2023 (Vol 43, No. 4)

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

ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – April 15, 2023 (Vol 43, No. 4)

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507th ARW keeps Aviano AB flying
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron conduct preflight checks during a total force training event at Aviano Air Base, Italy, March 2, 2023. The KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft provides the core aerial refueling capability for the U.S. Air Force and has excelled in this role for

All Reserve, All-Star Family Day to be held May 6
The 507th Air Refueling Wing and the 513th Air Control Group are joining forces this year to bring both Reserve units together for an All-Star Family Day, to be held May 6, 2023, in Hangar 1030.

552nd ACW Bids Farewell to First AWACS
Airmen from the 552nd Air Control Wing gathered to bid farewell to aircraft 0560, during an event commemorating the aircraft’s rich history March 31. Aircraft 0560 is the first E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning Air Control System aircraft to retire from the fleet this year. As part of the FY23 President’s

Family care-focused Spouse and Family Forum set for May 3
The Air Force Materiel Command will host a virtual Spouse and Family Forum, May 3, at 1 p.m. ET, open to military and civilian family members across the enterprise.

552nd ACW E-3 Sentry aircraft conduct weather flush exercise
E-3G Sentry aircraft assigned to the 552nd Air Control Wing line up on Runway 18 at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, March 21, 2023. The weather flush gives air crews, support squadrons and maintainers a chance to practice generating the E-3G Sentry to evacuate the area quickly in the event of a

Department of the Air Force 2024 budget proposal invests in modernization, transformation
The $259.3 billion proposal that Congress will now consider for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1 includes $215.1 billion for the Air Force and $30 billion for the Space Force.

Tinker welcomes new honorary commanders, bids farewell to graduating class
Tinker Air Force Base welcomed its newest class of honorary commanders while graduating its outgoing class in a ceremony held here Feb. 16. The incoming commanders as well as the graduating class, civic leaders from across Oklahoma, attended the dinner and met with their partner commanders from

507th Force Support Squadron change of command
Maj. Robin Simons, former 507th Force Support Squadron commander, blows a kiss to a family member during the 507th FSS change of command on Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Feb. 4, 2023.

507th ARW April Enlisted Promotions



April 16 – NLT 1400 Sunday of UTA
Turn in submissions to 507th ARW SharePoint

Resilience Opportunities during UTA
April 15
- 1430 – Women Supporting Women meeting! – call 405-582-6604 for location and details

Virtual Key Spouse Conference
April 27 – 1000-1600 – Transforming our Key Spouse program for the future to help ensure, our Citizen Airmen and their families are Ready Now!
Virtual Zoom Link TBD – Open to all Air Force Reserve Command Key Spouses and Key Spouse Mentors

Earth Day Event
April 21
– 1030-1300 – Tinker AFB Main Exchange (BX)
The Tinker AFB Earth Day Event will have FREE giveaways, including tree seedlings and LED light bulbs!

Spouse Flight
May 5
-- Limited to 20 Wing Spouses
RSVP to PA (507arw.pa2@us.af.mil) No later than May 1st to secure a spot.

Annual Awards Presentation
May 6 – 0930-1030 –The 507th MSG is hosting this year’s wing family day May 6. Contact Angi Dail for info on Annual Awards. Family Day events will immediately follow the presentation.

Sunday Family Fun-Day
May 7 – 1130-1600  –  General Hill Conference Center
ATTENTION FAMILIES with nothing to do the Sunday after Family day!
Activities, snacks, and refreshments will be offered for adults and children after your hotel check out!

Event POCs:
TSgt Jennifer Spear 806-676-2303
Jessica Ellison 210-392-0636

Professional Development Opportunities:

March 5 -  1300 -Top 3 Meeting (WgAuditorium)

March 5 -  1300 -Rising 6 (Hill Conference Center)

Aug 7 -  Connect & Develop - Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders

Sign up coming soon!

Currently looking for volunteers to help steer the event.
Reach out to the Command Chief if interested: darren.wiseman.1@us.af.mil

Ranger Assessment Course
 May 22-June 9 --  For all AFSCs
This year the AF Security Forces Center will host the Ranger Assessment Course (RAC), 22 May - 9 June in Hawaii. The RAC is open to all AFSCs.
Lt Col Christopher Jackson, AFSFC/S3T, christopher.jackson.6@us.af.mil
Mr. Gabriel Rodriguez, AFSFC/S3T, gabriel.rodriguez.42@us.af.mil

Tinker Air Show
 July 1-2 -- For more information go to https://tinkerairshow.org

Enlisted Development Application
Deadline July 17

- The Invitation to Apply, Applicant How to Guide, and Developmental Education FAQs are available in MyVector and the Air Reserve Personnel Center’s Force Development page. The invitation is on the SNCO channel under the 513 ACG All Team on Teams.
- Applicants are urged to check with their units for local deadlines.
- For more information or questions please email the ARPC/ DPAF EDEB org box at arpc.dpaf.edeb@ us.af.mil.
- If you encounter problems while coordinating the application, please submit a MyVector Support Ticket using the ‘Help’ tab in the upper right-hand corner.

Rising 6 Kickball Tournament
Sept 9  
– 1630 – Tinker Softball Field
- Choose your own teams of 8-10 players & sign up to play or come support your fellow mem[1]bers!
- Pizza & water will be provided to all, while it lasts!
Sign up now! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094CACA82CA4F8C61-507th
POC: Senior Airman Jaimesha Alexander, 507 LRS



Dress and Appearance Changes!
As of April 1, 2023

  • CDCs are No-Salute zones
  • Cold weather headbands authorized
  • Four operational badges authorized above USAF tape

See https://www.airandspaceforces.com/air-force-uniform-regulations-purses-beards/ for all
AFI 36-2903 changes

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

Express III Shoppette open on UTA weekends!
0630 to 1730
-- The Express III Shoppette the street from 507th ARW HQ will be open for the remaining drill weekends of FY23

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: Bible Study Date: Sunday UTA Time: 0800 – 0830, Location: Bldg 1048, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Conference Room.

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
Contact Tech. Sgt. Nicaela Garcia for more information about upcoming events at nicaela.garcia@us.af.mil

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