ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – May 5, 2023 (Vol 43, No. 5)

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  • By 2nd Lt. Mary Begy
  • 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – May 5, 2023 (Vol 43, No. 5)

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Air Force Reserve Takes 75th Anniversary Celebration to Talladega
Engines roared and the crowd cheered as more than 170,000 spectators helped celebrate 75 years of airpower and horsepower at NASCAR’s superspeedway here Sunday.

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.

Tinker Air Show Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels July 1-2, 2023
After four years, the Tinker Air Show is returning July 1-2 with featured headliner, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels

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 ARW May Enlisted Promotions


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.

May 6 -- STEP II Packages due

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:

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 members!
- 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

Express III Shoppette open on UTA weekends!
0630 to 1730
– Beginning May 13th 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