ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – June 9, 2023 (Vol 43, No. 6)

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  • By Lauren Kelly
  • 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – June 9, 2023 (Vol 43, No. 6)

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Lightning strikes with the Okies
Okies refuel the F-35 demo team May 31, 2023.

Air Force announces FY23 Legacy Aviation Bonus Program
Eligible active-duty aviators have until Sept. 15 to apply for the fiscal year 2023 Aviation Bonus Program; Air Force officials announced the Legacy Aviation Bonus Program will open June 6.

Commentary: June is Pride Month
Pride Month is a time to celebrate the contributions and rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning community. Pride Month spans the entire month of June each year.

Healy Testifies Before Defense Subcommittee
Senior Department of Defense leaders from the Reserve and Guard testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense regarding the Reserve Component fiscal 2024 budget request at the Dirksen Senate Office Building June 1.

Wrapping-up the Preseason Motorcycle Kick-off … Stay committed to riding safe!
As the Preseason Motorcycle Kick-off comes to a close, remember to stay committed to riding with the right mentality, the right gear and inspect your bikes for every ride. In the preseason video released on February 17, the Department of the Air Force Chief of Safety, and Commander, Air Force Safety Center, Major General Jeannie Leavitt urged every rider to stay committed to riding safely every ride and to protect themselves while they ride.

Okies earn 1st place at Memorial Bataan March
Military and Civilian members recently joined together to remember the 10,000 lost in the Bataan Death March during a memorial event.

Spouses Soar with Okies
Spouses of the 507th Air Refueling Wing take flight aboard a KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, May 5, 2023. The spouses were able to see the air refueling mission in action and learned about what their airmen do everyday to make the mission happen. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Mary Begy)

507th ARW June Enlisted Promotions


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

Tinker Air Show
July 1-2 -- For more information go to https://www.tinker.af.mil/Tinker-Air-Show/

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