ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – Feb. 2, 2024 (Vol 44, No. 2)

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ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN - Feb. 2, 2024 (Vol. 44 No. 2)
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Deputy to the Chief of Air Force Reserve visits Tinker AFB Reservists
The Deputy to the Chief of Air Force Reserve visited four Reserve units at Tinker AFB January 25-26, 2024.

Air Force honors 100th Bomb Group's legacy with 'Masters of the Air' special screening
Joint Base Andrews hosted the cast and creative team of AppleTV+’s “Masters of the Air,” along with World War II veterans, Department of the Air Force senior leaders, and service members for a reception and special screening of the series’ first episode, Jan. 27.

New Honorary Commanders Welcomed to Team Tinker for 2024
Tinker Air Force Base is beginning the new year with a new group of Honorary Commanders.

507th ARW January Enlisted Promotions
Enlisted promotions for the month of January 2024

4th Air Force Command Chief visits the 445th AW
Chief Master Sergeant Travon Dennis, Fourth Air Force command chief, March Air Reserve Base, California, met with 445th Airlift Wing Airmen and toured wing units during his visit to the wing Jan. 6-7, 2024.

Air Force mourns 5th CMSAF passing
Robert D. Gaylor, the fifth Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, passed away Jan. 17, at the age of 93.


Family Day to be held May 4
All Reservists on base and their families are invited for family, fun, food trucks and Star Wars themed “May the Fourth” costume contest! Contact SMSgt Christopher Cowell to get involved in planning at christopher.cowell.3@us.af.mil

Wing Annual Awards ceremony to be held May 4
Each year we recognize the amazing accomplishments of our members, and this year, you are invited to our annual awards ceremony before we kick off Family Day! Please contact 1st Lt. Nicholas Pratt for details or to volunteer at nicholas.pratt.4@us.af.mil

Resilience Initiatives
FEB. 3 – Five Love Languages class, 25 couples (50 total), Base Chapel 1800-2000
MAY 4 – Community Partner and Helping agencies @ Family Day
AUGUST – Mental Health Fair
Please contact your first sergeant with any questions or for more information on resiliency.

Interim Director of Psychological Health available for Reservists
Visit our website for info on how to speak with Jennifer Price, our wing’s interim director of psychological health.  507th Air Refueling Wing > Units > Wing Staff (507 ARW) > Director of Psychological Health (SGO)

Chapel Services available every UTA
Please join us for religious services on UTAs
7:15 a.m. – Sunday Service – 507th Operations Group, 7:30 a.m. – Sunday Service – 507 Medical Squadron, 7:45 a.m. Sunday Service – 72nd Aerial Port Squadron

Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program
Have you recently deployed or will deploy soon? Contact Tech. Sgt. Nicaela Garcia for more information about upcoming YR events for deployers and their families at nicaela.garcia@us.af.mil or at 405-517-2971.

'Okie University' Lunch and Learn held every UTA Sunday at Vanwey Dining Facility
February UTA Topic: Improving your People Skills, 11:30-12:30 p.m. at the Vanwey Dining Facility. Contact 507th Air Refueling Wing command chief Chief Master Sgt. Darren Wiseman with questions at: darren.wiseman.1@us.af.mil

Rising 6 meeting to be held Feb. 4
Rising 6 a professional development organization for airmen in the ranks of E-1 through-E-6. General meetings are open to anyone wanting to join or volunteer to develop the junior enlisted force. The next general meeting is Feb. 4, 12:00-12:45 p.m., 507th LRS conference room, Bldg 1048. Contact Senior Airman Jameisha Alexander with questions at jaimesha.alexander@us.af.mil

Top 3 meeting to be held Feb. 4
Top 3 is a professional development organization for NCOs in the top 3 enlisted ranks of E-7 through E-9. General meetings are open to anyone wanting to join or volunteer to develop the senior enlisted force. The next general meeting is Feb. 4, at 1:00 p.m. in the Wing Conference Room, 507 ARW HQ, Building 1056.

Tinker AFB Honor Guard accepting applicants for 180-day MPA tours
We are looking for a sharp, highly motivated, selfless, and the willingness to represent themselves, their wing, and most of all the Air Force and its Fallen Warriors. Criteria for consideration:
-Group/Squadron Commander Approval, -Current and Passing PT test, -Current on all Readiness items
-Current on upgrade training, -No current medical profile, -No disciplinary actions within the last year -Must be local. Contact your supervisor if you are interested in applying.

Key Spouses group looking for volunteer key spouses
Contact Sharon Lochman in the Military and Family Readiness office for details on how to get involved at sharon.lochman@us.af.mil


Wing newcomers briefing to be held at wing headquarters effective Feb. 3
Newcomers will be held in the wing auditorium located at the 507 ARW HQ, Bldg. 1056 from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on UTA Saturdays. (Formerly held at the Hill Conference Center)

Communications flight will be closed Feb. UTA
Support will be available at 405-739-2922

Express III Shoppette open on UTA weekends
0630 to 1730
–The Express III Shoppette down the street from 507th ARW HQ is open on our UTA weekends.

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