ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – Mar. 2, 2024 (Vol 44, No. 3)

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  • 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – Mar. 2, 2024 (Vol 44, No. 3)
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DAF publishes revised dress, personal appearance instruction
The Department of the Air Force republished its dress and personal appearance instruction to simplify, clarify and amplify many changes for Airmen and Guardians serving world-wide.

DAF senior enlisted advisors discuss Airmen, Guardians in the fight
Department of the Air Force senior enlisted advisors addressed an audience of Airmen and Guardians in a wide-ranging discussion about ‘Airmen and Guardians in the Fight,’ the theme of their panel, on Feb. 14 at the Air and Space Forces Warfare Symposium in Aurora.

SecAF Kendall AFA Warfare Symposium Q&A: Reoptimizing for Great Power Competition
Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall sat down with retired Lt. Gen. Bruce “Orville” Wright, AFA president and chief executive officer, for a “Fireside Chat” to close out the AFA Warfare Symposium Feb. 14 on the same note that it started, with a look at how the services will operate in an era of Great Power Competition.

Allvin: 'This is our time of consequence'
Only hours after Air Force leaders announced sweeping changes to “reoptimize” the service, one of the plan’s architects, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin, told a large and influential audience Feb. 13 that the effort kicks off in a “time of consequence” in Air Force history.

Okies welcome new flying squadron commander
Lt. Col. David Vera Torres succeeded Lt. Col. Matthew Biggs as the commander of the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, “Okies,” here in a change of command ceremony Feb. 3, 2024.

507 ARW February Enlisted Promotions
Enlisted promotions for the month of February 2024


Family Day to be held May 4
All Reservists on base and their families are invited for family, fun, food trucks, static aircraft displays 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
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.

Rising 6 meeting to be held March 3
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 Mar. 3, 13:00, 507th FSS conference room, Bldg 1043. Contact Senior Airman Jameisha Alexander with questions at jaimesha.alexander@us.af.mil

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)

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