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  • Alaskan Adventure

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – No less than 4 units within the 507th Air Refueling Wing here sent their members to Alaska in July to hone skills and gain knowledge in each of their respective career fields.Reserve Citizen Airmen of the 507th ARW Wing Staff, 507th Operations Group, 507th Maintenance Group and 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron
  • Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson: “From one Airman to another, ask for help and never give up”

    The old saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words. Since 2004, Tech. Sgt. Courtney Richardson has been telling the Air Force story through pictures as a public affairs photojournalist.“Serving as a photographer has been a great job; I would not trade it for any other job in the Air Force,” said Richardson. “A lot of people think that our
  • Tinker Honorary Commanders take flight with 507th ARW

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- The Tinker Air Force Base Honorary Commander's 2017 Class observed a KC-135R Stratotanker mission during a local training flight April 6, 2017, here. The Honorary Commander's learned about the mission of the 507th Air Refueling Wing and Air Force Reserve Command, during an air refueling mission with F-16 Fighting
  • Crossing Over

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- “I had no idea how daunting it would become.”  This was the surprising realization 2nd Lt. Ryan Cheney came to after he started his journey toward Officer Training School selection.His decision to become an officer came about two years ago.  At the time he was known as Master Sgt. Cheney, a Combat Arms Training and
  • Tinker celebrates tanker’s history

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Members of Team Tinker were joinedby mission support partners and Reservists of the 507th Air Refueling Wing Oct. 7 to honor an Air Force icon. The KC-135 Stratotanker’s 60 yearsof service were recognized during a ceremony at Dock 5 ½ in Bldg. 3001. TheKC-135’s actual anniversary coincides with the first flight on
  • Boom Drogue system installation for RIMPAC 16

    Staff Sgt. James Andrus and Senior Airman Travis Krause, U.S. Air Force crew chiefs with the 507th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., connect a drogue adapter to a KC-135R Stratotanker in order to connect a drogue. A drogue is used in air-to-air refueling. The probe and drogue method of refueling uses a trailing hose
  • What’s so super about the Super UTA?

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Citizen Airmen of the 507th Air Refueling Wing here participated in the second annual Super Unit Training Assembly April 2-5 to accomplish ancillary training requirements. The Super UTA consists of two UTA weekends performed back-to-back over four consecutive days. “We need our Citizen Airmen trained and ready to
  • Video - Resident "Okie" takes command

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - Col. Douglas E. Gullion took command of the 507th Air Refueling Wing here April 2, 2016, at a ceremony presided over by Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr., 4th Air Force commander.
  • Crosstalks aimed at improving KC-135 service

    Experts from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, the Air Force Reserve, National Guard Bureau and the Legacy Tanker Division conducted a customer support visit here and at two other bases, March 14-18, to listen to unit concerns regarding KC-135 "Statotanker" support and logistics.The team, headed by Maj. Gen. Glenn Davis, Mobilization
  • Video - AFRC Security Forces at Tinker AFB

    Air Force Reserve security forces play a large role in the defense of our nation. These citizen Airmen live and work in their local communities and deploy in harms way to defend us all. This video highlights their mission.View the video here: https://www.dvidshub.net/video/449478/afrc-security-forces-tinker-afbor on YouTube