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  • AFRC announces public affairs awards

    Air Force Reserve Command announced the winners of the 2015 Awards for Communication Excellence and media contest during the Public Affairs Symposium in Atlanta, Feb. 11.Tinker Air Force Base Reservists picked up multiple awards.   Staff Sergeant Christopher S. Frost Outstanding Communication NCOTech Sgt. Lauren Gleason, 507th Air Refueling Wing,
  • New wing commander selected

    The Chief of Air Force Reserve announced here the new commander for the 507th Air Refueling will be Col. Douglas E. Gullion. Gullion is currently the 507th Operations Group Commander and he will assume command of the wing during the 507th ARW change of command ceremony, April 2 at 10:00 a.m. in Hangar 1030. The 507th ARW consists of three
  • KC-46A Pegasus conducts 1st in-flight refueling demonstration

    The KC-46A Pegasus successfully transferred fuel through its boom to an F-16C Fighting Falcon Jan. 24 to demonstrate aerial refueling operations in advance of its first production decision later this spring.The KC-46A passed 1,600 pounds of fuel to an F-16C piloted by Lt. Col. Daniel Alix of the 416st Flight Test Squadron, 412th Test Wing out of
  • On a mission: Congressional staff tour, fly with AFRC

    Eleven Congressional staff members representing various states around the country learned about the Air Reserve Command aerial refueling mission and more during a wing tour and flight on board a KC-135R Stratotanker here Jan. 19, 2016. In an effort to showcase the Air Force Reserve mission, the Congressional staffers spoke with senior Reserve unit
  • 507th Security Forces; always ready

    While force protection levels fluctuate and new threats arise here and overseas, Reservists in the 507th Security Forces Squadron remain ready to answer the call and protect the forces behind the scenes every day.These defenders take the responsibility of protection seriously, whether it's manning the gates, training on their primary weapon or
  • Commentary: Sharing stories and laughter: Making friends at the Veterans Center

    This year was my first time my family and I went to the Veteran's center to celebrate Christmas. On Dec. 22, as soon as we walked into the facility, we were greeted by the friendly staff, and the Vets made us feel relaxed and right at home.The residents had unique and interesting personalities. While listening to their stories, we begged for more
  • Commentary: Veterans: True superheroes

    I consider the approximately 300 Veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf Wars who live at the Norman Veterans Center in Norman, Okla., to be superheroes.These men and women come from all walks of life, yet all served their country as a team. It's a special feeling to deliver gifts to the residents and to show them that others appreciate
  • Security Forces Airmen eligible for $20K in bonuses

    Reservists interested in joining the Security Forces career field are eligible to receive an enlistment bonus of up to $20,000 for committing to a six-year enlistment, and prior-service Airmen interested in retraining into the field are eligible for a bonus of up to $15,000.According to Master Sgt. Eric Kiddie of the 507th Security Forces Squadron
  • Initial phase of upgrades to Reserve KC-135s to begin in February

    KC-135R Stratotankers operated by the 507th Air Refueling Wing are scheduled to be the first Air Force Reserve Command tankers to be retrofitted with the new KC-135 Block 45 upgrade at the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex here in February 2016.The latest KC-135 upgrade, called Block 45, will completely remodel the inside of the flight deck with
  • Reservist Basic Military Training Instructors Needed

    The 433rd Training Squadron is recruiting NCOs to serve as Reserve Military Training Instructors to train tomorrow's Airmen at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.Reservists between the ranks of Staff Sgt. to Master Sgt. can not only serve as instructors in the traditional Reservist capacity, but also through the active guard Reserve (AGR) and air