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  • Seymour-Johnson chosen for first Reserve-led KC-46A basing

    Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, has been chosen as the preferred alternative for the first Reserve-led KC-46A Pegasus main operating base, Air Force officials announced Oct. 29. The KC-46As are expected to begin arriving in 2019.Tinker AFB, Oklahoma; Westover Air Reserve Base, Massachusetts; and Grissom ARB, Indiana, were named as
  • Force Support Squadron, Financial Management relocate to enhance customer service

    In an effort to improve customer service and ease of access, many sections of the 507th Force Support Squadron were relocated to Building 1048, Room 112.The new first-floor location ensures that retirees and Reservists can obtain identification cards and Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System services more easily.  "The move is important
  • Steps taken to protect Reservists from safety hazards

    Safety of 507th Air Refueling Wing Airmen is paramount, so the 507th Civil Engineer Squadron removed the hazardous stairway leading from Building 1048 down to Reserve Rd. Oct. 3, 2015, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla."Through a couple of years of ground settling, the stairway became uneven and unsafe," said Staff Sgt. Jeremy Terry, a structures
  • Drug Demand Reduction: Debunking drug-testing myths

    The 507th Medical Squadron's Drug Demand Reduction team offered a few tips to keep members informed of the program's purpose and how to adhere to the guidelines.Staff Sgt. Jennifer Paradis, 507th MDS DDR team member, says the goal of testing is to prevent members from using illegal drugs and from abusing prescription drugs."Random and frequent
  • Incentive flights: Reservists get a close-up view of refueling mission

    Fourteen first-term Reservists from the 507th Air Refueling Wing flew on an incentive flight aboard a 465th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135R Stratotanker Oct. 3, 2015, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla.The flight was an opportunity to demonstrate to the Airmen how their work contributes to the wing's refueling mission; giving them perspective outside of
  • Pegasus drogue, hose, boom systems deployed

    The KC-46A Pegasus notched another success this week when the systems at the heart of aerial refueling were demonstrated on EMD-2 with the deployment of both drogue systems and the boom.On Oct. 8, EMD-2 successfully extended the drogue refueling baskets from both the Centerline Drogue System (CDS), located on the belly of the fuselage, and from the
  • Reservists commemorate 9/11 anniversary with fire climb

    This year marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and firefighters from the 507th Civil Engineer Squadron honored the fallen with their 6th annual fire climb Sept. 13 to remember the victims and heroes who perished that day.Several members donned firefighter gear and traded packs of equipment as they climbed up and down the fire training
  • KC-46A tanker completes successful first flight

     A KC-46A Pegasus tanker (EMD-2) made history with its first flight Sept. 25 from Paine Field in Everett, Washington, landing a few hours later at Boeing Field in Seattle."The KC-46A will provide critical refueling capacity and enhanced capabilities to the warfighter," said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. "This flight represents
  • Attention commuters: Reduced hours at Tinker Gate, Eaker Gate shifts to temporary 24-hour operations

    Beginning Sept. 11, Tinker Air Force Base personnel and visitors should anticipate modifications to the current traffic flow at the Tinker and Eaker Gates. This is in preparation for the next construction phase on the Interstate 40, Air Depot Boulevard and Southeast 29th Street intersection improvement project.The Tinker Gate hours will change to
  • Operations group hosts wing Family Day 2015

    The 507th Operations Group hosted the annual 507th Air Refueling Wing Family Day and car show September 12th in Hangar 1030 here.Capt. Ed Burnet, a pilot in the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, said the day's events were entertaining for all ages and a great way for members to relax with their families and co-workers."I think we really put together a