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  • Exercise tests base, Reservists' coordination

    Tuesday started like a typical day, but soon erupted into a stressful mock scenario, testing emergency response in many areas, including an active shooter scenario and a mock hijacking Aug. 11th on Tinker Air Force Base.The exercise kicked off with a realistic active shooter situation in building 1043, home to the 507th Air Refueling Wing
  • 513th Reservists enable Navy pre-deployment training

    Reservists from the 513th Air Control Group returned last week from Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, California, where they provided Airborne Warning and Control System support to the Navy's Joint Task Force Exercise off the coast of Southern California.The exercise, led by the Navy's 3rd Fleet, served as an evaluation of Carrier Strike
  • AFRC Command Chief visits Tinker Reservists, Q & A

    The Air Force Reserve Command chief master sergeant, Chief Master Sgt. Cameron B. Kirksey, visited the 507th Air Refueling Wing during the August Unit Training Assembly 7-9 August.  During the visit the Chief discussed many important issues to Reservists.  Below is a question and answer session conducted by public affairs during his visit.Q & A,
  • Wing presents second quarter awards

    Three enlisted and one officer were named the 507th Air Refueling Wing quarterly award winners for the second quarter 2015 at the wing commander's call August 9, 2015.The winners:Airman of the Quarter: Senior Airman Natalee D. Gates, 507th Air Refueling Wing Command PostNoncommissioned Officer of the Quarter: Tech. Sgt. Benjamin M. Peterson, 507th
  • President lands at Tinker

    President Barack Obama visited Oklahoma July 15-16 to discuss changes to the criminal justice system at a federal prison in El Reno, Okla., and to speak about economic advancement opportunities with the Choctaw Nation at Durant High School in Durant, Okla.  Tinker Reservists, civilians, and active duty Airmen provided support for the president's
  • AWACS reservists team up with E-3 program managers

    For the first time in the history of the E-3 Sentry, reservists from the 513th Air Control Group invited E-3 program managers from Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., on board to showcase the Block 40/45 upgrade during a training mission on July 19.The program managers, who are responsible for upgrades and development of the Airborne Warning and Control
  • End of an era: Model of total force comes to a close

    A historic chapter is now closed as one of the first Air Reserve Component Associations between the Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard formally ended June 30 after a successful eight year partnership between the 507th and 137th Air Refueling Wings.The ARC association ended with an Oklahoma Air National Guard crew's final training flight on a
  • MacDill hosts total force decon exercise

    It's rush hour, and a 10,000-gallon fuel truck rolls over and spills highly flammable liquid over the roadway. Moments later, firefighters at the MacDill Air Force Base fire station jump into their boots and strap on their suspenders to the beat of the piercing siren.On scene, the firefighters meet bio-environmental and emergency managers to
  • Fourth Air Force Commander visits Tinker Air Force Base Reservists

    The Fourth Air Force Commander, Maj. Gen. John Flournoy, and Command Chief Master Sgt. Brian Wong visited with the women and men of the 507th Air Refueling Wing here during the June 2015 Unit Training Assembly.The general and the Fourth Air Force Command Chief used the opportunity to recognize Airmen for exceptional service, listen to Reservist's
  • 507th Air Refueling Wing supports Northern Edge 2015

    As with all training and operational events, the U.S. military would not be successful without a total force and joint effort, and Northern Edge 2015 is no different.Reserve units such as the 507th Air Refueling Wing, based out of Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and the 459th ARW, based out of Andrews AFB, Md., are vital to the overall mission of the