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  • Tinker gates return to normal operations Monday, Rapcon rd. under construction

    With construction at the Interstate 40, Air Depot Boulevard and Southeast 29th Street intersection slated to be complete Sunday, two Tinker gates are set to return to their normal operations.Starting at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Tinker Gate will revert back to being open 24 hours a day, while Eaker Gate will be open between 6 and 8 a.m. weekdays
  • Services flight cooks up field training for Reservists

    The 507th Air Refueling Wing Force Support Squadron Services Sustainment Flight held a field kitchen exercise on the 35th Combat Communications Squadron's compound Nov. 7, 2015, here.The Services Sustainment Flight invited several units across Tinker Air Force Base to enjoy the food prepared by the field kitchen staff, including fried chicken,
  • Tinker Reservist escorts Tulsa veteran to D.C. for the trip of a lifetime

    It's important to recognize those brave individuals who served before us, and the Oklahoma Honor Flight program is one way to show veterans that we appreciate their sacrifice.Eighty-one World War II and Korean War veterans took part in an Oklahoma honor flight bound for Washington, D.C., on Sept 16, 2015.Korean War army veteran, Jim Whitsett of
  • 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