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  • 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
  • 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