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  • 507th Air Refueling Wing welcomes new commander

    Col. Brian S. Davis assumed command of the 507th Air Refueling Wing Feb. 8, 2014 at Tinker Air Force Base with a ceremony presided over by Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr., 4th Air Force commander.Colonel Davis served as the 459th Operations Group commander, Joint Base Andrews, Md. He assumes command of the largest Air Force Reserve Command flying
  • Third snow storm in a week packs a punch, leaves 507th frozen and grounded

    Staff Sgt. Erik Cartwright uses a leaf blower to remove snow from the steep steps between the 507th Air Refueling Wing headquarters building and the 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron. The storm moved into the central Oklahoma area Thursday Feb. 6, 2014, dumping nearly three inches of light powdery snow on Tinker AFB. Members of the 507th spent
  • Colonel Brian S. Davis set to take command of 507th Air Refueling Wing

    Col. Brian S. Davis assumes command of the 507th Air Refueling Wing during a 10 a.m. ceremony Feb. 8 at Tinker Air Force Base. Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr., 4th Air Force commander, will preside over the proceedings. Colonel Davis served as the 459th Operations Group commander, Joint Base Andrews, Md. He will assume command of the largest Air
  • Air Force Structure commission releases final report

     The National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force has posted its report on the Commission' s website at http://afcommission.whs.mil.The commission visited Tinker AFB, Aug. 20, 2013 with the intention of seeing total force integration in action among active Air Force, Reserve, and Air National Guard units and observing cost-efficient
  • Military OneSource offers free tax services

    If it hasn't arrived yet, your 2013 W-2 wage and tax statement likely is on its way, and with it the countdown toward the April 15 tax filing deadline.As preparations begin for the upcoming tax season, military families are being offered a free service to ensure they can meet that deadline from anywhere they may be stationed around the
  • Tinker Reservist receives Air Force Reserve Command's Outstanding Safety Civilian of the Year award

    Master Sergeant Regina Rector received the 2013 Air Force Reserve Command's Outstanding Safety Civilian of the Year award here Dec. 7, 2013. The recognition was presented for outstanding achievement in ground safety from Oct. 1, 2012 through Sept. 30, 2013. During this time Rector served as the 507th Air Refueling Wing's Ground Safety Manager. This
  • Oklahoma City Barons face off against reserve, guard units in a floor hockey shootout

    Senior Master Sergeant Bob Gaspar, 507th Operations Group intelligence superintendent, stops a point blank shot from Oklahoma City Barons hockey player, Bradley Hunt during a floor hockey game January 14, 2014 in the Maintenance Squadron hangar. Hunt was one of four Barons players to volunteer for the game here as part of a winning raffle by 507th
  • 513th Air Control Group welcomes new commander

    Colonel David Robertson assumed command of the 513th Air Control Group Friday Jan. 10, 2013, during a ceremony held in the 970th Airborne Air Control Squadron auditorium.Colonel Robertson comes to the 513th ACG after serving two-and-a-half years as Chief, Battle Watch Branch, Force Generation Center, Robins AFB, Ga.Colonel Robertson is no stranger
  • Jet fuel switch saves big bucks

    Saving 2 cents a gallon when filling the fuel tank of your car, pickup or SUV is just a proverbial "drop in the bucket." You'd save about a quarter, maybe a half-dollar. A 2-cent savings in jet fuel, though, equates to more than half a million dollars for Tinker Air Force Base and U.S. taxpayers.Tinker is one of several Air Force bases switching
  • Looking into the eyes of a Vet: Angel Tree project brought holiday gifts to 300 veterans

    Looking into the bright eyes of a World War II Marine Corps vet, I intensely listened as he described his experiences during the war. His voice cracked a bit as he detailed those days so many years ago. The gentleman was in his 90's but still was able to vividly describe to me what being a veteran is all about. Sacrifice, service, dedication,
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