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  • New recruiter happy to be part of the team

    When Tech. Sgt. Colin McDonald joined the military in 1997, he never thought he would one day wind up at the 507th Air Refueling Wing as an Air Force Reserve recruiter. McDonald spent a year recruiting at Ft. Hood, Texas before transferring to the 507th a path that seemed very unlikely when his career began.McDonald, born and raised in Lynchburg,
  • Air Force Reserve Command announces new wing commander at Tinker

    Air Force Reserve Command officials recently announced the selection of Col. Brian S. Davis as the new commander for the 507th Air Refueling Wing. Colonel Davis is currently serving as the 459th Operations Group commander, Joint Base Andrews, Md. He will assume command of the largest Air Force Reserve Command flying unit in the state of Oklahoma in
  • 507th Sheet Metal Shop gets new paint booth

    Construction on the 507th Maintenance Squadron's new paint booth finished in October and crews from the sheet metal shop resume corrosion control and paint work in the new facility. The new booth replaces the nearly two-decade old one after being shut down in February 2011 when it could no longer keep up with the high demand. According to Staff
  • Congress passes bill reopening federal government

    President Barack Obama signed legislation late yesterday night bringing federal employees back to work after Congress finally resolved the budget logjam which led to a 16-day shutdown.Senate leaders championed bipartisan legislation to reopen the government and remove the threat of government default on its debts. All federal government employees -
  • Shutdown impacts Oklahoma reserve component units

    Members of the reserve component here in Oklahoma are feeling the effects of the government shutdown as officials in Washington continue to work on a deal to re-open the government. For the 507th Air Refueling Wing, 137th ARW, Oklahoma Air National Guard and 513th Air Control Group the immediate impact was felt by the cancellation of the October
  • Acting Air Force secretary visits Tinker, discusses sexual assault, budgets

    Standing in front of hundreds of Airmen and civilians at the base theater on Sept. 27, acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning addressed two issues facing the Air Force. He said he didn't know what would happen with the fiscal 2014 budget. But, he knew sexual assaults had to stop.Secretary Fanning came to Tinker for a daylong visit. He met
  • AF releases government shutdown-related pay and leave impacts

    Air Force officials just released the following furlough-related questions and answers to inform military and civilians about pay impacts as a result of the government shutdown. Late in the recent pay cycle, the Air Force received updated guidance on how to record time and attendance for those employees who continued to work after the government
  • Helpful resources during the government shutdown

    In an effort to keep all Citizen Airmen informed, the 507th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs Office is providing you with these links to valuable resources and information relating to our current government shutdown. If anyone has any questions please let PA know (734-3078) and we will be more than happy to get you an answer. We will send more