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  • Reserve Units reschedule October Unit Training Assemblies

    The 507th Air Refueling Wing and 513th Air Control Group have rescheduled their October Unit Training Assemblies due to the ongoing budget uncertainties. The 513 ACG and 35 CBCS 5-6 Oct UTA is rescheduled to 19-20 Oct. The 507 ARW 5-6 Oct UTA is rescheduled to 23-24 Nov."Due to the uncertainty of the current budget and funding issue, prudent
  • Most AF Civilians and Reservists return to work

    In accordance with a memo Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released Oct. 5, the Air Force recalled most of the nearly 104,000 Air Force civilian Airmen placed on emergency furlough due to government shutdown including over 2,900 Tinker employees and over 250 full time Reserve Airman and civilians in the Air Force Reserve units here made up of the
  • DOD spells out closure contingency plan guidance

    DOD officials today issued guidance to the force in the event appropriations lapse Oct. 1 and a government shutdown results. Officials emphasize they still hope Congress can avoid that but say it is prudent to take such steps.The eight-page document gives basic guidance to commanders and directors on how to handle everything from personnel matters
  • Sept 22-28 is Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week

    President Barack Obama signed a proclamation declaring September 22 - 28, 2013, as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week. The week recognizes the important contributions employers have made in supporting the military service of their National Guard and Reserve employees."The men and women of the National Guard and Reserve
  • New commander takes the reins of the 507th MXG

    Lieutenant Colonel Travis S. Caughlin took command of the 507th Maintenance Group from Col. Jeff Pickard during a change of command ceremony here September 8, 2013. Lt. Col. Caughlin comes to the 507th after serving two years as the deputy commander for maintenance, 917th Fighter Group, Barksdale AFB, La. The 917th is the only independent
  • 507th ARW men, women and families celebrate Family Day

    Technical Sergeant Robert Mills stuffs Tech. Sgt. Dustin Staude in the championship game of the 3 on 3 basketball tournament during Family Day September 7. Jet Life and ISO Boys were the two teams in the championship game. Jet Life consisted of Staude, Tech. Sgt. Nick Charles and Senior Airman Joshua Blaine. ISO Boys consisted of Mills, Master Sgt.
  • Major changes to AF tuition assistance, delays expected

    Reservists applying for tuition assistance in fiscal 2014 will see several changes in both eligibility for and administration of the program.Due to these changes, the application window for classes beginning on or after Oct. 1 will not open until Sept. 9 to allow for system updates.The cornerstone of the Air Force's FY14 program will be supervisor
  • 507 Maintenance Group Superintendent retires after 34 years

    In 1978, a 20-year-old construction worker from Colorado Springs Colo., decided to stop commuting from Colorado Springs to the Kansas border so that he might find a more steady paying career in the United States Air Force. August 9, 1978, Steven Wright left for basic training to embark on a career spanning five decades -a career he never really