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  • Commission visits Tinker, gains insights from Airmen

    The National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force visited with National Guard, Air Force Reserve and active-duty members here Aug 20 to get their perspectives on how best to shape the future force. The commission was established by Congress earlier this year to study the Air Force's three components to determine if and how the structure
  • Total force integration more than just a phrase

    Some active-duty Airmen serve for years without working alongside a reservist, but Airmen of the 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron (AACS) have day-to-day experience.For Capt. Ashlyn Smith, a navigator with the 966th, 'total force integration' is more than just a hot-button phrase. Smith works as an instructor teaching with Maj. Antwaun Hunter, a
  • AMC commander praises Tinker's Air Reserve Component association

    Reservists and Guardsmen showcased the Air Force Reserve Command and Air National Guard's first unit association during a joint visit by the commander of Air Mobility Command here Aug. 6. Gen. Paul Selva met with Airmen, toured facilities and praised the Reserve's 507th Air Refueling Wing and the Oklahoma Air National Guard's 137th ARW for their
  • Air Guardsmen return from Southwest Asia

    Fourteen members of the 137th Air Refueling Wing, Oklahoma Air National Guard returned from a deployment to Southwest Asia here on Tuesday, Aug. 6. The Guardsmen were a mix of maintenance and operations personnel supporting air refueling missions in the central command air of responsibility.In addition to being greeted by family and friends, they
  • Reservist takes home top NCO Academy awards

    Technical Sgt. Roger Kubilis, 507th Logistics Readiness Squadron, was awarded the Academic Achievement and Distinguished Graduate awards from the Non Commissioned Officer Academy at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. on July 17, a first for a member of the LRS. Kubilis, who attended the in-residence course from June 6 through July 17, competed with 126
  • Memorial run ties tanker units around the world together

    An idea to honor a friend, former co-worker and the members of his flight crew turned into an international outpouring of support from KC-135 Stratotanker units around the globe during the July 13 and 14 Unit Training Assembly weekend. The Shell 77 Memorial Runs united KC-135 tanker units around the world over the July weekend and saw Air Force
  • Military, Reservists recognized at Oklahoma City baseball game

    Local military members and their families were recognized by The Oklahoma City RedHawks minor league baseball organization during a game on July 27, at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.The military appreciation game included a special presentation of a U.S. flag, ceremonial first pitch, an oath of enlistment, the singing of "God Bless America" by a
  • Familiar face assumes command of 507 Operations Support Flight

    Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Remualdo assumed command of the 507th Operations Support Flight in a July 13 ceremony presided over by Col. Thomas K. "T.K." Smith, Jr. the 507th Operations Group commander. Remualdo is familiar with the 507th having served as the 465th Air Refueling Squadron as the B Flight commander since February 2009. Col. Smith
  • Reserve AWACS unit wins 17th outstanding unit award

    The 513th Air Control Group was awarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for exceptional meritorious service from Dec. 5, 2010 through Dec. 4, 2012.During that period, the 513th excelled both at home station and abroad on two major deployments to Southwest Asia. While deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011 and again in 2012,
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