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  • SimMan training aid enhances reserve medical readiness

    The 507th Air Refueling Wing Medical Squadron has a new life-like simulator to incorporate real-life training scenarios into drill weekends.The SimMan 3G, nicknamed Seth by the medical personnel, provides team members with a variety of interactive scenarios in medical readiness training both for the hospital and field. "Seth allows my medics to
  • Senior leaders remember fallen heroes on America's birthday

    Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody send the following Independence Day message to the men and women of the U.S. Air Force:Happy Birthday, America! For 237 years, our Nation has been built on the bedrock of freedom and democracy that our
  • Maintenance crews train to recover disabled aircraft

    Maintenance crews from the 137th and 507th Air Refueling Wings came together for a crash damaged disabled aircraft recovery (CDDAR) exercise at the Aircraft Battle Damage Repair (ABDR) facility on June 20. The CDDAR is an annual exercise designed to give members of the crash teams a real world experience by performing an actual aircraft lift while
  • Silver Flag exercise trains, prepares 'Okie' civil engineers

    Twenty Nine Reservists of the 507th Civil Engineer Squadron "deployed" to a simulated location with the goal of setting up, establishing and running a fully operational base in a contingency environment. The week long training exercise, better known as Silver Flag, was hosted at the Tyndall AFB, Fla. remote training site in field conditions.Civil
  • Local Tuskegee Airmen chapter tours a KC-135

    Elijah Lawrence, left and James Ford listen to Master Sgt. Jeff Bass, 465th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, as he explains the process of aerial refueling. Lawrence and Ford are two members of the Charles B. Hall Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen in Oklahoma City. Meanwhile, Hunter Wood looks out the back of a KC-135 Stratotanker as Master Sgt. Jeff
  • Aerial porters compete in rodeo to hone skills

    Members of the 72nd Aerial Port Squadron competed in a local rodeo competition demonstrating their skills in loading and preparing cargo for delivery. The rodeo competition gave the aerial port members the ability to demonstrate the best overall team for aerial port operations and at the same time train members honing their skills. The rodeo is a
  • New victim advocate here to help

    Anyone seeking assistance regarding sexual assault can contact the 507th Air Refueling Wing victim advocate, Tech Sgt. Shannon Fabela anytime to help. Fabela was appointed victim advocate in April and she works hand in hand with the Tinker Air Force Base Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) to help assist anyone affected by sexual assault. In
  • Reserve tornado victim reunited with belongings

    Due to the kindness of a fellow Airman and volunteer, a 513th Air Control Group maintenance Airman was reunited with lost uniforms, personal items and checks almost two weeks after an EF-5 tornado destroyed his house in Moore, Okla. on May 20.Master Sgt. Jerry Colbaugh, 513th Maintenance Squadron, never thought he would see many of his belongings
  • 513th Airman pushes self from 'good' to 'excellent'

    When Master Sgt. Jay Harris was appointed as his squadron's fit to fight program manager three years ago, exercising wasn't a part of his daily routine and his fitness scores were just above passing. "When I took over as the [970th Airborne Air Control Squadron] fitness leader three years ago, I couldn't run a mile if someone put a gun to my head,"
  • 507th ARW cancels the June Unit Training Assembly

    507th Air Refueling Wing leadership announced today that the Jun 1-2 Unit Training Assembly will be formally canceled due to the effects of the tornados that hit the area on May 19th and 20th.Members are authorized to liberally reschedule the performance of their UTA periods any time prior to 30 Sept 2013. Reschedules (RUTA) have to be requested